Book everyhting in advance when travelling to Tanzania?
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Jun 30, 2013 1:25 AM Last Post By: sireca1860
Apr 8, 2013 3:36 AM
Book everyhting in advance when travelling to Tanzania?Hello everybody,
my husband and me are planningto travel to Tanzania from mid October - mid November this year. Would you recommend us to book everything in advance from Germany? (Hotels, flights, Serengeti Safarie tour, etc...)? Or can we do it when we are already there and get better prices?
Have a nice week and many many thanks for your help
Apr 8, 2013 9:19 AM
Apr 8, 2013 10:38 AM
2Gidday, I am an Aussie living in Moshi and should remind you many touts like to promote there companies here.
For sure, do some research but as you will be in the high season I would be booking a safari to lock it in. Most companies will want a hefty deposit pain in USD into there account. This is normal practice.
I wouldn't worry about Hotels other than the first couple of nights as Tanzania is well covered with these and once you are here you can take your pick.
If you need reputable companies I can recommend say 3 and you can email them for comparison. Try a couple of bigger ones and a couple of smaller.
Apr 9, 2013 6:40 PM
Apr 11, 2013 11:30 PM
Apr 22, 2013 1:30 PM
5Hi, the answer depends also on how flexible you are in terms of timing. If you are happy to stick around in Arusha for 1-2 days, then you may have a good chance of bargaining the prices and/or find fellow travelers to share the costs.
If however you want to spend 100% of your time on safari, book ahead. The difference is not huge.
Booking ahead may be useful if you arrive during the WE or just before public holidays, since entry to Ngorongoro is allowed if you have either a prepaid card or a payslip, for which you or the TO will have to make arrangements, and any of the two is difficult over the week-end.
May 26, 2013 9:20 AM
Jun 30, 2013 1:25 AM
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