Travelling always brings a joy in one’s life, the indescribable feeling of discovering a new place, meeting new people, is anything but more exhilarating. Although Before travelling to any place one must keep in mind the simple necessities and hacks they might need along the way, especially the places as far as Africa.
Tanzania is a simple country, it doesn’t demand high expensive necessities nor does it cause any inconvenience of luggage increase, although for a better experience it exigencies the use of the following.
- Mosquito repellents.
Not all parts of the country require repellents, but due to the difference in temperature and climate certain places demand repellents more. In places such as the game park, camping website or areas near the wild and extreme humid places maddening yourself with crazy itches is inevitable, especially if you head for safari, the need for repellents and insect bites sprays are dire.
DON’T FORGET YOUR REPELLENTS, better to be safe than sorry.
- Pack light.
And I don’t just mean have few baggages, I also refer to the clothing code and outfit selection, Due to our warm climate you probably won’t be bothered by goose bumps all over your skin and the every night cold feet. Plain shorts, summer dresses and cotton shorts work just fine, and while you are in a safari it’s suggested to dress grunge, nothing to bright or less modest due to the heat and wild insect bites. Hats, scarves and sunglasses are a personal choice as well, anything to get you a cover from the heat.
Although English is known nationwide by many of the Tanzanians, but not all are comfortable speaking it so they retort to the national language more often. This won’t cause much inconvenience in your stay but it’s advised to at least learn the basic Kiswahili phrases such as ‘hello’ for Jambo, ‘thank you’ for Asante and ‘goodbye’ for Kwaheri.
(Tip: the Tanzanian natives always enjoy when a foreigner speaks their tongue and hence establishes a social good relationship among them.)
- Being open minded.
When travelling anywhere you should always respect how other places, culture or practices work, at times it may seem wrong to you or you might want to argue at certain points but you better hold your tongue when it comes to Tanzanians. Not that they are violent people, but they are most sensitive when it comes to their culture and beliefs, one might succeed in offending the natives easily with rude, unwanted or judgmental remarks.
Also try to blend in and dress appropriately given the rule of the area, mainly just to avoid discomfort among the natives.
- Know the Locals.
There is no a better hack in living in Tanzania, or in any place for the case, then living like the locals, not only do they know how to live cheap but they know most of the inside stories and a great source of anecdotes for the bloggers and vloggers in general.
Also, the food found with the locals most of them are cheap and way more taste alluring then the ones found in expensive hotels.
These simple guidelines are one means of making your stay enjoyable in any place.
Although as Wildness Safari we ensure your comfort ability as our first priority, hence causing no inconveniences as you experience this once in a lifetime exhilarating adventure.