Tanzania Safari Planning

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Safari Packing Checklist

  • Loose comfortable clothes
  • Neutral colours will allow you to blend in better with the surroundings and remain inconspicuous
  • Dark blue and black clothing should be avoided as it attracts tsetse flies
  • Long sleeved clothing for chilly evenings
  • Long trousers for chilly evenings
  • A hoodie/sweater/coat for cold mornings and evenings,preferably waterproof
  • Sports bra for ladies – the drives get bumpy at times
  • Swim wear and beach gear
  • Hiking shoes that have been broken in
  • Thick socks to avoid blisters
  • Sandals – because days get very hot
  • Toiletries – including moisturiser
  • Sunscreen and aftersun — this is very important
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Lip balm/salve
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Head Torch
  • Universal plug and adaptor so that you can charge electronics
  • Wet-wipes/hand sanitizer
  • Insect repellent

It is highly recommended that you bring a selection of first aid necessities. This includes prescription drugs as well as preventative, non-prescription medications like pain relievers, antidiarrheal medication, antihistamines, and motion sickness pills.

Do also bring bandaids, bandages, antiseptic cream and malaria medication (consult your doctor about malaria medication).

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Immigration & Visa

Visa on Arrival

Please be sure to carefully check your visa requirements before your travel plans begin. If you are getting your visa on arrival, please remember that only USD notes from 2009 are accepted. The visa fee ranges from $50 to $100 per person. It is best to pay in cash.

Visa Online

Visitors can apply for an online visa to visit the United Republic of Tanzania. Visitors are required to fill in the online form, make payment, and submit their application online. The form will then be reviewed and processed.

Applicants will be notified through via e-mail whether their applications have been accepted or rejected. They may also track their application status through the online system. If need be, applicants may also be required to visit the nearest Tanzania diplomatic mission or consulate for interviews.

Full details of entry requirements and visa information can be viewed on the immigration website.

Passport Details

It is a mandatory requirement that you travel to Africa with at least two blank passport pages per country you plan to visit, and that your passport is valid for a minimum of six months after your date of travel.

Yellow Fever Vaccination

If you are travelling to Tanzania from yellow fever endemic countries/regions (or if you have a transit in an affected area of more than 12 hours and/or leave the airport), please note that you will be required to present a yellow fever vaccination certificate upon arrival. This certificate must be obtained no less than 10 days prior to travel.

Note: For information about yellow fever requirement in Tanzania, please visit the Ministry of Health website.

Other Vaccinations

Please check with your doctor about necessary vaccinations for the trip.

Insurance & Healthcare

Unfortunately, sometimes something happens that may cause a disruption to your trip. You may fall ill, miss a flight or be in need of emergency evacuation. This hardly ever happens, however, we care about our customers well being and we aim to ensure that appropriate cover is offered.

AMREF Health Africa

AMREF provides medical evacuations in the case of serious medical conditions. The patient is air lifted out of the remote area in an air ambulance that is fitted with equipment to respond to medical emergencies, including Intensive care cases.

Depending on the medical case, the aircraft may be fitted with the following:

  • Cardiac monitor, recorder and defibrillator (Lifepac10,Zoll-M Series, Siemens)
  • Ventilators (Draeger Oxylog 2000; Oxylog 3000, Siemens Servo 300)
  • Pulse Oximeters (Nonin)
  • Automated sphygmanometer (CAS Medical Systems)
  • Automatic suction units (Laerdal Standard)
  • Scoop stretchers and full body size, vacuum mattresses
  • Slow infusion pumps (Fresenius and Braun)
  • Endotracheal intubation equipment
  • Chest drainage equipment
  • Traction splints & neck collars
  • Kendrick extrication device
  • Neonatal transport incubator
  • Paediatric and neonatal resuscitation equipment
  • Paediatric Broselow tape and bag
  • Oxygen masks with non-rebreather reservoirs
  • Airways and nasal cannulae
  • Intravenous fluids (crystalloids, colloids)
  • I-Stat handheld laboratory
  • Current ACLS medications; Snake Ant venom

As a Mauly Tours client you have coverage for two weeks. If your safari is longer than two weeks, contact us to get information on how to extend the AMREF coverage.

Kilimanjaro Search & Rescue Services

This covers clients who climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. Mt. Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and conditions are not always ideal on the slopes. Although accidents and emergencies rarely happen we prefer to ensure that you are completely covered in any event. Maury Tours offers the services of KSAR – Kilimanjaro Search & Rescue.  KSAR operations are based in Moshi, to ensure they are able to attend to emergencies as quickly as possible.

Modern, efficient, and specialised helicopters are based at an airport in Moshi, ready to depart at any time in the event of an emergency.

Services offered by KSAR are:

  • Evacuation
  • High Altitude Medical Clinic – specialised doctors at a clinic provide relief for altitude sickness.
  • Pre-Post medical consultation – Medical consultation before and after each climb should you need it.
  • Ambulance – make house calls to lodges and hotels after an emergency to ensure patient is comfortable and recovering well.
  • MEDIVAC – medically equipped flights to transfer patients across borders for specialised treatment.
  • Doctors on duty – you may hire a doctor to accompany you on your climb. Please contact Mauly Tours to see if this is an option for you.

KSAR also offers free evacuation for porters and guides.

Travel Insurance

We highly recommend that you also acquire travel insurance. Things don’t always go as planned and as such it is better to be prepared in such an event.

We do not offer travel insurance directly, but we have provided a list of companies that do offer travel insurance.

Let Us Plan Your Trip

Let us plan the trip of a lifetime for you. We know that not all set itineraries suit your needs and we believe you shouldn't have to settle for less. We offer bespoke itineraries, which we can shape into exactly what you need.

For those of you interested in making your safari extra special there are a number of add-ons that you can enhance your trip with: balloon safaris, horse riding safaris, cultural tours and walking safaris are all available.
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