East African Safari FAQ

How much do you tip a safari guide?
Generally speaking, you’ll want to tip between $5-10 USD per day for your guide and driver (more if they were excellent, and less if it was just a half-day trip).

Which safari is better Kenya or Tanzania?
Both countries offer amazing experiences, so there is no wrong answer. Kenya is often a little cheaper, but you can find amazing game drives in both countries.

What should I wear on safari in Kenya?
It’s likely going to get warm, so dress for the season. You’ll be in a vehicle most of the day so dress for comfort. Make sure to bring a sweater or light jacket as it can get cool in the mornings when you’re just starting out. Also, bring a hat an sunscreen.

Is Tanzania safe for tourists?
Yep! Tanzania is quite safe. As long as you practice common sense, you won’t run into any trouble.

What injections do you need for Tanzania and Kenya?
It’s recommended that you have shots for hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, cholera, yellow fever, polio, and MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella). When visiting Tanzania, you’ll be required to show proof of a yellow fever vaccination if you’re arriving from a country with a risk of the disease (so, for example, if you’re visiting Tanzania from Kenya, you’ll want to make sure you have proof of your vaccination).

There’s always something exciting to experience on a safari in East Africa. If you can make the most of your East African safari by doing some pre-planning, you’ll have the adventure of your life!

Yes, a safari isn’t the most budget-friendly activity — but it is a once in a lifetime chance to see some of the most amazing wildlife and landscapes in the world. By following the tips and advice above you’ll be able to make the most out of your next safari in East African — all while saving some money too!