If you are to deciding on best tourist operator to use, always make a first round program which you need to send to several that’s to say 3 or 4 safari operators so that you can be able to compare the given options when they respond to you. These safari operators always provide you with a quote that is usually for a private safari therefore they will take you to where ever you desire rather than where they have a group go. This is always inclusive and all other charges you will have for the safari will be for your airfare, personal items or any tips to the driver or guide. Some safari operators’ websites have sample itineraries that you can read and get an idea of where you might want to visit which might be a good start for you. You can do a google search “Tanzania safari” and you will be able to find a number of them or alternatively visit www.tatotz.com.If you are picking a tour operator, you should always base on reviews and experience. In my opinion, the big ones are the best since they are established and will beat up to your expectations. Most safari companies are honest and good and always aim at giving you a good time when you visit their country.
Alternatively, I would ask for other people’s judgment of them by asking any safari operator for a list of people in your country area who have used them in the past, then telephone these people and ask their opinion of the company and for any personal suggestions.
For any Safari company to operate effectively it must be licensed in order to take people to the parks and this is done by Ministry of Tourism and Natural Resources which is a government organization. A list of licensed operators can be accessed from the Tanzania Tourist Board but I can’t guarantee that it has a complete list of them.
While communicating, be explicit in your requests and suggestion be it in accommodation or food and always avoid being blurred. Make specific statements with specific terms that are easy to understand and you should always communicate special requests repeatedly. Don’t expect minor requests like a food allergy to be remembered or passed on to each camp or your guide therefore you need to take up the duty of reminding them. Never leave unclear information “We want mid level accommodations,” or “we are on a tight budget” well knowing that one man’s luxury is another’s budget.
Social media, facebook likes, twitter followers as well as google plus page likes can be good indicators of what you should expect from a tour operator.
Guided Safaris Offered By Tour Operators
These safaris include:
A personal vehicle
This is a 4WD (normally a Land Rover / Land Cruiser) having a ‘pop-top’ roof meant for clear game viewing. You’ll have exceptional use of the vehicle as well as the safari guide.
A personal safari guide
Your guide will play a big role on your excursion. We understand that the suitable safari guide is important for a wonderful safari; a bad safari guide definitely will mess up your excursion. Therefore we have taken a lot of trouble to look into the choices for you.
We provide a genuine selection of various guiding standards, at several cost levels. They are all considerably better guides compared to the (usually very unsatisfactory) average standard which we observed in Tanzania during our research. In short, we provide 3 standards of safari guides:
• Superior guide The guide is going to be satisfying and friendly; he’s a well accredited safari guide having a minimum of Three years bush experience. He will speak good English, and also will be in a position to correctly pinpoint almost all animal species and many birds – and as well have knowledge of their particular behavior. He will have a great knowledge of the native cultures, and frequently speak a number of the native languages. Additionally He will typically admit whatever he does not know, and make use of references in an attempt to discover the answers. The Superior guides are employed in all trip ideas pointed out here.
• Premium guide this safari guide has experience, knowledge and has for Five years plus been guiding visitors. He is prone to have a wide view of the planet, having journeyed beyond Africa, and a great knowledge of insects, trees, reptiles and plants. His recognition of animals and also birds is outstanding, and he will likewise be in position to reveal to you his outstanding knowledge of the wildlife behavior. Bird watchers will certainly take pleasure in his very comprehensive knowledge on bird species.
• Expert guide; previously being a safari guide for not less than Seven years, an expert-guide is possibly well-known; a number of guides on this topmost level have a Zimbabwean professional guide license. You possibly can anticipate frequent intriguing conversation with the experienced guide. He is a proficient birdwatcher, having an outstanding understanding of wildlife and their behavior – along with a very great understanding of reptiles, trees, insects and plants. The depth as well as range of his understanding will significantly enrich your tour.
On a number of trips, you can change your guide. Generally a premium guide charges about £30 more each day for every group; an expert-guide charges £80 more each day. The Bustard, Woodpecker and Barbet safaris are specifically well appropriate for this.