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TANZANIA - TANZANIA
Web guide about beachs holidays and African safaris
Please remember that I am an African wildlife photographer and not a tour or ground operator. However my extensive experience in these regions enables me to advise you on the best tour and ground operators - those who live in the area, who will take care of you best and for the best prices.
Safaris are very expensive! This is why I recommend directly contacting local tour operators who live on site in Africa; they alone know the tours really well (they are at home).
The best optionUsing my advice you choose a local tour operator, a professional (who speak and write English) who lives on site in Africa, a member of the association that monitors tours operators , i.e. TATO (Tanzania association of tour operators) for Tanzania and KATO (Kenya association of tour operators) for Kenya. These agencies that I recommend have vast safari experience, climbed Kilimanjaro, Masai etc. - sometimes for 30 years. Feel free to ask me about my ground operators !
BEFORE YOU LEAVE TO TANZANIA
Items to bring with you for your trip to TANZANIA
(passport, flight tickets, vaccination record cards etc.)
However, do not put the copies in the same pockets as the originals !
Scan your passport, flight tickets and vaccination record card and send them
to yourself on your web-based email and if necessary, you simply go to a cybercafé
anywhere in the world and print the copies! You are saved!
(Allow for 200-300 kb per document in JPEG format)
And finally, no trip to Africa is complete without several torches!
Front-lighting torches are very practical but more expensive
and as you will use it a lot, the bulb and the batteries
won't last long!
You will find even more advice and recommendations on this link
Some important links
Vaccination against yellow fever is not compulsory !
Personally, I favour passive prevention and I do not take medication (since 1985) The with yellow fever vaccination certificate is not required..
There are very few flies and mosquitoes on the Kenyan plateaus and in northern Tanzania, so I take the following precautions: These rules apply between 5.30pm and 8am (Long-sleeved shirts and long pants) because during this time the mosquitoes are virulents. Outside of these hours, remember to put on a T-shirt and shorts.
Rules for passive prevention: between 5.30pm and 8am
- I wear long sleeved shirts and long trousers
- I spray the tent or room with a "RAID" type spray that kills everything
- I spray a fabric repellent onto fabrics and my clothing
- in the pharmacy, ask for a product for tropical mosquitoes
- I spray my hands and the visible parts of my skin with a skin repellent.
Ask your pharmacist for a product for tropical mosquitoes. For coastal areas, where the risks are higher due to the humidity combined with the heat, it is in your best interests to follow this passive prevention but also to follow your doctor's advice, as he will tell you to take anti-malaria drugs.
Above all, do not panic but be careful and take precautions, because a mosquito that stings does not transmit disease if it is not itself infected!
Also bring "tropical" insect repellent (it is important to specify tropical mosquitos). You can also buy repellent to put on your skin and another type for the fabric of your clothing. Also
bring sun protection lotion (the sun is 8 times stronger than in northern Europe) and to reduce possible burns, the miracle product "Biafine" to be applied in a thick layer without rubbing in! For other information on
safety, attitude, photos and so on, click here.
My personal Travel advice for tanzania and Kenya