Frequently asked questions

About Tanzania

​Is it safe to travel in Tanzania?


Yes! Luckily Tanzania is a peaceful country and it has been for the last 60 years. But it is also a developing country, which means pickpockets are around. And that’s where we come in! Our guides grew up in the city, know the ins and outs of the town and its people, and they know what to look out for. We always help our clients to be aware of any possible risk and teach them for example how to carry their bags and where to walk. With a few simple precautions there is basically nothing to worry about!




What is the weather like in Tanzania?


It depends a bit on the region you travel to. But Tanzania is located just below the equator, and has a tropical climate. On the coast the temperatures and humidity are usually highest - around 30 degrees Celcius and high humidity. More inland temperatures go down, especially in the cooler season (june - september). Some places in the mountains even have occasional snow!




What does Tanzania have to offer besides safari and Zanzibar holidays?


Tanzania has so much more to offer! Of course, the safaris are unique and Zanzibar is amazing. But also the area around Mbeya is beautiful with coffee plantations, hills and the enormous lake Malawi. Take a train from Dar Es Salaam to Mbeya, and be amazed by the changing landscapes. Also think about Usambara and Uluguru Mountains, Kilwa, Bagamoyo and Mafia Island. And if you want to discover some less well known national parks, we can recommend Mikumi National Park, Nyerere National Park (formerly Selous), Pangani National Park and Ruaha National Park. And then of course there is Dar Es Salaam! For anyone who wants to know more about the unique Tanzanian culture and meet the people, Dar Es Salaam is perfect. Submerge yourself in modern Tanzanian life and we can almost guarantee you will fall in love with the country. On our website you find our standard packages. But if you have any questions about the cities and areas above, please feel free to contact us. We will be happy to help you out with an itinerary adjusted perfectly to your wishes!





Our tours - practical info

Can I do more than one tour per day?


It depends on which tours you want to do, but it is possible to for example do a history tour and night tour at the same day. Please tell us your wishes, and we will tell you if the desired combination is possible in time and planning. That being said, keep in mind that you will get a lot of impressions and maybe want some space to digest all the information.




Am I obligated to buy something on the markets?


No, it’s totally fine just to browse. People will try to convince you to buy, but that’s just a game they play. Nobody will be offended if you don’t buy. If by any chance people get too pushy, our guides will be there to help you. Of course, if you do want to buy something, they will also help you to bargain for a good price!




How do I dress for a tour in town?


We usually advise to wear what you feel comfortable in, depending on the temperature of that day. Dar Es Salaam can be hot and humid, so sunglasses, lotion and maybe a hat are advised. Local people also appreciate a bit more conservative clothing, which means shirts with short sleeves and knee length shorts or skirts. This is not a must however! High heels are not recommended on a daytour in town. Night In the night the dress code is slightly different – local people like to dress up! So don’t be surprised to see short dresses and high heels, tight jeans and fancy shirts and shoes during a night tour. But our advice remains: wear what you feel comfortable in!




What best to wear on a hike in the mountains?


Consider comfortable and breathable clothing and make sure you wear strong, comfortable sandals or shoes. The mountains can be chilly, especially at night, so we advise to take a sweater and some warmer clothing. A waterproof jacket might also come in handy.




Do I need a helmet during the bike tour?


No. The bike tour takes you to a relatively quiet neighbourhood south of the city center of Dar Es Salaam. We mainly take you over bumpy dirt roads, but it never gets really rough. We ride to enjoy, with multiple stops, so it’s never physically challenging. If you really prefer to have a helmet, just let us know and we will arrange one for you!





Booking - payment - cancellation

How do I book a Dar Es Salaam tour with Kizito Tours?


Go to Prices & Bookings on our website. Fill in the form Request your booking and we will get back to you as soon as possible. If you request to book a market tour or Go Local Go Geza tour, please be sure to specify your wishes. Your booking is definite only after our confirmation via email!




How do I book an Uluguru mountain hike or a safari with Kizito Tours?


Go to Prices & Bookings on our website. Fill in the form Request your booking and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Your booking is definite only after our confirmation via email!




How do I book an online tour with Kizito Tours?


You can book our online tours on the page for our online tours on our website. Here you select a tour and a date, after which you proceed to the payment section. We will send a confirmation email with the necessary link for the tour straight after receiving your payment.





Online tours

Will I be recorded on the online tour?


No. Kizito’s online tours will not be recorded or streamed to any public available platform. We like to keep things private too.




Can I watch the online tour afterwards?


No. Since we do not record our tours you can’t watch them afterwards. If you can’t make it to a tour, we will be happy transfer your booking to another day.




Can I ask questions during online tours?


Yes, you can! We will be delighted to have you asking questions about Dar Es Salaam, Gezaulole Village, the history of Tanzania or maybe just how the weather is in Dar Es Salaam.




What can I expect from an online tour with Kizito Tours?


Our online tours are like classes. Together with other participants you join Kizito live on the tour of your choice: on Friday he is in Geza, on Saturday he goes to the Tinga Tinga Art Market and on Sunday he explores the city center of Dar Es Salaam and its history. During the tour you can ask questions and communicate with Kizito, together with the other participants.




How will I join an online tour once I've booked?


On the date of your choice you join the tour on said time. We use Google Meet for these tours. Google Meet does not require an email adress or login, just a link. This link you can find in your confirmation email. If you join on a mobile device, you will need to download the Google Meet app before the tour. To get to the meeting you click on the link, give yourself a name before entering the meeting room and then you are good to go...!





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