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Mufasa
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Bahati Abel Mdaha Mufasa

Founder & CEO

Besides being the Founder of Safari Direct Bahati Abel Mdaha Mufasa, affectionately known as “Mufasa,” has a great passion for guiding our clients on safari. Mufasa has been a wildlife guide for over twenty years. Mufasa’s enthusiasm is infectious and he loves observing the animals and especially watching the reaction of our clients. His favorite animal is the Eland – the biggest of antelopes with a beautiful brownish color, twisted horns, and as he describes it, “a very polite animal.” Welcoming new clients to Africa is one of the happiest moments of his work. Karibu! (Welcome!)

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Popular questions about African safari tours

There are no strict dress codes for an African safari. Generally, we recommend wearing khaki or light-grey-colored shorts or pants, paired with a T-shirt or shirt. A fleece jacket is advisable for cooler evenings and mornings. Footwear should include closed shoes with sturdy soles for savannah adventures, and comfortable options for relaxing at the lodge. Additionally, remember to pack sunglasses and a hat for sun protection.

In terms of colors, it's best to avoid white, which shows dust easily, blue, which attracts , and camouflage patterns, which in African countries are reserved for the military.

African safaris are increasingly popular among families, accounting for over 45% of visitors. While some lodges set an age limit of 5, children aged four and up often find the experience enthralling. While kids can marvel at natural wonders like the Ngorongoro Crater or Victoria Falls, it's the diverse wildlife that truly captivates and excites them the most. We recommend preparing children beforehand to make the trip even more interesting for them. African-themed books, games, or activities are fantastic for that. Going on a Tanzanian safari with children is an exciting and safe experience for the whole family. Still, parents should remain vigilant when venturing into the wild expanses of this beautiful country and not let kids wander off.

The top hiking destinations in Africa include Tanzania's iconic peaks, Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru. Both are accessible to beginners, demanding no prior mountaineering expertise.

In contrast, Uganda's Rwenzori Mountains and Mount Kenya offer breathtaking panoramas but require technical climbing gear like ice axes and crampons. Additionally, the mountain infrastructure in Uganda and Kenya is less developed compared to Tanzania's well-established facilities. For those aspiring to summit these peaks, our team members, having scaled them all, advise tackling them after a Kilimanjaro expedition. It's also advantageous to acquire technical climbing experience in more forgiving terrains, such as the Alps or other suitable regions.

The ideal time for a Tanzanian safari depends on personal preferences. Opting for a rainy season safari, from November to late December and from mid-March to May, can be cost-effective due to seasonal hotel discounts. There are also much fewer other travelers in the parks. However, be prepared for potential all-day rains.

The other months, spanning from January to mid-March and June to October, generally promise excellent, sunny weather, though there can be exceptions. These dry season periods attract the most tourists. The festive season around Christmas is often the easiest. Safari prices are higher during these times.

We believe the optimal time for a safari is at the cusp of these peak season times. In late October, early March, and early June. These transitional periods offer a sweet spot where the rains are either yet to start or just ending, and the tourist influx is still minimal, providing a balanced experience of good weather and relative tranquillity.

Tanzania stands out as the best safari destination in Africa. In 2023, the country won the prestigious World's Leading Safari Destination title. Its stunningly beautiful national parks and developed infrastructure make Tanzania the ideal choice for memorable and safe African safari tours.

Another famous destination in East Africa is Kenya, famous for its Maasai Mara National Reserve and Amboseli National Park. Botswana with its Chobe National Park, South Africa with numerous wildlife reserves near Cape Town and Kruger National Park, and picturesque Namibia represent famous destinations in southern Africa.

Zambia and Zimbabwe boast the majestic Victoria Falls. The latter is famous for Matobo National Park and Hwange National Park. Uganda and Rwanda captivate with their renowned adventures in East-Central Africa that include observing mountain gorillas and other wild animals.

Combining a Kilimanjaro climb with a wildlife safari is seamless and convenient. Landing at Kilimanjaro International Airport places you just 50 km away from the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. Additionally, the popular northern safari parks are within a comfortable driving distance from the airport. For those with limited time, there are shorter 2-3 day safari options that offer a captivating glimpse into Tanzania's magnificent wildlife. Plus, bush flights are available for even swifter transitions.

East Africa boasts exquisite beach destinations, such as Quirimbas in Mozambique, Kenya's Diani and Lamu, and Anse Source D’Argent in the Seychelles. Zanzibar in Tanzania remains a sought-after spot. For a quieter retreat, Tanzania's Mnemba, Mafia, and Pemba islands offer unparalleled diving amidst untouched coral reefs.

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