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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 18, 2016
Can I expect rain on Kili Machame trek end of December?  (6 Answers)

Hi

Can I expect rain on Kilimanjaro Machame trek last week from December?
How cold can be on the way to the top?
Thx in advance.



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 10, 2016
Tip to a driver by airport transfer in Arusha?  (9 Answers)

Hello

How much should I tip a driver just for a transfer from Kilimanjaro airport to a hotel in Arusha, for about 1 hour drive? The transfer should be afternoon and he will be not my driver later on safaris. I have paid $50 for this airport transfer to a local travel agency.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 09, 2016
Ruaha River Lodge or Mdonya River Camp?  (2 Answers)

Hello

I should stay 4 nights at Ruaha National Park in June.
Can someone help me pls to choose between Ruaha River Lodge or Mdonya River Camp?
The price look similar, but it seems, there is no electricity at Mdonya River Camp.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 09, 2016
How much is to rent a driver with a car for 1 day in Arusha?  (6 Answers)

Hello

How much is to rent a driver with a car and unlimited kilometers for 1 day in Arusha?

Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 08, 2016
Is personal identity card needed to stay in a hotel for the Locals in Arusha?  (2 Answers)

I will book a night in hotel in Arusha for a local person.
Do Tanzanians need a personal identity card to stay in a hotel or lodge?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 01, 2016
I join with Safari (Serengeti Ngorongoro) 3-4 days in the period November / December 2016.  (2 Answers)

Who picks in this period?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 01, 2016
The African Tulip

We are staying at The African Tulip in Arusha. Can someone tell me the approximate prices of lunch and dinner and drinks such as house wines and beers?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 28, 2016
Looking for people to join my Tanzanian safari  (3 Answers)

Hey there!
I am booked along with 2 other people on a Tanzanian safari, 8 days (7 nights) Its with Agama Tours and Safaris. My friend recommended me and also they have good reviews.
If we get more people to join us the price can go more down. It starts June 29 morning in Arusha.
Safari details:
Day1 Tarangire, overnight at Panorama Safari Camp
Day2 Lake Manyara, overnight at Panorama Inn(midrange hotel in Karatu)
Day3 Hadzabe, Datoga tribe, Coffee Resthouse bordering Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Day4 Coffee Plantation Resthouse, cultural day. Coffee Resthouse
Day5 Serengeti, camping
Day6 Serengeti, camping
Day7 Serengeti, camping
Day8 Ngorongoro Crater, back to Arusha

If anybody's interested in joining please let me know!
Tom
[email]


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 15, 2016
Visa on boarder upon arrival in Tanzania  (3 Answers)

Hello,
I am travelling from Kenya to Tanzania .
I have USA passport. I was wondering if I can get tourist visa upon arrival on boarder in Tanzania?
Has anyone with USA passport experienced Tanzania visa upon arrival?
Appreciate any advice

Cheers :)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 15, 2016
A safari 3 -5 days for a reasonable price  (4 Answers)

Hello all. Me and my wife would like to make a trip to Tanzania and of course we would like to see some wildlife. I saw the prices of some safari's and I was totally shocked. All we want is a 3 - 5 day safari. We don't mind to spend the night in simple tents. Who can tell us some reliable and save agents? We travel at the end of August and the beginning of September.

Ron Ploeg
The Netherlands


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 28, 2016
Which park  (1 Answer)

We are definitely going to Ngorongoro Crater in early August, my question is whether it is also worth adding Lake Manyara (I have read very mixed reviews) andTarangire.

We do like seeing different birds but not the type to sit for hours in hides.
We will also be going to a Masai Mara, Amboseli, Tsavo East and Tsavo West.

If we add in Lake Manyara and Tarangire we would have to cut down 2 days each in Tsavo parks to 1 day each. Would this be OK?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 27, 2016
What are the most reputable safari operators in Tanzania  (5 Answers)

We are planning a safari to Tanzania in the Fall of 2017. We are looking to do a 10-12 day safari that will cover the migration, Tnagrire, Ngorongoro, the crater, Olduvai and more. We are looking for suggestions on "Bonded", reputable safari operators that people have used. The level of our safari will be in the mid to luxury range.Please no tour operator responses. Thank you in advance.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 08, 2016
Scenic flights in Tanzania

I,m going to Tanzania next mounth and I looking for scenic flights in tanzania, it doesn,t matter where.
Anyone knows which companies provide that kind of services?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 22, 2015
Information requested  (2 Answers)

hey everybody,

In October 2015 we're planning to visit Tanzania. Some practical questions / doubts / do's / dont's:
- accommodation in the NPs. You recommend staying either in or right outside the park?
- transportation throughout the country?
- walking / climbing the Kilimanjaro?

Looking forward hearing from you, thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 07, 2015
Chicago to Tanzania, as few flights as possible?  (5 Answers)

Hi experts...

We're planning a trip to Tanzania next year for 9 days. I have status on United Airlines, so my preference is to fly UAL or a Star Alliance partner. We live in Chicago, and my thought was that we could fly from here to somewhere in Europe, then from wherever that is to Tanzania (probably Dar Es Salaam).

Trouble is, from looking at the United web site and trying to get an itinerary, it looks like way more flights than I want to take. I'd be OK with flying from ORD to NWR, LGA, HOU, IAD, etc., and then leaving the US from one of those airports. But all the trips UAL seems to offer take us through Manchester, or London, or Zurich...then to Turkey, or Ethiopia, or Egypt - then to Dar Es Salaam. I haven't yet called United directly, but is anyone aware of direct flights from, say, London, Paris, Zurich, Frankfurt, Munich, etc., to Dar Es Salaam on United or a United partner? Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 15, 2015
Vaccinations  (5 Answers)

What are recommended vaccinations for for a Serengeti safar?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 13, 2015
Tanzania vs South Africa End of March  (5 Answers)

Hiya,

My wife and I are thinking of doing our first Safari 8 Full days, and have been contemplating how to plan it out.
I'm really debating between South Africa and Tanzania, SA seems straight forward, fly into J'berg rent a 4 x 4 go to Kruger etc...

But my heart tells me to do Tanzania, if I manage to sell it to my other half....some questions

1. Can one self drive in Tanzania? and hire experienced guides
2. What’s the best entry point to Tanzania from the UK, Dar Es Salaam (DAR) seems to be cheaper however seems like one has to fly to get to Serangeti, however its closer to Zanzibar.
3. I see lots of recommendations for Safari companies from the previous posts is that a standard? Is this the way to go on Safari i.e. is self drive not an option
4. The FCO says everyone needs a visa to Tanzania, also says you can get it at entry at the airport?
5. Is Easter a good time to visit Tanzania? (End March/Start of April)
Thanks

ER


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 25, 2014
Salary for a Safari guide on private safari  (9 Answers)

Hi, we are four people going for 10 days private safari to four big parks in Tanzania. Does anyone know how high are the wages of the safari guides? How much should we pay to our guide for 10 days? He is self-employed.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 23, 2014
Tanzania May  (4 Answers)

We're looking into a trip to Tanzania and Zanzibar next year. Plan would be to visit serengeti, Ngorongoro crater, Manyara, Tarangire the last 2 weeks of May and then 1st week of June off to Zanzibar. I know this is the end of wet season so I'm trying to assess what this means in practice. Does it rain all day?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 27, 2014
TUNDUMA BORDER CROSSING TO ZAMBIA

Hi everyone. How long would it take to cross with a private car? Any tips? thanks. Phil


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 13, 2014
Vaccination

What kind of vaccination do i need for Tanzania / Sansibar. Thanks, Michael


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 12, 2014
Money stolen from Agency's Account by 2 tourists in Arusha  (12 Answers)

Hi , TA members

I think this is right field to bring this case , and if not i apologize for this . My friend in Arusha he is a Tour Operator , he had served 2 tourists from Ireland by joining them in sharing safari for 4 days . Before the service they were agreed each other between him and these 2 Irish guys should pay a deposit of $ 645 to secure the booking as usually every agency does . So they paid that deposit by transfer it into his account in Tanzania . On 03rd Oct they came and started a safari as it was agreed , and by 06th Oct the finished their safari trip and they kept excellent comments to him .

But the real case is , on 10th Oct one of them went to her bank and claim to her bank to bring back that payment which was paid as deposit to her account and cancel that money transfer , so her bank which is '' Allies Irish Bank '' took back that money from my friend account , so my questions are :-

1) What action or steps do you advise to my friend should take to bring back his money into his account from these inconvenient guys ?.

2) Is it possible for him to get his money back ?.

3) What should he does to secure something like this never happen again ?.

Sorry for long story , but in reality i need an help to help him . Thanks for take your time and contribute on my thread . Your advice will be much appreciated .

Meth


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 30, 2014
What can Americans bring to trade? In Kenya and Tanzania? Just pens and paper or? Shoes?  (8 Answers)

What can Americans bring to trade? In Kenya and Tanzania? Just pens and paper or? Shoes?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 01, 2014
Price of Hand Tools in Tanzania?

What is the usual price of purchasing hand tools such as tin snips in Tanzania?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 16, 2014
Mt. Kilimanjaro  (3 Answers)

Would anyone reccomend hiking up mt. kilimanjaro? Is it worth the money?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 16, 2014
Safari Adventure December 2-8 2014, tips anyone?  (6 Answers)

Hello!

I'm a single, female traveler, and I'm going to be heading to Tanzania in December. I'll be in Uganda for the month of November volunteering, then looking to end the adventure with a Serengeti safari in Tanzania before returning to Canada.

Couple things I'm looking for:
Low budget and reliable
Flight advice from Entebbe to Kilimanjaro International (via Nairobi)
Any things I MUST see?
Anyone wanna tag along?

Thanks in advance for any input!

S


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 26, 2014
Partial Climb of Mount Kilimanjaro  (7 Answers)

We had our sights set on climbing Mt Kilimanjaro however due to the fact that my boys are 11, 11 & 13 we have decided it is too difficult and not safe. We are considering doing a partial climb, 4 days, 3 nights. We are keen to experience the trek, the scenery and view up close the mountain.
Has anybody done anything similar? Can anyone recommend a route to follow.
Any advice is welcome.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 20, 2014
Safari Operator in Tanzania  (13 Answers)

We are looking to use Borderless Tours and Safaris for a 10 day Safari in Tanzania. Can anybody recommend using them?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 01, 2014
Who to Use??  (1 Answer)

Hi I am trying to choose between 2 safari holidays. One with Africa Travel Resource using MKSC guides and one with Safariandbeach using Masaii Wanderings guides. Can anyone comment on whether they have used them or heard any good or bad reviews


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 16, 2014
Traveling alone as a woman - advice, information, travel buddy in June?  (8 Answers)

Hello everyone!

I am planning on traveling through Tanzania in early June, specifically on a safari trip and to Zanzibar. I will be coming from Uganda. If anybody is planning a trip around the same time, maybe we can travel together. Any advice/tips/information on which company to go with for the safari, or not go to with a company, and where to stay in Zanzibar, and any other information would be much appreciated!

I will be traveling alone. I am a student, so money is a big factor when deciding places to stay and activities to participate in, though safety comes first. I have traveled extensively but this will be my first trip to Tanzania and Africa in general (though i will have been to Uganda by then).

Thanks in advance!



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