Hotsun Safari Company Ltd

+255 756 264 650
P.O. Box 7719, NSSF Complex 2nd Floor, Moshi, Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania
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Safari FAQs

What official documents do I need to travel to Tanzania?

You will require a passport valid for at least six months after your date of entry. If you are arriving from a country in which Yellow Fever is endemic (such as Kenya), you will require an immunization certificate or health card.

Citizens of the UK, the US, Canada, Australia, and most countries in the EU, need a tourist visa to enter Tanzania. Application details and forms can be found on Tanzanian Embassy web sites.

How safe is it to travel in Tanzania?

Tanzania is a safe country to travel in. Tanzanians are warm-hearted and generous people and are eager to help and assist visitors. As in all countries, a little common sense goes a long way and reasonable precautions should still be taken, such as locking valuables in the hotel safe, do not carry a lot of camera equipment especially in the major cities, do not wear too much jewellery, do not carry large amounts of cash on your person etc.

Guides will monitor your safety in cities and in the game areas. From time to time generalized travel statements are issued concerning travel conditions in the area. For current Department of State announcements and Consular information see http://travel.state.gov/.

How safe is the water and food in Tanzania?

It is best to drink bottled water when traveling through Tanzania – numerous brands are widely available and served in all restaurants and lodges. Steer clear of ice, raw vegetables, and salads when eating at street restaurants. High-end lodges and restaurants will clean their produce in antiseptic solution, but to be on the safe side, fruit and vegetables should always be washed and peeled. Try to avoid eating in empty restaurants – the food may have been sitting out for some time – and order your meat well done. On the coast, seafood and fish are usually fresh, but make sure everything is well-cooked.

Typical food in Tanzania?

The food served in the safari camps/lodges varies, but is tasty and delicious. Gourmet cooks bake fresh breads, and produce soups, salads, and entrees that could easily grace tables at the top restaurants around the world. Meals are international in flavour with soups, salads, cold meats, pasta dishes, meat and fish dishes, and breads. Your day normally starts with tea and biscuits before your morning activity.

Returning to your lodge or camp late morning, brunch is enjoyed – cereals, fruit, bacon, eggs, sausage, and toast. Buffet lunches are typical with a warm dish such as stew served with salads, quiches and cold meats. Dinner consists of an appetizer followed by meat, fish and pasta dishes served with assorted vegetables and sauces. Dinner is followed by coffee/ tea, cheeses, and stunning desserts.

In Tanzania’s towns and villages, the food is usually simpler. Plain grilled meat, nyama choma, is very popular, and often served with sauce, rice, chips, or ugali (cornmeal). Indian cuisine is also wide spread. The locally brewed beer is good, including Serengeti, Safari, Kilimanjaro, mbege (homebrew from the Chagga people) and banana beer; imported beers (e.g. Tusker from Kenya) and wine are also excellent.

What is the Tanzania currency?

The official unit of currency is the Tanzanian shilling (TZS), divided into 100 cents. Notes are issued as TSh10,000; 5000; 1000; 500; 200 and 100. Coins are issued as TSh100; 50; 20; 10, 5 and 1.

The tourism industry prices everything in US Dollars and they are the preferred unit of currency. Major currencies can be exchanged in the larger towns. Foreign exchange bureaux in the main towns usually offer a better rate on traveller’s cheques than do the banks. ATMs are available in major cities only. Major lodges, some hotels and travel agents in urban areas accept credit cards, but these should not be relied on and can incur a 10% surcharge.

What is the best time to visit Tanzania?

We can genuinely say that you can have an incredible Tanzania Safari Tours at any time of year – truly!

We have numerous upbeat customers going with us amid the “long rains” of April and May, and the “short rains” of November. Try not to be put off voyaging at that point. It surely does not rain each day, frequently the precipitation is around evening time, and you can at present observe some stunning natural life. Additionally, housing are less expensive, lodges are less full, and there are less different autos in the national parks.

It can get somewhat troublesome in the event that you need to make a trip to extremely remote regions amid blustery season, anyway the streets between Arusha, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro and Serengeti are great and all around kept up, and still particularly tolerable notwithstanding amid the downpours.

Whatever is left of the year is commonly dry, however June can likewise be somewhat wet.

When is the Great Wildebeest Migration?

The Great Migration, in Tanzania and Kenya, would one say one is of nature’s most noteworthy occasions, however how would you know where and when to go to really observe it?

The immense Serengeti fields and the slopes of Kenya’s Masai Mara are the setting for the world’s most prominent untamed life exhibition, the 1.5 million creature ungulate (wildebeest) relocation. Over 1.4 million wildebeest and 200,000 zebra and gazelle, constantly followed by Africa’s extraordinary predators, move in a clockwise style more than 1,800 miles every year looking for greener grass.

Once the ‘short downpours’ fall in November and December (some of the time as ahead of schedule as October) the relocation moves from Kenya’s Maasai Mara down through the eastern side of Tanzania’s Serengeti into its sweet and prolific southern-grass fields. Here, the wildebeest and different ungulates settle among January and April. In April and May the ‘long’ downpours set in and the relocation begins moving from the exhausted southern fields north to the long grass fields in the western passage. Extensive stream intersections on the Grumeti and Mara Rivers happen as the relocation heads once again into Kenya’s Maasai Mara – the season dries out and crisp touching and water can be found in the far north. The Masaai Mara is more often than not taking care of business in August, September and October.

What can I expect on a safari day?

This is your safari trip, your experience! You choose how you need to invest your energy in this excursion. In the event that you might want to spend an entire day on safari, you are certainly invited to do as such. Safari Infinity does not confine your mileage, fuel or how much time you need to be on safari. While some days you may choose set out by dawn, different days you can have a slower paced breakfast before begin your everyday investigation. Just take a seat with your manual for plan your day and dinners the prior night. Your guide will have a lot of proposals, obviously the choice is yours.

Who will be with us on Safari?

It is compulsory that you take adequate travel insurance. There are many companies that provide full travel insurance packages. It is better to purchase your policy locally as this will cover you for repatriation back to your home country. Please contact your broker or your travel agent for details. We cannot be held liable for any losses or damages incurred during your Tanzania holiday.

Do I need travel insurance?

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