Why choose Nasera Safaris? We have recently teamed up with Capture Africa Tours to bring you double the excitement of an African Safari. With wildlife experts and professional photographers to assist you, you’ll go home knowing all about the ecosystem and have tons of pictures to remember your tour. Our combined experience and knowledge is sure to make for a trip you will never forget!

How do I get to Tanzania? Kilimanjaro Airport via Amsterdam on the daily Northwest / Delta /KLM Airlines flight is the most convenient, quick and safest point of entry into Tanzania. Kilimanjaro Airport is near the village of Arusha. It is the point of origination for all Northern Tanzania Safaris. KLM is the only major airline serving Kilimanjaro. Book your flight with ease at www.nwa.corm or www.delta.com. Kilimanjaro (JRO), Dar es Salaam (DAR), Nairobi (NBO), Entebbe (EBB) and Zanzibar (ZNZ) are the airport codes. KLM/ Delta/Northwest Airlines all offer flights from most cities in the U.S. to Kilimanjaro International Airport daily Mt. Meru Game Lodge or The Mt. Meru Hotel are two great places to stay on your arrival night. Since the outbound flight from Kilimanjaro to Amsterdam departs late at night and we normally incorporate a day room at the Arusha Coffee Lodge to relax before your departing flight.

What is the weather like in Tanzania? Tanzania has a pleasant temperate climate. This is due to the majority of the famous wildlife parks of the Northern Tanzania (situated just south of the equator) rest upon an elevated plateau. The temperature ranges from the low 80's to the 50's and 60's. Overall temperatures are quite comfortable and enjoyable. The high elevations means that there is very little humidity. The pleasant climate makes it enjoyable to view wildlife all day long. The animals remain active even during mid-day. This makes wildlife viewing possible all year round. This means any season is the best season to visit Tanzania. It rarely rains all day, and even during the "green season" which runs November to may, there is more sunshine and only passing refreshing rain showers. Any sporadic rain showers do not hinder the ability to game drive, and in fact it sometimes enhances wildlife viewing. As they say in the Serengeti "rain means game".

What type of clothing do I bring on an African Safari? A Safari in Tanzania is a very informal vacation. Its important to pack lightly and smartly. Since you are spending the most time of the safari viewing wildlife from a vehicle, casual, loose fitting clothing is recommended. The cold season (June, July and August) requires some warmer clothes as temps can drop into the 40's.

You should bring at least one nice outfit for a special dinner out, however for the most part places are fine with casual clothing and traditional safari wear. Wearing layers is advisable, so you can adjust with the changing temperatures. It can be quite cold in the mornings, however the afternoon can get much warmer. A wide brimmed hat and sunblock are essential.

Dark colors do attract unwanted attention from certain insects. Avoid dark blue and dark colors in general. The tsetse fly (active only during the day) is attracted to darker colors so these should be avoided when game driving tsetse areas including the woodlands of the West Serengeti, Tarangire and few parts of the North Serengeti. The plains of the south and east Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and the southern areas of the Central Serengeti are free of the tsetse fly. We recommended wearing long pants and shirts when game driving an area known for concentration of tsetse flies. Lighter and more natural colors such as khaki, brown, beige, olive and green should be worn during the day. During the nights, the color of your clothing is irrelevant. From dusk to dawn, it is recommended that you protect yourself from mosquitoes by wearing pants, long sleeved shirts, socks and shoes plus insect repellant.

Can you recommend a complete list of clothing to pack for my Safari? A pair of comfortable walking shoes, A pair of sandals or flip- flops, Some comfortable casual, and loose fitting clothing in khaki, brown, beige, green and olive colors made of natural fabrics such as cotton, T-shirts, Long sleeved shirts, a few pairs of shorts, comfortable long pants that are light, A warm sweater or shawl, A swim shit, Socks and Underwear (cotton), A wide brimmed hat and a bandana, Light jacket or windbreaker. If visiting during the cold season (June - Aug) bring some warmer cloths and outerwear.

What other things should I bring on an African Safari in Tanzania? Passport, plane tickets, safari itinerary and emergency contact documents, U.S. dollars in large and small denominations, credit cards, compact flashlight, a pair of Sunglasses, Insect repellant, lip balm, Sunscreen, Waterless antibacterial gel, hand wipes, tissues, extra batteries for your Camera, Watch, Alarm Clock (Battery operated), Snacks, Journal and Sketchbook, Pens, Small first aid kit, Personal toiletries, and other personal items you may need.

What are the Visa and Entry requirement for a Safari in Tanzania? A passport and a visa are required for U.S citizen travelling to Tanzania, Kenya or Uganda. Please make sure you have at least 2 blank pages in your passport. Your passport should be valid for at least six month past your arrival date.

What health precautions should I take? You must seek medical advice from your doctor before you depart on your safari. It is vital to plan ahead because you may need certain vaccinations. Visit http://.cdc.gov/travel/eafrica.htm for more detailed health information concerning traveling to Tanzania.

Vaccination recommendations to discuss with your doctor prior to your Safari are:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Yellow Fever
  • As needed, booster doses for tetanus- diphtheria and a one – time dose of polio vaccine
  • Antimalarial drugs
  • Broad- spectrum antibiotics (i.e. Cipro)- be sure to know if any of your antibiotics will cause hypersensitivity to the sun.
  • Diarrhea medicine, both over the counter (brand name Imodium) and prescription as per your doctor’s recommendations

What type of currency is accepted in Tanzania? The Tanzanian Shilling is the offical currency in Tanzania. However, the US dollar is the most convenient and readily acceptable currency. Visa and MasterCard credit cards are accepted at some lodges and bigger shops. Traveler checks are hard to cash, so we do not recommended relying on these. It is recommended to bring ample US cash plus an additional amount to cover all unexpected additional expenses. Due to counterfeiting problems many shops, hotels and banks in Tanzania will not accept older bills - so make sure to bring crisp, new bills. Having a good amount of small bills comes in handy for various expenses.

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