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    Frequently Asked Questions

    When you book your safari with Upcountry Adventure, we will send you a pre-departure packet with extensive details and important information. In the meantime, here are answers to some frequently asked questions.

    Q. What travel requirements are required for a safari in Tanzania?

    Q. Passport
    Your passport must be valid for at least six months on the day you depart from your home country. In addition, your passport must contain at least four blank visa pages, that is two sets of two opposing blank visa pages.

    Q. Visa
    It is possible to obtain a tourist visa upon arrival at the airports of Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar, but you also have the opportunity to apply for a an eVisa prior to your trip. It is important to know that you have to pay for the visa in USD dollars and that they only take cash payments upon arrival.

    Q. Do i need travel insurance for a safari?

    Travel insurance is the traveler’s own responsibility. We recommend that you take out travel insurance in your home country that will cover, for instance, loss, damage or theft of luggage, money and other valuables, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, etc. Consider also any additional cover you may need, such as for extreme, specialist or high-risk sports (scuba diving, canoeing, mountain biking, etc.). Mountain climbing requires a separate mountaineering insurance policy. upcountry adventure accepts no liability whatsoever in connection with any such activities. 

    Q. What if i have special diet requirements ?

    If you have any allergies or special dietary requirements, please let us know beforehand at the time of booking, so we can advise the lodgings accordingly. Most places will be able to accommodate to your preferred meal options, though sometimes vegetarian/vegan options may be a bit limited and repetitive. If you require any special health supplement, please kindly bring it with you.

    Q. What to pack and wear on safari ?

    Safaris are casual vacations! Dress comfortably and pack lightly. As you will be spending most of your safari viewing in the vehicle, loose-fitting and light colored clothing are recommended. Avoid dark colors (i.e. black, dark blue) as they tend to attract unwanted attention from insects such as the tsetse fly. Read more on our travel guide

    Q. What is Tanzania’s currency?

    The local currency is the Tanzania Shilling (TZS). In hotels and restaurants, bills can normally be paid in USD, but in local shops and markets, you will need TZS which is available at most banks and bureaus in major towns. ATMs are available in Dar es Salaam and Arusha, and most major towns, but once you are out on safari (in the bush), you will not have access to either banks or ATMs, so exchange sufficient funds beforehand. Credit cards are normally accepted in the bigger hotels and restaurants, but in the smaller lodges or hotels, there is often no access.

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