The first thing you must have in order to leave and enter
the country is a passport. If are scheduled leave for
your trip in less than one month, please click on this
link to find the closest center in your area for expedited
However, if you don’t need expedited service, please
visit your local city hall or courthouse to pick up
a passport application form. Along with the application
from, you’ll need to also have your birth certificate
and in most cases you’ll need two passport size photos.
Visas. In order to be allowed entry into
Tanzania, you must have a Tanzanian visa. You can get
your visa at the Tanzanian embassy in Washington DC or
you can get it at the port of entry in Tanzania. I suggest
the latter. Its easier and much more convenient and this
way you never part way with your passport. The visa fees
are normally $60 per person.
Luggage, Airfare, and Travel Route. Each
passenger flying with our airline partners Northwest and
KLM is allowed two 70 lbs check-in luggage (can be wheeled
suitcase or any other durable bag or container), one carry-on
(which must fit in the overhead bins) and a purse or camera
bag. If your total weight exceeds the allowable limit,
you’ll be charged accordingly. To find out what the charges
are for excess luggage, please contact NWA at: www.nwa.com.
Our flight route is usually through Amsterdam, Netherlands
with a short layover and then a straight flight to Kilimanjaro
International Airport. This makes it very convenient for
our travelers because the lodge/hotels are only 45 minutes
from the airport in Tanzania. Other alternate routes are
through Nairobi Kenya.
What to Wear. Tanzania has gorgeous weather
throughout the year. During the months of July and August,
you might need a light jacket, as it gets a bit cooler
in the evenings. As far as your daily attire, you can
wear just about anything (skirts, dresses, pants, shorts,
etc). During your safaris we recommend wearing boots.
To find out what the temperature will be like on your
safari, click here.
The Language. Although English is the international
trade language, Kiswahili is the main language spoken
in Tanzania. With over 123 dialects in Tanzania alone,
credit must be given to the first president of Tanzania,
Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere, for making Swahili the
national language; this closed the bridge of communication
between the 123 tribes/dialects. Today Tanzania is one
of the most peaceful nations in Africa partly because
Here are a few phrases to help you along as you trek
Jambo – Hello
Habari gani? – How are you?
Niko wapi? – Where am I?
Jina lako nani? – What’s your name?
Chai – Tea (people drink a lot of tea in Tanzania)
Kahawa – Coffee (we drink a lot of coffee too)
Maji – Water
Chumba – Room
Funguo - Keys
If you have any questions, please call our Swahili
we’ll be glad to help you out.