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Recall the old adage ‘health is wealth’?

It rings particularly true when on a safari or a holiday. Your Tanzania Safety is compromised and out goes your chance of a dream Tanzania Safari Tours and shot at some real adventure. Now that's not a particularly uplifting thought, is it? Worry not. Follow our lead and secure your memorable safari. Adhering to the following precautions and procedures can reduce your risks and accord to good protection. To begin with A comprehensive and travel and health insurance is a must.

The climate in Tanzania is warm and humid and is conducive for a host of tropical diseases. Get the mandatory and required shots before you undertake the trip.

Are Tanzania Safari tours safe?

The Tanzania Safari Tours are perfectly safe and secure as long as you are careful and follow standard safety procedures. The following things can be done for Tanzania Safety:

  • Avoid drinking tap water and ice in drinks for your Tanzania Health and Safety . Use bottled or filtered water to drink and brush. Carry water purification tablets,

  • Do not bathe in rivers or lakes there is a significant danger from wildlife as well as water-borne diseases such as bilharzias.

  • Always follow your driver or guide's advice when on a safari or around wildlife for your Tanzania Tourism Safety .

  • Don't venture out on your own in the safari. Get the Tanzania Safari Guide before start your visit!

  • Don't annoy, provoke or attract the attention of any wild animal. They are called wild for a reason.

Steer clear of Hippos and have your boots on a walking safari

  • Broad brimmed hat, good quality sunglasses and sun block lotion chap stick with SPF to protect yourself from sunburns and sunstrokes
  • Be discreet with cash, and expensive jewellery
  • Don't venture to dark alleys or deserted suburbs on your own after dark for your Tanzania Safety and Security .
  • The roads are bad and self-driving can be risky, especially after dark. Mugging and carjacking are not unheard of

What are the Vaccination guidelines in Tanzania?

Be a responsible tourist and get all the necessary and mandatory vaccinations

For you Tanzania Safety there are some Vaccines recommended by WHO:

  • Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis; Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR); Hepatitis A; Polio; Typhoid

  • Boosters for tetanus, diphtheria, and measles are recommended if already vaccinated

  • Mandatory vaccines-Rabies, Influenza, Cholera, Hepatitis B

  • Malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases are prevalent throughout Tanzania.

Carry anti-malaria tablets and take precautions to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

  • The prophylactic regime should be taken without missing doses. Use insect repellent, wear long-sleeved shirts and trousers in evenings and utilize mosquito nets.

Apart from this you should look after your Food Safety in Tanzania . Eat from hygienic and clean restaurants and avoid street food. Taste all delicious and mouth numbing Tanzanian Cuisine but with caution of hygiene.

Do women travellers feel safe in Tanzania?

Most of our female clients ask us - Is It Safe to Travel to Tanzania ? The answer is yes! Women can safely travel in Tanzania as it is a safe country to visit. However they need to take the standard precautions to avoid any unforeseen circumstances.

As the country is Muslim dominated and 99% of the population follows Islamic religion, the people of Tanzania are traditional to say the least.

Women therefore to respect their culture can avoid wearing revealing clothes like short shirts and halter tops. Here the local women generally dress conservatively, and cover up their shoulders and legs.

How safe are Children in Tanzania?

It’s absolutely safe to travel around in Tanzania with children accompanied by their parents or guardians. They must however refrain from any risky adventure and follow common precautions to stay risk –free.

The country hosts some of the best wildlife reserves and natural parks; Tanzania is increasing becoming a Disney land of safari tours for children.

There is however some age restriction on safari tours in Tanzania especially while travelling on open safari vehicles. Children between 6 to 12 years may join a safari tour in Tanzania at the discretion the professional game ranger in charge.

Travel Carefree with Lifetime Safaris!

While travelling to Tanzania with Lifetime Safaris , you can peacefully journey through carefree. We take up the responsibility of all your luggage and belongings and strive towards making your Tanzania Safari Tours memorable. Our travel guides have immense knowledge about Tanzania Safaris and they will provide you with fun and exciting information about the countries vivid destinations which you would have never heard of.

Lifetime Safaris is delighted to provide you with the best Tanzania Safari Tips so that your travel to this amazing wild land of East Africa is fruitful and successful. We also clear all doubt of our clients in our Tanzania Safari Faq's page where most important Tanzania safari queries are discussed. If you still have any doubts, you can contact our travel safari experts for the same.

So don't wait longer and start planning with us your safari trip today!

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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).

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