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Preparation is half the battle.

Discover 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.

To visit Tanzania, it is essential to have a return ticket. As well as a valid passport with an entry or re-entry visa. These visas or registration can be obtained through any diplomatic online service of Tanzania or Kenya. If you choose to apply for your visa upon arrival at the airport, please be aware that cash payment must be made in U.S. dollars ($50).

In the case of Kenya, the procedure differs slightly. No visa is required here, but registration is required. This registration can only be completed online and has a cost of $36.50.

Travelers coming from or traveling through countries where yellow fever is prevalent are required to have valid vaccination certificates. However, visitors traveling to East Africa directly from countries such as Europe, the U.S., Japan and other areas without yellow fever do not need vaccination certificates to enter.

It is recommended, however, that visitors consult their trusted physician prior to travel and seek advice on any necessary vaccinations.

The currency in Tanzania is the Tanzanian shilling (TShs), while in Kenya the currency is the Kenyan shilling (KShs). It is advisable to check the value of the shilling before traveling.

Visitors may bring a maximum of $10,000 (or euro) per person, and it is important to note that it is illegal to export Tanzanian currency. Foreign currency in cash can be exchanged at commercial banks. There are also bureaux de change at international airports, major cities and border posts.

In local stores and market stalls, payment is usually made in shillings. In bars, restaurants, hotels and for tips to tourist guides payments in dollars or euros are accepted. It is customary to provide about $15 per person per day in tips.

For a comfortable and safe experience during your trip to Tanzania, Kenya and Zanzibar, it is important to wear appropriate clothing. Lightweight clothing, preferably made of natural fabrics such as cotton and linen, is ideal for pants, shirts and skirts. It is advised to avoid dark blue and black clothing as this can attract the tsé-tsé fly in some areas.

Neutral colored clothing and shades that match the natural environment are best for remaining undetected while observing animals. In higher elevations such as Ngorongoro Crater, Kilimanjaro and Arusha, temperatures can be cooler in the evenings and mornings, so warm clothing is more recommended here.

For walks during safaris, comfortable shoes are essential, and it is recommended to bring insect repellent to prevent bites.

In Zanzibar, where the majority of the population practices Islam, visitors are expected to dress modestly. Wearing swimsuits, miniskirts and other revealing clothing is not recommended outside hotels, beaches and resorts.

Be sure to dress appropriately according to these guidelines to make your travel experience comfortable, respectful and memorable.

It is important for visitors to national parks to know that the use of drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) of any size is not permitted. For photography, filming and other purposes, this is for security reasons. Only in exceptional cases can the use of these technologies be considered. Then permits will be issued by the director general of TANAPA.

We kindly ask for your cooperation in complying with these regulations. This is to protect nature and safety in the national parks. Compliance with this public notice contributes to the conservation of natural areas and improves the conservation industry.

We trust that the general public will respect these rules and help protect our beautiful natural environment.

Before you visit us, it is important to know that as of June 2019, it is illegal to import, export, manufacture, sell, store, deliver and use all plastic bags, regardless of their thickness.

Fortunately, plastic or plastic packaging for medical services, industrial products, construction, agricultural products, food, healthcare and waste management are not banned.

We therefore advise you not to bring plastic bags or carry plastic carrier bags or items in plastic bags in your suitcase or carry-on luggage before you begin your trip. If you want to pack your bags with plastic for security reasons, all airports have special areas at the entrance where you can leave the plastic before you leave the airport without any problems.

At JADORE SAFARIS, we fully support this government initiative to keep the environment of these beautiful lands, known for their unique nature, plastic-free.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.