The preferred airport for your arrival is Julius Nyerere International Dar es Salaam Kilimanjaro. Should your flight into Tanzania arrive in the afternoon or evening, you will spend the first night in Dar before starting your safari the following day.
If you are a citizen of a country requiring a visa to enter Tanzania, you can either obtain this beforehand from the Tanzania High
Commission in your country of residence or on arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport.
We recommend you contact your personal physician, local immunization clinic or public health facility to find out what immunizations are required for your journey. Prophylactic medication for malaria is highly recommended when travelling to Tanzania. There are pharmacies and hospitals in Dar es Salaam but you should bring an adequate supply of your prescribed medicines. There are first aid bags in the safari vehicles and comprehensive medical boxes in each camp.
INSURANCE AND MEDICAL EMERGENCY EVACUATION COVERAGE
We recommend that you obtain your own medical emergency evacuation coverage. In addition we recommend you take out a trip cancellation policy and adequate insurance cover for yourself and your personal effects.
Being an equatorial county, Tanzania enjoys a moderate climate. Average daytime temperatures vary between 70o – 90o Fahrenheit
(20o - 30o centigrade) with cooler temperatures in the early mornings and evenings. Please bear in mind temperatures can exceed
30o during the day and humidity levels can be high. Tanzania has two rainy seasons which generally occur from March – May (long rains) and November – December (short rains).
Temperatures in July and August are considerably cooler and warmer clothing is recommended for safaris at this time of the year.
GMT (London) + 3 hours (2 hours during daylight saving months) EST (New York) + 8 hours (7 hours during daylight saving months)
The local currency is the Tanzania Shilling. There are no currency controls in Tanzania and foreign currency is accepted in many locations. The preferred currency is US Dollars (cash) although travellers cheques are accepted in some places. There is a fee charged on travellers cheques and depends on the individual bureau.
All camps are provided with a short wave radio and satellite telephones. There is also radio network between vehicles, between camps and from camps to our head office.
SUGGESTED PACKING LIST
Bush clothes should be loose, comfortable and sturdy. Khaki and green colours in cotton material are best. Tanzania, due to its altitude, can sometimes be cold. A warm duffel jacket or heavy jersey is necessary in some areas for the cool of the evening, night and morning. An anti- tsetse fly jacket is recommended such as the Bug Tamer, available in the United States. Soft bags of duffels are best for safari.
Please bring soft valises for each of your rifles. All hard rifle cases will remain in Dar until your return.
Packing List Suggestions:
• Long sleeved shirts
• Shorts and T shirts
• Lightweight and/or waterproof jacket
• Scarf and gloves for early morning in open vehicles
• Hat/Cap Sunglasses
• Sunscreen lotion
• Insect repellant (containing DEET - works best)
• Sun Screen (SPF 15 or higher)
• Lip Balm and Eye Drops
• Flashlight (small with extra batteries)
• Prescription glasses/contact lenses including a spare pair
• 2 pairs comfortable walking shoes
• Ammunition belt
• Converter plug set if needed (electricity output is 220 Volt, 50 Hz)
• Day pack
• Writing Materials
Please remember all your documents:
• Passport and visa Health certificate
• Airline tickets
• US Currency
• Customs registration of rifles
• Travel insurance
• Copy of CITES permit
• Transit consent from The Netherlands for rifles