WHAT TO EXPECT
PRE DEPARTURE PREPARATION
WHO CAN SAFARI IN TANZANIA
Tanzania is a friendly and neutral country in Africa. We recommend that our safaris are perfect for:
- Adventure Travellers
- Family including children
- Youth Travellers
- Small groups including educational tours
- Couples of all ages including LGBT
- Disabled and persons needing assistance
CLIMATE & BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
Safari and game driving is great all year round in Tanzania. However, the time of year you go will drastically change what you would see and the areas you would go to!
DECEMBER to FEBRUARY - Wet Season
While it is the wet season it is still a fantastic time to head to Tanzania. Late January/February is ideal for catching the calves being born in the South of Serengeti. The parks are green and beautiful and generally still good viewings of wildlife all year round in Tanzania.
MARCH - MAY & NOVEMBER - Wet Season
Still the wet seasons however with the rain, comes new life and Tanzania glows with greenery. Some of the lodges and companies close down over these off peak times as there are not as many tourists. It is still possible to travel all year round in Tanzania.
JUNE - OCTOBER - Dry Season
The dry season is when the savannahs are yellow and the long grass waves in the hot wind. June/July/August is a fantastic time to spot the wildebeest migration as they are up towards the North of Serengeti, preparing to cross the Mara River. The nights still definitely have a chill so remember to pack a jumper for the early mornings or late evening game drives.
PRE DEPARTURE PREPARATION
It is recommended that you have all required vaccinations before departing for Africa. This can take up to three months so make sure that you factor this in before you depart.
Travel Insurance is imperative when travelling with All Around Tanzania Safaris. We recommend that this covers your belongings and any medical requirements at a minimum.
PASSPORTS & VISAS
Visas are required for Tanzania but these can be arranged upon arrival.*
As with most international travel destinations, we recommend that you have at least six months left on your passport with a few clear pages for your stamps and visa.*
*Please check with one of our friendly team members or your travel agent as this may differ depending on your citizenship.
CURRENCY & WHAT TO BRING
The local currency is the Tanzanian Shilling but you can trade in US Dollars in most of Tanzania.
We definitely recommend bringing $USD or exchanging currency into Tanzanian Shillings prior to arriving, as exchange bureaus are quite difficult to find. Credit Cards are also accepted in galleries and potentially for larger purchases.
When on safari it is important to know how you will rest your head. The set All Around Tanzania Safaris offer two styles of sleeping: camping or lodging.
Camping allows you to immerse yourself fully into the safari day and night. All camping equipment and the food is provided and prepared for you.
On our lodge Safaris, accommodation styles are a combination of lodges, tented lodges and lightweight mobile-tented lodges. All Around Tanzania Safaris Ltd endeavour to ensure that you are very comfortable and well rested before each day begins.
Tailor-made safaris can be a combination of both camping and lodging.
FOOD: WHAT TO EXPECT
All food is prepared and provided as per the set itineraries. Food prepared is westernised food such as fruit, pancakes, cooked breakfast, soups, wraps, meat and vegetables or BBQ.
Food allergies and requests can be accommodated for.
TRAVEL WITH CONFIDENCE
All Around Tanzania Safaris has a head office in both Karatu, Tanzania and Melbourne, Australia. This not only means that we comply with international and local procedures but it helps us to maintain operations to our high standards.
No problem, you can either share a tent or lodge with a traveller of the same sex, or pay additional for your own private room. Speak to your local travel agent or one of team members to learn more.
Once you book and pay in full for one of our safaris, no additional fee’s apply within the validity period of the safaris within this website.
OFF THE BEATEN TRACK:
We are not your traditional safari company! Our safari’s take you off the traditional game drive path and into villages, markets and local tribes to experience Tanzania as a local. From Masaai, Hadzabe and Datoga experiences to visiting local orphanages and schools. Completing one of our safaris will leave you inspired with a deep appreciation of this incredible country.
MEET THE LOCALS:
Our safaris and campsite (The Junction) employ local people to the area that allows us to get behind the scenes of Tanzania. Employing local also helps contribute to the economic sustainability of the area... Because after all, this is part of the reason why we started!
We support sustainable travel initiatives from employing local people to ensuring the game parks remain protected and pristine. We do this by supporting local schools, orphanages, business and practices that conserve and protect the local area.