Top Travel Advice for Tanzania Safari

When travelling to the Safari destination of Africa, you must be aware of various Tanzania Safari Tips that will help you make your journey effortlessly easy. When on your Tanzania Safari Tours make sure you have a valid passport whose validity lasts for up to 6 months. There needs to be two empty pages on your passport for Visa Stamps. A Tanzanian Visa costs US$50 for the US Citizens. The cost for Tanzanian Visa for other countries is different. You can check if you belong to the visa free countries from the Tanzania Embassy website.

Travel Tips for Accommodations for Tanzania Safari

If you are wondering how to plan a Trip To Tanzania, you are at the right place. Lifetime Safari's Tanzania Safari Tips are the most accurate and help you save some bucks. Accommodation options are many in Tanzania. The best and cheapest way to stay here is through couch surfing. This is a free accommodation choice for Tanzania.

If you are an independent traveller, other options include renting a place from Airbnb in different locations like Masaki, Oyster Bay, Msasani, Mikocheni and others as these locations have more options for cafes, restaurants and are cleaner and calmer places. You can also book an accommodation with Lifetime Safaris as we provide different budget friendly and luxury accommodation options for different clients.

Getting Around in the country

For Tanzania Travel Tips UK we recommend you to hire a cab or use our personalised transfer facilities in Tanzania. For solo independent travellers getting around in the country can be done with Uber. It's the best choice for independent travellers. Uber is inexpensive and for 30-40 minutes ride costs you up to US$3.50. In Tanzania the least expensive transportation is Dalladallas. However we do not recommend these as they can be difficult navigate as the bus stations don't have any name on them and you may have to travel around. You can also take the Rapid Transit System but these don't go into the peninsular region.

Tanzanian Food Tips/Advice

For your Tanzania Travel Tips USA we recommend you to eat healthy and avoid street food in Tanzania if possible. The Tanzanian Food can be as least expensive or pricey as you wish it to be. You can have a meal for up to 2000 Tanzania Shillings if you choose to eat locally. Any expensive Tanzania Cuisines can cost up to 10,000 to 30,000 Tanzania Shillings. It's up to you what cuisines you select in your meals.

Tanzania Safari TipsFor Beginners

For Tanzania Safari Tips For Beginners it must be noted that the Tanzania Safaris can be notoriously expensive. These are the most expensive safari trips you can have in the entire African continent. The landscapes and views are unbeatable, untouched and just gorgeous! Especially in the Northern Circuit the beauty of the locations are simply priceless. Your Tanzanian Safari prices depend on the tour operators and how many people are travelling in the safari.

Quick Facts: Tanzania Safari Travel Tips

The Tanzania Safari Tours are the most amazing options for your safari vacations. We have tried to clear out various doubts raised by our clients regarding the Tanzania Safaris in our Tanzania Safari Faq's page. The following are some quick Tanzania Safari Tips for you to digest:

  • Headed to the frontier of adventure to create those life lasting memories? Then you would do well equip yourself with some handy information and vital travel tips to ensure that you get all that and much more.

  • Get your visa and passport checked and endorsed. Ensure they are valid for the duration of the tour.

  • Tanzania is accessible by flight, train, and bus. We recommend flying in as its convenient. The three international airports receive a good number of flights from abroad daily. Book your tickets in advance.

  • English is widely spoken but knowing the local language opens up a whole new perspective. Pick up a few Swahili phrases. Jambo-Hello and Habari-Good morning and Asante-Thank you is important in Tanzania and will take you places

  • The official Tanzanian currency is the Tanzanian Shilling. The US Dollar is widely used but carry cash on you, as ATMs are not widely available. Traveler's cheque is not accepted anywhere in Tanzania.

  • Get the mandatory and required vaccine shots.

  • Malaria is prevalent throughout Tanzania so to take precautionary measures to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

  • Avoid drinking tap water. Use bottled or filtered water to drink and brush. Carry water purification tablets.

  • Do not bathe in rivers or lakes water-borne diseases such as bilharzia and threat of wildlife is real.

  • Exercise modesty and discretion should be exercised in both dress and behaviour in areas away from tourist resorts to avoid offending local and religious sensitivities. Skin show in Zanzibar is frowned up.

  • Voltage in Tanzania is 230V 50Hz AC. Tanzania uses 3 pins British plug. Carry a travel adaptor /converter.

  • Pack extra batteries for your camera and headlamp. Binoculars, safari boot, mosquito repellents, sunhat, UV protection sunscreen, and sunglasses are a must.

  • Do not photograph locals without permission. Be discreet with jewellery and cash on you.

  • Cover your risks. Get a comprehensive Tanzania Travel Insurance .

The Biggest Adventure destination: Must see places in Tanzania

If you are looking forward for any major excursions like camping, hiking and adventures that are very off-road and really difficult for a tourist to do all by themselves, we recommend organised group trips with Lifetime Safaris. We will take you through the magical land of Tanzania where you can wanderlust in the lush green terrains of the country.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area:

The NgorongoroConservation Area is 160 km away from Arusha and is an exquisite place to say the least. More than 80,000 Masaai People who are a significant part of the area live in this region. The best part of this destination is the crater which is the world's largest unbroken caldera in the world.

It's basically a huge open amphitheatre. The walls are up to 600m high. The area inside the conservation is around 260 square kilometres. More than 30,000 animals and especially the Big Five are found here.

Serengeti National Park:

Serengeti National Park is the largest national park in the world. The endless plains that stretch right up to the sky are a visual treat. Serengeti is chiefly known for the annual wildebeest migration when millions of animals (zebras, gazelles) move from dry part of the country to the wetter part to find food and water. This national park was created in 1951 and is the oldest National Park of Tanzania. Best Time for Safari in Tanzania for experiencing the best of Serengeti is the dry season of July-September.

Tarangire National Park:

The TarangireNational Park is 120 km from Arusha and 160 km from the Kilimanjaro Airport. It is the 6th largest national park in Tanznaia and the 5th to open after the independence from the British. It was established in 1971 and has many Baobab trees spread across the park. In the dry season, TarangireRiver draws many animals from July to September. This period is best for wildlife viewing as many big animals migrate towards this river.

Masaai Village:

The Massai people are the indigenous tribe of the country. They wear cloth robes mostly red and blue in colour and are very important within Tanzania. When on Tanzania Safari, you can visit different Tanzanian villages which will help you understand the heritage, history and the way people live here along with various Tanzania Safari Facts . These people are very welcoming and will show you around their village, how they make fire without any combustibles, how they built their houses and much more. You can visit their schools and buy various craft work from these villages.

Create Lasting memories and Values with Lifetime Safaris

You must be really excited to visit the wild terrains of Tanzania. If you are wondering how to Book a Safari in Tanzania, you can speak personally to our travel experts and clear your queries. We take utmost care of your comfort and Tanzania Safety . You can choose from our selective organised tour packages or even book a customised and affordable tour plan for the best safari experience.

So don't hesitate and call us today to book your most awaited Tanzania Safari Tours !

Best Safari

It was my first Safari but I think that better I couldn't find. Safari operators, price, guides, accomodation was perfect. And the safari was amazing. I RECOMMEND IT!.....


Awesome experiences with excellent people

I did both safari and Kilimanjaro with Lifetime safaris and I'm very satisfied! Awesome experiences with excellent people. The whole crew care for you and your needs all the time. And the guides were really friendly with much knowledge and lots of experience on both trips...


Adventure of a lifetime!

and safari and I can't say anything else than that I am 100% happy with the experience. All people involved, from the guides to the chefs and drivers have all been super nice, funny and knowledgeble people...


Fabulous Safari!

Our guide, Charles, is extremely knowledgeable, patient, and friendly! With his ability to spot animals and his knowledge of the animals and environment, we saw so many amazing animals and learned a ton, while enjoying our time in the truck....

Tema E

best time for safari in tanzania - what you are looking for ?

contact us for a free tailor-maid proposal

Lifetime Safaris Guide

Lifetime Safaris is not only about organizing your Tanzania Safari Tours, we also aim to be a positive force in the development of our local society here in Tanzania! Sustainable traveling and tourism is one of the guidelines for Lifetime Safaris. All our arrangement is put together with the concern of the local environment and with a respect for the wildlife and the people living around the areas that we visit.


Tanzania Safari Frequently Asked questions

Lifetime Safaris Practical Guide To Planning A Trip To Tanzania

  • 1
    Can I make my own itinerary?

    Yes! You can definitely plan your own personalised travel itinerary with Lifetime Safaris. We provide private Tanzania Safari Tours which are customised according to your needs. For planning a perfect Tanzania Safari itinerary, you can speak to our Travel experts who will guide you about the destinations of your choice. We also take utmost care of the safety, hygiene of our clients. The Food will be of your choice requested as per your recommendations during the time of safari bookings.

  • 2
    Can I take my children on safari?

    Yes you can surely bring your children on Safari. But you must be aware of the minimum age restrictions at various national parks and lodges which is about 4 and 12 years of age. As all safari activities are not open to children, you must check with our travel exerts regarding the age criteria at the different destinations planned in your itinerary.

  • 3
    Will I stay in tents or lodges?

    Whether you stay at tents or lodges depends on the type of packages you have purchased like luxury safaris, budget safaris or a standard Tanzania Safari where we will bring our own tents, camping, a cook to prepare your meals, food and other cooking equipments.

    You can choose to upgrade your accommodation, to enjoy a more comfortable and luxurious experience as well.

  • 4
    What size are your safari groups?

    In a safari group in Tanzania we take anywhere around 4-6 people in our vehicle depending on the type of safari you have chosen. In group tours six people are taken at max. While for a private tour less than three guests will accompany in the safari vehicle.

  • 5
    What Kind of vehicles do you use?

    The safari vehicle provided by Lifetime Safari is a 4×4 safari vehicle. Mostly we accommodate around six guests in throw rows of seating in our closed safari vehicles which has a pop-top roof hatch that will allow you to view wildlife Form a height. These safari vehicles can also be minibuses or 4X4 Land Cruisers or 4X4 Land Rovers.

  • 6
    I am interested in a Tanzania safari… What is my next step?

    It's a great choice to choose Tanzania safari as your next travel or vacation destination. As you have already made up your mind for visiting this spectacular country, we suggest you to call our Lifetime Safaris travel experts to inquire about and book a suggested itinerary of your choice. You can accompany us in our group safari trips or even plan a personalised private Tanzania safari which offers flexible dates, location and safari durations. After selecting your package or travel itinerary you can proceed with booking the safari.

  • 7
    Will I have a chance to interact with local people of Tanzania?

    Tanzania for many years has been a home to thousands of native tribes and people of different origins, and culture. Tanzania is the home of 120 African ethnic groups and more than 26 million people live in this East African country. You will be amazed to encounter and closely interact with the Maasai people of Tanzania who will show you how to light a fire without any combustibles. Other lesser-known tribes like the Datoga and Chaga and their rich cultural tapestry can be explored in your Tanzania walking or cultural tours

  • 8
    What additional costs can I expect when traveling in Tanzania?

    In your Tanzania Safari Cost the following expenses are not included in your safari package:

    • Airport departure taxes

    • Travel Insurance

    • Excess baggage fees

    • International Flight Travel expenses

    • Tanzania Visa or passport costs

    • Medical expenses, meals or activities included in the safari package (up gradation of stay or additional activities included after travel bookings)

    • Tips to drivers/guides/tour leaders

  • 9
    How far in advance should I book my safari?

    It is advisable to book your international flight tickets at least three months in advance if you do not wish to face problems getting seats on British Airways or KLM. If you are planning your trip in the peak season, it is advisable to book your safari to Tanzania at least nine months before.

  • 10
    Can I use a credit card to pay?

    Yes you can use credit cards to pay your bills however these are only accepted in big hotels or restaurants. However in other local markets only Tanzanian Shillings are accepted. There are ATM machines in Arusha, Dar and Zanzibar where you can get local currency with your Visa or MasterCard.

  • 11
    Should I bring some cash with me?

    Yes you can bring cash around in either Tanzania Shilling (TSh) or American dollars as cheques and cash are acceptable in many places here around town.

  • 12
    What will my means of transport be?

    Uber is the least expensive means of road transportation in the Tanzanian town as for 30-40 min ride they charge a minimum of $3.50. There is affordable public bus transportation in Tanzania called Dallas-Dallas, which can be difficult to navigate in town, as the bus stations don't have any name on it and you will have to ask around for directions. To go around the towns you can take the Rapid Transit System as well but these do not go into the peninsular areas.

  • 13
    What about Tanzania Safari Tips?

    Tanzania Safari Tipping is not compulsory but customary. Lifetime Safaris recommends you to tip moderately depending on the level of satisfaction you have received from the services.

    • Safari guide(s) US $10 per day;

    • Cook US $7,

    • Camp staff US $3 $5 per day.

  • 14
    Do I need a visa to enter Tanzania?

    To enter this marvellous country of diverse wildlife and unique culture, some countries like USA, Australia, UK, require a Tanzania Visa which cost around $50 US cash for non US citizens and $100 for US citizens. You can obtain this visa on arrival at the airport as well.

  • 15
    What Are The Entry Requirements?

    The various documents needed to enter Tanzania are listed below in the Tanzania Travel Requirements :

    • Passport valid for at least 6 months

    • Two Blank Passport pages

    • A Tourist Travel Visa for entry

    • Yellow fever vaccinations are required if travelling from a yellow fever endemic country. You can consult your physician for any other vaccine requirements.

    • Can I get a visa upon arrival?

  • 16
    Can I get a visa upon arrival?

    Yes you can purchase a Tanzanian Visa on arrival at the Airport upon entry by paying $50 after some document verifications (which is a 30 min procedure only). American citizens need to pay 100 US$, and get only a multiple entry Visa (since September 2007).

Tanzania Safari Packages You Will Love

Lifetime Safaris Practical Guide To Planning A Trip To Tanzania


People love traveling. Happy Customers who enjoy our Tanzania Safari, Recommended by Travellers. Travellers got the best safari in Tanzania - The trip of lifetime! Are you wanting to be the Part of Happy Travellers list?