Matriarch Hill Safari
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FAQ

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VISA AND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

All visitors require a visa except citizens of some Commonwealth countries and a few other nations. The cost of the entry visa varies according to your nationality. Visas can be obtained upon arrival at a cost of around 50$ to $100 USD, or issued by your nearest Tanzanian High Commission before departure.
 

DO I NEED SHOTS?

Shots are not required, but highly recommended for traveling . The cost of shots are about $200 for yellow fever shots, and $10 per pill for anti-malarial medication. We suggest taking these preventative measures to ensure that your travels are happy and healthy.


WILL WE BE SAFE FROM ANIMALS AND PEOPLE? 

Tanzania is a politically stable region . The people are extremely friendly and will be very curious to find out all about you. Wild animals can be dangerous and you should not wander off on your own at any point, especially at night. However most animals are rather frightened by humans and will flee instead of attacking unless cornered or provoked. Keep a sensible distance and treat them with respect. In addition, the animals are warded off by patrol guards, blinking lights, and other deterrents that keep you safe. 

ARE THERE BUGS AND SNAKES?

Yes, you are in the wildness . However, Matriarch Hill Safari accommodation are water tight, and are regularly checked for insects. Any issues that may arise will be swiftly taken care of by our guards and camp assistants. 
 

IS THE WATER SAFE?

Matriarch Hill Safari obtains water from National park certified locations and processes. We boil all drinking and cooking water for safe measure, and provide bottled water free of charge to all guests
 

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR ON SAFARI?

The weather on Safari is typically 80's and sunny during the days, and 50's at nights. This means to pack clothes for a hot days, and a cool nights. Rest assured your sleeping quarters will be comfortable.

TIPPING

Your guide and tracker are central to the success of your safari. You’ll have plenty of time to connect with them and, by the end of your trip, they might just be your new best friends. With guides, it’s customary to leave a tip on your departure. What you choose to leave is totally up to you, but a general rule of thumb on safari is to tip your guide US$10 and your tracker US$5 per person per day. There is a lot that happens behind the scenes of your safari and it’s important to consider and acknowledge all the wonderful people who look after the lodge. From housekeepers, to wait staff, to chefs – they all deserve to be thanked appropriately! Most safari lodges and camps have a communal tip ‘jar’ and around US$10 to US$20 per day is considered a reasonable tip.

CANCELLATIONS

Notification of cancellation must be made in writing to Matriarch Hill Safari. At the time we receive the cancellation, all moneys will be refunded less the following cancellation charges, deducted from the total land only price:

91 days or more before departure: Cancellation fees equal the amount of your deposit
90 to 61 days before departure: 50% of the package price is non-refundable
60 to 46 days before departure: 65% of the package price is non-refundable
45 days or less before departure: 100% of the package price is non-refundable