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Planning your Safari
We can assist you with any and all aspects of your trip. Whether you are traveling alone or with family and friends, we can make all of your travel and safari arrangements. Simply tell us how long you would like to stay, the number of people in your trip party, the approximate dates of your trip, and any special destination requests or needs. We will recommend a trip to meet your requirements and give you the cost per person.
The following are some answers to frequently asked questions.

Safari Transport:
Ground transport in Tanzania is provided in safe, specially-equipped safari vehicles with roof hatches for wildlife observation and photography. These vehicle are rugged enough to travel easily cross-country, but still remain comfortable. Five to six participant normally travel in each vehicle and the vehicles are driven by professional safari driver/guides.

Deposits and Final Payments:
A deposit of 50% with the complete reservation form is required. Final payment of the safari is prior to departure.

All participants are strongly advised to secure Travel Insurance for accident, sickness, emergency medical, baggage and trip cancellation. We recommend paying the nominal fee for the services of the Flying Doctors. We will provide you this information.

Getting to Tanzania:
There are plenty of flights from the United States and Europe to Tanzania. Most people fly into Dar Es Salaam but there are also international flights to Kilimanjaro International airport, near Arusha, and to Zanzibar. Airlines serving Tanzania are Air Tanzania, Aeroflot, Air Zimbabwe, Lufthansa, Air France, British Airways, Egypt Air, Ethiopian Airlines, Gulf Air, Kenya Airways, KLM, Royal Swazi, Swiss Air, Alliance Air and Zambia Airways.

The official language of Tanzania is Kiswahili. This is spoken and understood by the great majority of the population, many of whom also speak a tribal language. There is a wide usage and understanding of English, and virtually everyone the average tourist is likely to meet in the course of their safari will be fluent.

Public Transportation:
There are some long distance coaches which are suitable for use by visitors. Local buses and minibuses services are also available daily. Taxis are also available everywhere in urban areas.

Visitors are required to have a valid passport and visa. These are readily obtained from consulates and diplomatic missions. Where no diplomatic representation exits, visas may be issued on arrival, however it is best to consult your travel agent before making definite departure plans.

Departure Tax:
There is a departure tax on International flights of $20 this will generally have been included or already paid in the price of your ticket. There is a small local departure tax payable in cash at the airport/ airstrip for local flights.

Medical Requirements:
Check with your doctor to get the current recommendations and advice. Anti malarial tablets are strongly recommended.

Clothing should be light weight, loose-fitting and of "breathable" fabrics, such as cotton. For the daytime, shorts and T-shirts are most comfortable. While out in the bush you will find that neutral colors are best as they blend in with the natural surroundings and show the dust least. The nights at the higher elevations like Ngorongoro gets to be quite cool, so you should also bring a sweater or a jacket.

Internet: access is freely available, although sometimes slow, in majorenters

The Tanzania shilling is equivalent to 100 cents. Bureaux de change offer favourable exchange rates. Credit Cards - Visa, Mastercard, and AMEX are accepted at the larger hotels around the country. There is no limit on the importation of foreign currency.

Banking Hours:
Monday to Friday 08:30 hrs to 03:00 pm and Saturday 08:30 to 11:30 hrs. Some banks and bureaux de change open until 16:00 hrs.

The local electricity supply is 230 volts, 50 cycles AC.

Three hours ahead of GMT.


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