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The Safari - Tanzania

 

HUNTING CAMPS

Each camp is equipped in the East African tradition with tentage and vehicles of the very highest quality and latest standards. You will not share your camp with any other guests. There are refrigerators, both in your camps and in your vehicles. All tents are roomy, insect-proof and secure. Your sleeping tent has an attached bathroom, dressing room and verandah. Beds are large (7' long) with comfortable mattresses. Double beds are available on request

HUNTING CARS

Your vehicles are all four-wheel drive Toyota Land Cruisers equipped with winches, gun racks, tools, spares, radios, fridges and first aid bags. There is a radio network between vehicles, between camps and from camps to RHS.

MEDICAL INFORMATION

Tanzania is a malarial area and precautions must be taken. RHS recommend that you check with your doctor or local health authority for details of health regulations and immunization requirements. There are comprehensive medical boxes in camps, however, please ensure that you take with you any special medication you require. All our professional hunters are equipped with a satellite phone in case of an emergency.

FLYING DOCTOR MEDICAL SERVICE

This is an air medical service, which will come to your assistance in the case of a genuine emergency. Each flight carries a fully qualified nurse and life saving medical equipment. Flying Doctor has a radio link with its headquarters in Nairobi.

AIR CHARTERS In order to maximise your hunting time and avoid fatigue air charter flights are provided, to camps, for most camp changes and out of camps. The majority of camps have their own airstrips. Because of the expense involved, air charter flights are shared. The number of passengers on each air charter is entirely up to the air carrier. Please note that most incoming safaris will use the same aircraft as the outgoing safaris, on the same "travel day" and that RHS reserves the right to transport fresh food supplies from time to time.

COMMERCIAL AIRLINE FLIGHTS

Arusha's international airport is Kilimanjaro. KLM have a daily flight with excellent connections through Amsterdam.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

Citizens of certain countries are required to obtain visas for entry into Tanzania. As the list of countries changes from time to time, it is important to check with your local authorities or travel consultant regarding current visa regulations.

COMMUNICATIONS

Each hunting camp is supplied with a powerful short wave radio. The frequency is monitored by RHS in Arusha. During every safari communication can be established with base, as well as with other camps. For special needs or emergencies messages from home can be relayed to safari clients. Satellite telephones can be arranged by special request.

TIME

GMT plus three (3) hours.

ELECTRICITY

230v AC but all camps have 110v AC Converters.

THE CLIMATE

Owing to Tanzania's close proximity to the Equator, the annual variation on temperature is small. The inland climate, due to altitude, is cool in the morning and evening but warm at mid-day. The average temperature during the day is about 80 degrees F (27 degrees C) and at night this can drop to 60 degrees F (15 degrees C). The coast has a warm tropical

RECOMMENDED CLOTHING

Bush clothes should be loose, comfortable and sturdy. Dark green heavy cotton is best. Laundry is done daily; flat irons with live coals are used for ironing. East Africa, due to its altitude, can sometimes be cold. A warm duffel jacket or heavy jersey is necessary in some areas for the cool of the evening, night and morning. An anti tsetse fly jacket is recommended such as the Bug Tamer, available in the United States.

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