FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Below is a short list of a few questions we get asked the most by our clients. This list is far from being exhaustive. But, we hope they give most of the answers you need. Note that you are still free to contact us directly.

Documentation

A valid passport is required for entry into Tanzania. Please ensure your passport is valid for at least six months after the end of your planned trip. Please check with your departure country for visa requirements. Visas can be obtained at all points entry and embassies.

Vaccinations

It is recommended that you make sure all your routine vaccinations are up to date. Hepatitis A B and typhoid vaccinations are also recommended. Malaria prevention is recommended if you plan to visit areas of Tanzania below 1800m above sea level, for example, Rubondo island national park in western Tanzania.

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Hard case and wheeled luggage are not recommended for your safari. We recommend a soft weighing a maximum of 10 -15kg per person; a reasonable amount of photographic equipment is also allowed. Currency: In Tanzania, the currency is Tanzanian shilling TZS. Visa and Mastercards are widely accepted but American Express is not. US dollars printed after 2000 are also welcome.

Insurance

It is strongly advised that you take out fully comprehensive insurance including medical, injury, delays, loss and damage of property and death. Africa Diurnal Safaris & Tours will not be held responsible for any such claims. Please note: tickets of medical evacuation insurance are available on request.

Liabilities

All persons carried in the company vehicle are governed by the respective laws of the land and all claims are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of Tanzania.

Climate

The temperature rarely falls below 200/68 F except in the highlands. Heavy rainfall in March-May and then again in November and December.

Electricity / Voltage

In Tanzania, the voltage is 220-240 volts (North American voltage is 110-120 volts so an adapter is needed for North American Devices).

Safari wear and accessories

The recommendation includes lightweight cotton trousers and shirts, cotton bush jacket/fleece, safari boots, hats, t-shirts, scarf, tissues, wipes, hand sanitizer, sunscreen, flashlight, travel alarm clock and sunglasses.

Mountain wear and Accessories

Recommendations include anorak, fleece, pants, short and long sleeves t-shirt , gloves, thermal underwear, hat, balaclava/woolen hat, walking boots, woolen socks, gaiters, crampons, sunglasses, snow goggles, thermal water bottle, headlamp, walking pole, toiletries , chronograph wristwatch, sunscreen, lip salve, swiss army knife, hand towel, fur-season, sleeping bag pack, first aid kit and backpack cover.

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