Frequently asked questions
How much does a safari cost?
How long is a piece of string? In truth, there is no easy answer as the cost per person will vary depending on the level of accommodation you are looking for, the time of year you want to travel, and if there is any specific activities you want to include.
That said, as a very rough guide, we would say $7,000 - $10,000 per adult for 12 nights.
Best age to take kids on safari?
Opinions can differ on this, as it does depend on what your goals are as a family for the safari holiday, but as a guide we say that children who are 7 and over will get the most out of a safari. This is not to say that children younger than that should not go on a safari – it’s perfectly possible if suitable camps and lodges are chosen for the itinerary, and the day to day planning factors in all necessary elements to make the experience smooth for everyone. A 4-year old can have a great safari experience if they have adequate rest time built into the day, a private vehicle is factored in, and sleeping arrangements suit the whole family.
We are experienced in planning safaris for families of all ages and sizes.
How do I know which trip is right for me?
That's where we step in. We will listen, take everything into consideration and advise. We do this day in, day out and have worked with hundreds of clients. Rest assured, you are in good hands.
Will we need any vaccinations or medication?
The vaccination requirements for entry into Tanzania vary depending on where you are travelling from, for example, Yellow Fever. We advise asking your doctor for the latest advice. The NATHNAC website is also a useful resource.
As we are not medical professionals, and we don’t know your family’s medical history, we can’t advise on what medications may be suitable for you to take for your trip, however we can point you in the right direction. You may visit are malarial so this also needs to be taken into consideration.
Do I need a visa?
Almost certainly, although this does vary depending on your nationality. Visas can almost always be obtained well before your date of travel, which we recommend. Often, children under a certain age do not require a visa. They can be bought on arrival into Tanzania but you will have to queue.
What about Covid?
All the destinations, camps, lodges and hotels we would send you and your family to have stringent Covid procedures and protocols in place to ensure you remain 100% safe on your trip. We can provide you with comprehensive detail on these on a case by case basis, please do ask. We will also advise you on entry and exit procedures and requirements at all stages of your trip.
It is worth noting that globally, Africa has recorded relatively few Covid cases and remains a safe travel destination. If you would like to know some of the suggested reasons for this, please do ask.
How much validity does my passport need?
Usually, in order to be able to clear immigration, your passport needs to be valid for at least 6 months after date of entry. It’s also wise to make sure you have at least 6 blank pages in it (not counting the very last page) – the stamps for some countries’ visas can take up a whole page.
Do I need travel insurance?
It is a condition of acceptance that you will have adequate travel insurance in place from the moment your booking is confirmed. Your travel insurance must cover you for both local and international medical repatriation, cancellation and curtailment cover, and the more standard cover, i.e. money, delayed flights, lost passports etc. It must also cover you for any activities you intend to do on your holiday. Your responsibility is to ascertain from the insurance company that no exclusions are applied to your policy; for example, some travel and medical insurances do not cover mountain climbing above 6,000 meters above sea level, ballooning or scuba diving.