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Tanzania Safari Faqs

Frequent Asked questions

We consider November to August to be the best time for the migration safari because this time period provides our clients with the best chances of viewing the migration. In September & October, the migration is usually either very far up north in the Serengeti or in the Maasai Mara and hence it is not guaranteed to see the migration. December to May is an excellent time because the migration is in southern, central or western Serengeti so clients are guaranteed to see the migration. We highly recommend doing the migration safari in April & May because it’s the low season hence lower hotel rates (we can upgrade you to more luxurious accommodations with no price increase), less vehicle traffic in the parks and an abundance of animals.


    We cater to a wide range of dietary requirements while on safari therefore it should not be a concern at all.


    While on safari you will have a driver-guide with you throughout. Our driver-guides are well educated and trained in the field of Wildlife & Tour Guiding. With a wealth of experience in conducting safaris in various parks in Tanzania our knowledgeable and charming guides are sure to provide you with the ideal safari experience you deserve. We operate a well-maintained fleet of open-roof Toyota 4X4 Land Cruisers customized for safaris. All our vehicles are equipped with ICOM radios. These radios are commonly used for communication between driver-guides for up to date locations of animals and wildlife reports in the area. Given the rough nature of the park roads while on safari, flat tires are fairly common while on game drives. Tire changes are handled fairly quickly by our driver-guides with little inconvenience. Vehicle break-downs are extremely rare as our vehicles are rigorously maintained. However, in the unusual event of a vehicle breakdown, a replacement vehicle would be immediately sent over to your location so that you can proceed with your safari as planned.

    It is always advisable to pack lightly for your safari. You will be spending most of your time in the safari vehicles. It is generally hot and dusty during the day so light clothing is recommended. Sunhats, sun glasses and sun cream are also recommended. It can get quite cold during the early mornings and evenings so it is advised to bring some warm clothing like a sweater or jacket.

    Wild animal attacks are extremely rare and we have never had such an incident but it is always important to remember that you will be traveling through the wilderness hence it is of utmost importance to abide by the rules and regulations of the parks and accommodation facilities you will be staying so as to ensure your safety. Always listen to your driver-guides advice and instructions as far as wild animals are concerned. While traveling with small children please make sure you don not let them out of your site or wander alone. In some private tented camps it is important to have an escort with you when moving in and out of your tent at night.

  1. There will be plenty of opportunities to buy souvenirs while on safari. There are many Curio Shops along the way to the major parks where you can get a wide range of items ranging from wooden carvings, local paintings, jewelry, local arts & crafts to gemstones such as Tanzanite.

Tanzania is in general a safe, hassle-free country. That said, you do need to take the usual precautions and keep up with government travel advisories. Avoid isolated areas, especially isolated stretches of beach. In cities and tourist areas take a taxi at night. Only take taxis from established taxi ranks or hotels. Never enter a taxi that already has someone else in it other than the driver. Never pay any money for a safari or trek in advance until you’ve thoroughly checked out the company, and never pay any money at all outside the company’s office.

As long as you stay up-to-date with your vaccinations and take basic preventive measures, you’re unlikely to succumb to most of the possible health hazards. While Tanzania has an impressive selection of tropical diseases on offer, it’s more likely you’ll get a bout of diarrhoea or a cold than a more exotic malady. The main exception to this is malaria, which is a real risk throughout much of the country. Road accidents are the other main threat to your health.

Much like any reputable travel company, Woodland Trek & Safaris is financially bonded. What does this mean? It means that any deposit you make with us is protected by a bonding agency. In our case, we’re bonded with the Tanzania Association of Tour Operators {TATO}, a credible member-driven organisation that has been operating successfully since 2016. To become a TATO member, businesses must annually prove that they adhere to the highest standards of financial integrity, professionalism and service. Our TATO bond is essentially an insurance policy, protecting you, the consumer.So when booking with us, you can be confident that your investment in a luxury African safari with us is protected.

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