BMS Safaris Frequently Asked Questions.
Why should I choose to travel with BMS Safaris among others?
Staff:experienced and well committed to offer you quality service.
Luxurious and comfortablemaintained and checked in our own first class garage/workshop.our Safari Cars will carry 5/7 passengers in comfort, with each individual with a window seat to enjoy game drive while on a Safari.belts, fully A/C and 240 v power points for your uses while on Safariup roofs for ideal game viewing.radios connected with the office to enhance communication
Are active member of two very important organs in tourism Industry.are member of Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO) we are member of African Travel Association (ATA).
Are based in Arusha City, the only City in Tanzania closer to the famous Serengeti Park, only 335 km away you’ll be in this enormous Park.you plan your Safari from Arusha, you’ll have an opportunity to explore almost whole of Serengeti which is very important.
Are truly committed to providing high class and quality experiences for discerning travelers, and to ongoing investment in development and community empowerment.to all clients is our greeting and our commitment.
What is a Safari?
It’s the dream vacation of a life time.is a combining adventure with maximum enjoyment and comfort.’s a journey in African wilderness, where you feel closeness with nature.day gives you a new revelation as you keep on visiting our most beautiful Parks surrounded by scenic valleys and plains.
Which animals will I see?
Expect to see allot in a typical day, up to 40 animal species can be spotted in their habitats.
Prides of Lion, Packs of spotted Hyena, the fleetest Cheetah, the hideous Leopard, foxes & Jackals, Giraffes, the ferocious Buffaloes, enormous Elephants, Impalas, Zebras, Wildebeest, just to name a few, and hundreds species of Birds over 500 , very colorful and very easily to be identified. Even if you’ve never seen birds before, our qualified Driver/ Guides will make your day by identifying all the birds you discover along the way.
Will I be able to get close to animals?
Because all the Parks are protected areas which are visited by many people with vehicles, many animals are used to vehicles, so they may come as closer as you never expect.Elephants, Buffaloes, Zebras, Cheetah are fearless to the vehicles. Baboons sometimes jump in Safari vehicles to steal something, which is one of the adventures. But please don’t feed them.Lions are busy hunting or feeding or at rest, you can drive closer to them but don’t provoke them by throwing objects to them or getting out of your car because doing so, they become ferocious.
How dangerous is a safari?
Not at all, if you stay in your car or you’re Lodge/Camp always and never walking around or provoking animals, you won’t get any harm.follow instructions from your driver/Guide and adhere with Park rules and regulations, you’ll be safe always.towns and Cities, avoid wearing jewelries in awkward streets.your cameras, Binoculars and other valuables in your bag, but of course because you will always be with our Driver/Guides, incidents of armed robberies and theft are very minimal if not absent.fact Tanzanians are very friendly and kind, so you would expect to stop some time and learn few words of Swahili language which is highly spoken in the Country.
How’s the weather?
Pleasant all year around, because of high elevations and proximity to the equator, there is great weather. dry and hot with cool nights/ mornings June – October. rains. November – mid December March – May but the seasons can vary.strip is hot and humid all year round.on Mountains Kilimanjaro and Meru drop to below the freezing.
Will I see the migration?
The great migration of hundreds of thousands of millions of zebras, Wildebeests, and Gazelles, which cross Serengeti plains every calendar of the year to Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, adds so much recreation and enjoyment on your Safari.to catch the Migration in the southern short grass plains between February and May, where the spectacle of the migration happens, (90% of female wildebeest give birth) flooding the plains with thousands of newly born calves.part of the Park which is Seronera between May and June.Corridor, that is Kirawira and Grumeti river, will be between July and august.woodland a.k.a Lobo they move between September and December to feed on the longer grasses that grow in this area.in all, whether you catch the Migration or not, Serengeti will always have something for you to enjoy and so many activities to do, as big as the Park is, there are so many resident animals which will make your Safari a fantastic one.
How experienced is my Driver/Guide?
BMS Safaris, have done so many Safaris and escorted many tourists in the Wild areas, our Driver/Guides with wealth of knowledge and information about the land, wildlife and people, they will expose you to as much wildlife as possible.of the saddest and hardest moments of leaving Tanzania, is saying goodbye to your Driver/Guide who will have become a wonderful friend to you.Safaris is particularly very proud of having exceptional, experienced, knowledgeable and friendly and quality of Tour Guides. Who will quench your long thirst of visiting Tanzania Parks.
Will there be any language problem?
Language won’t be a problem at all, English been an official language which is communicated almost everywhere will ease communication, but in our company we have tour Guides who speaks more than one foreign languages will also increase joy to your tripif someone here will be speaking your language.in most Lodges and Camps staff communicates easily in English.’s also very fun for you to learn some few words of Swahili or other local languages, whereby you Driver/Guide will help you along.
How much should I tip on a Safari?
Tipping is an acceptable way of thanking our driver/guides for providing quality safaris, but to give is entirely at the customer’s discretion.can’t tell exactly how much you can tip per day for your Driver/Guide but we highly recommend, when he does a great job for you, you can tip him as much as you need!
What is the local currency?
The standard unit of currency of Tanzania is shillings, and the exchange rate fluctuate daily, but you can be free to carry Us Dollars, GbPounds and Euros because in most International Airports, Hotels and major towns you’ll find bureau de changes for exchange.Tanzania, it is not necessary to exchange your Dollars, Euros or Pounds, you can purchase directly, especially in Supermarkets, Hotels, and in restaurants.
Do I need travel Insurance?
BMS Safaris offers its own Comprehensive, low cost Safari Protection plan.we believe travel insurance is important for a worry free vacation, we advise you to have your own cover.
How long is the journey to Tanzania?
The actual flying time from New York to Dar es Salaam or Kilimanjaro International Airport is approximately 16 hours, but there will be a stopover in Europe and South Africa.on which Air craft that you are travelling on, the details of your flight times will be listed in your final itinerary.Kenya and Uganda are 8 hours ahead of US Eastern Standard time, (7 hours Eastern Daylight time). When its noon in New York, its 8pm in Dar-
Should I bring Camera with me?
Tanzania is a picturesque, a photographer’s dream. Your digital camera will record all those unbelievable and spectacular actions from animals and all other sightseeing plus amazing sceneries of Tanzania Wilderness.is our recommendation that you have a good 35 mm camera with a zooming lens of 35 – 70. For those avid Birders take 80 – 200 mm or even 300mm to shoot the multitude of interesting birds or capture the Drama of wild animals in their daily survival for existence, your camera have video shoot, it will be great for you to have the actions on move. ’s Land Safari Vehicles have 240 v for recharging your batteries, so you don’t have to worry about how you can recharge your valuables. However, taking photos at Airports, Harbors, and Military Institutions is prohibited. Back to top