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Tanzania FAQ

General FAQ's

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Can you book airfares?

We can help book your international and local flights to Tanzania.  Contact us for flight information and prices.

Can I get a visa in Tanzania?

Yes, you can get a visa at major airports and at border crossings, but try to get one ahead of time to make your entry into the country as easy as possible. More on Visas >>

Do you customize a tour?

Yes, just let us know what’s in your mind and we will put all together for you!

Can we leave excess luggage behind while on safari or Kilimanjaro?

Extra luggage can be stored in a locked storage room at your Moshi hotel at no charge. Valuables should be left in a safe deposit box at your hotel in Moshi ($1/day)

Will I have a chance to interact with the local people of Tanzania?

Feel free to interact with your safari guide and Kilimanjaro guides and porters! There are other unique ways to meet local people.

I am a solo (single) traveler, how can I join your tour?

We can add solo travelers to a group, or we can arrange a private trip for you.  See our Groups to Join page for existing group departures you can join.

Do you accommodate people with dietary restrictions?

Vegetarian and other special diets can be accommodated. Please let us know ahead of time. Protein options may be minimal on a vegetarian diet, so you may want to bring protein supplements.

How soon do I have to book your tour?

We recommend booking your trip as soon as possible. Lodges and tented camps on safari are booked quickly, so we need to reserve those before they fill up. However, sometimes we do have space last minute as well.

What immunizations / shots are required?

Talk to your doctor about

  • Malaria
  • Yellow fever
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Typhoid
  • Tetanus
  • Polio
  • MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Meningococcal Meningitis (Africa/Asia)

More on Health >>

How much money do I need?

Budget a minimum of $200/person for tips for Kilimanjaro, $25-30/day for expenses and tips on safari, and $20/day for other expenses in Moshi. More on money>>

Do your Tanzania trips include any transfer for those arriving in Nairobi, Kenya?

No, but we can schedule transfer from Nairobi either by land or air for an additional charge.

What is there to do in Moshi?  Is it safe to walk around on my own?

It is safe to walk around the main area of town during the day with valuables well hidden, but it not advised to be walk around at night for your own safety.

Can I get to Zanzibar after my safari/trek?  Can you arrange that?

We can book your flights to Zanzibar from Kilimanjaro and your Zanzibar hotels.  See our Zanzibar page for more information.

Can I use a credit card to pay for my trip?

We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. You can also send a bank wire transfer or mail a personal check.

What is the deposit amount to hold my space?

A 20% deposit is required at time of booking to hold your reservation. This deposit is non-refundable.

When do I need to pay the balance of my trip?

Final payment is due 60 days prior to arrival in Tanzania.

What happens if I need to cancel my trip?

Upon receipt of written cancellation by any member of the tour indicated on this reservation 30 days or longer prior to departure, 20% of the reservation of the canceling party will be retained by Adventures Within Reach and the balance of the package price refunded.

If a cancellation is received at least 14 days and up to 29 days prior to departure, 50% of the package price will be retained by Adventures Within Reach.

If a cancellation is received less than 14 days prior to departure, 100% of the total package price will be retained by Adventures Within Reach and all outstanding payment will become payable immediately.

Should the canceling party be able to find a replacement for themselves no less than 14 days prior to departure and the replacement completes this booking form individually, no retention of funds will take place.

We highly recommend travel insurance to cover any cancellation fees.

Do you cancel a trip, or charge more when other people in my group cancel?

Our trips are never canceled by AWR, but you may have to pay more if your group falls below a certain group size.

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