FAQs: Travelling to Tanzania

Answers to your next Safari in Tanzania

How much does a safari to Tanzania

The cost of a safari package to Tanzania depends on the budget and preference of the client. At Karibu Africa Safaris, our safari tours range from budget, mid-range and luxury safaris. All our safaris can be tailor-made to the needs of the client. 

Do I need a Visa to enter Tanzania?

A passport and visa are required when traveling to Tanzania. Please ensure your passport is valid for at least six (6) months past your arrival date. Tourist visa to Tanzania can be obtained in two ways:

  • Apply through the nearest Tanzania embassy to you
  • Apply for a landing visa when you enter Tanzania
  • You need is to present your passport, and fill out the landing card and visa application form. The visa fee should be paid in US dollars cash.

Do I need a Yellow fever vaccination?

If you are transiting into Tanzania from a Yellow Fever-Endemic Zone, you will be required to present proof of yellow fever vaccination. If you are flying directly from Amsterdam or other non-yellow fever endemic countries, you will not be required to take this shot. 

Aside from Malaria and Yellow Fever, there may be other vaccination and medications to take before your trip to Tanzania. Please seek specific medical consultation before your trip. Please discuss the following vaccination recommendations with your doctor:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Yellow Fever
  • Anti-malaria drugs
  • Various antibiotics 
  • Booster doses for Tetanus-diphtheria and Polio vaccine
  • Diarrhea medicine

Please note, all vaccinations and medications are recommended to be taken 3 – 4 weeks before travel.

How can I prevent contracting Malaria in Africa?

Although malaria is prevalent in Africa, the chances of you as a visitor contracting the disease are very small. This is because malaria is rife in highly populated areas and these are generally not on the tourist route. Nonetheless, we recommend preventive measures like taking prophylactics before departing for your safari, covering up in the evening, and using a repellent on areas of the body that cannot be covered.

What currency is best to use while on safari in Tanzania?

Most lodges, camps, and establishments on your safari package will accept payment in US dollars. It is advisable to exchange a small amount into Tanzanian shillings to prevent being charged a higher exchange rate. Credit cards are widely accepted but we recommend you pay in cash. In case of any inquiry while on safari, you can engage your driver-guide. They are highly experienced and knowledgeable to assist you.

Do I need Travel insurance?

Extensive travel insurance that is effective for the entire duration of your trip is strongly advised. This should ensure coverage for any unforeseen circumstances that may occur.

Is it safe to travel with children?

A safari trip to the African wilderness is one of the most rewarding and unforgettable family vacation experiences. The encounters children come across offer many opportunities for knowledge growth. What should be remembered is that safaris are carried out in the wilderness, and some of the lodges and camps are not fenced. The most important thing is for parents to always keep their children in sight and never let them wander alone.

Is there a luggage restriction on charter flights?

Most charter flights within East Africa have a luggage restriction of 15 Kg per person in soft or duffel bags. Excess luggage may be subjected to an extra cost if it can be accommodated. 

What medical supplies must I pack for my safari?

First aid medical kits are available in all Karibu Africa Safaris safari vehicles and at lodges and camps to treat minor injuries. However, you can pack your basic medical kit with painkillers, antiseptic cream, anti-histamine, and plasters. If you will carry prescription medicine on your safari, they must be accompanied by a prescription note from your doctor to allow replacement if the need arises.

Would you like to visit Tanzania or extend another safari with a visit? Please see our itineraries or make a direct inquiry so we can tailor your trip to your personal preferences.