Tips On How To Prepare For Your Dream African Safari and Beach Holiday

Going on an African safari or beach holiday requires planning and pre-travel preparations. When planning a trip to Africa yourself, you are often travelling to countries that are new to you, with requirements and regulations that you are not used to. You will likely be staying in hotels you don’t know, and you might get the visa but forget the travel insurance or yellow fever vaccination. You might pack for winter when it is summertime in Africa. Not knowing what to expect can turn your once-in-a-lifetime into a complete disappointment!

But when you allow us to plan a trip for you, we guarantee that your African safari and beach holiday experience will be meticulously created just for you with all your specific interests, travel style and schedule. Above all, everything will be tailored to your preference, allowing you to enjoy a perfect balance of luxury, adventure and maximum wildlife viewing.

What Should You Pack For Your African Safari and Beach Holiday?

Lucky for you, when we are in charge of your safari planning, you will never have to worry about what to prepare, how to pack for your African safari and beach holiday (what to wear), how to obtain your visa or which flight route is the best!

Africa is a huge continent with diverse seasons, cultures and lifestyle which would play an essential role on how one would pack for their trip. But for us, Africa is our home. We have been on many safaris ourselves and have firsthand destination knowledge on all things safari, how to pack and prepare for your trip, and yes Africa!

Naturally, if you choose to have us help you plan the perfect trip for you, we are able to provide you with more realistic expectations on how to pack and prepare for your dream vacation with us.

Our Personalized African Safari and Beach Holidays

So, as part of our unique approach to offering a stress-free African vacation, we send all our guests personalized information that will help them prepare well for their African safari or beach holiday experience with us.

This important information will include everything from obtaining your visa online, finding the best international flights and routes to Tanzania, getting vaccinations and travel insurance, and even our tried-and-tested best tips on what to pack and take on an African safari or beach holiday.

Where Can You Get Consultation For Your Travel Vaccines?

Health & Medical Tips:

Every country has different requirements when it comes to vaccinations and medication for travelers, and these can sometimes change at short notice. While Wito Africa Safaris cannot prescribe medication or vaccinations, we will ensure that you are well informed about the specific requirements of the country you visit. We will provide you with all important information about the on-going and ever-changing landscape of health and safety measures that guests and local hosts need to adhere to before arriving at the intended destination, during the trip and after the safari.

We advise you to consult your primary care physician or a travel medical specialist about your specific destination(s) before you go. In some cases, it may be necessary to consult with your doctor after your travels as well. To help you understand the details you need to discuss with your doctor regarding recommended vaccinations and medication for travel to Tanzania and Zanzibar, here is a link to the Center for Disease Control’s website.

Is Your African Safari and Beach Holiday Insured?

Just to be on the safe side, we work with Travel Guard to provide comprehensive travel insurance to protect your travel investment. If interested, call us for a quote (please note that we can only generate a quote once your deposit has been received). Ultimately, travel insurance is highly recommend before you depart on your African safari and beach holiday.

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Need a Visa? Learn How to Easily Obtain One Here!

Tourist visas can easily be obtained online or upon arrival at any point of entry into Tanzania. Having said that, we also understand that obtaining travel visas can seem intimidating, especially for first time travellers. If you feel you need a little extra guidance, please contact our Canadian-based visa experts or U.S. visa specialists.

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Should You Have Our Ultimate African Safari and Beach Holiday Packing List? It's FREE!

Created by our experts, tried and tested by many of our past clients, this must have safari packing list will guide you toward selecting the right safari clothing and gear to ensure that you are well prepared before your trip to Africa. Rest assured, with our ultimate safari packing list you will be able to pack with confidence for your African safari or beach holiday to Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Mozambique, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and South Africa.

Read what our clients have to say about their recent dream African safari and beach holiday with us ...

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When my friend and I booked our flights to Africa, we were sure we were going to plan the whole trip ourselves. Turns out that was a very overwhelming thing to even begin! So happy to have connected with Wito Africa Safaris, because not only did we get to do everything we set out to, we got so much more! A trip tailored to our wants and must dos, without any of the stress that comes with planning and not knowing what or who to book with and transfers to and from airports that we had never been to. It was the most amazing experience and not having to worry about the details made it that much more incredible. The most magical part of our trip was by far the Ngorongoro crater and the Serengeti. Words can’t describe how amazing it is! We also went to Zanzibar for the beach, Cape Town for the mountains (and wine!), Botswana for more animals and Zimbabwe for Victoria falls. If you’re considering booking a trip to Africa, don’t think, just do it! And planning with Wito Africa Safaris will make it a thousand times more relaxed and enjoyable:)
Kate M.
Kate M.
9. January, 2020.
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This trip has left me speechless. Tanzania will take your breath away the Serengeti is an absolutely magical place and the ngorongoro crater is an absolutely must!!. Abdullie planned a dream trip for us. Every detail was perfection and tailored exactly to the type of trip we wanted to have. The accommodations were beyond expectations. The communication with this company is top notch, Abdullie was readily available for any and all questions prior and during the trip. I would very highly recommend booking your trip to Tanzania with Wito!!!
Rachel T.
Rachel T.
6. January, 2020.
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Amazing experience! Abdullie from Wito Safaris organized the perfect trip for us and while doing so, stayed in close contact with us to listen to our wishes and explain the possibilities. We explicitly chose an Tanzanian organization and we were very happy with the outcome. All the lodges were excellent quality with very nice staff. Our guide was the best. We stayed together for 6 days, so you better get along! And we certainly did. He had great knowledge of the wildlife and their ecosystem, which really enhanced our enjoyment. We had a chance to see all the animals, from the big 5 to the small beautiful birds. And everything went smoothly, we had no worries whatsoever. Perfectly organized trip and truly a trip of a lifetime.
mevrouw Combe
mevrouw Combe
26. November, 2019.
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Our experience with Wito Africa Safaris could not have been more pleasant from the initial communication through the completion of the safari in Ngorongoro. Our driver was courteous, fun and most informative of the surrounding area, the history of the park, and of every species we saw inside the park and even on the fringe. The vehicle was comfortable and accommodated our group well; the lunch was delicious and even special dietary needs were met. All prearranged details were executed precisely. I would highly recommend Wito Africa Safaris.
JB
JB
2. August, 2019.
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We had an amazing experience climbing Kilimanjaro followed by a few days safari. For both elements of our trip the guides were knowledgeable and fun, and everything went smoothly and seamlessly.
Myrtil
Myrtil
29. July, 2019.
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Made it to Uhuru! Abdullie was phenomenal to work with before my trip. And the pairing of Wito and Pristine was incredible. Couldn't have had a better experience. Thank you.
Manny Peredo
Manny Peredo
11. July, 2019.
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Spectacular experience tailored to our requests, went above and beyond in every way.
CB
CB
10. July, 2019.
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Booking with Wito Africa Safaris was the best decision I could have made. I enjoyed a first-class quality experience, and everything surpassed my expectations. I booked a safari to follow the world’s greatest migration—the Wildebeest Migration. Not only did I get a close up of the most dangerous and spectacular animals in Africa (I was so close to lions and elephants that I could touch them!), but I also spent time with the Maasai Tribe, Hadzabe Tribe, and the Datoga Tribe. I went hunting and dancing with the Hadzabe, I learned the ways of the Maasai, danced with them and even got the chance to learn their fighting style and practice with the village warriors. The Datoga Tribe thought me the ancient African ways of living and gave me the opportunity to cook, clean, and forge weapons with them. My accommodations were not only luxurious but very authentic. The luxury did not take away from the thrill and aw of being in the wild, gazing at the shooting stars, hearing, and seeing the Serengeti nightlife action. I especially recommend Wito Africa Safaris for their professionalism and care towards their clients. You can rely on this team and they will go beyond their way to threat you like royalty. One evening I felt sick and I called Abdullie the CEO of the company to ask if I could possibly get some medicine and a unique dinner in order to help me feel better. He immediately contacted the lodge, the guide and his team in Tanzania to help. I didn’t even wait 5 minutes, and I had all the attention and service I could ask for. My needs were taken care of quickly, and there were follow-ups made over the phone and in person to ensure that I was ok. If you want the best possible experience in Africa, go with Wito Africa Safaris.
Chesed Lic
Chesed Lic
7. June, 2019.