Information about the country


Is tanzania safe to travel?

YES! And not only because we prioritize your safety while you travel with us, we also can assure you, that Tanzania is among the safest countries in the African continent. It is a peaceful country, and its citizens are friendly towards the tourists.
It has been a popular destination for tourists seeking diverse landscapes, wildlife, and cultural experiences.
Tanzania has a history of political stability, which is a key factor contributing to its overall safety.

Tanzania is expensive. Why?

Note that costs can vary depending on the specific location within Tanzania and the type of experience you are seeking. While some aspects of travel may be more expensive, there are also opportunities to find more budget-friendly options, especially if you are willing to explore beyond the most popular tourist destinations and if you want to do it in a group. Group safaris are always cheaper than solo trips. Yet many may still find it too expensive. The reasons for the costly traveling are:

*Park fees & government taxes: entrance to the National Parks is costly in Tanzania, not only to keep the number of tourists balanced in the peak season, but also some part goes directly towards wildlife conservation; year after year, park fees increase, and if you stay a night inside the park, this implies additional fees. We usually suggest our guests stay several nights in the park for a better quality experience.

*Remoteness of the places: each group has its private jeep. Most of the areas have non-tarmac roads - dusty in the dry season and washed out in the rainy season, although the government tries to keep the roads in good condition, it takes an increasingly high amount of fuel to navigate between the parks and camp, in addition to this – the car must be always maintained to avoid any issues on the road. All of this contributes to the high cost of the tours.

*Driver guides & local guides: the role of the guides cannot be underestimated. They are the people who directly influence the quality of your safari or cultural experience. Good knowledgeable drive guides keep you safe during your safari and good expert local guides provide you the invaluable insights into the communities that you visit. Guiding is hard work, and to motivate the guide to perform at their best, we prefer to not cut their salaries.

*Accommodations: the choice of accommodation immensely influences the cost of the tour. Remember, all camps have to bring their facilities, fresh food, staff into the remote – all of this contributes to the high cost.

What should I wear?

*Cultural Note:
It’s best to wear comfortable clothing during your safari. There is no reward for ‘most fashionable!’. As tourists, we aim to respect the culture of the country we are in. Numbers are an estimate, but over half the population of Tanzania is Muslim. While people living in cities are more liberal about their clothing, it is respectful to follow the general rule of wearing clothes that do not expose too much skin.
Recommendations for women: When in the city of Dar es Salaam and Arusha wear clothes that do not expose your thighs or torso. This means avoiding shorts and skirts cut above the knee. It also means wearing tops that do not expose your shoulders, cleavage, or belly.

*What to wear for a safari drive:
When out on safari, you want to avoid wearing colors that do not occur naturally in nature. Bright white, black, blue, red, and other bright colors attract the attention of the animals and you might easily spook them if you are in close range. Khaki, browns, greens, and muted colors are best. Prepare for the dusty off-road driving, and try to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty!

What is the weather in tanzania?

Tanzania has diverse climatic zones due to its varied geography, which includes coastal areas, mountains, and plateaus. Generally, the country experiences a tropical climate, but the specific weather conditions can vary by region:

*Coastal Areas (e.g., Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, Pemba):
Rainy Season - long rains typically occur from March to May, and short rains from October to December.
Dry Season - the main dry season is from June to September.

*Northern Safari Circuit (e.g., Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire Park):
Rainy Season - similar to the coast, with long rains from March to May and short rains from October to December.
Dry Season - the main dry season is from June to September.

*Central Plateau (e.g., Ruaha & Selous National Parks):
Rainy Season - long rains from December to May.
Dry Season - the drier period is from June to October.

Western Tanzania (e.g., Kigoma, Lake Tanganyika, Katavi, Gombe, and Mahale National Parks):
Rainy Season - similar to the rest of the country, with long rains from March to May and short rains from October to December.
Dry Season - the main dry season is from June to September.

It's recommended to check local weather forecasts closer to your travel date and for the specific region you plan to visit.