1: How can I book for a safari?
Safari is a "Swahili" word which means journey. This
word is also used worldwide. Please feel free to use our website
for more information and learn about us. You can use our mailing
address, but we encourage you to use our email address. Our online
booking form is fast, easy and reliable. See
our booking form.
2: How far in advance should I book for safari?
It is advised to book as earlier as you can. Kilimandscharo Active
Tours as all other tours encourages early bookings to provide
sufficient time to make all necessary arrangements such as airport
transfers (if any), hotels/ lodges and campsites especially during
high season (July and August) or Christmas holidays. Twelve weeks
or more is the recommended time for booking.
3: When is the best time for tour in Tanzania and East
Any time round the year is the best time to visit Tanzania and
East Africa as Kilimanjaro Active tour guides know where to take
you for wildlife and birdlife viewing. Dry season (July - October)
is the suitable time for beach holiday and diving as the sky is
clear with sunshine the whole day. Because of its tropical weather
the rains are not as heavy as in the Amazon forests.
4: Which is the best place to go on safari?
Tanzania has several mountains to climb including Mt. Kilimanjaro,
Mt. Meru, Ol'doinyo Lenkai and Usambara Mountains. There are more
15 National Parks that accommodate birdlife and wildlife as follows:
Arusha National Park, Tarangire National Park, Mikumi National
Park, Serengeti National Park, Manyara National Park, and Ngorongoro
Crater. Tanzania has great historical sites like old slave trade
markets and Museums. Cultural execution is undertaken as well.
Let us know what interests you best and we will make arrangements
for you and fulfill your dream!
5: What kind of food is available on safari & Lodges?
Most Hotels and Lodges cook traditional foods as well as varieties
of palatable Western foods to suit your appetite. For our guests
who choose to camp, the camping food is fresh, well prepared by
our professional chefs. Special diet will be provided on request.
Vegetarians will be served accordingly; nevertheless we will appreciate
if we get informed in advance.
6: Is drinking water safe? Is it OK to drink water?
While on Safari we offer bottled water as it is safe for drinking.
You can buy an extra bottle(s) of mineral water from super- markets
or lodges where you will spend days and nights for reasonable
7: Can I take my children on safari?
Yes, indeed, you can bring your children to a game drive and mountain
climbing and Kilimandscharo Active Tours (KAT) will share the
skills and extraordinary experience in handling and caring for
your children. KAT tour guides will support you and your kids
on Safari and Mountain climbing. Children aged 6 - 17 have the
option like visiting schools and pen pals with other children
in Tanzania, sharing some ideals and traditional games.
8: Will I stay in lodges or tents?
With the rapid growth of tourism industry in Tanzania in early
1990's Major towns and all National Parks have developed a large
number of hostel, hotels, lodges, Luxury tented Lodges and Campsites,
all these places are comfortable and secured to stay during your
exploration of Africa.
9: What if I want a customized safari?
It is possible to customize your safari. We at KAT understand
the importance of privacy to the honeymooners, students, friends,
organizations and families. Usually, a driver tour guide will
be with clients. In case of Mountain climbing a minimum of two
porters (per client) are needed and one guide.
10: Are safaris in Tanzania safe?
Yes, indeed, and the Company will do its best to insure safety
for guests and their property as to make their stay as comfortable
as possible. However, KAT expect you to follow the instructions
given by tour guides because they are knowledgeable of rules and
regulations of the parks etc. In other words, do what they tell
you and don't do what they tell you not to do! Please observe
1: You are advised not to force yourself to trek higher when you
2: It is utterly prohibited to step out of the vehicle while in
wildlife parks unless instructed by the tour guide. All penalties
and accidents caused by client's fault will not be taken as the
responsibilities of the company.