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    Tanzania Safari Faq’s

    Tanzania has three safari circuits, and each one of them, in its own right, would make Tanzania a top wildlife destination. The popular Northern circuit with the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater offers one of the best classical safaris in Africa, especially if timed with the annual wildebeest migration.

    The Best Time To Visit Tanzania is from July to October when the country is at its driest. This coincides with the migration river crossings, however, all the parks offer amazing wildlife sightings at this time as the grasses and bush are at their least dense.

    Tanzania Safari Cost is anywhere between $125 and $1,500 per person per night. A budget safari averages $150 per night, mid-range $350 and luxury $750. The extreme top-safaris can easily go up to $1,500 per night, or more!

    To have at least four full days on game drives will give you enough time to see an incredible amount of wildlife. Tack on arrival and departure days, travel to and from the national parks and reserves, and we think the optimal time for your Tanzania Safari Tours experience is 6-7 days.

    Currently there are no immunization shots required in order to gain entry to the East African countries of Tanzania, Kenya or Uganda unless prior to your arrival you travel through countries that are infected with yellow fever, cholera or other diseases. However for accurate and the most up-to-date information, please visit the embassy web site for the countries you plan to visit.

    Yes, because malaria is common in East Africa. We recommend you consult your local travel clinic or personal physician for the most appropriate anti malaria medication for you. We also recommend you take some deet insect repellent.

    U.S. citizens may also obtain a tourist visa upon arrival at the airport in Tanzania. … A passport valid for a minimum of six months beyond visa issuance and/or date of entry, and at least one blank visa page, is required. For the most up-to-date visa application information, we recommend you visit the embassies websites.

    We recommend you email us with as much of your travel details as possible. Then we will do our best to match your requirements to one of our safaris and discuss the available options with you.

    In order to best meet your safari requirements with respect to destinations, accommodation choices and group size we recommend booking at least 6 months in advance.

    Yes, we do! By contacting us and discussing your interests and requirements we can develop an itinerary that works for you. In order to do so we would need to know something about your budget, places you want to visit, the type of accommodation you prefer, the length of your journey and the number of people in your party. With this information we can discuss and advise you on the many options so we can arrive at your dream Tanzania Safari Tours.

    The Great Wildebeest Migration is one of Africa’s most spectacular events. Many people think it happens just once a year but it is in fact an ongoing event that occurs all year round. In late May/early June the migration (mainly wildebeests and zebras) begins its annual migration from the north of the Serengeti to the crossing of the Mara river, reaching Maasai Mara park sometime in mid-July/early August depending on rain. After the short rains in the month of November, the herds move back into the Serengeti and make their way to the southern pastures where they rest and feed through the rains until their search for better grazing leads them to begin their annual migration once again. While many people think that the great wildebeest migration only happens once a year, the migration is in fact an all-year-round event – with each time of year offering a unique wildlife experience.

    Generally, the typical temperatures in most places in East Africa are: May to early August, day and night time temperatures of about 55 F to 70 F and 45 F to 65 F; mid-August to April, the daytime range is between 75 F to 80 F with night time temperatures of 70 F to 75 F; the rain seasons are in the months of March, April, May and November.

    Vegetarian and other special diets can be accommodated. Please let us know ahead of time. Protein options may be minimal on a vegetarian diet, so you may want to bring protein supplements.

    Whether you are on a lodge or Tanzania Camping Safari, below would be a typical menu: Breakfast: coffee, tea, porridge, fruits, fruit juice, scrambled eggs/omelet, sausage, toast, margarine, honey and jam. Lunch: hot tea, coffee, chips, sandwiches, biscuits, pancakes with honey or jam, and fruits. Dinner: soup, cooked meat or vegetarian meal (these include chicken/beef with rice, sliced fresh carrots and green beans, mashed potatoes, and salads), fruits, and fruit juice, and variety of hot drinks.

    It is possible to climb Mount Kilimanjaro throughout the year, however January, February and September are the best months, while June, July, August, October and December are also good.

    Although you do not need any technical skills to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, it does require a great deal of grit, stamina, as well as mental and physical preparation. At 5,895 metres, Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest freestanding mountain in the world.

    Yes, both our Kilimanjaro and Safari prices include park fees and all other applicable fees and taxes.

    The minimum age limit set by the National Park Authorities for trekking to Uhuru Peak is 10 years of age.

    Equatorial to arctic conditions are present on Kilimanjaro depending on the altitude. The range begins on the warm, dry plains with average temperatures of 86 F, then ascends through a wide belt of wet tropical forest and zones with generally decreasing temperatures and rainfall, to the summit where there is permanent ice and below freezing temperatures. The temperature at the top of the mountain gets as low as -13 F.

    Climbing through the Marangu route, one can reach the summit in 5 or 6 days, including a day and a half of descending. On the Machame, Lemosho, and other routes it is normal to reach the summit in 6 or 7 days including a day and a half of descending.

    You need to have the following items for your climb: Boots, thermal underwear, warm clothes – top and pants, water/windproof pants and shell, socks (at least six pairs – to be changed at least once on the way up), winter hat/balaclava (cover head and ears), water bottle, gators (for wind and mud), gloves (water/wind proof), neck warmer or scarf, sunglasses, flash lights and batteries, walking stick, sleeping tent (for all other routes other than Marangu), sleeping bag and rain wear. Please be advised that Good Earth provides sleeping tents and mattresses on our climbs.

    Yes, excess baggage can be left with us or at the hotel where it will be secure. Valuable items including cash should be specified.

    Our cooks, also serving as porters, prepare food for you. They will also boil, filter, and refill your empty water bottles for you.

    In the event that one person gets sick and has to stay behind or return, he/she will be accompanied by one of the assistant guides while the other climbers continue.

    For medical advice it is always best to consult your doctor. Please contact the Tanzania embassy in your country for any updated info on minimum requirements to get into Tanzania

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