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How Can I Go to Tanzania?

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/8mi southwest of Dar es Salaam. You can fly or drive between reserves while moving on from Arusha or Dar es Salaam. We suggest you buy your Tanzania e-Visa early on to avoid hassles at the airport. You can get Tanzania Visa on Arrival as well from the airports in Tanzania but its more time consuming as you will be standing in long queues.

What Is the Best Safari in Tanzania?

There are numerous Tanzania National Park such as Serengeti, Tarangire, Ngorongoro, and 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 such as Kenya, Rwanda, and more!

How Long Does Tanzania Safari Take?

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. Tanzania Capital has developed into a Mini-Dubai and exploring the city is fun. 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 buy longer itineraries and Tanzania Safari Packages to have enjoyed your safari to the fullest.

Is Tanzania Safe?

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.

Which Safari Is Better Kenya or Tanzania?

Many a time’s people ask us which safari adventure is better among the two – Tanzania Vs Kenya. And the answer is – combine the two and you get a complete wholesome package that no other safari vacation could have offered. Although traveling to both countries is possible at an affordable price, Kenya has a larger tourism infrastructure while Tanzania hosts the world’s best national parks. Going for a Kenya Safari is comparatively less expensive however compared to the Tanzania Safari.

How to Book Safari in Tanzania?

You can book your safari with utmost ease with Awe Safari . What we suggest you initially do is plan the various Things to Do in Tanzania and the locations you wish to visit in the country. Give us a call and we will assist you in preparing the best-customized itinerary for Tanzania as per your needs. You need to make a 30% payment to save your bookings and make the complete payment before 120 days of your safari date. After this, you need to book your international flight tickets at least 6-9 months before your safari schedule dates. After this, you need to start applying for your Tanzania Visa on the Tanzania Embassy websites or visit their offices in your country. This is followed by buying your travel insurance and takes the necessary vaccinations before your travel.

How Much Does a Tanzania Safari Cost?

Your Tanzania Safari Cost is anywhere from $500-$3000 and above. This cost of Tanzania Safari includes roundtrip airport transfers, accommodations, Tanzania Food -three times full meals a day, domestic transportation, park fees, Tanzania Safari crew fees, drinking water, etc. The major exclusions from the cost are international flight expenses, visa costs, travel insurance costs, and extended tour stays. To get complete insights into how to travel on a budget in Tanzania we suggest you contact our travel experts today!

Is Tanzania Worth Visiting?

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 glorious traditions and culture. All you need is a visa and a backpack. To know more about Tanzania Visa FAQ contact our travel experts today!

Do I need to arrange for my transfer on Arrival in Tanzania?

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 fro from the national parks to your accommodations and stays.

How many people can be on a safari vehicle?

While on your Tanzania Safari Tours there can be 6 people on a safari vehicle as the other two seats are for the driver and the guide. The safari Vehicles provided by Awe Safari come with land cruisers 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.

What should you not wear on Safari?

On your Tanzania Safari, we suggest you avoid black and dark blue clothing as both colors attract tsetse flies. We also suggest you leave bright-white items at home. As safari parks are often dusty it is recommended that you avoid wearing white clothes as they may get dingy. Take comfortable safari clothing in neutral colors and light fabrics. Wear khaki colors as they merge well with the surrounding colors in safari.

What is the best time to visit Tanzania?

We can say that you can have an incredible Tanzania Safari at any time of year – genuinely! Many clients book with us during the “long rains” of April and May, and the “short rains” of November. We make sure to obtain their experience the best one even in the rainy seasons. The short rainy seasons are a good time for planning a Tanzania Safari for the bird watchers. During a rainy time, it is possible to spot the migrated birds. However, dry seasons are the Best Time to Visit Tanzania.

When’s the best time for wildlife locating in Tanzania?

Plan your tour between June to October and experience the national parks untamed wildlife without any hassle. While Tanzania Weather especially of the Northern circuit parks is great year-round but the western and southern circuit parks are hard accessible during wet months. Also, June & July are considered great for spotting the large herds of the great migration in Serengeti.

When is the Great Wildebeest Migration?

The Great Migration, in Tanzania and Kenya, 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 and Masai Mara region of Kenya 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.

Where is the best spot in Tanzania for birding?

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 national parks 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.

What would I be able to expect on a safari day?

This is your safari trip, your experience! You pick how you have to put your energy in this outing. Day safaris include a whole day in safari, where you will spend the whole day in 4×4 safari vehicles in the national parks of the country. You will enjoy nice packed delicious lunch at the picnic sites of the national parks. Your guide will have a ton of proposition the decision is yours.

Who will be with us on Safari?

A wildlife guide, who is moreover your private driver, will go with you. If you pick a Camping Safari, a cook will travel with you, who will set up most of your delectable meals during your safari trips.

Will there be wildlife wandering at the camps and lodges?

Watching a zebra or giraffe grazing near your campsite or an antelope hiding in the bushes near your mobile camp isn’t anything surprising. There are great opportunities for Tanzania Wildlife in the national parks. While traveling with your kids, be careful near the campsite too. Most of the campsites are inside the national parks; though it’s a mostly animal-free area you can expect some of the grazers near your accommodation.

Are drinks given in the safari vehicle?

Yes, Completely. We give unlimited refreshments in our safari vehicle including packaged drinking water, your favored soda pops, juice, household brew, French-press coffee, and tea. All our safari vehicles are outfitted with a little cooler to keep your beverages chilled for you to appreciate amid your safari.

I’m going with kids – is a safari an appropriate holiday?

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 text-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.

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Elisa M
Elisa M
2024-04-06
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Great Tour Company me and my girl friend went on 7days safari with Awe Safari, to Tarangire, Ngorongoro crater and Serengeti national park, Ray and his Company (Awe Safari) was wonderful and he was also funny Guide and knowledgeable, we had a great time and enjoyable trip, we saw all the animals that we expected to see, Ray went out of his way to make sure that everything is clear and well done, we'll go back again for wildebeest to Zebras Migration in Serengeti national park, I highly recommend this great company for both Kilimanjaro trekking and wildlife Safari, cheers and see you again
Cecilia C
Cecilia C
2024-04-02
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Excellent Safari with Raymond! We went on a safari with Raymond and had a truly amazing time! Raymon was so kind, funny, and knowledgeable. We learned so much and saw so many animals - all of the big 5 while with him! We always felt safe and had a wonderful time. We still think so fondly of our time with Raymond!! Thank you!
Gregg Yan
Gregg Yan
2024-04-01
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Excellent Value for Money Ray Shirima knows where the animals are. He'll get you to them safely. His tours are A-Grade and well worth your time and treasure.
Linda G
Linda G
2023-08-25
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Ray is an amazing guide! Me, my boyfriend and some friends went on a 4-days safari trip. It was one of the best days in my life! The owner Ray is an amazing guide. I highly recommend this company! /Linda from Sweden
VIRGINIA O
VIRGINIA O
2023-02-12
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A fabulous Safari! We went on a 6 day safari with Ray in Jan 2023. Ray is a very friendly young man with a great sense of humour. He is an experienced and knowledgeable guide with a keen eye for spotting elusive wildlife; he is a skilllful driver. He made every effort to make sure we were comfortable and had plenty of time to view and take pictures of the animals. He was accompanied by a chef, Victor, who prepared delicious Tanzanian meals, including a hot lunch. We certainly recommend Ray and Awe Safaris. Virginia O'Brien and Bob Audet
Ivan R
Ivan R
2022-03-15
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Almost there... Almost there... words, words I will never forget. Kili was my dream and after those words, I overcame it with the help of AWE Safari. it was hard and at the same time mental rest from the worries of everyday life. For the rest of my life I will remember that experience and thank Peter, Ino, Majka and of course Ray for organizing and finishing my dream to the end.
kitty_knows
kitty_knows
2021-08-14
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Inside knowledge pays off when you travel this far We did the 5-day camping tour including Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro. It took us ages to find the operator we wanted to go with. Firstly, because this kind of activity is expensive in Tanzania (the National Parks take a huge chunk of money), secondly because there are so many fake and frankly strange reviews that give little info and, thirdly because the Covid pandemic meant a wildly reduced offering. It is very difficult to imagine what you will really experience on a safari when you have never done one before and all the offers look similar. A lot of operators don’t have proper websites, which is a worry when you try to book. Here is what we luckily found out: Unless you have very specific needs regarding accommodation, tent and foods, the experience of the guide makes the difference between amazing experience, value for money and “ok”. With Ray we had a once-in-lifetime!!! And I will come back to Tansania to have a safari with him again, and I will continue to recommend him to friends and colleagues. The trick on a safari is to know where to go and when to have the best chance of seeing an animal before all the other guides find it. Inevitably, most of the cars in each park will converge on a spot. But if you have a guide like Ray you will have five or ten minutes to yourself before that happens. And this is what sets apart an experienced guide from a novice. The novice (or perhaps the lazy guides) can follow the other cars and their clients will end up seeing the same animals. But no money in the world can weigh up observing a heard of elephants or a mother lioness with her cubs in total calm with nobody else around. No chatter, no screaming children, no posing for pictures just watching. I must stress that this is also dependent on luck. And you will need a lot of it. You never know what you see on any given day. We saw absolutely everything Serengeti had to give. It was just nice. To close my review I will say that a good guide is kind to his clients, kind to all the other workers and kind to the animals. Ray is all of this. So big thumbs up. And hope to be back in Tansania soon!!!
Lone Asif
Lone Asif
2020-12-11
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Lifetime experience We had an amazing trip with Raymond Ray is a wonderful guy he knows everything .Everything was good like Car ' food ' camp ' and also price was affordable Ray is good speaking guide and also very helpful We had a great time with him .Ray is a very knowledgeable about the animals and environment and very good finding the animals .. You don't need to search more just do it with Raymond , you won't regret I highly recommend Raymond for everyone Will sure come again Best regards Lone Asif
Aytekin Bal
Aytekin Bal
2020-11-25
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Raymond is the right one... We had a great experience with Raymond. He is more than a guide… You become like friends in short time.. You dont need to search more. Just do it with Raymond, you won't regret...
Peoscar
Peoscar
2020-11-21
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Highly recommended Back in November of 2017 me, my wife and a friend couple was in Tanzania and had the pleasure of meeting Ray. He was our tour guide through a 4 day safari that can only be described as amazing! I'm really thrilled to hear that he has opened his own company!!! I would recommend his services to anyone. Top of the line; both in terms of professionalism and friendliness!