Money Matters

By |July 14th, 2015|

The unit of local currency is the Tanzania Shilling (Tsh). American dollars in cash or travelers cheques are acceptable in many places around town (Note: AMEX Traveller cheques are often not accepted). Credit cards are accepted only in big hotels, and if you do manage to find a place to use them there will usually […]

Tipping on Safari

By |July 14th, 2015|

Our general recommendation is to tip moderately – in accordance with the level and quality of service provided. The following guidelines are generally accepted practice (per person): Safari guide(s) – US $10 per day; Cook 7 US$, Camp staff – US $3 – $5 per day, as a pooled tip to be shared among the […]

What should I know about Photography?

By |July 14th, 2015|

You will get fairly close to a lot of the wildlife, but a good 35 mm camera with a 75-300 zoom lens will certainly help you take some great shots. It is always best to buy your film before you travel, because film here is expensive and not as fresh. 100 – 200 ASA is […]

Are there connecting flights within East Africa?

By |July 14th, 2015|

There are a number of connecting flights within East Africa. Please see International Flights.

Do I need a Visa?

By |July 14th, 2015|

Visitors from most countries require a visa in order to enter Tanzania. All visitors can purchase a visa from the Tanzanian Diplomatic Mission in your country, or at the point of entry. You need a passport that is valid for at least half a year.If your purchase your visa at any of the points of […]

What types of Food & Drinks are available?

By |July 14th, 2015|

Fresh vegetables, seafood and meats make it an exceptional culinary experience. Food is excellent and you will find a good mix of International cuisine, African and European. All types of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks are sold in most international hotels/ lodges. DO NOT drink tap water, bottled water is preferred.

prices of beverages (depend on […]

Is there Electricity?

By |July 14th, 2015|

Tanzania uses 220 Volt, but you will need adapters. Most hotels have adapters available.

What kind of weather can I expect on Safari?

By |July 14th, 2015|

Most of East Africa is savannah, comparable to the high plateau, semi-desert areas of Colorado or New Mexico. Altitude ranges from 3,000 to 7,000 feet. (Kilimanjaro climbers will experience much higher altitudes.) Temperatures during the day range from 75 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Nights are cool with temperatures dipping as low as 40 degrees Fahrenheit […]

When is the best time of year to visit Tanzania?

By |July 14th, 2015|

Best months to climb Mount Kilimanjaro are considered to be August to October and January to March.

The climate is tropical on the coast, on the islands and in Selous. It is temperate in the other parks. Temperatures on Mount Kilimanjaro and Meru drop to below freezing.

Late March – Late May: is traditionally the long rainy […]