There are many tour operators in Tanzania and so are tour agents. If you are doing this for the first time, locating potential service providers is probably the first thing you need to do. Ask friends and family who had a wonderful experience in Tanzania to recommend the company they used. Asking around will help you to find a company that is already in the market, and hence you will be confident that your safari will kick off.
Tanzania is a vast country, and it may be impossible to visit everything it offers. However with the right choice of a tour company, and depending on the duration of your safari, you can be able to maximize and get a wonderful experience. Nearly 20 percent of the country is protected for wildlife viewing, with the Northern circuit hosting the major national parks and reserves. These are the Ngorongoro Conservation area, Serengeti, Tarangire Lake Manyara and Arusha national parks.
When dropping them an email, do not be afraid to ask them about their registration credentials and experience in the industry. If you have already come up with a circuit you want to explore, ask about their experience with that circuit, since there are many companies dedicated to specific circuits. A validly licensed company that has been active for a couple of years is a safe choice, to avoid chances of you being a statistic in cases where visitors are swindled by con companies.
When planning your safari to Tanzania, there are a number of things you need to consider. The most important factors are your choice of visiting season and the tour company you select. There are many such companies in the market today, hence finding a suitable one can be challenging. Similarly, even if your friends had a wonderful experience, it does not necessarily mean that you will have such an experience too.
Lodge safaris on the other hand are for people who would like to experience this country on a more comfortable and secure way. You will be sleeping in lodges and hotels depending on the level of comfort you need. There are a large number of beautifully located lodges, luxury camps and hotels you can select from.
After you have agreed on a certain itinerary and you are asked to send money, ensure the money is wired to a business account. Tour companies have different preferences when it comes to receiving payment and how they handle cancellations. Some will ask 50% upfront to handle reservations and bookings, and then the rest to be paid a few days before arrival or by cash on arrival.
You safari experience in Tanzania can be wonderful only if you make the right choices. A very important choice is the company you use for the safari. Ensure it is licensed, able to customize your itinerary, experienced and has a reputable standing in the industry.
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