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Frequent Asked Questions (FAQ)
 

Do you  require any additional information?
What if I want a tailor made or  customized safari itinerary?
The Bestday Safaris tour consultants  would be delighted to work with you to help you and your family, friends or organization build the best possible safari to meet and match  your interests and budget. We are also more than happy to  organize customized  safaris for professional photographers, honeymoon couples and families. Simply ask us! need help?  click here

Can I take my children  with me on safari?
YES! Bestday Safaris has a personal understanding and deep commitment to meeting the special needs of families. Our safaris  are tailor-made to accommodate  children. Our itineraries are planned in such a way to  accommodate children. Our staff are all family members  and  in additional are trained to care for kids while on safari. Please specify  your  family’s interests while sending your enquiry and we will  we include them in the itinerary buildup . You will never regret to travel with your children when book with us.

Will I stay in tents or lodges?
Our safaris offer a wide range  of safari styles to suit your interests and budget. Please navigate around our website for a  choice of accommodation type and standard from our carefully selection of accommodation. For choices and description of the different types of accommodation available  click here.

What is the average size of a safari group?
Definitely Small. Our scheduled safaris vary in size depending on the nature of the safari. In general, we keep our groups small (minimum 1 to 6 people, and occasionally up to an absolute maximum of 15). We feel strongly that the small size allows a more intimate connection with the African wilderness. All in all  our safaris  ensure a window seat and  seat swapping policy every day is recommended.

What clothes should I bring on safari?
It is recommended that you Pack lightweight, washable clothes, plus a sweater for early morning game drives; a sunhat, sunglasses and sunscreen are strongly advisable as well. Long sleeves and trousers in light-colored fabrics help discourage insect bites. Modest length shorts for women are perfectly acceptable, but women should carry a wrap to cover their legs in rural villages and towns, since clothes that are too revealing can cause offence especially in Zanzibar and in Muslim dominated areas.

On the beach and within the confines of beach hotels, normal swimwear (but not nudity) is acceptable. We recommend the use of Khanga (famous Swahili cloth for women in Tanzania) for women if they need to wear their short especially when they walk in local cities or town.

Khanga can be bought locally not more than USD 10 per pcs
Safari dress is basically comfortable and casual - layers are recommended. Keep it simple and bring things you don`t mind getting dusty. Please navigate more on the other pages to see our recommendation before you arrive in Tanzania.

What food can I expect on safari?
You will be pleasantly surprised and shocked  by both the quality and the variety of the food available on safari. In most lodges, meals are served buffet-style, so you can choose what you like. In our camps we have  a more stylish type of menus which will leave you to request for  recipe after your camping safari.

The food is generally prepared according to western tastes, with some curries and local cuisine included. If you choose a camping safari, fresh meat and produce is prepared to the highest sanitary standards by our team’s expert chefs. Indeed, most returning guests talk about our camping food. Special request for local food is certainly welcome. Our camping crew always purchase food before the safari starts, so get your list  to us on time.

Can special dietary requirements be accommodated?
Special meals requirements such as vegetarian or diabetic meals can easily be arranged with advance notice. If you are vegetarian or vegan you may wish to bring along some alternative protein sources. If you have multiple food allergies, you will definitely want to bring along supplemental snacks. It is important we know of any possible dietary restrictions as soon as possible.

Tell me about  water logistics is tape water safe to drink?
We provide one liter of bottled water per day for each client, and you can purchase additional  bottled water at all  lodges and camps or before the Safari. Overall, we recommend you consume only bottled water. Or treated water if it’s on our camps or Kilimanjaro treks.

What vaccinations do I need?
For all  medical Travel tips we strong advise you  consult your doctor or travel clinic well in advance of your departure. The minimum requirements for entry into Tanzania are proof of a yellow fever vaccination and an anti-malarial medication. Bear in mind that you will be staying in camps and lodges oriented to meet the needs of North American and European visitors. 

What if the safari car breaks on the way?
While we have made all possible measures to avoid any breakdowns but due to the nature of our roads anything can happen. In this case Bestday Safaris will be  responsible for sending a rescue vehicle(s) within 2 to 4 hours (depending on your location) upon receiving notification of a vehicle breakdown.

Your safari guide will do their best to compensate the wasted time during the breakdown so that your plan go as it was scheduled.If necessary, an emergency evacuation can be arranged by “flying doctors” (included in the trip package, on your request), or a simple transfer to nearby Hotel or lodge for accommodation and catering services.

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