Duration

6 Days

Country

Tanzania

Best Time

All year

Price From

US $1,920

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Overview 

Each day is a new day and new excitement while in the heart of Tanzania’s prime destinations. From the endless plain of Serengeti to the base of the rift valley, we will travel together to explore the soul of Africa’s safari. For adventure seekers, this is your world, all the big five in one spot. Your camera should be ready all the time to capture a unique moment every time. And what about the fascinating history and knowledge of these destinations? You will have answers while in Tanzania vacation. The wild is calling for you! It’s seeking to share challenges and re-energize your body and soul. In the spirit of Hakuna Matata, we bring Africa home. Ask for a tour plan now!

Scope

  • Duration: 6 Days Tanzania Camping Safari
  • Price: From US $1,920 per person sharing
  • Destination: Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Olduvai Gorge, and Serengeti
  • Enjoy a charming and friendly team soon after arrival at the Airport and drop off at the hotel
  • Enjoy the short ride from the airport to the hotel depending on arrival time, you can experience the semi-arid environment before reaching the beautiful city of Arusha.
  • Expect to meet our team for a tour briefing and other arrangements
  • A beautiful start to the day with a heavy breakfast and a hot shower at the hotel
  • Expect to travel with not only a travel guide but also a friendly and knowledgeable safari expert
  • Expect the welcoming groups of baboons near the gate of Lake Manyara one of the best attractions in this park
  • The tree-climbing lions will amuse you.
  • Stunning view of Mount Meru and Maasai steppe while herding to the small town of Karatu before Ngorongoro
  • Don’t forget for the best weather while approaching the plain of Ngorongoro crater
  • Expect to spend some minutes waiting for clearance at the park gate of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Open your heart and mind for the best view and enjoyment of wildlife within Ngorongoro Crater
  • What a feeling? Transfer toward Serengeti and enjoy the semi-arid land with endless view
  • In Serengeti National Park! we let the true nature amaze you with millions of animals roaming around with every rhythmic of the wild
  • Wildebeest migration across the Mara River is the world’s unique experience to witness (though not predictable it’s a timing event )
  • Delicious and healthy meals served on time, depending on the type of accommodation option you have chosen ( lodge, hotel, camping)…
  • Also, you will have an option to visit Maasai for an authentic African experience
  • Sleep in a safe and neatly adventurous environment safe from wild animals and mosquitos
  • Expect direct communication with the ground team for tour monitoring but also in case of any emergency. Your safety is our priority.
  • Return to Arusha for airport transfer or other arrangements with our team.

Itinerary

After the check-in at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), our driver (s) will be there ready to transfer you to the hotel in Arusha. Depending on the arrival time it’s possible to meet your safari guide for a tour briefing but also we advise you to take your time to rest for the fresh start of your safari after a long trip from your country. Welcome to Tanzania!

Accommodation: Maasai Land Safari Lodge

Leave Arusha to Tarangire National Park for a game drive. The park is famous for its large population of Elephants, Bird species, Gazelle, and many others in the greatest concentration outside of the Serengeti ecosystem. After the full game, drive to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Enyati Lodge 

Descend into Ngorongoro Crater for game drives one of seven wonders of the world. The area maintains its uniqueness by accommodating wildlife and Local Maasai people, this makes the areas considered multiple lands in Tanzania. It’s the best place to see Black Rhinos and the other big five. After the full game, drive to your luxury tented camp for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Ang’ata camps Ngorongoro 

Soon after breakfast, leave Ngorongoro to Serengeti National Park through  Olduvai Gorge, the tribute for Dr. Leakey and Mary Leakey searching for the origin of man.  Visitation to Maasai is possible to learn about their cultures and more. Game drive en-route to Serengeti  National park for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Whisper Camps Serengeti

Spend the whole day exploring the rolling plains of Serengeti National Park in search of the large predators and the gentle herbivores on which they feed. A full day of a game drive, depending on the time of year and the migration of the herds you can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes, and many birds and other species. After the game, drive back to the camp for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Whisper Camps Serengeti

On the last day of your Tanzania camping holiday, we return to Arusha soon after breakfast while enjoying an en-route game drive. After lunch transfer to the airport. We wish you a safe journey back home, we are delighted to express our thanks for choosing us as your host in Africa. We believe you have learned, enjoyed, and exchange social tokens with our friendly team.  Bon, voyage!

Costs & Inclusions

6 Days Tanzania camping safari price
Pax 1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax+
Price $3,300 $2,300 $1,980 $1,920
  • Airport Transfers (upon Arrival and Departure)
  • One night hotel accommodation in Arusha
  • Full board accommodation on safari
  • All Entrance fees and Government taxes.
  • Services of Professional multilingual driver-guide and cook
  • Enough litters of mineral water per person per day.
  • Safari jeep 4×4 with pop up roof suitable for game viewing
  • Unlimited mileage on the safari
  • Fresh fruits and soft drinks
  • Camping equipment
  • AMREF Flying Doctor Insurance
  • International and local airfare.
  • Optional tours example Maasai boma visiting,
  • Balloon Safari: Experience 60 – 90 minutes (depending on wind condition) aerial adventure, followed by bush breakfast and champagne.
  • Personal expenses example Laundry, beverages, etc.
  • Yellow fever vaccinations & PCR tests for covid 19
  • Items of a personal nature such as passport, visa, and traveler’s insurance.
  • Tipping to driver-guide
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Booking Process

If you’re satisfied enough with the information. You can book this tour directly, remember to confirm your booking with a deposit of 40% of the total cost per person. This is required to secure bookings. For accommodation and other services which belong to third parties.
 
At that point, we will issue you with an invoice that includes a balance due date. We must receive the full payment not less than thirty (30) days before the departure date.
 
In the case of holidays booked within less than thirty (30) days of the departure date. We must receive the full cost within seven (7) working days. After sending written confirmation and invoice.
In case of non-payment of the balance by the due date. We reserve the right to cancel your booking and keep your deposit. As well as any other cancellation charges.
 
Before you do any payment don’t hesitate to discuss with your tour planner the best option. Your satisfaction is our happiness.

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Accommodation Facilities

When it comes to safaris in Tanzania, most travelers imagine having to stay in a tent in the middle of nowhere. Few anticipate the quality and variety of places to stay on a safari adventure. But the reality is, there are plenty of options available for your choice.

From tents to lodges, hotels to campsites Blessing safaris have much to offer for clients, for any destination of your choice, you will be surprised to experience the same services offered in five stars hotels in big cities available in mid of the African bush in style. Upon agreement and service level we strive to offer exceptional service through a network of our trusted partners across Tanzania and in Zanzibar.

We have affiliations with the best hotels, lodges, and camps located in urban cities, coastal towns, and wildlife parks. Besides price difference and quality, all these accommodations are designed to suit all budgets and tastes.

General Travel Information

VISA

Foreign eligible visitors traveling to Tanzania for Tourism purposes must have a visa to travel to and between Tanzania and Zanzibar. Applicants can obtain a visa by completing a straightforward and simple online visa application. Citizens from eligible countries are required to complete an online application form to receive the approved visa for Tanzania and Zanzibar.

Any foreigner seeking to enter the United Republic of Tanzania is subject to the following entry requirements:

  • A passport or Travel Document which is valid for not less than six months;
  • A Residence Permit or a Pass or his name is endorsed upon the same;
  • A valid Visa (where applicable) from any Tanzania Mission abroad or on arrival at any designated entry points. Visa issuing centers.

About Visa

A visa is a permission granted to a foreigner to enter and remain in the United Republic of Tanzania for a specific period. A visa is issued to a visitor who intends to enter into Tanzania for the purpose of visit, tourism, leisure, holiday, business, health treatment, attending a conference, or any other related activities recognized by the Laws of the country.

Types of Visa:

Single Entry VISA (ORDINARY VISA)

This Visa is issued for a single entry to a visitor for a period not exceeding three months for holidays, visiting, leisure, health treatment, studies, or any other activity legally recognized by the Law.

An application of Ordinary Visa should be accompanied with the following;

  • Copy of the applicant’s valid passport (biographic data page);
  • Return ticket of the flight (not mandatory);
  • Duly filled in the declaration form
  • 50 USD visa fee.

Multiple Entry VISA

This visa may be issued to foreign visitors who come for Official visits, Government Missions, family reunion, or any other circumstances as may be determined by the Office of the Commissioner-General of Immigration, which calls for frequent visits to the United Republic of Tanzania. These are like Directors of Companies registered in Tanzania who do not reside in the country, Spouse or member of a family (Family reunion), Bilateral Agreement Representatives, Private or Government Consultants, etc.

The maximum validity of this Visa is twelve months. However, the holder of the Multiple Visa cannot stay in the country for 12 consecutive months. They are required to leave the country at most every three months.

Caution: The Multiple Visa is not intended for those visitors coming on business purposes such as those described under the Business Visa category.

NB: American nationals who wish to visit Tanzania for tourism or holiday purposes, they are required to apply for this type of Visa.

An application of Multiple Entry Visa should be accompanied with the following;

  • Copy of the applicant’s valid passport (biographic data page);
  • 100 USD Visa fee;
  • Valid passport or national ID of the person to be visited in Tanzania (host) OR;
  • A covering letter of the host Institution detailing the reasons and frequency of Visits OR;
  • Attached Certificate of the marriage of a spouse and a passport/national ID, if the applicant comes to visit a spouse OR;
  • Any proof that justifies that a visitor is required to visit the United Republic of Tanzania frequently.
  • Return ticket of the flight (not mandatory);

Gratis VISA

This visa may be issued for a single entry or multiple entries to a holder of diplomatic, services or official passport or Travel Document of recognized International Organization who is on official duty and their Dependents. It can also be issued to a holder of the ordinary passport or Travel document as it may be directed by the Commissioner-General of Immigration and Commissioner of Immigration Zanzibar.

Transit  VISA

This Visa may be issued to foreign nationals to transit through to another destination outside the United Republic for a period not exceeding seven days. The applicant of this visa may be required to provide proof of a Visa of the destination country and/or Onward flight ticket.

An application of Multiple Entry Visa should be accompanied with the following;

  • Copy of the applicant’s valid passport (biographic data page);
  • 30 USD visa fee.
  • An entry visa or onward ticket to the intended country of destination;

Business VISA

This visa may be issued to those expatriates who wish to come for short-term assignments which in any way do not exceed 90 days. It may be issued to such foreign expatriates to allow them to enter in the United Republic of Tanzania for the following purposes;

To conduct special assignments such as fixing/repairing machines or running short term training, etc.

To conduct professional roles such as auditing accounts etc.

To conduct lawful business according to the laws of the country.

Business visas will be issued at the Immigration Headquarters, Dar Es Salaam, the Immigration Head Office, Zanzibar, Entry Points, and Tanzanian Consular Offices abroad.

An application of Multiple Entry Visa should be accompanied with the following;

  • Copy of the applicant’s valid passport (biographic data page);
  • Return ticket of the flight;
  • 250 USD visa fee.
  • A work contract or any proof of the work/assignment to be performed within a period not exceeding three months; or

Student VISA

This visa may be issued for a single entry or multiple entries to a holder of diplomatic, services or official passport or Travel Document of recognized International Organization who is on official duty and their Dependents. It can also be issued to a holder of the ordinary passport or Travel document as it may be directed by the Commissioner-General of Immigration and Commissioner of Immigration Zanzibar.

An application of Multiple Entry Visa should be accompanied with the following;

  • Copy of the applicant’s valid passport (biographic data page);
  • 50 USD, 250 USD, or 550 USD Visa fee depending on the category and duration.
  • Covering letter from the host institution/college where the foreign student will be hosted, the letter must detail the course/field and duration of the program to be attended

Referral Cases

There are some countries in which their nationals require special clearance from the Commissioner General of Immigration or the Commissioner of Immigration (Zanzibar) before issuance of the Visa. These countries fall under the Referral Visa Category.

Applicants whose nationals fall under this category are not advised to book flight tickets or make payments for any reservations in Tanzania before they get approval for their Visa. Applicants of Referral Visa are advised to apply at least two months before their date of travel.

Visa Application for Referral Cases

There are two modalities of application for Referral Visa Applicants. The first one, which is recommended, is for applicants to seek permission clearance first, through their host in Tanzania. In this case, the host submits the request letter detailing the reasons and duration of stay of the visitor, to the Commissioner-General of immigration, or the commissioner of Zanzibar, if the applicant wishes to visit Zanzibar. In this modality, the applicant while applying Online will attach his photo (passport size), Passport/Travel Document (biographic data page), and a permission letter granted. His application will be processed within five working days

The second option is for the applicant to apply directly online by attaching the following attachments while making an application:

  • Applicant Passport size photo;
  • Applicant Valid copy of Passport (biographic data page);
  • Covering letter from a legally registered Institution/ Company if the visit is official or covering letter from an individual who knows the applicant if the trip is personal, the letter must detail the purpose of visit and duration of stay of the prospective visitor;
  • 50 USD Visa fee
  • This application will be processed within two months.

 

Note: Stateless persons and Refugees who hold Vienna Convention documents are also required to obtain a referral visa before coming to the United Republic of Tanzania.

Travel insurance is very crucial once it comes to travel around the world, for any traveler. Getting travel insurance in Tanzania made easy through third parties companies which are dealing specifically with evacuation in case of any emergency during your tour, we do not sale it but we will be happy to recommend reliable compressive travel insurance that covers things like emergency helicopter rescue, medical evacuations expense it will be assisted protection tour to cover personal injury, repatriation expenses, and any kind of possibility illness will be covered. Having good travel insurance guarantees peace of mind while traveling, safety comes first.

Packing for a Tanzania safari is vastly different from packing for just about any other trip, and it offers a different challenge depending on whether you’re a solo traveler, family or couples. Not only do most safari-goers have weight restrictions on bush flights (a typical weight restriction is 15 kilograms or 33 pounds total per person, including camera equipment and carry-ons), but you also have the challenge of knowing which types of clothes to wear on safari are appropriate. We’ve been leading tours for years in Tanzania, and have put together our tips for what to pack for an African safari.
Duffel or soft-sided bag, TSA approved clear toiletry case,2 pairs of pants in the breathable fabric in earth tones,1 – 2 long sleeve shirts in chambray or earth tones,3 layering tanks or T-shirts, Utility jacket, Light scarf, Sports bra, Wide brim hat with chin strap, Closed-toe shoes like trail runners or fashion sneakers with good traction, Waterproof dry bag, Moisturizer, Sunscreen, Insect repellent with Deet, conditioner, Lip balm, Plug adapters/converters, USB flash drive, Memory cards for your camera and First aid kit

As any other endeavor challenges are part of the journey, you may experience congestion while arriving or you may experience network outage in most of the areas while on safari. Bear in mind that there are challenges which we can control as human beings but in case of natural disasters that we do not wish to happen if we are supposed to stop your tour, immediate actions are necessary to save a life.

This comes not actually from the company side but has something to do with yourself, you may wish to support locals by buying souvenirs or you may arrange some extra tours around the city or tipping to your team. Is the best way to acknowledge others as one of the best practices in life. Feel comfortable to discuss with your tour planner anytime

Tanzania is situated directly south of the Equator and covers 938,000 sq. km with an estimated population of 40 million people. The country is densely populated in the northern, eastern and coastal areas while the southern part is not densely populated.

Climate. Tanzania climate is tropical and there are two rain seasons the longer being March through May and the shorter between October and November. The dry season lasts from July through October with clear sky and sunshine the whole day. The weather is suitable for beach vacations. The coastal area is normally hot and humid.

Visa: Coming to Tanzania has been made easy for visitors. It is easy to obtain a Tanzanian visa and there are three ways to obtain it: You can get a visa from a Tanzanian Embassy or High Commission from your country or upon arrival at the port of entry or you can apply online via Tanzania Immigration site, that is, the airport or at the border port. The above procedure applies to North American and European citizens. For more details about visas please contact the nearest Tanzanian Embassy or High Commission in your area.

Tanzania’s International Airports: Tanzania has two international airports, one outside the commercial capital Dar es Salaam (airport code: DAR) and the other near Arusha (and Mount Kilimanjaro) called Kilimanjaro International Airport (airport code: JRO). Charter flights and some international operators fly directly to Zanzibar Island (airport code: ZNZ)

Getting to Tanzania: If you’re planning to visit Northern Tanzania, the best airport to arrive at is Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA). KLM has daily flights from Amsterdam. Ethiopian and Kenya Airways / Precision Air also fly into KIA.

If you’re planning to visit Zanzibar, southern and western Tanzania, it is ideal to fly to the capital city of Dar es Salaam. European carriers that fly into Dar es Salaam include British Airways, KLM and Swissair(which share codes with Delta). There are long-distance bus services between Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda.

Attractions: The country has a lot to offer educationally, historically, for leisure and adventures. These adventures are safaris (game) driving in the National Parks like Serengeti, Manyara, and Tarangire to see wildlife, historical sites such as museums, landscapes, mountains, beaches, lakes, rivers, and culture.

Social life: The country has more than 120 tribes. Each tribe has its own vernacular. Although there are many languages “Swahili” was adopted as the national language in 1961 right after independence. The language has spread and is being used in the neighboring countries of Uganda, Kenya, and Central Africa. English is the second official language of the nation. You will find that Tanzanians are very welcoming and friendly.

Political system: Tanzania is perhaps the leading country on the continent of Africa for its political stability, peace, and tranquility. The political system is multi-party and the government is democratic. Political and religious conflicts are resolved through dialogue. In short, religious and tribal conflicts are very rare in this country because every citizen is free to worship as he/she pleases provided that one does not violate the law of the land

Currency: The national currency of Tanzania is the “shilling” (Tshs). Exchange rates vary and are subject to change anytime. Credit cards such as Euro-card, American Express, Master Card, Access, and Visa are accepted by most tourists’ hotels, carving shops, bureau de change, and banks. Also, Traveler’s Cheques in sterling pounds and US dollars are acceptable.

Religions: Because of its historical diversity Tanzania is a land of various religions. Nevertheless, the major religions are Christianity, Islam, Hindu, and African Traditional Religions. On the east coast – Dar es salaam, Bagamoyo, Zanzibar, and Tanga – the dominant religions are Islam and Hindu. This is due to the advent of Arabs and Eastern Indians which led to the spread of the two religions. The mainland is dominantly Christian and this is since European colonists, like Arabs, spread the Christian religion to the indigenous people.

Infrastructure & Accessibility: Major roads are paved and accessible throughout the year. Side roads and those around and within the National Parks are muddy and rough. For this reason, a 4WD car is required for safaris. Four-wheel cars include Toyota Land Cruisers, Land Rovers, and Toyota Hiace 4WD. These are the cars commonly used. The railway is also used in the eastern, southern, central, and western parts of the country.

Time: The time zone is GMT + 3 and the electricity is 220 – 240 V AC, 50 Hz.

Frequently Asked Questions

We are determined to ensure that you experience the luxury of genuinely memorable travel. On every trip, we aim to create a ‘charmed space’ within which you can relax, absorb fresh insights, be stimulated and charmed by new encounters – and have fun!

Whether traveling alone or with friends, Blessing Safaris guests often mention how particularly agreeable they find their traveling companions. our groups are deliberately small, comprising 2 to 7 guests especially for safari.

Our team carefully researched and focused on trips which attract people with the same interest and naturally get on well with each other through their shared interests.

What kind of information should I get before the tour starts?

Once you confirm your booking on a tour you will be sent further practical information – packing tips, detailed itineraries, including advice on health, passport and visa requirements, and minimum and maximum numbers of guests on tours.

We wish you to experience the cultural and natural surroundings in style and comfort. Hotels, lodge, and Camps are researched personally, with the emphasis on character, location, and good service. Despite we offer the window for discussion with our clients to choose for themselves what they want and sometimes change the accommodation before starting their safari

Memorable meals are one of the hallmarks of an excellent holiday. With the support of the best cooks, the quality of food and drink service is guaranteed. Depending on the service level or type of tour you have chosen, pre-discussion with your tour planner is a win-win situation for an enjoyable diet. Other tours are accompanied by our cook and others are inclusive service from our accommodation partners include hotels, private camps, and luxury lodges.

Confidentiality is one of our core pillars, we adhere to the provisions of the GDPR and only use your personal information to process your booking. This may include sharing some of the information with our suppliers. We do not sell your Personal Data to any third party. If you would like to receive regular updates by email or by post, please join our mailing list here. Please contact us at any time if you wish to be removed from the mailing list.

Help us to help you by organizing even better tours, and save money. If you contact us in advance you will save a big deal in terms of price as you have the best time for negotiation and customization of the tour with safari planner and save more.

Why not? , We offer private tours whether you’re alone or with family and friends celebrating a special anniversary or planning a reunion of family and friends you can discuss with us. We can create a special itinerary away from traffic, travel in style with the itinerary specifically shaped to your requirements.

The answer is absolutely yes! The areas where safaris are organized are safe and free of political chaos. We conduct safaris in places that are politically stable to assure our clients’ safety and enjoyment.

Our Professional Safari Guides are well trained about wild animal behaviors and they have enough experience to lead our clients in the wilderness. Our vehicles are 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser and Land Rovers with a hutched roof to give maximum visibility of a game.

African safaris guarantee unlimited sightseeing; millions of animals, birds, and plant life are the core characters of the African savanna. You roam across the countryside in search of Elephants, Lions, Rhinos, Cape buffalo, and Leopards (the so-called “Big Five”). On any given day, you will encounter Blue Wildebeests, Zebras, a large variety of antelope species, Gazelles, Giraffes, Baboons, and Hippos. The birdlife is fantastic – in some areas, up to 400 bird species have been identified! Think of the majestic Baobab tree (some tribes believe that the tree was indeed planted upside-down!), and there are hundreds of varieties of thorn trees! You will also see the acacia-dotted landscape, endless plains, majestic mountains, and the most beautiful sunsets and sunrises one could ever imagine! Think of a late afternoon thunderstorm, short but violent, and then the beautiful rainbow.

This aspect is much overstated. You will rarely see a snake, but if you do, it will most likely be from the safety of your safari vehicle. Tents and lodges all have bug screens fitted to windows and doors. In most areas where bugs or mosquitoes are prevalent, rooms and tents are also equipped with mosquito nets, adding to the idealistic ambiance. Bear in mind that malaria is a threat in most wildlife areas, and it is necessary to consult your doctor for advice before embarking on your safari.

Tanzania destinations are accessible throughout the year but we advise you to take your tours during the dry session for the safari so as you can enjoy the best sightings at this time as the grasses and bush are at their least dense. July to October and December through February. The green session includes March through June. Discuss with us for the best option if you have also a plan to coincides with Wildebeest Migration in Serengeti National Park

*Note – the migration is a natural event and the timing varies month by month; year by year. A good thing is it won’t happen in one day it takes time to complete. And we update most of our clients once the migration starts, so if your great desire is to witness the migration communicate with us in advance so as we can try our best to assure your encounter. Please note that the vast majority of travelers do not witness the wildebeest crossing of the Mara as the timing and duration varies widely each year. Best probable months are July, August, September

Around the turn of the century (until the ’30s and ’40s), mobile tenting was the only option, and “camp as you go” was the standard practice. Over the years the luxury connected with the traditional mobile tenting safari has increased. By the same token, one can understand that the cost of having a “luxury hotel” following one around in Africa is expensive. However, most people settle for permanent tented camps. Because they are “permanent” they can be equipped with flush toilets and traditional bathroom fixtures and conveniences. Don’t be misled by terminology – a permanent tented camp offers the comfort of a 5-star hotel but with the romance and adventure of being surrounded by the sights and sounds of Africa.

(We suggest you remember) insect repellent (the best way to prevent malaria and other insect-borne diseases), sunscreen, cap or hat, sunglasses, binoculars, detergent powder if you want to wash some clothes yourself, hand-wipes small flashlight, aspirin, diarrhea medicine, rain jacket, poncho or collapsible umbrella, plastic bags (for wet clothes, swimsuit and for keeping dust away from camera equipment), Kleenex/toilet tissue a neck chain for eyeglasses if you take them off to use binoculars and cameras, any medical prescription you need, masking tape or labels for marking exposed films cans, film, extra camera batteries.

Although more than 200 languages and dialects are spoken throughout Africa, this presents no problem as English is spoken throughout East and Southern Africa. Apart from English, all our professional guides are multilingual so we get you covered