Having made up your mind to spend your holiday on a safari in Tanzania, here are some guidelines on to the best way to prepare for your holiday.
1. Research about the people and wildlife of Tanzania prior to going.
2. Try to learn the local Kiswahili language as your efforts will be greatly appreciated.
3. Do not endanger your health. Obtain the advised vaccinations prior to going plus an anti-malarial prophylactic prescription.
4. Safeguard your safari expenditure. Have insurance. Losses because of cancellation of the trip or costs for medical treatment in another country is all your responsibility. Make sure your medical coverage incorporates air-evacuation back home. you may take a temporary membership with the Flying Doctors so as to cover air-evacuation by a bush plane from the Tanzanian wilds; that way you will be supporting a respectable NGO.
5. Think about what it is that you cannot do without during your safari (for example prescription medications, glasses, as well as hiking boots in case you intend to trekking or even climbing a mountains) then hand carry these items on your Tanzania safari.
6. Carry with you a good pair of binoculars.
7. Carry additional camera batteries, extra flash cards or films than you imagine you will require plus an inverter for the cigarette lighter in your car to charge the camera batteries. Particularly this is crucial in case you plan camping devoid of generator power.
8. Don’t drink tap water; however drink a lot of bottled water offered by your tour operator to avoid being dehydrated by the African sun.
9. Protect against mosquito bites through the use of insect repellent as well as covering your arms plus legs in the evening. The mosquito that transmits malaria is active during the night.
10. Dress casually while on Safari. Take lightweight clothes that easily dry in neutral colors that don’t take up heat and blend well with nature. Take a thick jacket in case you’re camping around the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. Also Arusha town may be cold during the night as well as early morning in the cold months of June up to August. Take a swimsuit. A number of accommodations have tiny pools. Take a sun hat having a chin strap such that it won’t fly off as you poke out your head from the pop-up roof of the safari vehicle. Carry a thicker toque or some ear protection especially during the game drives in the early morning.
11. Bear in mind always of wildlife close to your accommodations plus camp sites. Never wander away or move on your own to your tent or room at night.
12. Follow the instructions provided by your guide and driver inside the national parks plus game reserves. Don’t move out of your vehicle but only at designated places or if the driver states that it is secure to do so.
13. Never leave any of your travel documents, valuables, and cash plus traveler checks unattended in your tent or room.
14. the most preferred money currency is the U.S. dollar. Bigger denominations are offered much better exchange rates. Have clean bills devoid of marks or any tears and if possible not older than the year 2000.