Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is it safe to go to Africa?
Most areas where safaris are organized are completely safe, and free of political conflict. Uisso Adventure only conducts safaris in countries which are politically firm and where it is safe for our customers.
Q. When should I go?
The best times to visit the various regions are Tanzania are as follows:
Northern Tanzania National Parks - March to July
Southern Tanzania National parks - March to June
Zanzibar and the coast - March to June
Western Tanzania - May to March
It is best to climb Mount Kilimanjaro between July and September and Mount Meru between June and September.
Q. When is the wildebeest migration?
The endless plains of east Africa are the setting for the world's greatest wildlife spectacle - nearly 3 million wildebeest migrate annually from the vast Serengeti plains to the champagne colored hills of Kenya's Masai Mara.
There is no real beginning or end to a wildebeest's journey. Its life is an endless pilgrimage, a constant search for food and water. The only beginning is at the moment of birth. An estimated 500,000 wildebeest babies are born during a six-week period early each year - usually between late January and mid-March.
Q. Are we safe from the animals on safaris?
Our professional safari guides are well trained about wild animal behaviors and are experienced leading others in the wilderness. Visitors are protected in our 4x4 Toyota Land Cruisers. They have hatch roofs to give maximum visibility of the animals.
Q. What about snakes and bugs?You will rarely see a snake, but if you do, it will most likely be from the safety of your safari vehicle. Tents and lodges all have bug screens fitted to windows. In most areas where bugs or mosquitoes are prevalent, rooms and tents are also equipped with mosquito nets, adding to the idealistic ambience. Bear in mind that malaria is a threat in most wildlife areas and it is necessary to consult your doctor for advice before embarking on your safari.
Q. What language is spoken in Tanzania?
The official language of Tanzania is Swahili. English is also frequently spoken in East Africa which makes it easy for many visitors to communicate.
Q. What kind of accommodation can I expect?
The lodges and mobile tented camps in Africa are essentially hotels in the bush. They provide most of the amenities found at a hotel (i.e., restaurant, lounge, swimming pool, etc.) While located in scenic locations allowing clients to remain close to nature, they offer the same luxuries you would find in a city hotel with fresh linen, towels/face cloths, good lighting and en-suite bathrooms with flush toilets.
Mobile tented camps consist of large size tents for one to two people set in the most beautiful locations Tanzania has to offer. Our mobile tented safaris provide the perfect balance between comfort and adventure. They provide all the essentials in services while providing you with the experience of camping in the African bush. Set up by our camp attendants prior to your arrival and situated in secluded settings in Tanzania's wilderness areas and parks, our camps will provide you with some of the best memories of your safari.
Meals are prepared from fresh produce by a trained cook and served in a separate and spacious dining tent. They include a selection of salads, soups, meats, fish, vegetables, pastas, rice and fresh fruits. A fridge and deep freeze are brought along to provide cold drinks; ice and bottled water is supplied and available at all times. You may be mobile, but your creature comforts are never lacking!
Our tents are designed for two people and are equipped with beds with foam mattresses, pillows, blankets, mosquito nets on the doors and windows and rechargeable neon lights. They also feature an awning with chairs for enjoying the view Fresh linens and towels are provided daily and the staff can take care of your laundry requirements. Note: They are always on hand to attend to your needs as required.
All of the equipment used in our mobile camp is the property of Uisso Adventure and staff is employed directly by us to ensure the quality we strive for. The idea behind a mobile camp is rooted in the concept of sustainable tourism: "Take only photographs leave only footprints" and mobile camps do just that. Our clients are able to enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime experience of camping in the African bush in the safety and comfort of a modern camp while still protecting the land.
Q. What will I see on safari?
The greatest abundance of animal, bird and plant life on earth. You roam across the countryside in search of elephant, lion, rhino, cape buffalo and leopard (the so-called "Big Five"). On any given day, you will encounter blue wildebeest, zebra, and the large variety of antelope species, gazelle, giraffe, baboon and hippo. The bird life is fantastic - in some areas up to 400 bird species have been identified! There is the majestic baobab tree (some tribes believe that the tree was indeed planted upside-down!) and the hundreds of varieties of thorn trees. You will experience the acacia-dotted landscape, endless plains, majestic mountains and the most beautiful sunsets and sunrises one could ever imagine. And after short late afternoon thunderstorms, there are beautiful rainbows.
All these can be seen in Northern Tanzania National Parks such as Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Arusha National Park and Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania.