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A visa is required to enter Tanzania and can be obtained before arrival online. Allow between 2 to 3 weeks to receive it.

Alternatively, visa’s are obtainable on arrival directly at Dar es Salam airport or Kilimanjaro upon arrival.

Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the expected entry date on Tanzanian territory.

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There are no mandatory vaccines required to enter the country.

It is important to consult your travel physician before you travel to Africa for advice on precautions against malaria, as well as any other required vaccinations.

Methods of prevention are encouraged to protect your health while on safari: legs, feet and arms should always be covered from 6pm onwards.

If you are taking any prescription medicines, be sure to bring the required dosage with you, so that you don’t run out while on holiday. It is also advisable to travel with copies of your prescriptions.

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All of our lodges are equipped with a substantial first aid kit and the "flying doctors" insurance is mandatory during your stay. You are automatically signed up to it when you make a reservation with us.



Please adhere to the maximum weight limit of 15 kilos for your luggage (per person). This is standard for all air transfers to national parks.

Bath, pool, and beach towels are provided in each lodge.

Bathrobes, shower products and a hairdryer are also provided in each lodge.

Indoor slippers are not available, for sustainable and ecological reasons:

(there are no local suppliers and slippers must be discarded after each use)

Specific to Jongomero/Bush Manor and Siwandu:

We strongly advise against wearing leopard print clothing and perfume while on safari.

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Due to safety concerns and other guests’ enjoyment of the camps we accept children from six years.

For each camp, we have a limit of two children (aged 6 – 11) at any one time. The camp is unfenced and children are the responsibility of their parent or guardian, at all times.

At Siwandu, Single beds can be added to the tents to make triples or quadruples but only for children under 18 years of age.

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If you have any dietary restrictions, allergies or follow a special diet, please advise when making your reservation or at least one week prior to your arrival. The produce supply for our camps

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All our lodges are equipped with wifi (both in the common areas and in the villas or tented suites)

Laba Jongomero and Laba Bush Manor do not receive any cellphone signal

Laba Siwandu picks up a weak signal in the reception area

Laba Fanjove also picks up a weak signal almost everywhere on the island

AIRTEL is the best network for signal

All our lodges have international outlets to charge your various devices

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The electric current (240 VAC compatible with all international voltages) is powered entirely by solar panels in Fanjove. For Laba Siwandu, Laba Jongomero and Laba Bush Manor, it is powered by a mix of solar panels and generators.

You will have electricity at all times, night and day.



The official currency of Tanzania is the Tanzanian Shilling (or shilingi in Swahili). One shilling is divided into 100 cents or “senti” in Swahili. However, the currency has been so inflated that “senti” coins are no longer circulated or used.

Our advice is to use US Dollars only – and in cash: credit cards and traveller's cheques (although accepted in most establishments) incur transaction fees. ATMs are found throughout the major towns and cities in Tanzania, but not in the national parks and game reserves where our camps are located.

Note: US Dollar bills printed before 2006 are not accepted in Tanzania.

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You are travelling on an independent itinerary and the cost of your program does not include gratuities. Tipping is a very personal matter and should only be considered when our team has gone above and beyond for you.

Should you feel you would like to acknowledge their service, as a rough guide we recommend that you tip between USD$ 10 and USD$15 per person per day

Tanzanian salaries are not very high, so we encourage you to show your appreciation by tipping team members.

It is advisable to tip your guide separately to the rest of the staff.

For Fanjove

Rates include full room and board, boat transfers from Songo Songo to Fanjove island, filtered water, tea and coffee, laundry service (please note we are unable to launder underwear, but we do provide washing powder).

The rates exclude, champagne, diving and fishing activities, conservation and concession fees, village fees, gratuities of a personal nature and medivac insurance.

Final bills are payable in US Dollars, (Cash US Dollars post-issue 2006) Tanzanian Shillings, Euros and Pounds Sterling. Guests can also pay with credit cards (Mastercard, Visa, Amex, JCB), PayPal or several Mobile Provider Payment Facilities such as Mpesa and Airtel Money. A 3% surcharge is applicable.

Please note Fanjove island is situated in remote location and therefore after Dar es Salaam you will not have access to an ATM or bank. All beach villas are fitted with a in-room safe, to be used by guests for their personal belongings.

For Jongomero and Siwandu

Rates include: full room and board, three meals a day, private game drives, vehicle transfers to and from the nearest airstrip, filtered drinking water, local drinks, tea & coffee and laundry service. Please note we are unable to launder underwear, but we do provide washing powder.

The rates exclude champagne , reserve and park entry fees, conservation and concession fees, third party activity park fees for fly camping, conservation and concession fees, gratuities of a personal nature and medivac. Final bills are payable in US Dollars, Tanzanian Shillings, Euros and Pounds Sterling. Guests can also pay with credit cards (Mastercard, Visa, Amex, JCB), PayPal or several Mobile Provider Payment Facilities such as Mpesa and Airtel Money. A 3% surcharge is appli-cable. All tents are fitted with a small safe programmed by the guest.


Check out time

Check out time is at 12h00, departing on the morning flight. Guests who would like to leave in the afternoon need to book the next night or may be charged late departure fees (kindly check with the reservations team upon booking).

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