Frequently asked questions
What to pack?
Visitors are advised to bring light comfortable clothing, with fleece or woolen clothing for evenings. Bring something to change into at dusk – long sleeves and trousers help ward off mosquitoes. During the day you will need a hat, sunglasses and high factor sun cream. Modest dress is advisable for men and women, particularly in coastal areas. Footwear should be airy because of the heat; canvas trainers or sandals are ideal. Expensive and flashy jewelry is strongly discouraged.
For Halisi Camp Lake Natron it is adviseable to carry shoes, that can get wet during hikes, especially the one through the river to the waterfalls.
Tanzania Travel Facts
GMT: +3 hours
Language: Kiswahili is the national language and English is the official business language.
Health: Visitors are advised to take precautions against malaria. All individuals from yellow fever endemic regions, traveling by way of air, marine and land are required to get vaccinated.
You will be required to show proof of Yellow Fever upon return to your home country. Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Diphtheria
are generally advised and it is often recommended that you are up to date with your polio and tetanus vaccinations. Rabies is also prevalent and if you're planning to spend a lot of time in Tanzania, it may be worth getting the rabies shots before you go. As always it’s best to consult your physician or medical expert directly
Climate: Tanzania enjoys a tropical climate with little variation in temperature between the seasons and high humidity. Temperatures range from mid 20C to low 30C throughout the country, though coastal areas are more hot and humid.
230 volts AC, 60Hz. Three prong round-pin plugs or three prongs (two flat and one rectangular) are used. As Eco Camps we run on solar. There are charging stations for your phones and cameras, you can leave hair dryers and other high voltage appliances at home.
Currency: Tanzanian Shilling. General exchange rate is USD$1 = 2200 Tsh.
The US Dollar is generally accepted at hotels only. Other currencies such as UK pound Euro and Dollars are easily changed at bureau exchanges, and ATM’s that distribute local currency are available in larger towns. Credit cards are only accepted at major lodges, hotels and travel agents and as an industry standard generally incur an additional 5-8% surcharge due to the high bank fees imposed.
The dialing code for Tanzania is +255. Fax and Internet facilities are usually available in most hotels. Most towns will have Internet cafes. Don't worry the staff usually knows which termite mounds to stand on to get a signal
In Lake Natron and Serengeti Halisi Camp we do not provide Wifi as we want to maintain the Wilderness Experience which we feel is spoilt by constant checking of Facebook and Email etc.If you have an urgent need to connect please ask the Camp Manager who can let you use the office connection.
Unfortunately we can not accept credit cards in our Camps.
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Meals as specified on your itinerary
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Whats Not Included
Alcoholic Beverages and Soft Drinks
Meals while in Moshi
Items of a personal nature
Personal clothing, sleeping bags and personal equipment on mountain (although arrangements can be made to hire required clothing if required)
Crew tips and other gratuities
Visas (which can be bought upon arrival at the airport or border) Medical & personal insurance
Additional Excursions and Guided Tours not specified in your itineary