Safari Tanzania Frequently Asked Questions
The crew during your trip is trying to make your stay unforgettable in a good way. A tip for good service is very much appreciated and is not included in the travel prices.
In order to prepare for the long and arduous climb, doing activities such as the stair master, cycling, as well as knee and back extension exercises can help get your legs ready for the long hours of trekking. Running is also a great activity to help your whole body get used to being active and moving. However, before beginning any new exercise regime, please contact your doctor for more guidance and information.
If you fall sick on the mountain, your guide will report the case to the local rescue team who will quickly pick you up from the point of incident and take you down to the base of the mountain. We recommend you purchase the flying doctors service for an additional fee, which will cover the cost of transportation from the base of the mountain to the nearest hospital.
All safari vehicles have four wheel drive, pop up roofs for maximum game viewing, and a large amount of interior space. All of our vehicles are comfortable, in great condition, and will take you on the journey of lifetime. With Land Rovers, Minibuses, and Toyota Land Cruisers, we will select the best vehicle based on your itinerary to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience.
We arrange transportation as well as airport transfers from Mwanza, Kilimanjaro, Arusha, Dar es Salaam and Nairobi. When you arrive, a staff member from VIC will be there to greet you and guide you through your entire trip. When you book with us, we offer special discounted rates from flights as well as buses. Book with us today and enjoy the savings.
We take a 50% deposit of the total amount upon confirming the tour. Payment for your safari can be done in US Dollar, by international bank transfer or Cash.
Clients/Agents booking within four (4) weeks of tour departure are required to pay the full amount immediately to secure the reservation.
It’s all up to you. The journey to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro or Mount Meru are both arduous climbs and the success of you reaching the top depends solely on you. Even while being led by experienced guides, climbers are often faced with challenges that prevent them from getting to the top, such as altitude sickness, dehydration, or exhaustion. We advise you to climb slowly, or what we call “pole pole,” drink lots of water, and allow extra time for your body to acclimatize to the height.
With daily departures to Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru, we make it easy to trek in a group or join up with others. If you plan to climb alone, we will have you join the group that is leaving on your chosen departure date. However, be sure to confirm the dates early as space can fill up fast.
There are no age restrictions on safaris and you can enjoy the experience with your whole family! However, if you are interested in climbing Mount Kilimanjaro or Mount Meru, be advised that children below 11 are not allowed to trek either mountain. Be sure to choose an itinerary that will fit your family’s needs, and if you are unsure feel free to contact us for more recommendations.
Many areas such as Lake Manyara, Arusha park, and Ngorongoro Crater are excellent to see all year round. Serengeti National Park is especially beautiful from October to June, Tarangire is a good place to go in the dry season, and Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru can be climbed at any time. However, climbing in the rainy season is generally not recommended due to snow and heavy rainfall.