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Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to our F.A.Q. section, where curiosity meets clarity.

Discover the answers to frequently asked questions and go on a journey of discovery to unlock the secrets of planning your dream safari in Tanzania. Whether you want to learn more about wildlife encounters, accommodation options or travel logistics. We offer informative answers to ensure you have an unforgettable adventure.

Tanzania and Kenya are excellent year-round destinations. Although you can travel at any time, the dry season is the best time for comfortable wildlife viewing. 
In East Africa, the dry season usually runs from June through mid-March.
Keep in mind that this is high season,  so early booking is essential and prices are also about 10% more expensive during this period (including international flights). 
The routes sometimes vary in duration and distance. In Tanzania and Kenya, tours tend to be compact,  with a strong focus on spotting a wide variety of wildlife.
Rest assured … every safari is an unforgettable experience and lets you experience the true spirit of an environment.  Have questions or not sure which tour or region to choose? Then contact us and we will be happy to help you further, in finding (and creating) the perfect safari that suits you.
In summary, any season, whether drier or wetter, In summary, any season, whether slightly drier or wetter, offers pleasant weather for all your activities. 

For entry into Tanzania, you can also obtain a visa on arrival.  This is the cheapest option, but be sure to carry $50 cash for smooth processing.  Information on obtaining your visa (and other helpful tips) will be sent to you well in advance.

In a word: exquisite. Almost all packages include meals, and every meal is a true delight. The lodges serve both local specialties and continental dishes, so there is something for every taste. Especially in Tanzania, you can enjoy both French cuisine and a variety of delicious regional specialties, including vegetarian options. Even in the bush, the quality of meals in the lodges and camps is excellent. With fresh meat, vegetables and fruits from the surrounding agricultural areas.
On Zanzibar, the spice island, specialties are influenced by Arab Swahili cuisine, with slightly spicy rice dishes and coconut preparations. Fresh fish from the Indian Ocean is brought in daily.
In many cases, you do not need vaccinations! For example, no vaccinations are required for entry into Tanzania or Kenya. However, we do recommend that you always consult your doctor before traveling. It is important to properly assess your health requirements before leaving for a foreign country. 
A malaria drug is recommended just to be on the safe side. Except in some specific regions (which we will point out to you then), there are no malaria mosquitoes to be found. It is wise to take malaria tablets in certain regions, but it is not a requirement. In summary, contact your doctor well in advance of your departure (6 weeks) to discuss these suggestions. 

Around or on the equator, a pleasant temperature of about 20 degrees Celsius welcomes the day , with temperatures rarely varying extremely  throughout the year. Even during the day, it is usually comfortable. 
By evening and early morning, however, it can be a bit chillier, so a sweater or light jacket may come in handy. Temperature differences are determined by region rather than season. Higher elevations around Mount Kenya or Mount Meru, for example, can be cooler, while drier bushlands are warmer and coastal areas such as Mombasa or Zanzibar are quite tropical. 

This means that there are no distinct winters or summers, as in South Africa, for example. Between April and May, however, there is the rainy season. However, our experience here tells us that heavy rains are rare … because of global warming? Usually every 3 days there can be a shower, usually at night. Besides the lower prices, which are about 10% cheaper, all the landscapes then turn beautifully green. 

In short, in general, expect early mornings and evenings on safari to be cooler than you might expect in Africa. Especially if you travel between April and June, it is rare to bring a thick fleece or waterproof jacket, as it can feel quite chilly early in the morning or at night.

At JADORE SAFARIS, guidance is central to enhancing the enjoyment of travel.
In Tanzania, our travelers are welcomed by a knowledgeable driver, guide or someone from our team, who will assist you from the airport to your first accommodation. Some optional excursions may also include an armed Game Ranger, a photographer or a local bushman. Carefully selected to convey our values. They are not only your companions and guides, but also your friends, providing a seamless travel experience from hotel to hotel. Moreover, your personal contact person is always there for you. This can be done by phone or in person during the safari, except, of course, in cases of force majeure.

There is no minimum age but we recommend that with children you slow down the pace of your safari and be a little less intense to sometimes 12 hours a day on the trail. All JADORE SAFARIS can be adapted to any age. Some lodges, where the animals might dare to get too close, do set limits from age 6, but this is by no means the case everywhere.

Depending on the country you want to visit, situations may vary, so feel free to contact us to discuss which safari is most suitable for your family.

A few months before departure of your safari you will receive (along with another attention by mail) another digital document with a complete practical guide and checklist. Suffice it to say, however, that your clothing should be comfortable and casual. Khaki, olive green, tan and light brown clothing increases your chances of seeing wildlife and offers the added benefit that if you get dirty, it will be less noticeable. Since laundry service will occasionally be available at places we visit, avoid the temptation to pack and unpack too much. Also remember that either way during a safari there is more or less a luggage limit that applies.
In summary, casual, comfortable clothing is encouraged.

There are good quality medical facilities in every major city (Arusha, Nairobi, Dodoma ….) and the founders of JADORE SAFARIS live here in East Africa with their own network of local contacts so that they can recommend the best doctors.

In more remote locations in East Africa, you are guaranteed the services of the Flying Doctors, a group of highly qualified doctors who travel through the bush by plane to provide treatment and transportation in East Africa.
For a very democratic price ($25), you can purchase insurance so that this organization can provide you with immediate medical assistance and air transportation in the unlikely event of an emergency.

During the safari just about everything. JADORE SAFARIS includes all transfers, all meals, complimentary mineral water, tea, coffee, in more expensive lodges also soft drinks and beer or wine to local spirits.

In general, the expenses you should count on yourself are the international flight, travel passport and visa fees, vaccinations and personal expenses such as phone calls, additional alcoholic drinks, souvenirs and any additional travel insurance.

Absolutely. As our valued guests, we would like to personally welcome you to our homeland of Tanzania. Or this can also be provided in our neighboring countries by one of our regular local staff. After going through customs at the arrival airport, you will be greeted by a JADORE SAFARIS staff member who will take you to the comfort of your hotel as soon as possible.

For personalized service and exclusive arrangements, a safari is always a private safari. Carefully designed to avoid the feeling of impersonal “large groups. What this amounts to is that we work specifically for you and your family or friends with your date and your wishes to give you THE time of your life.
Basically, therefore, you can also be single. We also never have more than 7 people per jeep on a program.

In summary, whichever safari you choose, you are guaranteed a comfortable vehicle and excellent visibility for the unforgettable things we will see in the bush.

Although wifi is not available in all camps, in Kenya and Tanzania it is available in almost 99% everywhere and for free.

Most smartphones can be used internationally, but guests should be aware of the high data roaming charges that can occur while traveling.

Also, if you have one of the newer phones, it may not work in all regions (e.g. Serengeti).

Your phone will generally work though in all urban areas such as Nairobi, Karatu, Arusha…..

It is noteworthy that in many remote areas of the bush of East Africa there can even be good reception.

However, coverage in more remote parts or between border areas can be less spotty. So ask your service provider specifically about getting a phone activated abroad and what the cost is for this.

Sometimes a domestic flight can be very time-saving. JADORE SAFARIS also arranges these, of course. Aircraft size can vary based on the number of people traveling from a given location.

So even in the National Parks, it is possible to fly. The pilots who fly these planes have often spent their lives in the bush. There are those who even learned to fly before they had learned to drive!

They are eminently qualified, and usually sources of information about what all you can see from the air.

For domestic flights from, say, Arusha or Nairobi toward the Indian coast, they use “big” planes.


Paul Shayo

Since our drivers are also your guides, we call them “driververguides.”

This is your driver’s guide to the South of Tanzania: Paul.

He is friendly, experienced and fully prepared to give you an unforgettable and excellent Safari in the region where he himself was born and raised. So you are in the hands of knowledgeable professional. Paul also travels regularly throughout Tanzania to update his knowledge of all the parks and to look for new destinations, off the beaten track.


Bastiaan Witvliet

Bastiaan Witvliet, born and raised in Zambia and Tanzania, returned to Africa permanently in 2016 after studying and pursuing a career in the Netherlands. His childhood in the African bush instilled in him a deep love for safari life, and he still spends a lot of time in the wilderness, in addition to his work for Jadore Safari he is active in conservation.

As a certified private safari guide, Bastiaan shares his passion for nature with others, while also playing a role in the business side of Jadore Safaris since joining as a shareholder in 2023. With his expertise, he contributes to the success and growth of the company, and is committed to sustainability and conservation of the beautiful African wilderness.


Patrick Kweka

A young natural who has chosen to put himself in the service of tourism in Tanzania.

Patrick takes great pleasure in the opportunity to connect with people from different cultures and countries. His concern is to first understand what the visitor is interested in so he can provide them with the best possible experience. 

On a trip with Patrick and JADORE SAFARIS there is a smile, lots of knowledge, passion and a commitment to provide the best possible, but still safe experiences possible.


Vincent Kessy

Turn or reverse it but it is the driver/guide that runs the safari and where the safari falls or stands.

Vincent is not just someone doing his job but he, like the rest of the team, breathes one and all JADORE SAFARIS in and out. It was at a young age that Vicent decided he wanted to get involved in guiding visitors to see and learn about this amazing northern circuit of The Rift Valley.

He freelanced for several companies that provided excellent services and even did training for young fellows who wanted to learn this trade. He is also constantly schooling himself when he is not in the bush for a while. His passion for and knowledge of all aspects of the region’s nature, landscape and culture become immediately apparent when you set out with him.


Katja de Feu

Katja, co-founder of JADORE SAFARIS, has developed a passion for tourism with more than 5 years of experience organizing safaris in East Africa. Together with local partners, the company has grown into a unique initiative focused on exclusive private safaris away from mass tourism.

An African safari is always an adventure. But to embark on your adventure means that even during the planning phase, you need to get in touch with someone who provides independent and honest advice.

It is rare for someone to return home disappointed about their safari, but they may not be aware of what they did not see and how much better it could have been.

Katja wants to make sure her clients are aware of all options for their African adventure … regardless of how they define that adventure. JADORE SAFARIS clients become her good friends, many of whom return to Tanzania or Kenya to travel with us again.

In addition to the personal welcome, it is also Katja who, behind the scenes as financial director, ensures that everything once you are here can also run smoothly.


Koen de Meyer

Koen, co-founder of JADORE SAFARIS, has developed a passion for tourism with more than 5 years of experience organizing safaris in East Africa. Together with local partners, the company has grown into a unique initiative focused on exclusive private safaris away from mass tourism.

Koen’s mission goes beyond words; he and his team strive for sustainable tourism and invite travelers to discover the beauty of Africa with a personal touch, knowing that each trip has a positive impact on local communities and nature.

At Jadore Safaris, each discovery trip is crafted with fun and love for East Africa, promising unforgettable experiences for life.