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What to bring on safari?
Shorts and T-shirts for the day
A pair of good walking boots if planning any walking safaris
A wide brimmed hat to shade you from the sun
Plenty of high factor sun cream
A good pair of binoculars
Long trousers and long sleeved shirt for the evening as protection from mosquitoes for the men and similar for the ladies.
A fleece for the early morning and evening game drives as it tends to get a bit chilly
Plenty of film or memory for your camera and a battery charger.
A small first aid kit.
A light weight waterproof jacket in case of a sudden shower
Swimming costumes
A book on East African Birds and Wild life to allow you to identify what you see on safari and from your lodge.
Good pair of sun glasses as you are on the equator where the sun is very powerful.
A pair of trainers.
A pack of wet wipes.
A small mag-light or torch.(flashlight)
A small blow-up cushion
A small supply of sweets/pens/pencils are handy for children or staff. The gesture is always appreciated.

What is the best time of year to visit?
You can visit Tanzania throughout the year. The rainy season is from the end of March until the end of May. During the rainy season some roads are not accessible. Please let us know when you are planning your trip and we will let you know which parks/areas to visit at that time of the year.

I would like to meet the local people or make a cultural tour, what do you offer?
We offer cultural tours to different tribes like the Bushmen (Hadzabe), Datoga Tribe, Maasai... These can be daytrips however, if you like we can arrange an overnight stay with the Barbaig tribe for example.

Can you pick me up from Kilimanjaro, Arusha airport or shuttle bus terminal?
Yes, no problem, as soon as we receive your travel itinerary, we will arrange this for you.

Can I leave luggage behind whilst on safari?
Yes, you can leave some of your luggage at the hotel or at our office whilst you are on safari.

Tips in Tanzania:
We follow the guidelines of the Tanzanian Tourist board and they recommend 20 USD per day per car. For climbing trips, there are other guidelines which we will send to you with your itinerary. For local guides of cultural tours or anything else, it depends on your appreciation.

What to bring on a trekking trip
Essential Items

Duffel bag - large enough for all climbing gear and clothing. To be carried by the porters. An extra bag to be left at the hotel with extra gear
Small luggage lock - to lock zippers
Day backpack - between 20 - 35 liters. Large enough to carry your water, camera, raincoat, lunch pack, snacks & warm clothing
Water bottle / containers

High Altitude Gear

Waterproof, breathable & windproof jacket
windproof pants Polar fleece (middle layer)
Thermal underwear (under layers)
Mittens or warm gloves
Glove liners (if necessary)
One pair thermal socks
Balaclava
Gaiters
Shorts
Hiking pants
Regular underwear
T-shirts
Raincoat or Poncho

Footwear

Water resistant semi-stiff hiking boots - mid weight boots work great
Shoes for overnight camps - i.e. sneakers, running shoes, etc.
Socks - several pairs for the climb.
Liner socks - to keep your feet dry and limit the risk of blisters

Equipment

Sun hat or similar (with a brim)
Collapsible ski stick (optional but highly recommended)
Water bottles - two or three (total capacity at least 6 litres)
Head lamp, good strong one with spare batteries and an extra light bulb
Water purification tablets or liquid
Sunglasses, good quality dark lenses for the climb, with a securing strap
Flashlight (torch) with spare batteries

Personal Items

Toilet kit (soap, tooth brush, toilet articles, wet wipes, etc.).
Towel
Sun screen and lip protection, SPF 30+
Ziploc bags, to protect camera, binoculars, etc. from dust
Money belt for passport and valuables

Medical and First Aid Supplies

Headaches
Altitude sickness-Diamox
Diarrhoea - Imodium
Nausea - Valiod
Malaria - Prophylaxis
Muscular sprains
Abrasions blisters and cuts - Plaster, bandages
Antiseptic cream - Betadine
Flu and colds

Optional Items

Camera, extra lenses and film
Binoculars
Notebook & pencil
Plastic bags to keep clothing dry (masking tape)
Energy snacks and sweets
Video camera, tapes, battery packs and tri-pod

What is the best time to climb Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru or trekking in Ngorongoro Highlands?
Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru can be climbed all year around as well as Ngorongoro Crater Highland but you should always bring your rain clothes with you!

Contact


Magda Vrijs
Cellphone : + 255 784 390793
Managing Director
magdavrys@flash-safaris.com

Edward Mollel
Cellphone : + 255 713 313174
Director Operations
edwardemollel@flash-safaris.com


Representative Netherlands
lennysinke@flash-safaris.com









 

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