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Our Ultimate Wild Safari Tanzania tours takes you to top Tanzania tour highlights like; The famous Serengeti National Park, with its annual migration of thousands of wildebeests and predators rooming in the grass to make a kill. The Ngorogoro crater with its unique landscape and animals. Lake Manyara, Arusha National Park and Tarangire National Park. Which makes the perfect addition to a safari in Northern Tanzania also Ultimate wild safaris specializes in Kilimanjaro tracking and the off-the-beaten-track options to South Tanzania. You can end your tour with a relaxing tropical extension to Zanzibar, Pemba or Mafia Island!
PLACES TO VISIT!
Serengeti National Park Tour: Tanzania tour is not complete without safari in the most famous safari park in the world: Serengeti National Park. This park hosts the most extensive population of wild animals on earth and has a complex and untouched ecosystem. Serengeti means "endless plains" in the language of the Maasai, a description that the Serengeti completely lives up to. Even the (long) drive towards your accommodation is one continuous safari!
The park is usually described as divided into three regions:
Western corridor and,
The latter is where we can witness wildebeest and zebra migrating in their millions during the Great Migration, following the ancient rhythm of Africa's seasons. This is one of the most impressive natural events in the world. No matter which part of the park and in which season you visit, very few people forget their first encounter with the Serengeti.
Ngorongoro crater Tour:
This UNESCO World Heritage Site offers a unique biosphere which has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. There are very few places in the world where you can find such a large population of wildlife throughout the year. Deep within the crater, enclosed by towering walls, you have a good chance of spotting ‘The Big 5’: lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard. Other wildlife includes serval cat, cheetah, jackal, Grant’s and Thompson’s gazelle, flamingo and bat-eared foxes, as well as approximately 400 species of colorful birds.
Zanzibar Beaches Tour:
The tropical island of Zanzibar is one of a kind and a favorite holiday destination after a safari on the mainland of Tanzania. Zanzibar Island is a jewel in the ocean, surrounded by beaches that rate among the finest in the world. Here you can swim, snorkel or just lounge the hour’s away, while shoals of luminous fish graze over nearby coral gardens and pods of dolphins frolic offshore. The picturesque capital city Stone town with its impressive buildings and lively markets, the tropical rainforest of Jozani in the centre of the island and of course the many wonderful beaches.
1).Visit to Stone town;
What you cannot miss during your stay on Zanzibar Island is a tour of Stone town. This beautiful city is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site for a reason! What characterizes Stone town? Think of spices on colorful markets, but also an urban sprawl of historic buildings, shops, offices, apartment blocks, crowded slums and middle-class neighborhoods. In the historic quarter you can wander for hours through a maze of narrow streets, easily losing yourself in centuries of history. Each twist and turn brings something new – a former palace, a Persian bathhouse, a tumbledown ruin, a coral-stone mansion with carved doors and latticework balconies, or a school full of children chanting verses from the Quran, for such experience enquire from here..
The Spice Tour is one of the most popular excursions in Zanzibar. Since the island is also nicknamed the Spice Island, you can imagine Zanzibar was one of the world’s leading producers of spices. Spices and herbs were originally introduced to Zanzibar by Portuguese traders in the 16th century, brought from their colonies in South America and India. Think of large production of clove, nutmeg and cinnamon. On the Spice tour you visit an organic spice farm (Shamba) with a wide variety of plants. Very educative as to find out how some seemingly plain-looking plants turn out to be lemongrass, vanilla, cardamom, etcetera. While here, you will see how the spices, herbs and fruits grow and are cultivated and you how the crops can be used. You get the chance to not only smell but also taste samples of the spices, herbs and tropical fruits such as clove, lemongrass, nutmeg, cinnamon, turmeric, vanilla, coconuts, papaya, chili, black pepper, jackfruit, cardamom, cassava and oranges.
3).Snorkeling and Scuba diving;
The Zanzibar archipelago is surrounded by coral reefs, hidden in the sparkling blue waters of the Indian Ocean, great places for snorkeling and diving. Tanzania has over 900 miles (1400 kilometers) of coastline bathed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Zanzibar's coral reefs vary in quality. While certain spots are accessible from the continent, you will mostly need to go to the reefs off the coast, particularly the archipelago, to find the best snorkeling spots. The protected areas Mnemba Island and Chumbe Island Coral Park, both paradise for enjoyment of the most spectacular sea beds.
Many lodges in north and north-east Zanzibar will do many of their dives at Mnemba Island, so it's not a quiet reef, but here you will see shoals of blue surgeonfish, lionfish, clownfish in their anemones, giant clams, and if you are lucky, turtles and small white tip reef sharks. As a fanatic of the colorful underwater world you cannot miss tiny Chumbe Island which, thanks for historical protection, has some of the best coral gardens in the world. The only way to visit this is via Chumbe Island Lodge - and to preserve the reefs, only snorkeling is allowed, guided by one of the lodge team. Very different, but equally very attractive, are the relatively undiscovered reefs of the Menai Bay Conservation Area in southwest Zanzibar.
These are fairly untouched as there's been little development, and currently there are only few lodges here.
4).Jozani forest; Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park or shorter – Jozani Forest is the only national park on Zanzibar. Even though it is small, only 50 km2 (19 sq mi), it is a beautiful and tranquil place to visit! Jozani forest is a natural pharmacy, an amazing source of natural remedies! Every plant or tree cures something. What is so beautiful about Jozani forest tour, that height of the trees and the palms are just outstanding! Jozani is also famous for rare red Colobus monkeys, these are not camera shy!
A little harder to spot are the Zanzibar Sykes’ monkey; A very rare monkey species unique to Zanzibar. Along with Red Colubus Monkeys you can expect to see Bushbaby, 50 different species of butterflies and 40 species of birds. To protect the wildlife it is not permitted to walk off the paths without an official guide. A network of various nature trails leads visitors through the forest. The main trail begins at the park entrance and takes about an hour at a leisurely stroll. In order to support community benefits, a knowledgeable resident will be your forest guide. He will lead you through the paths in the forest and mangrove area on the other side of the park. He introduces various plant and tree species and explains their medical benefits as natural remedies.
Lake Manyara National Park Tour.
Lake Manyara National Park is one of Tanzania’s smaller and most underrated parks. While it may lack the size and variety of other northern-circuit destinations, its vegetation is diverse and very beautiful. There are 11 ecosystems in all, ranging from savannah to marshland to the only evergreen rainforest in Tanzania. In the forest you can find baboons and other interesting animals whereby the lake you can find flamingos (outside the rain season), pelicans and other water birds.
Birders absolutely love Lake Manyara National Park because the big lake provides opportunities for observing over 300 migratory birds in fact. Among these are the long-crested eagle, the grey-headed kingfisher and other birds which are not found elsewhere in Tanzania. The park supports one of the highest biomass densities of large mammals in the world. The high chance to see elephant families moving through the forest as well as Lake Manyara's famous population of tree-climbing lions are reason enough to include a visit to this park.
1) Lake Manyara National Park Game drive;
Rich in-game and one of Tanzania’s smaller wilderness enclaves, Lake Manyara National Park is a magnificent terrain. Together with your ranger you are going to explore the diverse habitats of the park. Covering two-thirds of the park with liquid depths is the beautiful Lake Manyara giving the park good reliable water supply all year round. This makes that the animals here are in prime condition and wildlife viewing becomes very exciting.
You will stop for a while on the lakeshore to admire the different bird species and look for pink flamingo.The rest of the Manyara ecosystem consists of mountainside, marshlands, woodlands, grassy areas and hot springs. You will drive mainly through acacia woodlands, grassy floodplains and tall forest in search of wildlife; Including the famous tree-climbing lions and large family herds of elephant! Do not forget to particularly pay attention to the stunning and varied scenery of this park during your game drives. When you’re lucky you might even spot the famous tree-climbing lions!
2).Lake Manyara National Park Night Game drive;
A whole new world of animal species (nocturnal) await you on a night game drive. It gives you a different perspective of the park and wildlife. Lake Manyara is the ideal location for this activity the many different ecosystems found in the park. The area is a melting pot for all types of animals and plants - with the lake, the rift valley cliffs, groundwater forest, Ngorongoro highlands and the dry Tarangire system all close by.
The less seen animals are generally active at night and Lake Manyara National Park is full of them! Porcupines, genets and civet cats are frequent visitors to the forest. Hippos are nocturnal animals and it is highly likely you get to see many of them grazing on the side of the road. You probably already know that it is not a common occurrence to spot the elusive and solitary Leopards. However, you should keep your eyes peeled on the night game drive because whenever you find eyes glowing in the dark this could be one of those rare cats! Lion sightings are more common and where lions are mostly sleeping in day time at night they are almost always active.
3). Lake Manyara National Park Walking Tour;
In the afternoon you enter Lake Manyara, National Park. This is a small but very beautiful park offering breath-taking views, excellent game-viewing and an incredible array of birdlife. You have a chance to spot: zebra, baboon, warthog, giraffe, impala, elephant, hippo, wildebeest and the rare tree-climbing lions. Enjoy a short stroll on the edge of the Great Rift Valley with beautiful views of Lake Manyara and the National Park below. Learn more about plants, insects, birds and small mammals from a knowledgeable guide.
4). Best time to visit Lake Manyara National Park? Lake Manyara National park can be visited year-round but the best time to visit is during the dry season of January and February and from late May through October.
TANZANIA HOTELS AND LODGES.
For the time Ultimate Wild Safaris have been in the business of tour and travel: We visit all accommodation in Uganda ourselves to be able to select the best accommodation for you and to give you advice from personal experience! Our selection criteria are focused on the view, service, location, style, and price of each lodge. We give options in different standards and budgets. On this platform you will find our selection of the best hotels and lodges Uganda has to offer.
“Budget Option”: Accommodation such as simple guesthouses or dormitory rooms are available throughout Uganda. Service and amenity standards won't be high and you are likely to share facilities with other guests, but choosing this standard can make a big difference in the price of the tour. Alternatively, you can choose to camp. Some campsites have wonderful locations and Ultimate Wild Safaris can provide you with tents and mattresses.
“Mid-range Option” :
Ultimate Wild Safaris originally focused mainly on the mid-range market and therefore has a special ability to choose the best accommodation of this standard. This is your best option for comfortable, self-contained ('en suite') accommodation set in stunning locations that don't cost a fortune.
“Semi-luxury Option” :
Accommodation falling in this category is more comfortable than the mid-range. The locations are similar, but the details are further refined. These lodges often have a swimming pool, as well.
The luxurious accommodation is fully equipped, comfortable and usually more spacious than the mid-range options. They often have facilities like swimming pools, masseurs and sometimes even private butlers.
Ilboru Safari lodge
Harmoniously woven into the surrounding African landscape, the pleasant Ilboru Safari Lodge rests at the base of the majestic Mt. Meru. Stay comfortably in your private bungalow reminiscent of a traditional Swahili ‘boma’. They are a uniquely African design and this version of the boma features a round layout with thatched rooftops while still providing the western conveniences you would expect. Beautiful garden and on-site swimming pool available.
A special place where you immediately will come to rest and reflect on the essentials. In the middle of the wilderness of the Masai steppe are seven bungalows with handcrafted furniture with great view on the Kilimanjaro, Africa‘s highest mountain. Behind it and until the border of Kenya there is the savanna, home to the Maasai people. This is the right place to get to know them and their traditions and rituals, together with a slowing-down of your own lives’ pace. It‘s all about being together, traditions, stories and learning from each other.
Arumeru River Lodge
As soon as you arrive in this lodge you feel the enthusiasm and personal attention of the German owners. The lodge – built on an old coffee plantation - has a large entrance with different places to relax and to have dinner. All cottages are very well kept and built with a mix of African and European materials. You will definitely enjoy the elegance of this fine lodge!
Lake Duluti Lodge
The lodge is made up of 18 spacious contemporary African styled romantic chalets ideally positioned for maximum privacy and view inside a thirty-acre active coffee farm located in a safe and exclusive area on the outskirts of Arusha. All chalets are positioned to face the coffee farm and each has a private deck with an amazing view of the ancient indigenous trees found in big number within the farm. The lodge has been designed in a way that you will feel like you are staying at home rather than at a top-end hotel. Lake Duluti lodge prides itself on its finest cuisine, first-class exclusivity, five star personalized excellent services, top-class amenities and the eco-friendly architecture and operations.
A very pleasant and comfortable accommodation just outside Arusha town, Onsea House is well known for its cuisine. The Michelin-experienced Belgian chef will prepare a fusion of exquisite European and African delights based on seasonal specialties. Relax in the garden with the swimming pool or enjoy the views of Mount Meru.
Karama Lodge and Spa
The eco-friendly Karama Lodge and Spa sit just outside Arusha town. From the cabins raised on stilts you can see Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro from your veranda on clear days. The cabins offer comfortable en-suite accommodation with a natural design; an excellent combination of unique comfort and style. Constructed with local materials, the cabins allow close proximity to the surrounding forest flora and fauna. The lodge has a salt-water pool and offers various massages and yoga classes.
Nestled in the heart of Arusha, Planet Lodge will captivate you with the natural beauty of the Tanzanian landscape. Our unique African village-style accommodations offer you a peaceful sanctuary where you can unwind and connect with nature.
Lake Manyara Tortilis Camp
This tented camp combines comfort with the sense of wilderness, the sense of freedom, the sense of being 'right there', as you relax after the excitement of the day. Set in the heart of nature, the camp is designed to look after you while you tune in to the very heartbeat of Africa, the sounds, and the scents; it could not be closer. Dine, sleep, relax and know that the best of Africa's natural wonders is knocking gently on your door.
Lake Natron Camp
Located on the very edge of Lake Natron, this 10 tent luxury tented camp is perfectly situated for amazing adventures! Located within walking distance are the hominid footprints and Lake Natron were over 1 million flamingoes come to breed, it is also ideally situated as an ending point for our Empakai to Lake Natron Trek as well as a number of other activities and expeditions combined with northern Tanzania safaris.
Lake Masek Tented Camp
Lake Masek Tented Camp –luxury. This is an exclusive luxury tented camp overlooking Lake Masek in Ndutu, between the vast plains of the Serengeti National Park and the northwest side of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The camp is eco-friendly as all the electric power is supplied by solar panels and water is collected during the rainy season. All the products used are biodegradable in order to ensure that the environment is kept pristine.
Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp
Located in a scenic glade known as ‘the place of the klipspringer' (mbuzi mawe), this luxury tented camp is uniquely and cleverly placed at the very epicenter of the Serengeti. The sixteen large custom-made canvas tents are widely spaced throughout the rocky glades of the camp. Reached by winding stone paths, each tent stands on a stone platform and has its own thatched roof. Opening off the spacious bedroom, is a tented bathroom, which features twin basins, shower and flushed WC. The main bedroom area features two queen-sized four-poster beds, each with all-encompassing mosquito nets.
Mbalageti Safari Camp
Located in the western corridor of the Serengeti National Park, this Lodge offers a breathtaking 360-degree panorama view of the Serengeti Plain and the Mbalageti River - one of the main attractions are the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra. The luxurious chalet tents, each with en-suite bathroom and with spectacular view include a private veranda with cooling thatched roof which also serves as an extension of your bedroom in the wild.
Serengeti Migration Camp
Hidden among the rocky outcrops next to the famous Grumeti River which is home to resident hippos that bark and wallow their days away, Serengeti Migration Camp has become synonymous with low-impact high-action game viewing in a untouched landscape. Each of the tents is surrounded by its own 360-degree verandah deck, which creates your very own private sanctuary to enjoy the constant game sightings and the ever-present sounds of the bush.
Migration Camp tented rooms include luxuriant soft furnishings, a writing desk and stationery set and a room fan. The tents have a wooden floor, fixed bathroom walls, fixed wooden doors but all combine with the all-enveloping canvas. Each tent has an en suite shower room with flushing toilet, shower and twin vanity basin, the latter of which receives hot (solar generated) and cold running water 24-hours a day.
Kati Kati Migration Camp
Kati Kati is a mobile camp strategically situated in central Serengeti, ideal for exploring the extensive Serengeti plains. The camp offers comfortable accommodation together with the unique opportunity to enjoy a real safari experience on a camp. In its comfortable tents, one will feel completely immersed in the surroundings and one can enjoy the rich animal life and vegetation of the area. An original form of accommodation that resembles the old camps of the first explorers in Africa, with all the commodities of today. The camp has been designed to cause a minimum impact on the environment. The entire infrastructure is mobile and the philosophy of the company is not to leave anything behind. This camp migrates with the migration!
Simba Serengeti Camp
Serengeti Simba Lodge, named after the lion (simba in Swahili)—king of the jungle, a symbol of strength, pride and royalty—sits high on a hill with endless vistas of the great Serengeti plains. They will welcome you to explore, experience and enjoy the African wilderness and the amazing Serengeti as their guest. Enjoy an amazing view of the endless, ever-changing Serengeti panorama from the deck. During certain times of year, the migration can be seen from the comfort of the lodge and the birds are always good for providing entertainment. Don’t miss the sunset!
Mara Under Canvas
Deep within the northern Serengeti's prime wildlife area, Mara Under Canvas offers perfect luxury from which to witness the Great Migration and to explore the more remote corners of Tanzania’s oldest and most famous National Park. Peaking between June and November, guests can observe an annual wildlife spectacle quite unlike any other, as over a million wildebeest, zebra and other ungulates move into the northern Serengeti in search of fresh grazing and water. This lavish camp has 10 spacious safari tents each with a double bed and en suite bathroom. A team of friendly and attentive staff ensures that guests enjoy absolute comfort while experiencing the sights, sounds, and smells of the African bush.
Mbalageti Safari Camp, lodge room
Located in the western corridor of the Serengeti National Park, this eco-friendly lodge offers a breathtaking 360-degree panorama view of the Serengeti Plain and the Mbalageti River - one of the main attractions is the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra. All standard rooms are beautifully decorated in a modern design for a feeling of comfort and featuring en suite bathrooms and a small veranda.
Bologonya Under Canvas Safari Camp
This semi-luxurious tented camp enables guests to be within reach of the Great Migration and to explore remote, beautiful corners of the Serengeti with excellent resident game. This seasonal camp is intimate and exclusive, offering the most spacious safari tents, each with a double bed, en suite bathroom, separate portable WC and a bucket shower.
Serengeti Tortilis Camp
Named after the distinctive Tortilis tree of the Serengeti, our tented camp combines comfort with the sense of wilderness, the sense of freedom, the sense of being 'right there', as you relax after the excitement of the day. We make your safari-camp experience truly unforgettable. Set in the heart of nature, our camp is designed to look after you while you tune in to the very heartbeat of Africa, the sounds, the scents, the sights of Serengeti's 'endless plains' could not be closer. Dine, sleep, relax and know that the best of Africa's natural wonders is knocking gently on your door.
Serena Serengeti Lodge
Centrally located adjacent to the famous Western Corridor and Grumeti River, the lodge has been designed to blend completely into the living landscape. A series of traditional domed ‘rondavels' are widely spaced throughout the grounds, which are cooled by groves of acacia trees and watered by sparkling streams. On the very edge of the ridge is a ‘vanishing horizon' pool, which looks out over the ‘endless plains' after which the Serengeti is named.
Ndutu Safari Lodge
Ndutu Safari Lodge is situated in the southeastern part of the Serengeti ecosystem. Shaded by majestic acacia trees, each of the thirty-four cottages, which are built of local materials, has a private verandah facing Lake Ndutu. The Lodge is surrounded by indigenous trees and shrubs which encourage a host of birds and mammals to come right to your front door. Tucked well away from the busy tourist circuit, Ndutu offers peace and tranquillity far from the crowd.
Grumeti Migration Camp
Grumeti Migration Camp offers luxury tented accommodation in the Grumeti Wildlife Reserve situated north of Serengeti National Park. We offer 20 units individually appointed. Each unit offers either a king or twin accommodation. A central hospitality area offers dining and lounge facilities. Fine dining is standard. Available are a variety of activities including night and day game drives in an open vehicle and walking safaris. Experience Africa up close and personal.
Ndutu Halisi camp
Serengeti Halisi Camp is a seasonal camp located in Serengeti National Park. From December to March we are located in Tandawala area in the NCAA, close to the calving grounds where Wildebeest Migration will be during these months. From June-November, we are at Seronera in Central Serengeti, which gives easy access to all parts of the national park as well as having abundant resident game due to the proximity of the Seronera River. The concept is to locate the camp where it is most conducive for wildlife during both seasons. On request, we can offer private camping for groups in smaller tents away from the main camp. This must be booked with good notice so that a special camp can be reserved with Serengeti National Park. On request, we can extend our opening seasons.
Ngorogoro Farm House
A small and exclusive lodge facing the Oldeani Volcano, only 5 kilometers from the Ngorongoro Lolduare gate, was built to offer our clients an original experience reminiscent of the atmosphere of the old days. Offering 52 room cottages, 49 standard rooms and 3 suite rooms, all with ample space inside, built on the style of an old colonial farm and rustically decorated with local materials and full of details of good taste, with the purpose of offering our clients an imaginary journey to the life of the days gone.
Country Lodge Karatu
The rooms at Country Lodge are tastefully furnished with soft lighting, inviting and comfortable beds and mosquito netting. On chilly nights, request that your fireplace be lit and return from dinner to glowing warmth.
Acacia Farm Lodge
Acacia Farm Lodge is a romantic Country Lodge nestled in an active mixed farm located high on the spectacular Great Rift’s escarpment area with commanding panoramic views of the amazing Karatu farmlands and the nearby Ngorongoro forest area. Unrivalled area’s natural beauty is finely complemented by the elegant lodge. A timeless tranquillity emanates from the exuberance of birdsong, mature trees and the lovely coffee plants.
Acacia Farm Lodge is strategically located between the Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks on one side and Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Serengeti National Park on the other, this is a perfect base from which to explore these world-famous reserves as well as enjoy many other adventurous activities and impressive cultural experiences found in the local area.
Karatu Simba Lodge
Welcome to Karatu Simba Lodge where you’ll experience the peace and quiet of the Tanzanian countryside. Karatu Simba Lodge is located about a thirty-minute drive from the gate of Lake Manyara national Park, approximately four kilometres off the main road to the entry of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Situated deep in the farming area of the Karatu district and nestled right alongside the Ngorongoro Forest—home to elephant, buffalo, hyena, and other wildlife—Karatu Simba Lodge offers fine hospitality for safari travellers.
Bougainvillea Safari Lodge
All the staff lives in the nearby town and surrounding villages and you’ll find they are eager to please and friendly as anyone you’ll find anywhere. Bougainvillea Safari Lodge is located on the outskirts of Karatu town about midway between Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater.
Kubu Kubu Tented Camp
Kubu Kubu is the latest addition to the portfolio of properties of Tanganyika Wilderness Camps. This camp is strategically located to ensure that all areas of the Serengeti are within reach of our guests, including legendary locations like the famous Maasai kopjes, the Museum of Olduvai Gorge, Seronera and the Grumeti River. It has been designed with a modern African decorative style that creates a fresh and bright atmosphere, but very cozy and with the right amount of luxury. Guests can attend to the show of the Great Migration from the comfort of their tents.
Ngorogoro Sopa Lodge
Ngorogoro Sopa Lodge –luxury. Facing the always magnificent sunsets to the west, and located at the highest point on Ngorongoro crater’s entire rim, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge stands well over half a kilometre above the crater floor and offers unparalleled views across this enormous caldera. Themed around traditionally circular African houses with conical roofs, and decorated with examples of Africa’s rich tapestry of artistic traditions by way of rich woodcarvings and sculptures, the lodge harmonizes perfectly with its dramatic surroundings.
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
This lodge is unique in the way that it clings to the rim of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater, the largest and most perfect volcanic crater on Earth. It is regularly voted as one of the best hotels in the world! Decorated with cave paintings, the rooms are strung around the crater rim. Each room has its own balcony enjoying uninterrupted views over the crater's unmatched splendour.
Ngorongoro Tortilis Camp
Named after the distinctive Tortilis tree of the Ngorongoro, this tented camp combines comfort with the sense of wilderness, the sense of freedom, the sense of being 'right there', as you relax after the excitement of the day. Set in the heart of nature, the camp is designed to look after you while you tune in to the very heartbeat of Africa: the sounds, the scents; could not be closer. Dine, sleep, relax and know that the best of Africa's natural wonders is knocking gently on your door.
Southern Sun Hotel
A leading Dar es Salaam hotel renowned for comfort-boosting services and productivity-enhancing amenities. Neighbouring the historic Botanical Gardens, the Julius Nyerere ICC and the Zanzibar ferry; It’s easy for beach-adventures or business in the city. With modern meeting rooms, exceptional dining, a pool, gym and great-sleep rooms in a tree-lined, location near the ocean, we invite you to discover our Dar es Salaam hotel./p>
This cute mid-range accommodation is situated on the Indian Ocean, on the popular Msasani Peninsula. The area is known as the tourist area of Dar es Salaam, full of quaint shops & comfortable restaurants. Next to the hotel is a Forex bureau. Get up early and enjoy the sunrise on the Indian Ocean.
Rufiji River Camp
The accommodation was fully redesigned in 2009 to complement its stunning location on the banks of the Rufiji River. Built by local craftsman in a traditional style. The shaded swimming pool is a great way to cool off between exciting game drives. The classic luxury tents at Rufiji River camp all overlook the Rufiji River and have an en-suite bathroom with solar heater. It gives you the ultimate privacy to enjoy the stunning views down the river.
Africa Safari Camp
The Camp is privately owned and huge in size. In the middle of the camp, there is a special lake that attracts plenty of Elephants, Monkeys, Leopards and other game for a drink and a rest. This lake is close to the restaurant. At the camp you will stay in one of the spacious and comfortable bungalows, each with its own bathroom with toilet, hot water and shower. They also have large comfortable beds and ceiling fans. This lodge has a swimming pool as well!
Selous Maji Moto Camp
The Selous Maji Moto Camp is always set up on the banks of one of the five lakes so you can expect to see hippo, hyena, and elephant all passing by the safari camp. Get amazing views over the lake right from your tent and enjoy the private camp as no other guests will be around – just you. The camp is shaded by palms and the hot springs are an easy drive away so don’t forget your swimming gear. The camp setting is such that you can combine boat safaris and walking safaris with game drives easily.
Selous River Camp
This is our absolute favourite place to stay in Selous Game Reserve. This fine little lodge is situated on the Rufiji River and guarantees spectacular sunsets. The mud huts are spacious and decorated in colourful African colours. Adventurous days full of safaris are rewarded by evening by the campfire. This accommodation gets booked up quickly since it has only 5 huts.
Lake Manze Tented Camp
The camp is located in the Selous Game Reserve, the largest game reserve in Africa and is situated on the shores of Lake Manze. During the one hour transit to the camp which can be reached from Siwandu airstrip, one is introduced to the beautiful plains of Selous and its assorted birds and wildlife. The Lake Manze area is one of the richest for game in the entire Selous, both in the dry and wet seasons.
It is the only accommodation in Mikumi which is actually located on a "Kopje" on the Mtaka floodplain. By far the best location in the center of all the action. The camp has 12 semi-tented rooms with a huge veranda in front. The camp also has a swimming pool.
Vuma Hills Lodge
This is one of the affordable and value gems of Southern Tanzanian accommodations. It has 16 spacious tents, makuti thatched; straddle the hillside on stilted wooden decks, paradoxically combining comfort with the wilderness experience. Two double beds, storage chest, and safari chairs furnish the colonial style, zebra-themed living partitioned area. An en-suite bathroom boasts a flush toilet and 24-hour solar hot water to power shower and hand washbasin. A large, private rail balcony with chairs and table affords excellent views.
Mikumi Wildlife Camp
The first accommodation built in Mikumi and is also the latest to be completely renovated in 2013! It is located inside the park and has an expansive view over the savannah. The bandas have 2 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 5 people. The presence of a swimming pool and nice bar/restaurant makes Mikumi Wildlife Camp a popular option for those wanting to relax after a long day of safaris.
Mikumi Safari Lodge
Mikumi Safari lodge offers 8 cottages integrated to the environment with total privacy, each fitted with warm and cold shower in a spacious bathroom. Each cottage is with a raised balcony offering stunning views. It is powered by solar with a standby generator for limited times. Our restaurant offers both Tanzanian and international meals made fresh from local products.
Mufindi Highlands Lodge
Mufindi Highlands Lodge-mid-range. Nestled in the cool hills of the Southern Highlands, surrounded by pristine ancient forests and rolling tea plantations. Mufindi Highlands Lodge is the perfect break from the dust and heat from Safari. The spacious cottages overlooking the highlands are perfect for relaxing on your veranda.
Mdonya Old River Camp
Mdonya Old River Camp –luxury. Twelve tents nestled in a spacious area under the shade of large sycamore figs and Faidherbia albida, spaciously located along the curving banks of the Mdonya sand-river. Each traditional safari tent is comfortably furnished, catering for solo travelers, couples or families. All the tents have ensuite bathrooms with a dressing room, open-roofed solar-heated shower, and separate flush toilets. Mdonya tents can be modified to host families, adding an extra tent room on the veranda.
Ikuka Safari Camp
Perched on the edge of the Mwagusi escarpment, commanding spectacular views across the Ruaha valley, Ikuka offers a classic luxury wilderness experience. Comprised of just 6 beautifully appointed rooms, each with its own panoramic vista of the Ruaha wilderness. Ikuka offers a compelling insight into the dramatic wilds of Ruaha and Tanzania.
Ruaha River Lodge
Set on one of the most stunning stretches of the Great Ruaha River, you can see game throughout the day from the comfort of your veranda; there can surely be few other camps as perfectly situated. Built out of local stone and thatch, the lodge capitalizes on its exceptional position on a bend in the river. Enjoy a beautiful sundowner from the restaurant, or relax with stunning views from a large veranda out the front of your chalet.
The Ruaha Kilimatonge Camp is at the foot of the Kilimatonge Hill. Overlooking a sandy river bed, leopards are often spotted on the rock opposite camp, and elephants are frequent visitors to dig for water. Located in an area of Ruaha central to the major wildlife congregations, you lose no time in the morning to get to a fresh kill or to see predators hunting. Combine game drives with walking safaris from your private mobile safari camp, returning each evening for sundowners and a hearty bush dinner.
Mwagusi Safari Camp
Mwagusi Safari Camp offers a full en-suite tented experience with a unique and naturally-inspired design that reflects understated safari elegance. Recline in the comfort of your private verandah and witness the pristine wilderness undisturbed. Enjoy excellent and attentive service in a warm and peaceful atmosphere.
Tandala Tented Camp
Tandala Tented Camp is the quintessential bush camp, with all the facilities required for a successful and comfortable pause on the safari circuit. The tents are spread throughout the camp and offer good quality accommodation with nearby outhouses. However, the true spectacle of Tandala is the waterholes on the edge of the camp which attract large groups’ elephants, kudus, primates and other wildlife. That, together with the dinner served under the stars near a roaring campfire, will make your stay here very memorable.
Ruaha Hill Top Lodge
The lodge enjoys the best sunsets because of its location on the hill overlooking Ruaha National Park. The bandas themselves are simply furnished, but with a good bed and private facilities.
Udzungwa Falls Lodge
For those who want a bit more luxury, Udzungwa Falls Lodge is ideal. With stunning views over the sugarcane plantations, excellent service, and well-appointed rooms it is hard to believe you are in the middle of the bush. This property is very nice for families because of the green garden and refreshing pool.
Hondo Hondo Udzungwa Forest Tented camp
The lodge is known locally as Hondo Hondo meaning “hornbill” in Swahili, due to the amazing number of these remarkable birds which make the area their home. Hondo Hondo’s lush green grounds are on the border of the pristine rainforest and offer excellent views of the forest canopy. The forest is home to a number of primate species, including the endemic Udzungwa Red Colobus, the remarkable Sanje Crested Mangebey, and the Black and White Colobus. A number of different hornbill species fly in over the forest edge and settle in trees along the borders of the rainforest in large numbers every evening at sunset, and the valley echoes with their distinctive calls.
Wake up to a tropical paradise! Located in the newest national park in Tanzania surrounded by white sandy beaches, palm trees, and an unspoiled green hinterland, this lodge is a great alternative to Zanzibar. The spacious tents/cottages are spread over the beach and all offer plenty of privacy with veranda and terrace. This is arguably the best end to a safari through southern Tanzania.
Katavi Wildlife Camp
The best lodge in Katavi National park, Katavi wildlife camp. The camp is set amongst the trees that fringe the Katisunga plains. From your tents veranda you can see the predators watching the game on the plains during the day. Then anticipate the excitement of the predators hunting their dinner as the game move back to the trees in the evenings.
STANDARD: 4X4 SAFARI VAN
Our standard mode of transport is by road and we use 4×4 Safari Vans customized for game viewing and photography. Each safari van comes with a professionally trained driver guide and fuel for the whole safari.
Our Safari vans have viewing hatches and each client is entitled to a window seat. Our Vans can take up to eight people. We also have 4×4 Super Customs very comfortable and stable on the road. These carry up to 5 people with their luggage. We also have 4×4 RAV 4 for a group of two people
UPGRADE: 4X4 LUXURY SAFARI LANDCRUISER
We have luxury latest Land cruisers each driven by professionally trained driver guides and fuel. They have pop up roofs for proper game viewing and photography. They come with a small fridge for cooling your drinking water while on safari (which is always included while IN THE VEHICLE).
They have inverters for charging small gadgets such as your smart phones and cameras. They can seat five to a maximum of seven people and each client is guaranteed of a window seat.
TRAVEL ADVICE. This section gives some important information you might need before and during your trip to Tanzania or Zanzibar.
Official Name: United Republic of Tanzania Area: 947,300 sq km
Population: 48.3 million (July 2013 Est.) Capital: Dodoma
Largest Cities, with Population (2012)
Dar es Salaam: 4,364,541 Mwanza: 706,543
Arusha: 416,442 Dodoma: 410,956
Muslim 35% Christian 30%
Ethno-religionists or indigenous beliefs 30% Other 5%
Tanzania is close to the equator and therefore has a tropical climate with an average temperature range of less than five degrees throughout the year. The coastal area and the islands of Zanzibar are warm and humid with temperatures between 22 and 30°C and humidity between 75 and 80% almost year-round. In mountainous areas, including Mount Kilimanjaro, the Usambara Mountains and the northern and southern highlands, the temperature between May and August can get below 12°C with regular frost. The warmest time of the year is generally October to February; the coolest is from June to October. In some places in the interior, the temperature can be as high as 40°C.
Precipitation amounts are influenced by the prevailing monsoon winds. Much of the country has two rainy seasons: October to November with the so-called small rains, and March to May, with the so-called big rains. Precipitation varies widely and is irregularly spread over the country.
Tanzania Visa: Tanzania Visa is for sale upon arrival at the airports in Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar.
The costs for the Visa varieties per nationality. Please contact the embassy in your home country for more information. If you are traveling by land you can also buy a visa at most border posts. Your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond your arrival date. If this is not the case, it is possible that you are denied boarding on your international flight into the country.
Tanzania Money /Cash
The official currency of Tanzania is the Tanzanian Shillings (TZs). Many lodge and restaurant prices will be set in US dollars while outside of lodges (souvenirs, snacks, etc.) Shillings will be necessary. Most items can be paid for in dollars on Zanzibar.
US dollars printed before 2004 are not accepted in the country. When you exchange money, use big notes (50 or 100 US dollars). The exchange rate of smaller notes is much lower. Make sure notes are not cut or damaged in any way. They will not be accepted. We advise that you budget your cash needs per person:
Tanzania Exchange Rates You can exchange dollars, pounds and Euros everywhere in Tanzania, but the best exchange rates are found in Arusha and Dar es Salaam. It’s good to have some US dollars with you at all times. Before leaving the country, you may exchange Shillings into Euros, dollars or pounds (obviously at a less favorable rate).
Tanzania ATM. In all cities and big towns, you find ATM machines from Stanbic Bank. They accept most international bank cards and Visa. Do realize that the amount you can take out per day is sometimes limited to about $100,-. Note as well that ATMs can be empty or not working due to power cuts. Make sure you always have enough cash with you as a backup!
Tanzania Credit Card: Credit cards are not yet used much in Tanzania. Only at major hotels and upmarket lodges can this be used and these will add an extra 5 to 10% to the bill.
Traveler Cheques: Traveler cheques are only accepted in a few banks in Dar es Salaam and they will give you a terrible rate for it.
Tipping: In Tanzania, it is customary and often expected that you give a tip to the local staff such as guides, rangers, and drivers.For your entire tour group, a common tip of US$10 per day can be expected for your driver / guide. When traveling on a fly-in safari it is also common to tip the ranger / guide who works for the lodge about US$ 10 to 15.In restaurants, we recommend a tip of about 10% of the bill.
Plugs and voltage: In Tanzania, British-style plugs with three square pins: 240 V, 50 Hz are the norm.
Internet cafes can be found through the connection is generally very slow. WIFI is sometimes available in lodges and it is possible to buy a 3G mobile internet USB dongle to be used with your laptop. It will cost around US$ 30 and is for sale in Arusha and Dar es Salaam.
Charging camera and phone:
You can charge your cameras, phones and other electric items in most hotels. If you bring a couple of chargeable items you might consider bringing an adaptor with extra outlets since the amount of outlets is often limited. We would advise you to bring extra batteries for your camera, since some hotels don’t have power and power cuts might occur.
Tour Luggage: We request you to bring a bag or suitcase made from a soft material. Hardcover suitcases are difficult to place in the car and are likely to break on the bumpy roads. When traveling with 4 persons or more we request you to limit the weight of your bag/suitcase to 15 kg.
Mobile telephony has become very big in Tanzania. Throughout the country sim cards sell for less than a US dollar which you then can top up with credit and make reasonably priced calls to most international destinations. Most urban areas have reception.The country code for Tanzania is 00255 or + 255
Throughout Africa it is generally safe for gay people to travel, but since homosexuality is not recognized in Tanzania it is not advisable to openly speak about or show your sexual preference.
Tanzania Health Tips:
Contact your general practitioner at least 8 weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations or other preventive measures. Country specific information and advice is published by the National Travel Health Network and Centre, and useful information about healthcare abroad, including a country-by-country guide of reciprocal health care agreements with the UK, is available from NHS Choices.
Medical facilities in Tanzania are limited, particularly outside major towns. Medical help at the scene of an accident is likely to be limited. In the case of a serious accident or illness, evacuation by air ambulance may be required. Make sure you have adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment abroad and/or repatriation. It is possible to purchase a short-term insurance policy with AMREF Flying Doctors program to cover the period of your tour. Contact Ultimate wild safaris about this insurance. Please make sure your Yellow Fever vaccination is up to date before arriving in Tanzania as this is often asked for by immigration officials.
Tanzania Safety and Risks:
Tanzania is a relatively safe country to travel in. Tanzanians are generally considered to be very polite and welcoming. Do feel free to meet and talk to Tanzanians, as they will be most honored. Be however always careful to your belongings. Some areas of Dar es Salaam are reported to be unsafe for travelers walking the streets at night. Be responsible and sensitive during your tour and use taxis when you are going out at night. Traffic in Arusha or Dar es Salaam can be rather hectic and sometimes even dangerous when using motorbike taxis. Contact your local embassy for more safety instructions during your tour.
Air Ambulance Scheme:
Medical facilities in East Africa are limited. This is especially true for some of the remote places where your safari may take you. In case of a serious medical emergency, getting to the nearest full-service hospital may mean a long ground transfer over poor roads. Fortunately, if you’re registered clients of AMREF Flying Doctors Ultimate wild safaris will make sure that they respond swiftly and without delay in the event of an incident and coordinate directly with work with the client’s overseas insurance company (though it is not necessary to have such insurance to qualify for the scheme).
OVERVIEW These Terms and Conditions apply to any tours booked with Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd. These Terms & Conditions govern the contractual relationship between Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd and yourself. Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully as by booking any tour with Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd you acknowledge that you have read and understood these Terms and Conditions and you accept and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. If you have confirmed a booking on any tours with more than one client named and booked
on such a booking, you shall be deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions on behalf of all clients named in the booking (including minors and those with a disability) and therefore all clients in that group indicate their acceptance and agreement to these Terms and Conditions. The client who confirmed the booking is considered to be the selected contact person for all other clients named in that booking.
1). DEPOSITS & FINAL PAYMENT
Upon booking a tour with Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd, a 30% deposit is required to secure the tour and begin the necessary booking processes and ground preparations. An invoice will be sent to the client together with the payment instructions. Final balance payment of the tour booked is required no later than 21 days before the tour starts. Bookings made within 21 days of the tour start date should be paid in full. All payments made to Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd should be free of bank charges and credit card transaction surcharges. Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd is not responsible for any charges levied or charged by third parties and/or financial institutions and payable by the client as a result of credit card or other payment transactions in connection with the purchase of a tour and will not refund or return any fees charged by such third parties in connection with payments made by clients to Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd.
2). BOOKING AGREEMENT
A booking is confirmed and these Terms and Conditions shall apply when Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd has received the applicable deposit from the client and the client has received written confirmation from Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd of such booking. The client confirming the booking must be 18 years of age and above and agrees to provide full, complete and accurate information as requested by Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd to confirm the booking.
Any client confirming a booking on any tours with more than one client named and booked on such booking represents and warrants to Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd that:
a). They have all requisite consents and authority to make such a booking on behalf of all other clients named on the booking and have communicated all necessary information to the other clients in order for them to give free and fully informed authorization to do so. b). The information that they have provided regarding all clients is complete and accurate, and they have obtained all necessary consents and permissions to share such information with Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd for the purposes of completing the booking.
3). CANCELLATION POLICY
A client may cancel their booking by notifying Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd. The applicable cancellation fees shall be determined with reference to the date on which the request to cancel is received by Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd and are expressed hereinafter as a percentage of the total price paid for the canceled tour. (i) Cancellation received 35 days or more before the tour starts: No Cancellation Fees will be charged
(ii) Cancellation received 11 - 34 days before the tour starts: 30% Cancellation Fee will be charged. (iii) Cancellation received 3 – 10 days before the tour starts: 50% Cancellation Fee will be charged
(iv) Cancellation received within 48hrs before the tours start: 100% Cancellation Fee will be charged (v) Tailor-made tours may be subject to alternative cancellation terms, which will be communicated to applicable clients at the time of booking.
4). TRAVEL INSURANCE
Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd does not provide travel insurance, therefore, the client must obtain travel insurance from their home country with the minimum recommended medical, evacuation, and repatriation coverage covering all applicable dates of any travel with Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd and this insurance must cover personal injury and emergency medical expenses. It is strongly recommended that clients also extend their coverage to include cancellation and all other expenses that might arise as a result of loss, damage, injury, delay or inconvenience occurring to the client. The cost of the tour does not include any insurance coverage for the client, and that the client is required to obtain separate coverage at an additional cost to the tour price.
When obtaining travel insurance, the client must ensure the insurer is aware of the type of travel to be undertaken so that the insurer may properly cover travel on the applicable tour.
5). MEDICAL CONDITIONS
All clients are obligated to truthfully provide requested relevant medical information to Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd upon booking their tour. Clients are responsible for assessing their own suitability and capability to participate in a tour with us. All clients should consult their physician regarding their fitness for taking part in the booked tour. Ultimate Safaris Ltd recommends all clients to seek their physician’s advice regarding necessary or advisable vaccinations, medical precautions, or other medical concerns regarding the entirety of the client’s travel with Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd. Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd does not provide medical advice. Adventure tours provided by Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd involve visiting remote or less developed regions of Africa, where medical facilities may not meet the standards of those found in a client’s home country.
The condition of medical facilities in these areas varies and Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd makes no representations and gives no warranties in relation to the standard of such facilities or medical treatment in those regions.
6). SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd will strive to accommodate the special requests of clients, including (without limitation) dietary and accommodation requests, but such requests do not form part of these Terms and Conditions or the contract between the client and Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd is not liable for any failure to accommodate or fulfill such requests.
7). PRICES, SURCHARGES AND TAXES
Due to the nature of the tourism industry in Africa the prices of the resources on which it depends, the published price of any tour product is subject to change at any time, before or after booking confirmation, up to 30 days before the departure of such a tour. Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd reserves the right to impose surcharges on any tour products, but only for reasons arising from increases in accommodation costs, transportation costs, fuel costs, dues, taxes or fees chargeable for services such as third party supplier costs, currency and exchange fluctuations, park fees, increases in taxes, or government action which impacts the price of the applicable tours, but only where the increase in question is substantial enough to warrant the right to impose these surcharges. Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd shall provide notice to the affected client as soon as reasonably possible upon learning of the necessity to impose a surcharge in accordance with this section.Upon receiving notification from Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd. the affected client(s) may elect to either: (i) cancel the applicable tour booking without incurring any penalty; or
(ii) accept the change in price. The client must notify Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd. of their election within 14 days of receipt of notice of the increase, or they shall have been deemed to have accepted the price change and have accepted liability for payment of the increase. From time to time Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd may offer reduced pricing on selected tours. The reduced pricing applies strictly to new bookings. Bookings that have already been confirmed (which for these purposes shall mean bookings in respect of which payment of at least a deposit has been received by Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd) are not entitled to the reduced pricing.
8). GUARANTEED DEPARTURES & CANCELLATION OF A TOUR BY ULTIMATE WILD SAFARIS LTD
Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd guarantees all scheduled group tour departures that have been booked by a client shall depart as scheduled (subject to reasonable itinerary changes). Brochures and other printed materials displaying tour information and departure dates are subject to change, and such dates are excluded from this guarantee. A departure shall become guaranteed once at least one client has a confirmed booking. This guarantee is not applicable in Force Majeure situations.
If a tour is canceled by Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd before the agreed date of departure for reasons not arising from Force Majeure or the fault or negligence of or within the reasonable control of the client, the client shall have the choice of: (i). accepting from Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd a substitute tour product of equivalent or superior value, where such substitute is reasonably available; or
(ii). accepting from Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd a substitute tour of lower value if no tour of equivalent or superior value is reasonably available, and to recover from Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd the difference in price between the price of the tour originally purchased and that of the substitute tour; or (iii). accepting from Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd a full refund of all monies paid for the canceled tour.
Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd is not responsible for any incidental expenses or consequential losses that the client may have incurred as a result of the canceled booking such as visas, vaccinations, non-refundable flights or rail, nonrefundable car parking or other fees, loss of earnings, or loss of enjoyment, etc. Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd reserves the right to issue a full refund in lieu of the choices above, in its sole discretion. Where after departure a significant element of the tours as described cannot be provided, Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd will make suitable alternative arrangements for the continuation of the tours.
If it is not possible to provide a suitable alternative or the client reasonably rejects any suitable alternatives, Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd will provide the client with a refund of unused tour products or tour product portions.
9). CANCELLATION OF A TOUR BY THE CLIENT
If the client is prevented through reasons completely beyond such client’s control from proceeding with a tour as booked the client may, if possible, transfer his/her tour booking to a person who satisfies all the conditions applicable to the tour, provided that the client gives notice to Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd of the client’s intention to transfer no less than 14 days before the date when the tour departure is due to take place. Where such a transfer is made, the transferring client and the transferee client shall be jointly and severally liable to Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd for payment of the price of the tour (or, if part of the price has been paid, for payment of the balance) and for any additional costs arising from such transfer. For private tours, Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd can also reserve the tour for a client should they decide to postpone the tour to a later date.
The client however will be responsible for paying cancellation fees as per the cancellation policy and also for any unforeseen extra costs which arise until the client does the tour at a later date (i.e. – accommodation costs, transportation costs, fuel costs, dues, taxes or fees chargeable for services such as third party supplier costs, currency and exchange fluctuations, park fees, increases in taxes, or government action which impacts the price of the applicable tours).
10). CANCELLATIONS AND CHANGES
The client acknowledges by booking a tour with Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd that the nature of adventure travel, especially in Africa, requires considerable flexibility and acknowledges that they will permit reasonable alterations to the tour and/or itinerary by Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd. The client acknowledges their understanding that the route, schedules, timings, accommodations, itineraries, amenities and mode of transport may be subject to change without prior notice due to circumstances or events, which may include sickness or mechanical breakdown, incidents in the location where the tour will be operated, flight cancellations, strikes, events emanating from political disputes, entry or border difficulties, extreme weather and other unpredictable or unforeseeable circumstances which are beyond the reasonable control of Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd and that Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd is not liable to any client for such changes or amendments.
Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd shall not be liable to pay any discounts or refunds for missed or unused services which were missed or unused by the client due to no fault of Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd, its suppliers, or representatives, which shall include any termination of the client’s participation in the tour due to the client’s own fault, negligence or breach of these Terms and Conditions. Although Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd will strive to ensure that the tour you have booked goes as planned, we do not guarantee that we will abide by the agreed tour itinerary and we, therefore, reserve the right to amend the tour itinerary where doing so may be necessary or advantageous. We will strive to notify you of any changes prior to the tour departure. However, Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd is not obligated to do so, nor shall not be liable to pay any refunds that may be claimed to result from such changes.
Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd is not in control of the management of the accommodation providers we use on our tours. Therefore, in some circumstances, we may be notified by our accommodation providers that our reserved accommodation is no longer available, due to reasons that are beyond our control and not the fault or negligence of Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd. In such circumstances, we will provide alternative accommodation of at least the same standard or higher standard. Where it may be absolutely necessary to amend the tour itinerary during the tour, the tour guide will arrange the best available alternative. The decision to do so will rest on the tour guide and his/her decision is final. This is mainly applicable but not limited to mountain climbing products where the guide believes the client is not able to continue with the climb due to illness, injury, extreme weather, or other factors beyond the guide’s control.
The client acknowledges that the nature of our tour products is adventurous and may involve a significant amount of risk to clients’ health and/or safety. There are dangers inherent to adventure travel generally and the client acknowledges they have considered such risks to health and safety and are willing to assume it to the full extent legally possible, by confirming their booking of this tour.
The client hereby assumes all such risk and does hereby release Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd from all claims and causes of action arising from any losses, damages or injuries or death resulting from these risks inherent in travel, including adventure travel specifically, visiting wild and remote areas, and participating in adventurous activities such as those included in the tour itineraries.
Standards of hygiene, accommodation, and transport in some areas where the tours take place are often lower than comparable standards than what the client may reasonably expect in their home country or region. The client acknowledges that the degree and nature of personal risk involved depends on the nature of the tour booked or the location(s) in which such a tour is to operate, and that there may be a significant degree of personal risk involved in travel on the tour, particularly if such a tour involves physical activities, travel to remote locations, high altitude activities or other high-risk activities, or travel areas of Africa with under-developed infrastructure.
The client acknowledges they have considered the potential risks, dangers and challenges in light of their own personal capabilities and needs, and expressly assumes the risks attendant to travel under such conditions. The client acknowledges and agrees that Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd will provide, to the best of its ability, information or guidance to the client with respect to local customs, weather conditions, specific safety concerns, physical challenges or laws in effect in any locations where tours are operated, but will not be liable if the client does not act according to the information provided.
The client must at all times strictly comply with all applicable laws and regulations of the country and regions visited on the applicable tour. Should the client fail to comply with the above or commit any illegal act when on the tour or, if in the opinion of the Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd (acting reasonably), the client’s behavior is causing or is likely to cause danger, distress or material annoyance to others, Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd may terminate that client’s travel arrangements on any tour immediately without any liability on Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd part and the client will not be entitled to any refund for unused or missed services or costs incurred resulting from the termination of the travel arrangements, including, without limitation, return travel, accommodations, meals, and/or incidentals.
Clients agree that they are responsible for any costs incurred by Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd, as a result of damage, destruction, theft, or excess cleaning fees caused or occasioned by the client while on tour. Clients agree to immediately report any pre-existing damage of this kind to staff of the accommodation, transportation service, or facility (as appropriate) and/or an Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd representative as soon as possible upon discovery by the client.
Client agrees to take all prudent measures in relation to their own safety while on any Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd tour, including, but not limited to, the proper use of safety devices such as seatbelts, harnesses, and helmets, and obeying all posted signs and warnings in relation to client health and safety. Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd, nor its Third Party Suppliers shall not be liable for any failure on the client’s part to comply safety instructions or recommendations of Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd or its Third Party Suppliers.
Client agrees to bring any complaints regarding a tour to Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd as soon as possible in order to provide Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd with the opportunity to address such complaint properly. Client agrees to inform the head guide or other designated Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd representative at the earliest opportunity. Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd assumes no liability for complaints that are not properly brought to the attention of Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd with sufficient notice for Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd to resolve or attempt to resolve any client complaints. Any complaint made after the completion of a tour must be received in writing by Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd within 30 days of the end of the tour in question.
13). THIRD PARTY SUPPLIERS
Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd makes arrangements with accommodation providers, activity providers, airlines, coach companies, transfer operators, shore excursion operators, tour and local guides, and other independent parties (“Third Party Suppliers”) to provide you with the travel services and other services you purchase or which form the component parts of your product Tour. Third Party Suppliers may also engage the services of local operators and/or sub-contractors for the provision of travel services that form part of the tour(s). Although Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd takes all reasonable care in selecting Third Party Suppliers, Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd is unable to control Third Party Suppliers and do not supervise Third Party Suppliers and therefore cannot be responsible for their acts or omissions.
The travel services and other services provided are subject to the conditions imposed by these suppliers and their liability is limited by their tariffs, conditions of carriage, tickets, and vouchers and international conventions and agreements that govern the provision of their services. These may limit or exclude the liability of the supplier. Client acknowledges that Third Party Suppliers operate in compliance with the applicable laws of that particular country visited and Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd does not warrant that any Third Party Supplier is in compliance with the laws of the client’s country of residence, or any other jurisdiction. To the fullest extent permissible by law, Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd is not liable and will not assume responsibility for any claims, losses, damages, costs or expenses arising out of inconvenience, loss of enjoyment, upset, disappointment, distress or frustration, whether physical or mental, resulting from the act or omission of any party other than Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd and its employees. For clarity, neither Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd nor any carrier is liable for the acts or omissions, whether negligent or otherwise, of Third Party Suppliers or any independent contractors.
Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd is not responsible for any damages, expenses, losses, or claims which are attributable to the fault of any client, the unforeseeable or unavoidable act or omission of a third party unconnected with the provision of any services that form any part of the tours, or a force majeure event. Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd shall have no liability for loss, theft of or damage to baggage or personal effects of Clients while participating in a tour. Clients should not leave personal belongings unattended in any public areas, on board any mode of transportation, or elsewhere, and are responsible at all times for their own effects and belongings. Ultimate Safaris Ltd cannot accept responsibility for and in no event shall be liable for loss or damage of valuables or other articles left in or on facilities used by Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd such as hotels, homestays, vessels, expedition vehicles, or any other mode of transportation.
In the event that any loss, death, injury or illness is caused by the negligent acts and/or omissions of Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd or of the third-party suppliers of any services which form part of the Contract Then Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd limits its liability, where applicable by all applicable International Conventions.
15. FORCE MAJEURE
Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd shall not be liable in any way to the client for death, bodily injury, illness, damage, delay or other loss or detriment to person or property, or financial costs both direct and indirect incurred, or for Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd failure to commence, perform and/ or complete any duty owed to the client if such death, delay, bodily injury (including emotional distress or injury), illness, damage or other loss or detriment to person or property is caused by Act of God, war or warlike operations, mechanical breakdowns, terrorist activities or threat thereof, civil commotions, labor difficulties, interference by authorities, political disturbance, howsoever and where so ever any of the same may arise or be caused, riot, insurrection and government restraint, fire, extreme weather or any other cause whatsoever beyond the reasonable control of Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd; or an event which Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd or the supplier of services, even with all due care, could not foresee.
16). IMAGES AND MARKETING
The client agrees that while participating in any Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd tour, images, photos or videos may be taken by other clients and/or Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd representatives or Guides that may contain or feature the client in part or in whole. The client acknowledges that they consent to any such images, photos and videos being taken and grants a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable license to Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd, its affiliates and assigns, to reproduce for any purpose whatsoever (including marketing and promotions), in any medium whatsoever, whether currently known or hereinafter devised, without any further obligation to the client or compensation payable to the client.
Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd reserves the right to update and/or alter these Terms and Conditions at any time and shall post the amended Terms and Conditions on the Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd Website. Any such amendment shall take effect 10 days following their posting to the Website. The latest Terms, as amended, may be accessed any time on the Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd website, or will be sent to clients upon their written request to Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd. Clients shall be deemed to have accepted any amendments to these Terms and Conditions on the date that is 10 days after their posting on the Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd website. Ultimate Wild Safaris Ltd recommends that all clients refer to the Terms and Conditions prior to their travel to familiarize themselves with the most up-to-date version of the Terms and Conditions.
FIVE REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT TANZANIA!
Have a specialized chimpanzee experience with matchless wonders.
Best place for big5 expedition. You can also go on a tour and see the ‘Big Five (lions, buffalos, elephants, leopards and Rhinos) in the different national parks in the country.
Mountain Kilimanjaro. Travel through the vast open spaces and climb Africa’s highest point.
Enjoy the beautiful Indian Ocean beach vacation on the coast of Tanzania or on Zanzibar Island.
Be one of Witness of the great wildebeest migration in Serengeti national park.