Travel Info

What to pack

Packing for a safari requires proper planning so that you have everything you need for the ultimate safari experience. We recommend cotton clothing in neutral colors (khaki and green tones) for all game drives and bush walks. Avoid white clothing and dark colors for bush activities, since they tend to attract certain bugs. Please keep in mind the weight restrictions of the airline that you are flying with, as well as what you will need while on safari. There is a daily laundry service at the lodge.

Health requirements

Tanzania is a malaria zone country, we strongly advise that you consult your doctor or travel clinic as to what appropriate anti-malarial drugs to take. All visitors must be vaccinated against yellow fever and it is compulsory they provide a yellow fever certificate when entering or exiting Tanzania.

Passport & Visa requirements

Please remember that you need at least 2 blank visa pages in your passport for travel and make sure your passport is valid for a minimum of 6 months. All foreigners are required to have a valid visa unless their countries have agreements with Tanzania that waivers the visa requirement.

Please ensure that you check with your travel agent about visa requirements.

Here is what we recommend you bring

– Comfortable walking shoes/track shoes/hiking boots for walks
– Comfortable slippers and sandals to wear around the lodge
– A light jacket & warm fleece
– Comfortable cotton clothing
– Swimming costume/bathing suits
– Sun hat, sun block, & sunglasses
– Insect repellent
– Binoculars
– Camera and video camera, spare memory cards and charging equipment
– Extra pair of correction glasses and contact lenses (if required) plus contact lens solution
– Sufficient supply of any prescription medication
– A good book to read

Electricity is provided either through Solar or Backup Generator. Electrical outlets are 220V (AC).

Temperature

Temperatures are generally pleasant with min.temp range at night of 13°C / 55°F and max.temp range during the day of 29°C / 84°F.

Weather

Dry season: June to October is warmer
Green season: November to March is cooler with light & short rains
Rainy season: April & May – heavy & long rains
We are closed between 1st April to 31st May each year.

Travel Info

What to pack

Packing for a safari requires proper planning so that you have everything you need for the ultimate safari experience. We recommend cotton clothing in neutral colors (khaki and green tones) for all game drives and bush walks. Avoid white clothing and dark colors for bush activities, since they tend to attract certain bugs. Please keep in mind the weight restrictions of the airline that you are flying with, as well as what you will need while on safari. There is a daily laundry service at the lodge.

Health requirements

Tanzania is a malaria zone country, we strongly advise that you consult your doctor or travel clinic as to what appropriate anti-malarial drugs to take. All visitors must be vaccinated against yellow fever and it is compulsory they provide a yellow fever certificate when entering or exiting Tanzania.

Passport & Visa requirements

Please remember that you need at least 2 blank visa pages in your passport for travel and make sure your passport is valid for a minimum of 6 months. All foreigners are required to have a valid visa unless their countries have agreements with Tanzania that waivers the visa requirement.

Please ensure that you check with your travel agent about visa requirements.

Here is what we recommend you bring

– Comfortable walking shoes/track shoes/hiking boots for walks
– Comfortable slippers and sandals to wear around the lodge
– A light jacket & warm fleece
– Comfortable cotton clothing
– Swimming costume/bathing suits
– Sun hat, sun block, & sunglasses
– Insect repellent
– Binoculars
– Camera and video camera, spare memory cards and charging equipment
– Extra pair of correction glasses and contact lenses (if required) plus contact lens solution
– Sufficient supply of any prescription medication
– A good book to read

Electricity is provided either through Solar or Backup Generator. Electrical outlets are 220V (AC).

Temperature

Temperatures are generally pleasant with min.temp range at night of 13°C / 55°F and max.temp range during the day of 29°C / 84°F.

Weather

Dry season: June to October is warmer
Green season: November to March is cooler with light & short rains
Rainy season: April & May – heavy & long rains
We are closed between 1st April to 31st May each year.

Tips for Wildlife Viewing:

Once you move beyond the cliché of the big five, you will soon realize that our wilderness offers much more. Africa’s large savannah’s are certainly a big attraction that one never tires of, but it’s often the smaller animals, diverse birdlife and incredible reptiles that draw you back again and again for another exceptional visit. Seeing a breeding herd of elephants for instance will always be special but there is a certain thrill in seeing a serval, generuk or beautiful coloured saddle-billed stork. As a traveller, go beyond the obvious and challenge yourself to learn as much about the wildlife and ecosystems through which you will travel on your Safari.

Binoculars are essential particularly for observing birds and smaller mammal species. When larger animals are spotted at a distance, binoculars will enhance the enjoyment of those particular sightings.

Patience is a good virtue for wildlife viewing. Spend a little more time at each sighting and quietly observe the fascinating behavioral traits coming to the fore.

Early morning and late afternoons are the best times to be out looking for wildlife. This is known as the “Golden hour” for photography and animal activity peaks, with nocturnal species e.g. leopard, often still active.

During the heat of the day many animals will drink at waterholes e.g. elephant, making this a good time to be there. Night drives can also be rewarding for nocturnal mammals such as genets, bush-babies, white tailed mongoose and bat eared fox.

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