Frequently Asked Questions
1: How can I book for a safari?
Safari is a "Swahili" word which means journey. This word is also used worldwide. Please feel free to use our website for more information and learn about us. You can use our mailing address, but we encourage you to use our email address. Our online booking form is fast, easy and reliable. See our booking form.
2: How far in advance should I book for safari?
It is advised to book as earlier as you can. Mbogo Expeditions as all other tours encourages early bookings to provide sufficient time to make all necessary arrangements such as airport transfers (if any), hotels/ lodges and campsites especially during high season (July and August) or Christmas holidays. Twelve weeks or more is the recommended time for booking.
3: When is the best time for tour in Tanzania?
Any time round the year is the best time to visit Tanzania as Mbogo Expeditions tour guides know where to take you for wildlife and birdlife viewing. Dry season (July - October) is the suitable time for beach holiday and diving as the sky is clear with sunshine the whole day. Because of its tropical weather the rains are not as heavy as in the Amazon forests.
4: Which is the best place to go on safari?
Tanzania has several mountains to climb including Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru, Ol'doinyo Lenkai and Usambara Mountains. There are more than 10 National Parks that accommodate birdlife and wildlife as follows: Arusha National Park, Tarangire National Park, Mikumi National Park, Serengeti National Park, Manyara National Park, and Ngorongoro Crater. Tanzania has great historical sites like old slave trade markets and Museums. Cultural execution is undertaken as well. Let us know what interests you best and we will make arrangements for you and fulfill your dream!
5: What kind of food is available on safari & Lodges?
Most Hotels and Lodges cook traditional foods as well as varieties of palatable Western foods to suit your appetite. For our guests who choose to camp, the camping food is fresh, well prepared by our professional chefs. Special diet will be provided on request. Vegetarians will be served accordingly; nevertheless we will appreciate if we get informed in advance.
6: Is drinking water safe? Is it OK to drink water?
While on Safari we offer bottled water as it is safe for drinking. You can buy an extra bottle (s) of mineral water from super- markets or lodges where you will spend days and nights for reasonable price.
7: Can I take my children on safari?
Yes, indeed, you can bring your children to a game drive and mountain climbing and Mbogo Expeditions will share the skills and extraordinary experience in handling and caring for your children. Mbogo Expeditions tour guides will support you and your kids on Safari and Mountain climbing. Children aged 6 - 17 have the option like visiting schools and pen pals with other children in Tanzania, sharing some ideals and traditional games.
8: Will I stay in lodges or tents?
With the rapid growth of tourism industry in Tanzania in early 1990's Major towns and all National Parks have developed a large number of hostel, hotels, lodges, Luxury tented Lodges and Campsites, all these places are comfortable and secured to stay during your exploration of Africa.
9: What if I want a customized safari?
It is possible to customize your safari. We at Mbogo Expeditions understand the importance of privacy to the honeymooners, students, friends, organizations and families. Usually, a driver tour guide will be with clients. In case of Mountain climbing a minimum of two porters (per client) are needed and one guide.
10: Are safaris in Tanzania safe?
Yes, indeed, and the Company will do its best to insure safety for guests and their property as to make their stay as comfortable as possible. However, Mbogo Expeditions expect you to follow the instructions given by tour guides because they are knowledgeable of rules and regulations of the parks etc. In other words, do what they tell you and don't do what they tell you not to do! Please observe the following:
1: You are advised not to force yourself to trek higher when you get weak.
2: It is utterly prohibited to step out of the vehicle while in wildlife parks unless instructed by the tour guide. All penalties and accidents caused by client's fault will not be taken as the responsibilities of the company.