Can I get a visa in Tanzania?
Yes, you can get a visa at major airports and at border crossings, but try to get one ahead of time to make your entry into the country as easy as possible.
Do you customize a tour?
Yes, just let us know what’s in your mind and we will put all together for you!
Can we leave excess luggage behind while on safari or Kilimanjaro?
Extra luggage can be stored in a locked storage room at your Moshi hotel at no charge. Valuables should be left in a safe deposit box at your hotel in Moshi ($1/day).
Will I have a chance to interact with the local people of Tanzania?
Feel free to interact with your safari guide and Kilimanjaro guides and porters! There are other unique ways to meet local people.
- Visit the outdoor markets in Moshi and Arusha
- Donate or volunteer to local school, orphanage, or non-profit in Tanzania.
- Visit a Maasai village
- Visit the Bushman tribe at Lake Eyasi
I am a solo (single) traveler, how can I join your tour?
We can add solo travelers to a group, or we can arrange a private trip for you.
Do you accommodate people with dietary restrictions?
Vegetarian and other special diets can be accommodated. Please let us know ahead of time. Protein options may be minimal on a vegetarian diet, so you may want to bring protein supplements.
How soon do I have to book your tour?
We recommend booking your trip as soon as possible. Lodges and tented camps on safari are booked quickly, so we need to reserve those before they fill up. However, sometimes we do have space last minute as well.
What immunizations / shots are required?
Talk to your doctor about:
- Yellow fever
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
- Meningococcal Meningitis (Africa/Asia)
How much money do I need?
Budget a minimum of $200/person for tips for Kilimanjaro, $25-30/day for expenses and tips on safari, and $20/day for other expenses in Moshi.
Do your Tanzania trips include any transfer for those arriving in Nairobi, Kenya?
No, but we can schedule transfer from Nairobi either by land or air for an additional charge.
What is there to do in Moshi? Is it safe to walk around on my own?
It is safe to walk around the main area of town during the day with valuables well hidden, but it not advised to be walk around at night for your own safety.
Can I get to Zanzibar after my safari/trek? Can you arrange that?
We can book your flights to Zanzibar from Kilimanjaro and your Zanzibar hotels.
What is the migration?
The migration in East Africa is world-renowned. Millions of wildebeests participate in the migration through Tanzania and Kenya. Hundreds of thousands of zebra join them. Although lions and other carnivores do not migrate with the grazing animals, they feast on them when their paths cross.
When is the best time to see the migration?
The best time to see the migration in Tanzania is often January-March and June-August. In the Kenya, it is often best September-October. These are also the most popular times to go, so you will need to book well in advance. You will see an abundance of wildlife all year round.
What's the food like on the safari?
Lodges and tented camps serve breakfast and dinner, typically buffet-style. Lunches are often a box lunch eaten while on your game drive.
What type of vehicles do you provide?
We use 4 or 7 passenger, 4-wheel-drive Land Cruisers, all with viewing roofs for the safaris.
Are the guides on safari certified?
They are licensed, trained, friendly, and have years of experience!
Can we buy extra bottles of water along the safari?
You can buy any drinks along your way to the safari. There will be mini-markets in town.