Safety on Safari
Safety is a major priority for Grassroots safaris. All our driver guides are experienced and put effort into ensuring the safety of our clients.
Safaris take place out in the wild, however, and it is important also for you to pay attention to staying safe. Always follow the instruction of your safari guide, and above all do not go out in national park without the company of an experienced guide or ranger.
The following things are important to remember:
- Do not leave the vehicle inside the national park without the explicit approval of the driver guide
- During camping safaris (tents or bandas), do not by any means leave the camping area, and do not move at night without being accompanied by a ranger
- Do not feed the animals
Safety in Tanzania
Tanzania is widely regarded as one of the safest countries in Africa. This is still true, and Tanzanians are a kind and welcoming people.
However, safety has unfortunately become a growing concern in Tanzania, especially in Dar es Salaam. Grassroots would like to ensure that you remember the following things when in Dar:
- Don't move around Dar es Salaam at night without the company of guides or local friends. Some areas are perfectly safe, but some are not. Don't push your luck.
- Don't carry a lot of valuables on you. Avoid carrying bags if you're walking along main roads - bag snatchings are common in some areas.
- Don't take taxis that are not registered (see register sticker on windscreen and colored strip on the side marking the district) and let no one except the driver get in the car with you.