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Dawn’s FAQ of the Week: When is the Best Time of Year to Go on Safari in Tanzania?

Let’s face it.   An African safari is a big trip for most people.  It’s an endeavor which requires a significant investment of time, energy and money.  This really is a “once in a lifetime” type of experience for many folks who may never get the opportunity to go back to Africa again, so naturally everyone wants to get it right the first time. “What time of year is the BEST time of year to go on safari?” seems like a critical question, especially because so …

Dawn’s FAQ of the Week: If it is a full moon in my home country, is it also a full moon in Tanzania?

  Yes. The phases of the Moon are the same all around the world. Any two places that can see the Moon at the same time will see the same phase. Each Moon phase happens at a precise point in the Moon’s orbit around the Earth, and hence at a precise moment in time. This is the same moment all over the world, but will be a different local time for every time zone in the world. You can find out what phase the moon will be …

Dawn’s FAQ of the Week: Travelling with a CPAP Machine

I use a CPAP Machine to help me sleep.  Will this be a problem on safari? CPAP machines seems to be pretty common these days. But, since the machines need a power source, it is important to be aware that some lodges only have generator power, and only run their generator during certain hours of the day. Even lodges that operate 24/7 electricity, in ‘the bush’ there can sometimes be unplanned power interruptions. Taking this into consideration, I would strongly recommend you consider bringing along a …