Today’s modern safari is a far cry from the rugged safaris of the past. After a stimulating day of game viewing, you can relax at comfortable, attractive lodges, with amenities like swimming pools, full service restaurants and en-suite bathrooms. Located right in the scenic settings of the wildlife reserves, the lodges are close to nature? but not too close for comfort. Tanzania is one of Africa most stable countries, where you’ll receive a warm welcome from its gracious people. Every care is taken to ensure your health and safety on safari.

YES! Balo African Safaris has a personal understanding and deep commitment to meeting the special needs of families. We have designed our unique family-safari programs to allow you and your children to experience the wonders of Africa together. You’ll have a chance to deepen your understanding of cultural diversity, discover the many miracles of nature, and at the same time play, laugh, and enjoy the pleasure of one another?s company. Our trips are well suited for children.

No, we do not accept Visa or MasterCard for your safari. A 30% deposit of the total amount is required to guarantee your reservation within two weeks from written confirmation. The balance is due 90 days prior to departure and is payable through our bank in Arusha.

Special dietary requirements such as vegetarian or diabetic meals can easily be arranged with advanced notice. If you are vegetarian or vegan you may wish to bring along some alternative protein sources. If you have multiple food allergies, you’ll definitely want to bring along supplemental snacks. It is important we know of any possible dietary restrictions as soon as possible.

Our scheduled safaris vary in size to accommodate all of our clients, whether it is a solo safari or big groups.

It is better to book as far in advance as possible to ensure availability at the time you wish to travel, especially during the peak seasons (July & August and Christmas time). This is especially important for those wishing to travel on private custom safaris and those adding extensions to the scheduled trips.

We provide bottled water on game drives and in campsites, 1.5ltr per person per day. You can purchase good quality bottled water at all the lodges and camp What Additional Costs Can I Expect When I Travel With Balo African Safaris. Our safari packages include all accommodation, meals whilst on safari, airport transfers, park fees and services of Balo African Safaris and drivers guides. It is customary to tip your guide and driver, as well as the cook or camp staff if you are camping during your safari. You will also need to pay for your own beverages and personal items, like laundry service and phone calls. Before you go, you are responsible for any passport and visa fees. We also highly recommend you purchase travel protection insurance. And, finally, if you know yourself to be a big souvenir shopper you’ll need to budget accordingly.

Porters USD $5 to $10 per porter per day * Guide, assistant guide, cook USD $15 to 20 per person per day Please note that tipping is customarily recommended, but depends on your service satisfaction.