Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
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The best time to go on a safari in Tanzania depends on what you want to see and do. Generally, the dry season (June to October) is the best time to see wildlife as animals tend to gather around water sources. The rainy season (November to May) is a great time to see migratory birds and lush landscapes.
Tanzania is home to a wide variety of animals, including the famous “Big Five” (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhino), as well as cheetahs, zebras, giraffes, hippos, and many more. Tanzania is also known for the annual wildebeest migration in the Serengeti.
There are many different types of accommodation available on a Tanzania safari, including luxury lodges, tented camps, and budget camping options. The level of comfort and amenities varies depending on the type of accommodation.
It’s important to pack comfortable, breathable clothing in neutral colors such as khaki, beige, or olive green. It’s also a good idea to bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and insect repellent. Dress in layers as temperatures can vary throughout the day.
Most safaris in Tanzania use 4×4 vehicles with open roofs for optimal wildlife viewing. Some tours also use small planes or boats for specific activities.
Tanzania is generally a safe destination for travelers, including those on safari. However, it’s important to take precautions such as following the advice of your guide, being aware of your surroundings, and taking basic safety measures such as securing your valuables.
Most safari lodges and camps offer a variety of cuisine, including local specialties and international dishes. Vegetarian and special dietary requirements can usually be accommodated with advance notice.
Many safaris involve some physical activity, such as walking safaris or hiking to viewpoints. It’s important to discuss your fitness level with your tour operator before booking to ensure that the activities are suitable for you.
Yes! Tanzania offers many other activities such as hiking Mount Kilimanjaro, relaxing on the beaches of Zanzibar, or visiting cultural sites such as the Maasai villages. Many tour operators offer combination packages that include a safari and other activities.