Our comfortable four-wheel drive Land Rovers/Land Cruisers are specially
designed, custom-built and equipped for safari use:
- A spacious seating arrangement for Land Rovers allows up to 8 guests per vehicle and 7 in our Land Cruisers.
- Deep windows give you the widest views and photographic
- Three generous viewing hatches in each vehicle,
enabling guests to stand and photograph with ease.
- A cool box filled with soft drinks and bottled
water, thermoses of tea.
- A mobile reference library and binoculars.
- A radio is fitted for communication with base camp,
and with other vehicles.
- Carpeting, canvas seat covers and dust proofing
- A meticulous maintenance program for maximum safety
and seatbelts fitted throughout.
- For ground services and transfers within Dar-es-Salaam we offer a 15-seater air conditioned minibus (also be available for short intercity transfers).
Several carriers operate to Tanzania via Europe:-
- British Airways fly three times a week direct from
London to Dar es Salaam.
- Emirates fly daily from Dubai to Dar es Salaam.
- Qatar Airways fly daily from Doha to Dar es Salaam, with two flights on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
- KLM Royal Dutch Airlines fly daily from Amsterdam to Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro.
- Swiss Air fly daily from Zurich to Dar es Salaam (except on Thursdays).
- Turkish Airlines fly three times a week from Istanbul to Dar es Salaam.
- Tanzania can also be reached via African gateways
served by Air Zimbabwe, Egypt Air, Ethiopian Airlines,
Kenya Airways and South African Airways.
International flights serve Dar es Salaam, eight miles
from the city centre and Kilimanjaro, 31 miles from
Arusha. Zanzibar airport is 5 miles from Stone Town.
Most visitors require visas with the exception of citizens
of certain countries of the Commonwealth. It is advisable
to obtain them in advance from Embassies and High Commissions
as several airlines insist of them prior to departure.
They can also be obtained on arrival at international
airports and at the Namanga Gate on the Tanzania / Kenya
Requirements may change, so you are advised
to contact the appropriate diplomatic or consular authority
before finalising travel arrangements.
Visitors from countries infected with cholera and yellow
fever must produce international certificates of vaccination.
This is particularly relevant for those travelling from
other African countries i.e. Tourists coming from Kenya into Tanzania will need to show their Yellow Fever inoculation at the Namanga border crossing.
The UK Department of Health recommends
vaccinations against hepatitis A, polio and typhoid.
It is essential for visitors to take a course of malaria
Modern medical services are available in Dar es Salaam
and other major centres. There are only a limited number
of chemists in the country, so visitors are advised
to bring their own medicines with them.
Coastal areas are hot and humid with an average daytime
temperature of 30ºC. Sea breezes make the climate
very pleasant from June to September.
The central plateau experiences hot days and cool nights.
The hilly country between the coast and
the northern highlands has a pleasant climate from January
to September, with temperatures averaging around 20ºC.
Temperatures vary around Kilimanjaro according to the
season, registering a low 15ºC during May - August
rising to 22ºC during December - March.
For the whole country, the hottest months
are from October to February. The main, long rainy season
is from mid-March to May.
Don't forget the camera, camcorder and binoculars, and
take a torch for finding your way around the camp at
night. Stock up with replacement batteries for all these
goods. The main electricity supply is 220V, 50Hz. Plugs
are usually the 13-amp 3-pin square (British) type.
Take sun-glasses, hat, sun lotion, lip
balm and some insect repellent. It is better not to
get stung, even if you are taking anti-malaria tablets.
A spare pair of glasses or contact lenses is also a
Take plenty of film, it can be difficult to obtain outside
the main centres.
While traveller's cheques can be exchanged in cities and towns, we advise against using them as they can be difficult to exchange.
Banking facilities in remote areas are restricted, so cash is useful too. In built up urban areas automated teller machines (ATMs) are available.
Some safaris / air charters limit baggage to a 15 kg maximum. It is sometimes easier to carry two small
bags rather than one large, and as most good camps have
a laundry service, large amounts of clothing are not
English is widely spoken but any attempts at a few words
of Kiswahili will always be appreciated.
The unit of currency is the Tanzanian Shilling (TShs),
which is divided into 100 cents. Visitors can take any
amount of foreign currency, no currency declaration
is required, but import and export of Tanzanian currency
Most major currencies, particularly US Dollars, and
traveller's cheques are accepted and are convertible
at banks and bureaux de change in the main towns and
tourist areas. Credit cards, mainly visa and mastercard,
are generally only accepted in larger establishments
but may attract a surcharge for processing.
Distances in Tanzania are vast, and travel by road can
be tiring. It is wise to spend more time in fewer parks.
You will see more and won't return home exhausted. Flying
in small planes is a recommended way to maximize on
Keep your distance from animals and be quiet to avoid
distressing them. Always follow the instructions of
your ranger or guide. Don't leave your vehicle in the
parks except in designated places. Keep to recognised
tracks to avoid damaging vegetation.
It never gets really cold in Tanzania, so lightweight
clothing is the norm. On safari, avoid brightly coloured
clothes, they may alarm the animals. Browns, beiges
and khaki are preferred. Short-sleeve shirts / blouses
and shorts are ideal, but pack a sweater as it can be
a bit chilly in the early morning and in the evening.
Wear a hat to avoid sun-stroke and don't forget a swimsuit.
Women should carry a wrap to cover their legs (knees in particular) and shoulders in towns
or villages as revealing clothes can cause offence,
especially in Zanzibar and other Muslim areas.
On the beach, and within the confines
of beach hotels, normal swimwear is acceptable, but
topless or nude bathing is strictly forbidden.
Not normally obligatory, but a tip for exceptional service
- a maximum of 10% - will be appreciated. Tip US$15
per day for drivers or tour guides but remember that
an excessive tip can make it difficult for the next
An international airport tax of US$30 is levied, however this is often included in the price of an air ticket. Airport
tax for domestic flights is 5,000 TShs (approximately