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Find valuable tips, advice, and practical information to enhance your safari experience. Get recommendations on packing essentials, photography tips, wildlife tracking techniques, and advice on best times to visit specific destinations. Stay informed and well-prepared as you embark on your dream safari adventure with Victoria Expeditions.

The best time to visit Tanzania for a safari depends on your interests. The dry season (from June to October) offers excellent wildlife sightings, while the wet season (from November to May) showcases lush landscapes and is ideal for birdwatching.

The best time to climb Kilimanjaro is during the dry seasons, which are generally from January to mid-March and from June to October. These periods offer clearer skies and drier conditions, making the trek more enjoyable.

The Great Migration is a massive movement of wildebeest and other herbivores across the Serengeti ecosystem. It typically takes place from July to October, with river crossings being the most exhilarating moments to witness.

Tanzania is renowned for its abundant wildlife. During a safari, you can expect to see elephants, lions, leopards, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, buffalo, and numerous bird species, among many others.

There are various accommodation options available in Tanzania, ranging from luxury lodges and tented camps to budget-friendly campsites. Victoria Expeditions offers a wide selection to suit different preferences and budgets.

A private safari offers personalized itineraries, exclusive use of vehicles, and more flexibility. On the other hand, a group safari is suitable for travelers who prefer to join like-minded individuals for a shared experience, which can be more cost-effective.

Yes, a visa is required for most visitors to Tanzania. It can be obtained beforehand from Tanzanian embassies or consulates, or upon arrival at the airports or border crossings.

The official currency of Tanzania is the Tanzanian Shilling (TZS). It is advisable to carry some cash, but credit cards are widely accepted in major cities and tourist areas.

Yes, Tanzania is generally a safe country for safaris. However, it is always recommended to follow the guidance of your safari guides and take necessary precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

It is recommended to consult with a healthcare professional or travel clinic to get the latest advice regarding required and recommended vaccinations for Tanzania. Common vaccinations include those for yellow fever, typhoid, hepatitis A and B, and tetanus.

Yes, children can go on safari in Tanzania. There are family-friendly lodges and camps that cater to the needs of families, ensuring their safety and comfort during the safari experience.

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro requires a moderate level of fitness and determination. While it does not involve technical climbing, it is a challenging trek due to the altitude and long hiking days. Proper physical preparation, mental determination, and acclimatization are essential for a successful summit.

The duration of the climb depends on the chosen route. Most climbers opt for either the Machame or Marangu routes, which typically take around 6-8 days. It is important to choose a route that allows for proper acclimatization to increase the chance of reaching the summit successfully.

It is crucial to pack essential trekking gear such as sturdy hiking boots, warm layers, waterproof clothing, a comfortable backpack, a sleeping bag, trekking poles, and a headlamp, among other items. Victoria Expeditions provides a detailed packing list to ensure climbers are well-prepared.

Altitude sickness is a potential risk when climbing Kilimanjaro due to the high altitude. It is essential to choose a reputable operator like Victoria Expeditions that prioritizes proper acclimatization, provides experienced guides, and has emergency protocols in place. Climbers should also follow a slow ascent rate, stay well-hydrated, and listen to their bodies for any symptoms of altitude sickness.

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siraj
siraj
2023-03-08
A guaranteed experience of a lifetime! The organization of our 6-days Safari with Victoria Expeditions was flawless. From the moment we were picked up at Kilimanjaro Int'l Airport and were taken to our hotel in Arusha, the excellent accommodations in (the vicinity of) Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorogoro National Parks, the delicious lunches with cooked food and glasses of wine at the picknick areas, till the drop off at the airport in Kilimanjaro again, everything went well in time and according to the itinerary. Our utmost gratitude goes to our driver/guide Samir. He has good save driving skills, a perfect knowledge of the nations culture and wildlife in general, and a perfect overview of the area to get you to the best spot to see an abundance of animals. He managed to see a lioness vs gazelle situation first and thus gave us the unique front row view of a chase from the beginning till the end right in front of our jeep. Absolutely amazing. We recommend Samir as a driver/guide. Hakuna matata
Deogratius S
Deogratius S
2023-03-08
Superb safari! A well planned, well executed 8 day experience, with a customized program across Serengeti, Lake Manyara, Tarangire and the Ngorongoro crater. The management team of the operator were very supportive and easily reachable both before and during the 8 day Safari. For a good safari the tour guide who looks after you and drives the 4x4 is essential, and Mr Wilson was simply superb at his job, with deep knowledge of animals, flora and fauna, the country, super kind to our family showing us an amazing experience while keeping us safe. I high recommend both the operator soul of Tanzania and Mr Wilson as an excellent guide.
Aniel G
Aniel G
2023-02-14
Exceptional safari The experience were amazing! The organization was perfect! Pick up at the airport, hotel etc! This for days were magic! We will never forget that for sure! Thank you to Edgar (the driver) that makes his best to show us the most) and Tito (the cooker) they were amazing. I really recommend them and the experience! We will do it again for sure!
Romie D
Romie D
2023-02-08
Top Notch Safari Company We decided last minute for a safari and booked with Victoria Expeditions on very short notice (1 week! ) They handled our request very quickly and professionally, tailoring the experience for us to perfection. Everything was simple to set up, in a safe and organized manner. The safari itself was wonderful. Our guide Joseph made sure that we never lacked anything, and we managed to see everything we wanted. He was very knowledgeable and made sure we got excellent viewing angles and great photo opportunities! He put a lot of effort into the game drives and the whole experience, we could not have asked for more. We felt very Well taken care of with him. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable experience with a great guide, can warmly recommend to everyone
Reviel Fahel
Reviel Fahel
2023-02-07
Excellent safari We took the 5-day best of mid-range Northern circuit. Unlike most travellers we first thought of going on a safari only two weeks before it actually happened. The Victoria expeditions team was really helpful in arranging our trip on such short notice with constant communication. Our trip with our guide Shafino was just marvelous. Thanks to him we have been able to see the big 9 and not only from the distance but mostly just a few meters apart. Looking a leopard or a lion in the eye, watching cheetahs eat their prey is a memory we will never forget
Sarah S
Sarah S
2021-10-17
Serengeti safari 2-day safari in Serengeti. Very nice, high spirited and educated guide who knew everything about the big cats. Good and friendy cook who especially made a really nice brunch. Both the guide and the cook spoke good english.
Dana M
Dana M
2021-10-17
Serengeti Nationalpark Safari I had an amazing two days and one night camping. The cook and our guide were very good at English and made the experience even better. We saw all the big cats and many other animals. The camping side is alright. We got up early to see the sunrise which was definitely worth it. Absolutely worth the money
Iwona C
Iwona C
2021-06-07
Professional organization and professional guides. I am from Poland. I joined the Mountain Kilimanjaro trekking in 2017. It was the excallent hiking experience. Everything was great, people, organisation etc. I felt very safety. I reached Kilimanjaro Peak. The communication with the agency was perfect and they met my expectations.
MichaelLeung2014
MichaelLeung2014
2021-05-10
I am sure they will meet your expectations with professional mountain trekking advice and support. I am from Hong Kong. I joined the Mount Kilimanjaro Treking and Safari in 2008. For the past 10 years, I had introduced three groups from Hong Kong and Two groups from Mainland China to join the same events. The last group reached the summit in Sep 2019. All of us were very happy with the arrangements, accommodations and experienced mountain trekking leaderships. Subira, the co-ordinator, always gave us quick responses in quotation, trip details and "what to prepare". I still get in touch with Samuel (the Manager). When the COVID-19 is over, will definitely help to arrange my hiking/trekking friends to join the Africa Highest Mountain Summit Trekking again. I am sure they will meet your expectations with professional mountain trekking advice and support.
Karolina
Karolina
2021-05-07
Mt Kilimanjaro Had an excellent hiking experience. The tim is great, communication with the agency was very good. The guides amazing, helped for all. And we did it to the top od Mt Kilimanjaro! Unforgettable travel! :)
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