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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My first safari ever… My first safari ever was with Wito and I loved and loved them! My guides were Micheal and Richard - they were extremely knowledgeable, great at spotting animals, and just nice men all around - polite, respectful, helpful. What I thought was so wonderful about Michael was that he was always picking up trash that he spotted on our drives - he truly cared about the animals and their home. I would absolutely use Wito again and highly recommend Micheal and Richard.
Shawna Rogers
Shawna Rogers
June 17, 2022.
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Incredible Experience! Incredible Experience!! Somos una familia de españoles que hemos tenido la gran suerte de poder disfrutar de un safari con Wito por las tierras de Tanzania. Me gusta destacar varios puntos, primero que éramos una familia. Teníamos dudas de si llevar a los niños a un viaje como este y finalmente decidimos hacerlo. Fue un acierto. Tanto las personas de Wito, como el guía que nos atendió, se portaron fenomenal, estuvieron muy atentos a que disfrutásemos mucho y demostraron la máxima profesionalidad y conocimiento del terreno. Pudimos visitar Arusha, Lake Manyala, el Serengueti, el Ngorongoro y disfrutar de una experiencia conviviendo con la tribu Massai... todo genial: trato, localizaciones, conocimiento... los hoteles muy bien elegidos... en fin, si yo estuviese en tu lugar y estás dudando DECIDETE. Wito es la mejor opción. Gracias chicos.
Manuel
Manuel
June 16, 2022.
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Thanks for making my dreams come true!!! This was my first time not only in Tanzania but at a country within Africa. I felt so welcomed and respected by not only the team but by the people in Tanzania from the moment I left the airport to the moment I arrived back to the airport. Wito Africa Safaris allowed me to achieve my goal of reaching the top of mount Kili. The mountain guides and porter team were so cheerful, polite and encouraging. If i had to recommend any company to go with when embarking on such a great adventure I would pick Wito Africa Safaris. I had a lovely time on the safari and I plan to go again with Wito Africa Safaris and their guide Glory. 🙂
zarina M
zarina M
April 8, 2022.
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An epic time in Tanzania It was my first safari ever and i couldnt have hoped for more. The organisation and choice of accomodation by Abdullie was perfect. Our two guides Michael and Glory were spectacular. you name what you want to see, they will find it. from super rare small cats to mating lions,lion cubs and chasing leopards, mud covered hippos and complaining zebras. Michaels abilities to imitate animal noises were hilarious (the hippo was my personal favourite). we had such a good,fun time and there was no challenge our two guides didnt master. special dietary restrictions for individuals were all catered for.
Jennifer S.
Jennifer S.
April 5, 2022.
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Truly a dream safari I've been several times on safari in different countries but this was my first time in Tanzania and I couldn't have chosen a better safari company for the trip. Since the first moment I felt that Abdullie was offering me the best safari for the days I had and what I wanted. And I wasn't wrong... the itinerary and the different accomodations, everything was perfect. We didn't have long transfers so we had lots of time for game drives. All the accomodations were excellent, I specially liked the tented camp in Serengeti, with the wildebeest passing in front of us when we were by the fire at night and having breakfast under the acacia tree. The lodge in Ngorongoro was also remarkable with stunning views. And Tanzania was fantastic! I especially enjoyed Serengeti and Ngorongoro and I wish I had more days there... next time! We had some very special moments and wildlife sightings and I also enjoyed the interaction with the maasai kids and the visit to the school where I delivered some supplies and clothes. I encourage everyone to include in their trips some sort of interaction with the local communities. I was very lucky to have Bosco as my guide and Abdullie hosting the trip. Bosco is a experienced guide and I really appreciated his respect for the environment and wildlife (no need to race with other cars! and I loved when he stopped the car and we were in silence with the beautiful landscape and the animals) We were alone in many sightings, as with the lion on the tree in Serengeti, and Bosco was the best positioning the car for photography. He was also attentive to my movements and when I wanted to take pictures. He was very informative but giving me space to enjoy the moment. Abdullie was a fantastic host, we shared the passion for wildlife, and I can't thank him enough getting for me the hot air balloon ride one night for the next morning. He took care of everything during the trip and he really cared I got the complete experience! I can't reccommend more Wito Africa Safaris and Abdullie to plan your safari. Thanks for a fantastic week! We'll see each other again soon!
Monica Blanch
Monica Blanch
November 18, 2021.
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Had an amazing trip with Wito Had an amazing trip with Wito. Trip was just perfect with many laughs, educational and many more fun. Driver Jonhathan was informative,polite and witty. Hope to see you guys again. Abdul was helpful at all times with his little interferences here n there. I wished we stayed longer. All the best Wito to da moon
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k
November 15, 2021.
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I had amazing experience I had amazing experience. Everything workout as planned and lovely seen. My wife was very happy, and we enjoyed our honeymoon. All places we visited, from Mwanza, Serengeti, Manyara and Tarangire were awesome. I strongly recommanded this company for safari arrangements. My wife and I will definately use them for our future safari's plans.
mark njau
mark njau
November 15, 2021.
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Awesome!!! From the reaching out to getting different options of Safari trips to getting the most suitable choice based on my situation and budget. And to the pickup to the driving through the games and the lodging choices to the interactions with the driver and informative tour guidance. Every bit was Awesome from beginning to end. Words can't express my feelings and satisfaction. Thank you.
IamOlaniyi Bankole
IamOlaniyi Bankole
November 14, 2021.
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Awesome We spent 3 marvelous days with Godwin in Tarangire, Manyara Lake and Ngorongoro crater. He speaks perfect english, is funny but formal. He explained to us a lot of things about the big amount of animals we could see. Also some curiosities about the flora. No doubt, we would repeat.
Alfredo Cuellar
Alfredo Cuellar
September 1, 2021.
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Amazing Safari experience! We started working with Abdullie to create our itinerary 2 years ago. Our original plan was to visit Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania, however due to covid we decided to visit only Tanzania this year. We visited Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater, the Northern Serengeti and the Central Serengeti. Every aspect of our safari was so well planned, and the accommodations were lovely. We had two guides during the duration of our trip, Michael and Juma. Both guides were not only extremely knowledgeable, but so personable and were just as excited to see things as we were, and they were so patient (we had a lot of questions!). It was great to hear how much they knew about the wildlife and the areas, but we really enjoyed getting to know them as individuals. To say Michael’s knowledge of birds was amazing would be an understatement. My husband would quickly describe a bird he saw to Michael and he would be able to tell us the type of bird and explain it to us. On top of that, he would always show us in the book and explain further. Juma’s knowledge of the areas we were in were just astonishing. Sometimes I wondered where we were driving (not that I would have known anyway!), or what we were waiting for, but Juma was always a step ahead. On our last day in the Central Serengeti he drove us further out, and didn’t stop searching for male lions as those were the one big cat we hadn’t seen. Sure enough, Juma found us 3 male lions together!! The best part? We were the ONLY car there, so we were able to spend as much time watching them. Abdullie and his team were available at all times…even with the time difference, Abdullie answered my emails and texts so quickly, regardless of the time. We really appreciated the communication between the team: Abdullie checking in on us, Michael connecting with Juma when we were changing locations, and vice versa. They just worked so well as a team…it wasn’t as if one individual knew something that the others didn’t, they were all in the communication loop. We truly loved every aspect of our trip. There isn’t anything we would change. Abdullie was so patient with me throughout the whole planning phase (believe me, I know I’m not the easiest person to work with!), always quickly responding to my numerous emails and questions. Michael and Juma ensured we saw everything we wanted to, and spent as much or as little time viewing the animals as we wanted. In Tarangire there were elephants everywhere, and since Michael knew how much I loved elephants, he would point them out and stop EVERY SINGLE TIME we spotted them (which was quite often lol), and he would just stop and wait until I had gotten enough of watching them. We saw several river crossings in the Northern Serengeti because Juma was determined to have us watch as many as we could. Everything throughout our trip was seamless. Would we work with Abdullie and Wito Africa Safaris again? Well, we have the second part of our trip booked for next year already and it wouldn’t be with anyone else! The amount of time Abdullie and his team put into creating the perfect itinerary for you really shows. I realize this is an extensive review, however this is short compared to how much more I wanted to write about Abdullie and his team, and our trip in general. I highly recommend anyone who is looking to plan their safari, to just get in touch with Wito…I guarantee from the first response you receive from Abdullie you’ll feel like he’s a friend who just wants to plan the perfect trip for you. You won’t regret it!
Miwa
Miwa
August 28, 2021.