travel with Earth’s Wonders Safaris?
Earth’s Wonders Safaris
is a tour operator with exclusive focus on tourism to
Tanzania. We provide private, customizable, high quality
safaris at affordable prices. We work individually with our
clients to create unique safari experiences meeting their
needs and budget while exceeding their expectations. Unlike
other tour operators, our itineraries are based on following
the natural migration of the animals without having set
dates for any itinerary and limiting the amount of time
spent in any location. We customize our itineraries and
visit areas of the parks where animal concentrations are at
their best that time of year. We will work with you to
create the safari of your dreams based on travel dates,
budget, and your key interests.
Although the main focus on a safari is usually the
extraordinary encounters with African wildlife, we think it
is important to experience cultural encounters with the
local people, including the Massai tribe and the Hadza
bushmen. Our itineraries incorporate extraordinary wildlife
viewing with cultural interactions with local villages. We
maintain long-standing relationships with tribal elders of
the villages and our guests will also meet the friends and
family of our guides and employees.
Is Tanzania a safe
Tanzania is a very
secure, safe and tourist friendly country where the risk of
crime is minimal. Tanzania is one of the safest countries in
Africa and there are currently no travel warnings issued for
travel to Tanzania by the U.S. State Department. Tanzania
has managed to avoid the internal political upheaval that
has plagued many of the other African nations. Although it
is one of the most diverse nations in Africa with over 120
tribal groups, we make every effort to assure you have a
safe, healthy and rewarding journey in Africa.
When is the best time of year to go on a safari?
At 5,000 feet above
sea level, northern Tanzania has generally spring-like
weather year round with low humidity. Even in the warmest
season, temperatures rarely go above the 80’s, and the dry
heat is comfortable providing an environment for excellent
wildlife viewing all year long.
Will I be in close contact with wild animals? Is it safe?
An African safari may
take you into close contact with wild animals. Although all
wildlife can be potentially dangerous, attacks by wild
animals are rare. Safaris into the African wilderness cannot
guarantee that this will not happen, but by following the
instructions given to you by lodge and camp staff as well as
driver guides, there is little need for concern. Please be
aware that many of the safari lodges and camps are not
fenced in which allows wildlife to move freely around these
areas. As such, it is important to follow safety
instructions with regards to moving to and from your tent at
either private camps or at the lodges. Even though a
multitude of potentially dangerous species of snakes are
indigenous to Africa, very few visitors are adversely
affected if common sense is used. Snakes are extremely shy
creatures and generally stay away from heavily populated
areas. The vast majority of tourists visiting Tanzania
rarely see a snake.
What is the weather like in Tanzania and Zanzibar?
to the equator governs that the seasonal variations in
climate are not extreme and all-year round experiences
pleasant and comfortable weather. The differences that occur
are a result of the location such as the coastal regions, on
the plateaus and the high mountainous areas.
Between the months of June to October, temperatures range
from 73 degrees on the coast to 50 degrees in the northern
highlands. The temperature on the plains and the
lower-altitude game reserves during these months are warm
and mild. On the coast, these months are some of the most
pleasant to visit as guests will experience sunny weather
much of the day with cooling ocean breezes in the evening.
From mid-December until March, Tanzania experiences a warm
summer with hot temperatures with little humidity.
The equatorial climate in Tanzania brings two distinct
annual rain patterns which prevail in different areas of the
country. In the northern and eastern regions of the country,
the rainfall is bimodal, with two rainy seasons. The short
rains or ‘Vuli’ come intermittently throughout November and
parts of December and the long rains or ‘Masika’ which last
from mid-March to the end of May. During the longs rains,
heavy showers fall in the early mornings and usually clear
up by mid-day, with the weather remaining clear with sunny
skies until late afternoon.
are the entry requirements for Tanzania?
A passport and visa
are required for U.S. citizens travelling to Tanzania .
Please note that your passport must be valid for at least
six months past your arrival date. At the current time,
Yellow Fever vaccination is NOT required when travelling
directly from the U.S. into Tanzania. Travelers arriving or
travelling through countries where Yellow Fever is present
will require the vaccination and certificate. For the most
up to date recommendations, please visit the website for the
Center of Disease Control at
or call 800-232-4636.
Tanzania visas may or may not be included in your safari
price depending upon your safari itinerary. Tourists may
obtain visas upon arrival at any entry point in Tanzania,
but it is highly recommended that you secure a visa before
travelling to Tanzania. The cost for a U.S. passport visa
fee is US $100 per person. For more Tanzania Embassy
information, please go to
What is the language and culture like in Tanzania?
Tanzania’s culture is
a result of African, Arab, European and Indian influences.
The African people of Tanzania represent about 120 different
tribal groups. The Tanzanians are friendly people to
foreigners and amongst themselves. Politeness, respect and
modesty are highly valued. Tanzanians usually enjoy hearing
some Swahili greetings and phrases from their visitors. In
Zanzibar, it is important to dress modestly out of respect
for Muslim cultural beliefs. Men should not wear shorts on
the main island, and women should wear pants or dresses that
cover their knees and attire that covers their shoulders.
Unlike Zanzibar, this does not apply on Mnemba Island.
The official language in Tanzania is Swahili which is
generally spoken and hundreds of other various local
languages abound. English is the secondary official language
and is also the country’s main teaching language for all
higher education teaching and for commercial business.
Arabic is widely spoken in the coastal areas, particularly
Is travel insurance
As your upcoming trip
involves risks and is a significant investment, we strongly
urge all clients to purchase a comprehensive travel
insurance plan through a company such as Travel Guard
another insurance company you may choose. This insurance
plan should cover themselves, as well as any other
dependants and traveling companions for the duration of
their tour to Africa. The insurance plan should include
coverage for including, but not limited to, the following:
cancellation or curtailment of safari, medical expenses,
emergency evacuation expenses, repatriation expenses,
damage, theft or loss of personal baggage, money and goods.