Tanzania Safari Companies

There are many tour companies that offer Tanzania Safaris. Before booking a safari with a tour operator it is important to determine how knowledgeable the safari company you are about yo use is about a particular destination.

As a traveler you should be in place to ask questions about a particular destination and options available to you.

Often times tour companies have safari destination itineraries but these are not cast in stone. At Dorado Travel Plus we work with you the traveler to ensure that your needs and expectations are met.

Tanzania Travel Advice

Get Dorado Travel Plus essential Tanzania travel advice before you go.

Money & Spending

Tanzania’s unit of currency is the Tanzanian Shilling but our advice is to use US Dollars only – and in cash: credit cards and traveller’s cheques (although accepted in most establishments) incur hefty transaction fees.

ATMs are found throughout the major towns in Tanzania but in case they are out of service you should always have a supply of back-up cash.

Note that due to the number of fake notes in circulation, no US Dollar bills printed before 2003 will be accepted in Tanzania.
Tipping

Tipping lodge staff and drivers/guides is customary for good service on a Tanzania safari, but check first to see whether a service charge has been added to your bill. Tipping is always in addition to the price quoted by your operator and the amount varies depending on the size of your group, the level of luxury of the safari and whether you thought an exceptionally good job was done.

When travelling in the major Tanzania cities, a 10% tip is customary in restaurants and bars when a service charge is not included.

For in-depth tipping guidelines, enquire with one of our Africa Safari Experts – they’d be happy to share their knowledge with you.

Climate

Average summer temperatures: 18°C to 29°C

Average winter temperatures: 15°C to 26°C

Rainy season: mid-March to May (“long rains”) and November to December (“short rains”).

Refer to “best time to visit Tanzania” for climate charts, details on the best wildlife-viewing times and when to witness the Serengeti migration.