Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Most people aren’t even aware of where Tanzania in World Map is! Tanzania is an East-African country and is bordered by the Indian Ocean, Kenya, and Uganda to the north, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Burundi to the east, and Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique to the south. To get a better picture of the country’s location views the Tanzania Map. We are often asked as part of Tanzania Safari FAQs about which airport to fly to reach Tanzania. To get to Tanzania however you need to reach the main airport of Tanzania which is Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) located 13km southwest of Dar es Salaam at the coastal side or Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) -Tanzania’s second international airport – serves the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire and Lake Manyara. You need to transfer to nearby Arusha Airport for charter flights to these safari destinations

Situated in the eastern part of the African continent, bordering on the Indian Ocean, Tanzania enjoys mostly warm weather all year round. The climate varies considerably in this large country, but a tropical wet and dry climate, or tropical savanna climate, predominates. The eastern portion of Tanzania has more periods of rainfall and droughts, while Central Tanzania is predominantly very dry. The main rainy season, or ‘long rains’ in Tanzania lasts from April until the end of May. This is the time when everything turns vibrant green – a great time to see wildlife! Then, between June and September, it is drier and cooler in Tanzania. The beginning of October marks the start of the period of ‘short rains’ during the daytime, with warm summer temperatures. As your tour will take you to various altitudes, ranging from mountainous regions to lower coastal areas, temperatures will differ. In view of the different seasons and the fact that it can get a little chilly at night, it is advisable to pack clothes that you can layer easily.


Your passport must be valid for at least six months on the day you depart from your home country. In addition, your passport must contain at least four blank visa pages, that is two sets of two opposing blank visa pages.


It is possible to obtain a tourist visa upon arrival at the airports of Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar, but you also have the opportunity to apply for a an eVisa prior to your trip. It is important to know that you have to pay for the visa in USD dollars and that they only take cash payments upon arrival.

The local currency is the Tanzania Shilling (TZS). In hotels and restaurants, bills can normally be paid in USD, but in local shops and markets, you will need TZS which is available at most banks and bureaus in major towns. ATMs are available in Dar es Salaam and Arusha, and most major towns, but once you are out on safari (in the bush), you will not have access to either banks or ATMs, so exchange sufficient funds beforehand. Credit cards are normally accepted in the bigger hotels and restaurants, but in the smaller lodges or hotels, there is often no access.

Tanzania offers the best and most consistent wildlife viewing opportunities year-round. The dry season (Juni to October) is generally considered the best time overall for game viewing. However, even the shoulder season in Tanzania (November to March) has an amazing amount to offer in terms of wildlife viewing. April and May are probably the least optimal months to go since many camps close during the long rains. However, there are still enough places open for us to put together an amazing itinerary for you if those months are your only option. And, since it is the low season, you will enjoy the benefits of a less crowded and less expensive journey!

There are numerous Tanzania National Park such as Serengeti, Tarangire, Ngorongoro, and many more. The best safaris are those which combine all kinds of safari adventures such as enjoying at various Tanzania Beaches, exploring Tanzania Culture, hiking the tallest peaks of Africa, and taking pleasure in solo Safari Tanzania. If you have enough amount of time we suggest you combine a safari or two and all the activities mentioned above to have a fantastic time in Africa. Go on Zanzibar Beach Holidays; explore the Tanzania Border Countries! We have a lot ideas to cover you! 

A Tanzania Safari can be done in 10 days or 2 days as well depending on the time you have to spend and the locations you wish to visit on your Safari. The more time you spend on the safari the better experience you are going to have. With diversified Tanzania Demographics that hosts a mix of folklore and traditions, there are numerous opportunities to explore in the country. So take your time and select longer itineraries and Tanzania Safari Packages to have enjoyed your safari to the fullest.

Many travelers constantly worry about their Tanzania Travel Safety but there is nothing to worry about. With our guided tours and Tanzania Travel Advice you will be enjoying the safest and the most secure safari in the country. However, we advise you to not carry expensive belongings, such as laptops, important travel documents, cash, or other electronic items, and keep them safe at your stays and accommodations. Apart from this we also suggest you not walk alone in unknown areas especially during the dark in Tanzania. It is suggested to always accompany your safari guides with you wherever you wish to go to the towns and cities in Tanzania.

Tanzania is a country where you can time travel and get lost in the transcendental form of nature and wildlife that the country has to offer. There is a huge diversity of Tanzania Population and Tanzania Religion with the more dominating being Islam and its culture. What you will be surprised with is the amazing Tanzania Safari Facts and insights about the Tanzania Time of the past when the country witness colonial rule and anarchy. You must have come across numerous Tanzania Safari Videos that give you a clear insight into how the country is and its beauty. It is worth visiting Tanzania and understanding its traditions and culture. All you need is a visa and a backpack. To know more about Tanzania Visa FAQ contact our travel experts today!

It is very important to set an appointment with a travel doctor in your home country before you come to Tanzania.


The following vaccinations are recommended for travelers going to Tanzania: Hepatitis A and a combined tetanus, diphtheria and inactivated polio vaccine (Td/IPV). Proof of Yellow Fever vaccination is only required if you are traveling to Tanzania from countries that have Yellow Fever Endemic or if you transit in Yellow Fever Endemic Areas for more than 12 hours.


Check the WHO of Tanzania:


United Republic of Tanzania | WHO | Regional Office for Africa


If you use prescription medication or if you suffer from a medical condition that requires special consideration, it is best to consult your physician and inform the aircraft company before flying. You may require a medication passport to show authorities abroad and flight attendants that you need certain medication. In the event that you lose your medication or require additional supplies abroad, the medication passport will allow you to refill your prescription. In addition, you will usually need a doctor’s certificate in the form of a medical certificate written or translated into English. The same may apply to traveling with medical equipment. Enquiring about these things may take weeks, so it is best to start well in advance.

There is no vaccine available against malaria. We recommend the use of anti-malarial medication, but again, it is best to take this up with a travel medical specialist. Malaria is an infectious disease that is caused by a parasite. You get it from the bite of a mosquito that carries the parasite. These parasites multiply first in the liver cells and then in the red cells of the blood. The symptoms include shaking chills, followed by fever, usually preceded by flu-like illness. To protect yourself against mosquito bites, you can spray yourself with insect repellent containing DEET, and make sure to cover your body properly if you are outside after sunset.

Travel insurance is the traveler’s own responsibility. We recommend that you take out travel insurance in your home country that will cover, for instance, loss, damage or theft of luggage, money and other valuables, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, etc. Consider also any additional cover you may need, such as for extreme, specialist or high-risk sports (scuba diving, canoeing, mountain biking, etc.). Mountain climbing requires a separate mountaineering insurance policy. AFRIMINE TOURS accepts no liability in connection with any such activities.

All necessary documents: passport, itinerary, travel insurance, vaccine certificate and others that might apply.

Any medication and pharmaceuticals you might need: This should include medication for possible common situations like headaches or diarrhea.

Sunblock, sunglasses, hat, lip balm and moisturizer.

Your camera: we recommend bringing a wide lens (about 17-55mm) for those scenery pictures, and a telephoto lens (in the 200-400mm range or more) to catch animals at a distance.

Binoculars: We do provide a pair of top notch binoculars in the vehicle but feel free to bring your own which you may be more used to.

Clothes: Comfortable and casual clothing, with khaki, beige or green colors. You should pack t-shirts, shirts with long sleeves, long pants, a sweater and a jacket (for the cold mornings), swimwear (if the accommodations you selected have a pool or if you do a beach extension) and comfortable hiking shoes. Remember: a same-day laundry service is usually available in most safari camps and lodges. This means you DO NOT need a change of clothes for each day you are on safari.

Casual, comfortable clothing is suitable throughout the year when on safari. Whilst you may elect to start a completely new safari ‘wardrobe’ it is really not necessary! Apart from selecting reasonably neutral or ‘non-bright’ colored clothing, safari-wear is generally casual and practical. Be sure you take clothes that you feel comfortable in – especially when it comes to your walking/hiking boots. The newer quick-drying fabrics, shirts with ventilation and trousers that convert into shorts are all worth considering.


Insect repellent (30% Deet)

Sense of humor, patience, and common sense 

Hopefully, these tips will help you to figure out what you need to pack for your safari. If you need more information or want to go ahead and embark on a safari adventure, contact us. We’ll be happy to help you decide on the best safari options. 

No, you do not need to arrange for your transfer on arrival at the airport as our driver will be ready to host you at the airport. Apart from this, you will be provided with an experienced Tanzania Safari Guide you will provide you with the best information about Tanzania and about the wildlife in the country. Other domestic transfers will also be arranged for you to and from the national parks to your accommodations and stays.

While on your Tanzania Safari Tours there can be 6 people on a safari vehicle.The safari Vehicles provided by AFRIMINE TOURS come with landcruisers where you can view the wildlife and scenery. There are 8 seats in the vehicle with space for game viewing and photography. Every vehicle has a rooftop and sliding windows for better wildlife views.

In honor of their religious beliefs and culture, Tanzanian people always dress modestly. In the privacy of your accommodations or at the beach, you do not need to concern yourself with any dress code, but if you mix with the local population, it is appropriate to wear clothes that cover the body, especially shoulders and legs. This is a simple courtesy that shows respect for the local population.


The Great Migration and also the Calving Season would one say that it is one of nature’s most stunning events. Confused about where to witness this aggressive journey of millions of animals? Well, Serengeti’s never-ending fields are two places where this stunning show starts and ends. There are 1.5 million wildebeest joined by 200.000 zebra and gazelle join in a march. The march continues from Serengeti’s plain during the end of the rainy season. The journey continues in search of food and water. This phenomenal journey of searching green grass offers a great opportunity for the learning ecosystem of Serengeti. The calving season of the Great Migration usually takes place between January to March of each year.

There are various spots to meet the colorful feathers of Tanzania. The country holds 1.100 bird species out of which few are endemic and some are near to endemic. Tanzania has 16 Nationalparks and sealed with many mountainous places. It stands out as one of the best places in Africa for bird watching. You can spot some decent amount of birds in, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater, and Serengeti National Park.

Yes, it is. We encourage the parents who are looking for a good place for planning a family vacation to bring their kids in safari. There can’t be a better place for your kids to be on a vacation. Being close to nature and wildlife they can learn a lot more than reading about them in books. Safari vacation is safe for the children completely. We can choose child-friendly accommodations. This could mean anything from having an extraordinary pool, to gigantic rooms resting up to 4 people. We can also arrange some great activities for your children to enjoy at the lodges.

All our safaris include the exclusive use of Toyota LandCruisers adapted for the best safari experience with pop-up roof, a fridge and power outlets, your private driver guide, all meals and accommodations as listed in your itinerary, unlimited mileage and fuel, all Nationalparks entrance fees, concession fees and Permits and bottled mineral water during the Safari. Once you arrive in Tanzania you will be able to enjoy a completely worry-free adventure!

We do not include any items of personal interest like souvenirs or extra services/tours not agreed beforehand. Tips for your guide and lodges are not included and should be paid at the end of your safari. Also, if after you book your tour, the government decides to apply increases in park fees, concession fees or others, these shall be added to your contract as well. Travel insurance is also the traveler’s own responsibility. We recommend that you take out travel insurance that will cover, for instance, loss, damage or theft of luggage, money and other valuables, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, etc.