Safari info

Revision & Charges
A fee of USD 100 per booking for each change on revisions made 43 days prior. 42 days or less, cancellation fees above apply.

Loss/Damages
The company will exercise utmost care in handling its guests and their property, but will not be responsible for loss or damage to personal belongings or personal injury.

Transportation
The Company may, at its discretion, use Land Cruiser, Land Rover, Min-buses or any other suitable transport subject to weather and other condition ( a request for a specific type of vehicle will be considered). The company reserves the right to employ the service of subcontractors. English/French and Spanish driver guides are provided. All tours start and end in Arusha.

Price Lists
Price quotations are inclusive of hotel or lodge accommodation charges, meals, park fees, driver guides and his expenses. Quotations do not include hotel expenses prior to and at the termination of the tour, alcoholic drinks, tips or any other item not mentioned in the quotation.

Credit Cards as mode of Payment
We don’t have facilities to process Visa or MasterCard for your safari deposit/balance payments. The balance is to be paid 2 weeks before arrival.

Money
Major foreign currencies – particularly US$or Euro – and travellers cheques are accepted and are convertible at banks and bureaux de changes in the main town and tourist areas Euros are also widely used and have good rates. Credit cards are not widely accepted and carry poor exchange rates. Most of Banks offer ATM facilities. Banks in major town and Cities have introduced now ATM facilities at a better rates at least but keep in mind the exchange rates and or service charge will make you loose some money. Most of Card are accepted although with deferent banks. VISA is accepted by most of the Banks. Visitors may be expected to pay in foreign currency for game parks. Don’t change money in the street.

Insurance & Responsibility
Everyone is responsible for personal travel insurance, if already you have one. Please check whether it applies for Africa. Professional Safaris Africa and associated companies act only as agents of the clients in all matters relating to hotel accommodation, tours, transport and shall not be liable for injury, delay, loss or damage in any manner. The company is likewise not responsible for theft or loss of baggage. Please baggage insurance is therefore recommended.

ALTERATION TO TOURS
The company reserves the right to alter arrangements or cancel the operation of a scheduled tour should conditions necessitate. It also reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any person as a member of any tour at anytime, in which case an equitable amount will be refunded.

LIABILITY
The company and its agents act only as an agents of the tours, transport, etc and shall not be liable for injury, delays, loss, or damage in any manner. The company’s liability to passengers carried in its own vehicle is governed by the lows of the country in which the tour takes place and no other country. All claims are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of the country in which the actions arises. The company reserves the right to employ sub-contractors for all or part of the service. The company shall not be held responsible for loss or damages to baggage.

ACCOMMODATION
Based on two persons sharing a twin room/tent. Where possible rooms with private bath are requested. Single rooms are available at and additional cost but can not be guaranteed. Hotel/Lodge/campsite are named as an indication of category and rooms may be reserved at similar hotel/lodge.. Avoid changes for hotel for doing pre-booking to reserve the room.

Camping Safaris
We also provide standard camping safaris and numbers of days will be the same as staying in lodges. Prices for camping safaris include: Park fees, meals, cook, driver, camping gear and transport. Prices for camping safaris per trip will depend on the number of people. Maximum is five people in a 4 WD vehicle. We prefer every client to sit on a window seat. We can arrange for extended car that give all our clients a chance to the window. Your wish is our commitment.

Security
Tanzania is a generally safe country but don’t invite temptation. Keep an eye on your belongings; don’t walk in the towns or cities at night- take a tax. Don’t carry cameras or large amount of cash, be aware of pickpockets. Use hotel safety deposit boxes to safeguard valuable and obtain a receipt. Leave jewellery at home. Please feel very free to contact us for more information.

List of Things to Take on Safari

Travel essentials

  • Valid passport and Visa
  • Photo copy of passport
  • Airline ticket
  • International health card with immunisations (yellow fever)
  • Travel insurance
  • Medical insurance
  • US$ cash / travellers cheques (checks) / credit card
  • Small lock to lock zippers together
  • Sleeping bag for adventure Camping
  • Small diary and pen
  • Clothing
  • Neutrally colored clothing
  • 4 – 5 short sleeve t-shirts
  • 2 – 3 pairs of shorts
  • 2 sweaters or sweatshirts
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Hankies
  • 2 pairs of casual trousers
  • 2 long sleeve shirts
  • Lightweight rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Walking shoes
  • Lightweight shoes
  • Swimsuit
  • Warm sleeping outfit for camping safaris
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Accessories
  • Toilet kit (soap, tooth brush, toilet articles, handy wipes, etc. It’s best to bring small trail size containers.)
  • Towel
  • Sun screen and lip protection (SPF 30)
  • Ziploc bags to protect camera, binoculars and other such things from dust
  • Money belt
  • Insect repellents spray
  • First aid
  • Aspirin
  • Imodium
  • Painkillers
  • Bandages
  • Throat lozenges
  • Eye drops

Other accessories

  • Camera, lenses and extra film, where applicable (ASA 200 film recommended)
  • Binoculars
  • Pocket knife
  • Insect repellents
  • Reading and writing material
  • Snacks
  • Sweets
  • Nuts
  • Video camera
  • Video tapes (if applicable)
  • Battery packs
  • Tri-pod