All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
Drinking water on all days
For Mountain climbing tours:
International flights (from/to home)
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
Tips (tipping guideline US$5.00 pp per day)
Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
For Mountain climbing tours:
How to get into Tanzania
Several major airlines fly into Tanzania- KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines), Condor Airlines and Ethiopian Airways fly into lands at Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA/JRO) and Dar es salaam International Airport (DIA) daily. British Airways and Swiss Airlines lands at DIA at least twice a week.
Other airlines operating flights to Tanzania are South African Airlines (SAA), Emirates, YEMENAIR, Oman Air, Qatar Airways, and Kenya Airways.
An onward ticket and sufficient funds are required when entering Tanzania.
Visas are required for all visitors except citizens of the Commonwealth, Scandinavian countries and the Republic of Ireland.
Visas are easy to obtain at any Tanzanian embassy abroad, the Visa fee is dependent on the type of passport held.
A visitor’s pass which can be obtained free from any Tanzanian diplomatic mission or point of entry is required for all travelers. It is advisable to get one before you leave home.
A yellow fever vaccination certificate is essential if arriving from yellow fever infected areas and anti-malaria tablets are also recommended.
Travelers are advised to take their prescribed drugs a few days prior to arrival, during their stay, and for a short period after returning.
It is also necessary to boil or sterilize all local drinking water and milk and cook or peel vegetables.
Private health insurance is recommended.
You get what you pay for
Beware of the ‘dodgy’ tour operators who advertise unbelievably cheap prices as you may be disappointed by sub-standard services, poor accommodation and inadequate tour vehicles. Accept the standard prices and research different companies to find a reputable tour operator.
Bargain, bargain , bargain
When shopping in streets bazaars, travelers should always bargain. However some prices e.g in restaurants are fixed and you could be mistaken for a miser if you start haggling.
What to wear
It never gets really cold in Tanzania so light weight clothing is the norm. On safari avoid brightly coloured clothes they may alarm the animals. Browns, beiges and
khaki are preferred. Short sleeve shirts/blouses and shorts are deal, but pack a sweater: it can be chilly in the early morning and in the Evening.
Wear a hat to avoid sunstroke and don’t forget a swimsuit. Shoes should be sensible – walking through the bush is not like strolling through Hyde park and for climbing Kilimanjaro or Mount Meru take thermal underwear, a rain jacket. good Socks and sturdy boots. Short for women are acceptable but not too short. Women should carry a wrap to cover their legs in towns or villages as revealing clothes can cause offence, especially in Zanzibar and other Muslim areas. On the beach, and within the confines of beach hotels, normal swimmer is acceptable but nudity certainly is no
What to take
Don’t forget the camera, camcorder and binoculars and take a torch for finding your way around your camp at night. Stock up with replacement batteries for all these goods. Take sunglasses, hat, sun lotion, lip balm and some insect repellant. It is better not to get stung even if you are taking ant- malaria tablets. It’s best to take any medicines required for the duration of the visit. A spare pair of glasses or contact lenses is also a good idea. Take plenty of films; it is difficult to obtain outside the main centres, while traveler’s cheques can be exchanged in cities and towns. Banking facilities in remote areas are restricted, so take plenty of cash
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