Tips and advice on DIY Travel in Tanzania

Answered the question yes, I must add that the care and use your common sense is needed.

Since the last two weeks in July, August and September of madness in East Africa. It is impossible to find housing and real lunacy reigns in European tourism, each safari company that operates in almost 24 hours a day. For this reason, I try to avoid coming now bargains are hard and the African experience is not acceptable at this time.

Low season is the best time to come – this is the end of May until the end of March – everything is cheaper and real bargains can be found quite easily.

Option 1. The tip is to arrive at any time, except for July and September. Make your way to Aruhsa. There are many hotels in Arusha from a five star budget hotels. Many budget hotels are basic but very clean and pleasant. If you are a season [April to June.] You can negotiate low hotel room rates and get a good discount. These hotels are easily found through the Tanzania Tourist Information Office website.

Safari negotiations: to make their way into the city center – Boma Street and India Street. Here you will find many young men, safari sales to local firms to earn commissions. It can be a bit frustrating, as you may find yourself surrounded by many of these drugs. This process is not for the faint heart, and take forever to search from pickpockets [where the world is distracted by a tourist pickpocket is not far behind.]

When you find something you like – will urge his “office” and take him for a soda at the restaurant, there are many excellent restaurants in the area. Now you barging, always good-natured, and be ready to speak and be prepared to be quiet and think. Require vehicles to see, and not with any money in advance. Pay only for the morning of departure, no matter what you say to the contrary. Remember, the whole process as relaxed and friendly.

Option 2 is to go to the tourist information office Boma Street. It is clean and air conditioned, and is an efficient and friendly staff, and advise you of your options. They can recommend many safari companies that you can just go and ask for a safari quote. Again, negotiate, negotiate, and is the key time.

The second option is the safest and easiest of the two choices. Shop around and be ready to take a day or two before making a decision. Often, the best prices when you are not rushed and as you leave the office and said, you let them know tomorrow – often the price will fall as you leave the office.

Tanzania is a relatively safe and friendly. Be aware, pickpockets, as you would anywhere in the world. Take your time, because things move slowly in Africa. Above all, enjoy. Product safari can be one of the most important and valuable experience in Africa, contact your next visit.

Establish direct contact with a number of safari companies, before going on a trip through the Internet the most [small boutique companies] will give you information and help, even if you do not intend to subscribe to them.

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