When is the best time to visit?
December - February
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
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
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.
It is recommended that you have all required vaccinations before departing for Africa. Consult your doctor for up to date travel advice and vaccinations. 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
You can now apply for a Visa Online to visit the United Republic of Tanzania (both the Tanzanian mainland and Zanzibar). You are required to fill in the online form, make your payment, and submit your application. Your form will be internally reviewed and processed.
Applicants will be notified via email whether their application has been accepted or rejected. They may also track your application status through the online system. Applicants may also be required to visit the nearest Tanzanian Embassy or Consular Offices for interviews.
Applications can be made via the follow link: https://eservices.immigration.go.tz/visa/
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, you can exchange USD currency into Tanzanian Shillings on arrival at Kilimanjaro airport. It is advisable to have Tanzanian Shillings for local markets and small tips along the way. Credit Cards are also accepted in Galleries and Lodges and potentially for larger purchases.
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.
When on safari it is important to know how you will rest your head. All Around Tanzania Safaris offer two styles of sleeping: camping or lodging.
All camping equipment and food is provided. Tents are for 2 people and are erected for you, camp stretchers are set up and you can hire a pillow and sleeping bag or bring your own. You have your own personal cook to prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner. Check out All Around Tanzania's own camp ground The Junction campsite
Accommodation styles are a combination of Lodges, Concrete Lodges, permanent Tented Lodges and lightweight mobile tented lodges in the Serengeti, All are setup with large comfortable beds, and your own bathrooms. All Around Tanzania Safaris Ltd endeavour to ensure that you are comfortable and well rested before each day begins.
Tailor-made safaris can be a combination of both camping and lodging.
Not your average Safari
Our Safaris are centered around providing a unique experience by taking you off the traditional game drive path and into villages, markets and local tribes.
What To Expect!
When travelling to Tanzania, expect the unexpected, it will be full of surprises and our experienced team will be able to answer all of your questions and concerns.