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Tanzania Safari with OAT

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A friend and I are scheduled to go to Tanzania in mid February on a tour entitled "Safari Serengetti" and will include Arusha,Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengetti National Park and Olduvai Gorge.

If any Fodorites have done this tour or one similar and have suggestions, we would welcome some help. We are both going to travel clinics beforehand so hopefully will get all the medical advice and innoculations we need to keep healthy.

Question of what to bring in the way of clothing is foremost in our minds so as not to overpack with stuff we won't need. Aside from a good sun shielding hat, does one wear slacks (vs Bermuda shorts) all of the time while there to ward off insects and the sun? We plan to bring long-sleeve shirts for daytime wear. Where can we buy shirts (women's), hopefully on line, that provide UV protection? Evenings are apparently "chilly." Will a long sleeved turtle neck shirt with light jacket over it be sufficient or overkill? We will not be doing any extensive hiking, so will a good pair of walking shoes be o.k. vs. hiking boots?

Has anyone found the need to get Tanzanian money beforehand? My husband tried to get me some as a Christmas present and none was readily available in the big city where we live. Friends who did this same trip said they used American dollars and some Euros for tipping etc. and never found the need for Tanzanian currency. I always feel "when in Rome...," but it would be nice not to have to deal with money changing.

Any suggestions beyond the extra packages of tissues, hand sanitizers, Tums and other tummy/intestinal products, Tylenol etc. etc.?

We greatly look forward to this trip. We have both done some traveling to other parts of the world, but this is our first trip to Africa. Any comments to help us be better prepared, so that we can get on to the core part of the trip with ease and enjoy all that the safari has to offer, would be welcome.

(Yes, we did note the earlier postings on this site a few months ago from a traveler who was "bumped" from this same trip by OAT. Before we booked this trip we had a "chat" with an OAT rep to be sure that this would not happen to us! We were assured that it would not! Stay tuned.

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