Tanzania Safari FAQs


Tanzania Safari FAQs

What's the best time of year to go on a Tanzania safari?
The dry season in Tanzania, from late June to October, is the Best Time To Visit Tanzania. During this time, the weather is dry and the animals congregate around water sources, making it easier to spot them.
Additionally, the roads are more accessible during this time, which allows for more game drives and exploration of the parks.

What is the currency used in Tanzania?
The official Tanzania Currency is the Tanzanian shilling (TZS), which is divided into 100 cents. It’s advisable to exchange your currency upon arrival, as credit cards are not widely accepted outside of major cities.
Do I need a visa to visit Tanzania?
Yes, you will need a visa to enter Tanzania. Depending on your nationality, you may be able to obtain a visa upon arrival or you may need to apply in advance through the Tanzanian embassy or consulate in your home country. It’s essential to check the Tanzania Visa requirements and application process well in advance of your trip.
What is the language spoken in Tanzania?
The official languages of Tanzania are Swahili and English. Swahili is the most widely spoken language in Tanzania and is commonly used for communication between people of different tribes and ethnicities. English is also widely spoken, especially in major cities and tourist areas.
What should I pack for a Tanzania safari?
When packing for a Tanzania safari, it’s important to pack light and practical clothing that can withstand outdoor conditions. You’ll want to bring comfortable and breathable clothing that will protect you from the sun and insects, such as long-sleeved shirts, pants, and a wide-brimmed hat.
Do I need to get vaccinated before going on a Tanzania safari?
It is recommended that you consult with your doctor or a travel health specialist regarding necessary vaccinations and medications for a Tanzania Safari Trip. Some recommended vaccinations may include hepatitis A and B, typhoid, yellow fever, and rabies. Malaria is also prevalent in Tanzania
What animals can I see on a Tanzania safari?
Tanzania is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including some of the most iconic African animals. On a Tanzania Safari Tour, you can expect to see animals such as elephants, lions, leopards, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, buffalo, hippos, and crocodiles, among many others. Additionally, Tanzania is home to the famous Serengeti Great Migration.
Can I go on a hot air balloon safari in Tanzania?
Yes, Hot Air Balloon Safaris are available in Tanzania, particularly in the Serengeti National Park. This is a unique and unforgettable way to experience wildlife and landscapes from a different perspective during your Tanzania Safari Tour.
How long does a Tanzania safari typically last?
The duration of a Tanzania Safari can vary depending on the specific itinerary and preferences of the traveller. However, a typical Tanzania Safari Tour usually lasts between 5-10 days, with the option to add on additional days or activities
Is it safe to go on a Tanzania safari?
Tanzania is generally a safe country to visit, and the safari industry is well-established with experienced and reputable operators. However, it’s essential to take basic safety precautions, such as avoiding walking alone at night and being aware of your surroundings.
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