Travel Resources / Safari FAQ

Why should I travel with Akaro Tours and Safaris?
We specialize exclusively in Tanzania. No other company comes close to our level of quality control and superior service. We employ over 150 full-time staff including highly trained guides, logistics specialists, office staff, reservations managers, drivers and mechanics. We are large enough to be respected as the premier tour operator in Tanzania and still small enough to care about every single one of our travelers.

Why is Tanzania the best safari destination?Safari in Kiswahili, the language of East Africa, simply means “journey.” Today, the word is synonymous with a wildlife viewing adventure in the African Bush.

If your primary reason for traveling to Africa is to experience an abundance of African wildlife in unspoiled wilderness, then Tanzania should be your destination of choice. Tanzania protects over 30% of its land through national parks and reserves, more than any other country on the continent. You simply cannot beat the wildlife concentrations found in Tanzania.

The parks and wildlife reserves of Tanzania are inhabited by vast herds of wildebeest spread out across the Serengeti savanna, huge populations of elephant and buffalo, as well as plains game and their predators. All these animals interact and roam freely, the same as they have for thousands of years. Here you’ll witness an incredible diversity of ecology and will find the vegetation and bird life as fascinating as the big game.

Tanzania is home to 90% of the film series produced on African animals. Tanzania also boasts a remarkable number of World Heritage Sites including, Serengeti National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Selous Game Reserve (this reserve alone is the size of Denmark), Kilwa Kisiwani and the Songo Mnara Ruins.

When is the best time of year to go on safari in Tanzania? Anytime is a wonderful time to be on safari.
April tends to be rainy, but for the more adventurous travelers, we can arrange a private trip for you during that time. At Akaro Tours we adjust our safari itineraries to take advantage of the best possible game
viewing in accordance with the seasonal concentrations of wildlife.

What if I want a custom safari? We would be delighted to work with you to help you and your family, friends or organization plan the best possible safari to match your interests and budget. We organize custom safaris for professional photographers, honeymoon couples, families and many museums and educational institutions, including Boston’s Museum of Science, Harvard University, American Museum of Natural History, Princeton University and Stanford Travel Study, to name just a few.

Will I stay in tents or lodges? Our safaris offer a wide array of safari styles to suit your interests and budget. Please see our brochure or the accommodations section of this site for a description of the different types of accommodations we use on our trips.

What clothes should I bring on safari? Safari dress is comfortable and casual – layers are recommended. Keep it simple and bring things you don’t mind getting dusty. After you have booked your safari, we will send you a pre-departure information booklet including a detailed packing list to help you prepare for your safari.

What’s the food like on safari? You will be pleasantly surprised by both the quality and the variety of the food available on safari. In most lodges, meals are served buffet-style so you can choose what you like. The food is prepared according to western tastes, with some curries and local cuisine included. If staying at any of the Akaro Tous Tours Safaris, fresh meat and produce is procured locally and then prepared by expert chefs to the highest standards. Returning guests are consistently amazed by the meals we are able to prepare
out in the bush.

What additional costs can I expect when I travel with Akaro Tours? Our safari land packages include all
accommodations, meals, airport transfers, park fees and services of Akaro Tous Tours guides and drivers.

It is customary to tip your guide and driver, as well as the Akaro Tours Nyumba staff (we suggest typical
amounts in the pre-departure information we send you after you book on one of our safaris). You must remember, however, that tips are not required and are completely subjective.

You will also need to pay for your own bar beverages (we provide water at meals and on game drives) and personal items like laundry service and phone calls. Before you go, you are responsible for any passport and visa fees (we send you the visa application form with your pre-departure information). We also highly recommend you purchase travel insurance (a pamphlet is included in your pre-departure packet). And finally,
if you know yourself to be a big souvenir shopper you’ll need to budget accordingly.

 
 
 

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