Why should I venture to East Africa for my Safari?
What is the accommodation like?
How about drinking water?
What is the food like?
The meals served in the lodges and camps are of a high standard and can range from local to western food. The chefs are fully trained and know the importance of preparing delicious cuisine after a long day on Safari.
The menu below is a sample menu to give you a better idea of what to expect.
- Bread – toast with butter, jam, marmalade, and honey
- Tea / Coffee
- Mineral water and juice
- Juice box
- Boiled egg
- Roasted chicken
- Mineral water
- Popcorn, chips or peanuts
- Soup of the season, e.g. Tomato soup
- Western Main Dishes
- Rice and curry with vegetables
- Chicken with vegetables
- Potato salad with beef curry
- Rice with chicken curry
- Roasted chicken fries and lentils
- Roasted potato and salad
- Roasted potatoes with fish and vegetables
- African Main dishes
- Roasted chicken salad with ugali
- Beef barbeque with Potato salad
- Matoke with beef fillet and salad
- Roasted potato beef barbeque and salad
- Tea / Coffee and mineral water
Both Western and local dishes are often served at the same time.
- Tea / Coffee
- Roasted peanuts / popcorn / biscuits
We can cater for vegetarians at the lodges as well as on our camping Safaris.
A selection of beer, wine and spirits are offered at most lodges.
Travel Food Safety Tips
While you won’t have to worry about food safety if you’re staying in a lodge, you will want to keep the following tips in mind if you plan to go to the local markets and restaurants.
- Avoid eating raw food, especially meat, fish, eggs, and milk. You should only eat raw fruit and vegetables that can be peeled or hulled. The NHS provides a list of foods to steer clear of when travelling abroad.
- Always wash your hands after handling, peeling, or hulling raw fruit or vegetables.
- Only eat food that is well cooked. Avoid eating foods that appear undercooked or that have been sitting out for an unknown amount of time.
- Exercise caution when buying food from street vendors. You’ll want to avoid food that has sat out for too long. Look for popular vendors that are serving piping hot food, and avoid food that’s sitting out, getting cold.
Do I need a Visa when travelling to Tanzania?
Visas: Visas are required for many passport holders. For USA passport holder you may acquire a visa on arrival, but this could always change. Please check with the respective embassies, well in advance, as processing can take from a few days to a few weeks. Remember that it is your responsibility to obtain necessary Visas in advance of travel. Visas are usually valid from three months to six months, depending on the country. For US passport holders, the current price for a Tanzanian Visa is USD$100.
Contact the embassy at:
Embassy of United Republic of Tanzania
2139 R Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Phone: (202) 939-6125
Fax: (202) 797-7408
Tanzania’s unit of currency is the Tanzania Shilling. The country has a cash-based economy. U.S. dollars are widely accepted. Major credit cards are accepted on a very limited basis, mainly only in the largest shops, hotels, and lodges. ATMs are available in larger city centers like Arusha and Dar es Salaam, but less frequent in remote areas.
Is Safari a good fit for families?
How are the road conditions?
What if I am all about comfort?
What language will be spoken?
Will I have access to Internet?
What should I pack?
What kind of luggage should I bring?
How should I tip the local guides?
Are there any extra costs while in Tanzania?
Note that you will need a Tanzanian visa on arrival and the current fee for this visa is $100.00 as per 2/27-2019.
Should I purchase travelers insurance?
What if something happens and I require immediate medical attention?
How can I change my electronics?
In your safari vehicle there are outlets available for charging of electronics as well.
What will the weather be like?
On Safari you can expect a great deal of sunshine and daytime temperatures are generally warm year-round.
However, it can get quite cool at night and early in the morning. Tanzania has two rainy seasons – long and short. The long rainy season is from approximately March/April to May/June. The short rainy season occurs from October to December.
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Is Tanzania safe?
What are the baggage restrictions?
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Do I need a visa?
Please visit the Mongolian Embassy website for more information here.
Is Mongolia safe?
What clothes should I bring?
What is the accommodation like?
Ger camping are Mongolian style houses set up for tourists needs. They will have beds set up inside, with either a heater or a fire area. They often sleep 2-4 people. The bathrooms and showers are usually shared, due to the one room set up of Gers.