general info & faqs
RESERVING YOUR SPOT
Please fill out the inquiry submission if you are interested in joining one of the humanitarian Safaris. Please make sure you fill out the ENTIRE form. You will be contacted by TAASA Lodge/ Roane Travel Design directly - keep your eyes peeled for an email! They will help confirm your spots on the excursion and help with any add ons you may be interested in. Please note that 50% down payment is required upon reservation confirmation, and the final 50% is due 60 days prior to departure.
Once you have confirmed your spot on the expedition, you will be sent a detailed itinerary that includes all transfers, meal info and flights.
CANCELLATION POLICY & COVID-19
Due to the nature of the group trip, after booking the trip, no refunds can be offered. Once you have made your initial deposit, Roane Travel Design will send you an insurance quote which we highly recommend purchasing.
If the group expedition is cancelled or you are not able to travel due to COVID-19, TAASA Lodge will issue a credit voucher to be used towards a trip to TAASA Lodge in the future. Rebooking is subject to availability and must be used within 1 year of intended date of travel.
ARRIVING: KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA (JRO)
The airport in Tanzania that you will be flying to is located in Arusha/Kilimanjaro (Airport Code: JRO)
From the time you land, to the time you depart, TAASA Lodge and Roane Travel Design will arrange all of your transfers. No need to worry about taxis, rental cars or public transportation.
ALL NON-EAST AFRICAN CITIZENS
Tourist travel visas are included in your overall price. You will work with Roane Travel Design/ TAASA Lodge and they will apply for your visas ahead of time. Upon arrival in Tanzania, your visas will be ready.
Weather at TAASA is usually brisk in the mornings and evenings, but very warm during the days, so layering is very important!
Daily Average: 24ºC ⎟ 75ºF High: 28ºC ⎟ 83ºF Low: 15ºC ⎟ 59ºF Humidity: 71%
EQUIPMENT & PACKING
Tanzania does NOT require any shots to enter the country. With that being said, we do recommend checking with your primary care physician to see what they recommend. Sometimes they recommend a Yellow Fever vaccine, but note this is NOT required or encouraged by the CDC unless you are flying though Kenya. For more info on vaccinations, visit the CDC website linked here.