Tanzania is situated in East Africa - just south of the equator. It offers the best game viewing in the world. Tanzania is one of Africa's most stable and peaceful countries, where you will receive a warm welcome from its gracious people.

                                                         :: Best time for a Safari ::

It all depends on when and what you want to experience on your safari. Basically, anytime other than during the long rains (April & May) are a wonderful time to be on safari. There is no 'best time to visit' the Serengeti because the resident animals are always there year round. It is the same for the animals that live in the Ngorongoro Crater.

In February, in the Serengeti, it's the calving season and certainly a favorite time of the year for the lion.

Early June and Mid November is the great wildebeest migration around the Serengeti and this is one of nature's greatest spectacles - an awesome sight.

:: Climate ::

The climate is tropical with temperatures averaging 26.6 C (80), rainfall varying from 40 - 76 inches and high in humidity. January to March can be hot. The dry season is from July to October. There are two rainy seasons from November to December and from April to mid-June.

:: Travel Documents ::

All visitors wishing to enter United Republic of Tanzania must OBTAIN AN APPROPRIATE VISA to enter the country, except nationals of certain countries. Some countries are able to obtain visa on arrival. Please contact the consulate in your area.

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:: Spending Funds ::

Mastercard and Visa credit cards have limited acceptance with a bank charge. Traveler's cheques can be exchanged with authorized dealers and are best taken in US Dollars or Pounds Sterling. Many hotels and national parks require your payment in foreign currency (cash or Travelers Cheques). Payment for your safari must be made in foreign currency. Your shopping of arts, craft and food can be made in T.Shillings or US cash.

Lodges in the parks require advance payment in full. Park entry fees are paid to the National park by credit card only . All other shopping can be paid in US$ or T shilling cash. USD$ notes printed before the year 2006 are not accepted.

:: Health and Medical insurance ::

An International certificate of inoculation against Yellow Fever is required. It is also advisable to take anti-malarial precautions under the guidance of your physician before your departure. If you need medical care whilst in Tanzania, it is best to be aware that medical providers may not accept payment through your insurance company. In these circumstances you will have to pay in full after your treatment and file a claim with your insurance company for reimbursement.

:: International Flights ::

Certain International flights come into Dar Es Salaam and Kilimanjaro airports. The closest airport where you will begin and end your safari is Kilimanjaro. Departure tax applies to all international and domestic flights.

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:: Dress ::

Light cotton clothing for the day and long sleeved shirts/trousers for the evenings is ideal. Bright colors should be avoided for wildlife viewing. It is also advisable to have a warm sweater as it can get quite cold at night in Ngorongoro. A safari hat and insect repellent a must. Other useful items, sunglasses, suntan lotion, flash light, binoculars, swim suit and ofcourse "wet ones".

If there is something else you need to know that we have not mentioned, please feel free to ask us anything, anytime.

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