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Tanzania Safari FAQ

Tanzania Safari FAQ

So you have decided that you would like to  go for Epic Tanzania Safari; what next? What are the Tanzania Safari Frequently Asked Questions?
You will obviously have many questions that you would like answered to help you to prepare for your Safari adventure of a lifetime; but where do you start? You will find below some of the most frequently asked questions that that will help you prepare to Tanzania Safari Holiday.

How Safe is Tanzania?

Tanzania is as safe as any other African country. Caution should be used at all times.

Some precautionary measures to take include but are not limited to:

Lock valuables in hotel safes.

Do not carry large quantities of cash with you.

Do not carry a lot of camera equipment.

Avoid wearing flashy jewellery.

Regularly check your government websites to see if any travel restrictions have been given

Is food and Water Safe in Tanzania?

Never drink directly from the tap in Tanzania, always have bottled or boiled water instead. Avoid ice, raw vegetables and fruit at street restaurants. However, high end lodges and hotels often take great precautions when preparing your food and ensure that it is clean and well cooked.

Are drinks provided in the Safari Vehicle?

Yes! It can get quite hot during the day and so we encourage you to drink as much water as possible. Unlimited water and soft drinks are available in the safari vehicle at all times.

What is the condition of roads during Tanzania Safari?

The roads can be quite bumpy at times. In the dry season there is also a substantial amount of dust. We offer cushions to assist with back support, if you have any back problems please do let us know and we can arrange for additional cushions to increase your comfort level. We are happy to say that our vehicles are designed to fare well in rough terrain.

Will I encounter snakes?

Although snakes are common throughout Tanzania it is quite unusual to experience them on Safari. Take precautions by using a flash light at night and checking your boots/shoes before putting them on. When walking or climbing be sure to wear long trousers and thick boots or shoes.

How about Insects?

There will be a number of different insects around including but not limited to mosquitoes, spiders, worms, grasshoppers, crickets and Tes-tse flies. However, with some preparation and caution they should not bother you much. Our advice is that you wear long sleeved shirts and long trousers/skirts in the evenings and night time. Be sure to pack some insect repellant too, and ensure that you have spoken to your doctor about what malaria medication to take.

I have special dietary requirements and/or allergies, what should I do?

Inform Braventure Africa and we will make sure that all your dietary needs are met and that your food is prepared with utmost care at all lodges and hotels.

What happens if I get sick or injured on safari?

There are a number of hospitals around. If you get seriously sick or injured you will be evacuated by flying doctor. Your safari packages include ‘Emergency Evacuation Services with AMREF’s Flying Doctors’ for two weeks.

What about bathrooms in the bush?

There are a number of public bathrooms around in places such as ranger stations, museums, visitor centers, camps, lodges and picnic sites. Please feel comfortable to inform the driver guide should you need to make a bathroom stop at any time.

What Should I tip

The recommended currency for tipping is in USD cash, and it is customary for the clients to tip at the end of their safari.Tipping is at your discretion and it is often well appreciated. The amount to tip is determined by your level of satisfaction with the service.

Below is a simple guideline for tipping:

  • Safari guide(s) – USD 15 – 20 per day.
  • Assistant Guide – USD 8 – 10 per day.
  • Mountain climbing Porters – USD 5 to 6 per day.
  • Mountain Crew – USD 10- 15 per day to be shared.
  • Cook (on camping safaris) – USD 8 – 10.
  • Tented camp, lodge or hotel staff  (often pooled) – USD 10 – 15per day.
  • Luggage porters/waiters/taxi drivers – USD 1 – 2.

What immunizations / shots are required?

Consult your doctor about

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Typhoid
  • Yellow fever (Proof of this may be required at the airport upon entry)
  • Tetanus
  • Polio
  • MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Meningococcal Meningitis (Africa/Asia)

What about elderly folk?

Can I bring elderly family members or elderly friends with?

Due to the fact that we offer custom made safaris, we can make sure that elderly individuals are catered for at all stages of the safari. The tone of the safari is designed to suit what you need, and if a slower-paced adventure is what you need then we can arrange for that. We also offer cushions for back support.

I have young children, can I bring them on Safari?

Let us know and we will tailor your safari to be as child friendly as possible.

I’m traveling with young children – is a safari a suitable holiday?

We can arrange for family rooms, accommodation with great swimming pools and more. We will also be able to recommend extras to add to your safari to make it more exciting for your little one(s).

Do you have a question that you still need answered?

We have tried to include as much information as possible on this site, but we would be happy to answer any other questions that you may have, please get in touch we are here to help. Our details are available on the contact page.
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