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Tanzania Safari FAQs

Tanzania Safari FAQs

Tanzania Safari FAQs

A. When is the best time to visit Tanzania?

The best time to visit Tanzania is during the dry season, between July and October, as the bush is less dense than in the rainy season, making game viewings much easier. This also coincides with the wildebeest migration river crossings, which is a spectacular sight. That being said, Tanzania offers amazing sights all year round, with the wildebeest calving happening between January and February. March and April are the peak of the wet season, making game viewing more difficult.

B. How hard is it to climb Kilimanjaro?

Hiking Mount Kilimanjaro is not difficult in its technicality. Supported by guides, you won’t carry more than a day pack and a supply of drinking water. The challenge of summiting the world’s tallest, freestanding volcano are the rigors of altitude. Your fitness level, time spent acclimating and choice of route will directly affect your odds of summiting. However, it’s impossible to know how your body will react to altitude until you’ve got (hiking) boots on the ground.

C. Is Tanzania a family-friendly safari destination?

Yes! Abundant wildlife and the Big Five will enthrall your children, bringing the story books and movies they know and love to life. That said, Tanzania safaris often involve being out on extended game drives and camps don’t always have swimming pools or a ton of other activities, which is why we tend to recommend the country for kids ages six and older. If you want to go on safari with your littles under five (it’s totally possible!), connect with an Meet Africa Safari family specialist who has taken their toddler out on safari for first-hand account.

D. Is there a malaria risk in Tanzania?

Yes, malaria is present in Tanzania. When traveling to areas lower than 5,905 feet (1,800 meters) above sea level, the CDC recommends taking anti-malarial medication.

E. Which airport should I fly into?

In Arusha, Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) is the main gateway to Tanzania’s popular Northern Circuit safari destinations, including Mount Kilimanjaro, Serengeti National Park, and the Ngorongoro Crater. At the coast, you’ll find Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) serving Dar es Salaam—Tanzania’s busiest international airport. Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ) is located in Zanzibar, connecting the archipelago both domestically and internationally.

F. Should I visit Tanzania or Kenya? (Or both?)

Kenya and Tanzania are equally wonderful places to experience a classic, East African safari. In brief, Kenya scores points for accessibility, thanks to better infrastructure and a longer history of tourism. Its Maasai and Samburu cultural connections are also a visitor highlight. Tanzania can be more expensive, and its destinations can be quite remote (not necessarily a bad thing!), meaning getting around can take a bit longer. For those who have the time, Tanzania and Kenya are easily combined on a single itinerary via direct flights connecting the Serengeti with the Maasai Mara.

G. What is a mobile safari camp?

Mobile camps are lightweight, temporary safari camps that change locations (pre-selected) one or more times each year to “follow” the Great Migration. Since herd movements are unpredictable and weather-dependent, mobile camps aim to place guests closer to the front row of the action. Mobile camps are designed to be nimble, so you won’t always find amenities like swimming pools, star beds, dedicated spa facilities or bathtubs, and running water. However, this is not to say you’ll be roughing it.

H. What to do in Tanzania besides a safari?

Holidays in Tanzania don’t have to be all about safari; the country has lots more to offer (although the wildlife is a genuine highlight). Tanzania has a rich history to discover, delicious local cuisine to taste, beautiful beaches to roam and mountains to climb.

For those with a more adventurous appetite, Mount Kilimanjaro beckons. We offer detailed information on climbing Kilimanjaro, as well as a world-class team to get you to the top safely and with a high success rate.

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I. How many days are good for a safari in Tanzania?

Our Tanzania safari experiences are tailored to your preferences, so you can choose as many days and nights as you wish, but we would recommend at least five nights to have enough adventures to last a lifetime.

J. Where to stay in Tanzania while on safari?

We have a wide range of accommodation throughout Tanzania, whether you want a luxury lodge in Serengeti National Park or a riverside tented camp in Ruaha National Park. all of our camps and lodges are designed with your complete satisfaction in mind, so choose an area you would like to visit to find out about the camps available.

Tanzania Travel Guide

Tanzania is a diverse country in East Africa known for its stunning landscapes, wildlife, and cultural heritage, offering attractions such as Serengeti, Mount Kilimanjaro, and the beautiful Zanzibar beach.

Usually from March to May, or even the short dry season from the end
Embark on an unforgettable Tanzania wildlife safari, where every moment is a breathtaking adventure.
The best time to visit Tanzania is during the dry season, between July and October, as the bush
Tanzanian food is a true reflection of its diverse people, blending a rich tapestry of traditions
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Milouda El Kaddouri

Fredy is just amazing!

“This is absolute and top league for me! Anyone who cares for their customers like Fredy does has gotten for victory. The food is first class, whether in the lodges or under a tree in the great outdoors, where lions and zebras and wildebeest share their homeland. Important to mention is the exceptional multiple for a purely plant-based diet. “
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Serina Kaye

Freddie was a wonderful guide

“Freddie was a wonderful guide - hospitable, calm, hard working, trustworthy. He went out of his way each day we spent on safari - ensuring we saw everything, keeping us safe. :) He even brought us to his home town to show us around. Freddie works hard to build real connections with his clientele. 5 stars. :)“
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Charlotte P

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“We were enchanted by the staff at the camps where we stayed. Their infectious enthusiasm shone brightly every time we were in their company, BUT our guide - Fredy Kissay - brilliantly framed our entire trip. Fredy has a wealth of knowledge of all species in the parks and was extremely patient finding animals we came to see. “
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“I have guided international guests throughout Southern and East Africa and have trained guides and game scouts in these areas too. When I am in Tanzania I choose to work with Fredy Kissay of Meet Africa Safari because I recognise that he is an extremely knowledgeable talented guide with a sensitivity to his guests needs. He also has a wealth of experience and local knowledge.“
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Katharina Gräfen

Thank you soooo much!

“From us a more than one hundred percent recommendation for Meet Africa Safari and Freddy! We were out with him for 2 weeks and every day was so special! We have grown so fond of Freddy. He gave us an incredible amount of knowledge about this wonderful country and its wildlife. He is always super attentive, mindful, in a good mood and positive.“

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