Safety After Arrival. We embrace the spirit of togetherness to all our Clients after arrival. We will assign the best Guides to every group as the respective team leader. Clients are strictly advised to liaise with our guides as their key focal persons. The CEO/MD of the Company will remain an overseer of everything going on hence we advise Clients to feel free contacting him via direct mobile / WhatsApp number +255764600426 or email firstname.lastname@example.org in case of urgency/emergency. Strongly, we do not allow our Clients to do the following:
- Walk on their own without being accompanied by our designated Guide as their team leader for security purposes.
- Carry and work with bulk cash. We alternatively provide a safe keeping room to our Clients to register their cash for security purpose and must be known first by the company Finance Manager or MD for security reason
- Carry too much of valuables and walk with them without registering them to the office for safe keeping
Travel Documents and Health. All our Clients from abroad will be required to carry valid passport with an entry or re-entry Tourist Visa during arrival which can be obtained from either at the entry point or from any Tanzania Diplomatic Mission or Consulate office at their respective Country.
However, Visitors coming from within the united republic of Tanzania will not be required to carry a Passport as will be represented by their National ID. This will equally apply the same to Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificates for them. Visitors traveling from the Yellow Fever Country must produce certificates to gain the entry. Visitors are advised to take anti-malaria tablets and make use of mosquito nets and insect sprays where provided. However, Comprehensive travel and medical insurance is recommended before travel.
For medical emergency we use AMREF Flying Doctors for medical evacuation to Nairobi Hospitals in Kenya. Since we are member of AMREF. our Clients medical cover will be assured at a very minimal Travel Insurance cost.
Airports Destination. Visitors coming to Tanzania may opt to choose landing in either of the three airport destinations within the United Republic of Tanzania which includes Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), Zanzibar International Airport and Julius Nyerere International Airport (DIA) in Dar es Salaam. However, we are not restricting our Clients to choose landing in Tanzania alone, they may opt to land in Kenya as well at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). It’s our responsibility to arrange for airport transfer as agreed at the time of making booking and travel plan, and this will be incorporated in the Itinerary. For the purpose of cost effectiveness to our Clients and visitors, we advise them to choose JRO as their usual best destination point for pick up..
Language. The national mother language for Tanzanians is Swahili language which is widely spoken across people everywhere. However, English language is taken on board as international business language that alternatively many people speaks everywhere as well. We have hired Guides, drivers and other staff with ability and fluency in multi-languages skills including English, France, Chinese, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese and many more others just to mention a few
Tanzania Currency Against Forex. Tanzania defines it currency as Tanzanian Shillings which is alternatively represented by an abbreviation (T.Shs. or TZS). For security reasons, we don’t advise our Clients to bring with them bigger amount of foreign currency in Cash as they can alternatively access their Cash by using our local ATMs via their Electronic Cards (Debit or Credit) to transact locally. However, cash foreign currency (e.g USD, GBP or EURO) can be converted easily into TZS cash through Commercial Banks or Authorized Forex Dealers available from the entry point to the city streets as will be advised by our Guides. We discourage our Clients to carry Travelers Checks (TC) as they are no longer in use in our Country place.
Time Zone and Electricity Voltage. Tanzania is in East Africa Time Zone (EAT), normally the Standard Time is 3 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+3). There are no Daylight-Saving Time Clock changes. However, the Country has 220-volt electricity, meaning unless your computer or appliance is dual voltage or designed for 220 volts, you will need a converter or transformer. The cycles (Hz) are 50 per second. However due to power failures we recommend you bring universal adapter and flashlight or headlight. For US appliances you will need a voltage converter and plug adapter and as well as Power Bank devises that will also help in most lodges and camps while on Safari.
Photography. Please remember to friendly ask permission before taking a photograph with indigenous people. Their consents are vital and important.
Government Trophies. All our Visitors should be clearly notified that carrying wildlife products and parts (government trophies) without proper permit from Government of Tanzania Wildlife Division is completely illegal. Those who wish to do that must follow the proper regulation channel on how to import or export on a compliance bases as required by the Law of the United Republic of Tanzania.
However, we completely restrict our visitors to bring those trophies from other countries while on their way to Tanzania for Safaris and holidays. Any act of this nature would be considered as gross breach of regulation and policies of the Country hence we will not be liable for such misconduct that might be assumed by any ignorance of the law but rather would be treated as crime.
The Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Drones. The Corporate Communication Department of the Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) issued a Press Release on 6th November 2014 titled PROHIBITION OF THE USE OF DRONES AND UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES aiming to remind the general public that; the use of Drones or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) of any size for photo taking, filming and any other purpose is not allowed in the National Parks and Game Reserves for security reasons.
The Press insisted, if need be, the use of these technologies will only be allowed under after special consideration. Permits will be issued by only the Director General of Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA). In this regard, all tour operators were asked to notify all their clients and assist in the compliance of the said public notice. The same applies to all visitors intending to do filming in the parks.
Therefore, the General Public is expected to adhere to this notice for the betterment of the conservation sector, the same to our lovely CLIENTS and VISITORS.
Luggage, Climate and Clothing. Average is always preferred to extreme. Henceforth to avoid unnecessarily inconveniences in-terms of spacing, we recommend to all our clients to consider travel with light bags and suitcases. Our Safari Vehicles and even sometime the local aircraft provide limited space for luggage and might not be take on board
Tanzania is blessed with different seasons and weather changes throughout the year. So, your March safari clothing for instance might not work so well in November. Between March to June is a cold season, with lots of rain, so warm clothing is good. Both thick and light weight jackets will come in handy, a few sweaters, gloves and socks should all make it to your suitcase. The Coast area is quite hot so plan on wearing tee shirts, shorts, swimsuits and cargo pants. We recommend that you select lightweight and preferably neutral colored materials. Sometimes between October and February the temperature rises to 30 degrees. This calls for hot weather safari clothing. Visitors in Zanzibar are expected to dress modestly – avoid swim suits, miniskirts and other revealing clothing outside hotels, beaches and resorts.
It’s always quite easy to have your safari arranged by a travel agent, but there is this one that disturbs most safari tourists. What to pack, how many clothes are needed on a safari? What shoes should they wear or pack? The answer is quite simple! It’s not so hard to find the right safari clothes. The first consideration is that u need to pack about 20kgs of luggage. Basically, you need 3 short sleeved safari shirts and 3 long sleeved ones. You need 2 shorts and 3 trousers to consider the fact that, generally the Climate is tropical in nature and visitors are strongly advised to carry some insect repellents.