Tanzania is an enchanting country in East Africa, known for its vast wilderness and scenic beauty. You can participate in many activities offered by their national parks to attract tourists and provide them with an unforgettable experience. You can go on animal safaris, bird-watching trails, cultural tours, and much more. Here are seven tips to keep in mind while planning your trip to Tanzania.
Prepare a Budget
Save as much money as possible because there will be a lot of activities you might want to participate in. Do thorough research on how much everything costs, like entry fees, plane tickets, food, transport, and other activities. Your research and preparations will help you plan your budget and anticipate all expenses.
Review Safari Operators
There are several safari tour companies. Do your research, and check their websites for the services they provide. Review the comments and evaluate what previous clients have said about the tour. Compare prices of different touring companies. Ensure the safari operator has 24-hour customer service, so they can help you even while on your vacation.
Know the Best Time to Visit
The optimal time to plan your trip to Tanzania would be during the dry season, in the months from June to October. However, you can visit the country and enjoy the animal safari any time of the year. While deciding when to visit the country, consider your budget, the weather conditions and the activities you want to partake in.
Learn What to Bring on the Trip
While on your safari, fetch a set of warm clothes as it can get cold at night. Bring along a camera or video recorder to capture all the beautiful sites and memories. Carry sunscreen and a charger to charge your electronic devices. It is best to keep your expensive items and valuables at home.
Check Passport and Visa Requirements
Check that you have a current passport and that it is valid for at least six months from the date you have planned the trip. Also, make sure that you know the correct visa to enter the country. Travel with your original passport and visa or official copies. Moreover, keep extra copies of your passport, visa and other necessary travel documents for emergencies.
Carry Cash With You
Ensure you carry cash with you in Tanzania, as some places may not accept credit or debit cards or use internet banking.
Take the Necessary Health Precautions
You must plan your trip to Tanzania in advance as some vaccinations take up to six months to complete. Some vaccines are absolutely necessary, while some are seasonal. The vaccines you need to take include malaria, yellow fever and typhoid. Additionally, remember to pack a first aid kit.
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