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It can be visited year-round, but if you would like to go on safari, the best time is during the dry season, from June to October and from the end of December to the end of March.
NORTHERN CIRCUIT PARKS: they are best visited during the dry season, from July to October and from December to March. The wildebeest migration in the Serengeti is in May but, upon seasons, it is possible to see this lovely sight from different points within the park.
SOUTHERN CIRCUIT PARKS: they are best visited during the dry season, from July to December. For those interested in birdwatching, the best time is from November to May. During the rainy season, between the end of March and May, the paths are inaccessible and many accommodation facilities closed. The best time to visit Selous Game Reserve is from August to December.
It depends on the airlines and on when you would fly.
They are recommended, including the malaria prophylaxis. Although they are not compulsory, they protect you from existing diseases.
Carrying drugs from Italy is essential, especially if you go on a savannah safari. We suggest: generic and intestinal antibiotics, antipyretic and antihistamine, anti-diarrhoeal, disinfectant with a couple of gauze and patches, insect repellent suitable for tropical areas, sunscreen, an antihistamine cream, a thermometer and some syringes.
In this case and if your drugs are not enough, phone the toll-free number of your insurance company and, if necessary, use the Flying Doctors service which will take you to the nearest city and will help you with the medical repatriation.
There are two types of facilities in Tanzania: the public and the private. Basically, the private ones are better. Two excellent hospitals are the MUHIMBILI NATIONAL HOSPITAL in Dar es Salaam and the KILIMANJARO CHRISTIAN MEDICAL COLLEGE (KCMC) in Moshi, in the Kilimanjaro region.
If you planned a guided safari, there will be no problems; you can ask for an English-speaking guide, so he/she is able to help you if necessary.
It is dangerous as well as all the other Countries in the World, especially in the cities and at night. The most common crime is robbery. Pay attention while walking in crowded places and never walk around alone at night.
They are commonly regarded to safari sale. Tourists are approached for buying safaris at a lower price. In order to avoid this kind of setback, it’s advisable always to apply to a qualified company which offers you quality and reliability.
In Tanzania you are not allowed to take photos of public and government buildings, courthouses, police stations, etc. In general, it’s advisable to ask before taking photos of local people, better if accompanied by an economic incentive. Never photograph secretly: it’s considered extremely rude.
Skimpy clothes, very short skirts or large uncovered body parts are normally frowned. Sober and proper clothing will be perfect.
Kindness and politeness are always welcome, in Tanzania as well. Public effusions are not considered good manners but accepted in this context.
The most common means of transport are the Daladala, little buses that cover all the areas with standard fares. Destinations are shown on the windshield. The fastest means are the Bodaboda, motorbike taxi, and the Bajaji, tricycles with covered backseat. You can find regular taxis in parking areas and along the main roads. Before getting in, bargain the price.
You can draw money in the main cities by paying a small fee to add to the withdrawal charges of your bank.
This is not compulsory, but it’s a widespread habit and fully appreciated. A list of fixed prices does not exist: usually, compared to a good service, you leave a 10/15 US dollar tip per day or, in general, 10% more of the cost of the safari.
When you buy something in Tanzania, always remember to negotiate the price. It’s commonly expected, but it should be fair. Don’t negotiate for fruit and vegetables and in resorts’ and hotels’ shops.