Tanzania offers a wide range of safaris for both first-timers and seasoned campaigners. The ease with which a child-friendly safari can be combined with a beach holiday makes Tanzania a shoo-in for families while the country’s most exclusive and luxurious safari lodges and beach retreats make for an unforgettable Tanzania honeymoon. And for a full East Africa safari experience, our experts have selected a range of Kenya & Tanzania safari combinations.
Tanzania one of Africa’s most exciting destinations with its propensity wildlife has always made its luxury safari holidays becoming ever popular as choices for luxury tours grow. It is a vast, diverse safari land that raises the pulse of even the most discerning of traveler.
Destination-wise, travel to Tanzania is best understood as falling into several sectors. The Northern Circuit – Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park and Tarangire National Park, for example – includes great swathes of open grassy plain, and is justifiably famous for its abundant wildlife, and especially for spectacles such as the annual wildebeest migration. First-class lodges in protected areas abound. The Southern Circuit – Selous, Ruaha and Mahale – is relatively untouched, and the distances between destinations larger, making the travel wilder, the experience that bit more authentic. While these parks tend to suit the more adventurous traveler, the level of accommodation is just as high as it is in the north. Finally, the coast – including Dar-es-Salaam and the Zanzibar archipelago – is both a cultural and aesthetic joy, a journey into the land of the Swahili, to wonderful stretches of beach; the perfect complement to the hot interiors of Tanzanian wildlife safaris.
Wildlife, beach or bush, Tanzania has it all. The quality of its parks, and of its coastline, is comparable to anywhere in Africa, as is the methods of travel on offer, which include fly-in, mobile tented and classic barefoot luxury destinations.
Tanzania’s climate certainly lends itself to the idealists’ dream of this country with sun-drenched days and cool nights, and for lovers of safari, there is nothing quite like it anywhere in the world.
A safari to Tanzania requires careful planning in terms of timing, weather and locations, especially with regards to animal movements. We will be able to guide you to the best areas so that all of your own unique interests can be included in your Tanzania safari.
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Tanzania has three safari circuits, and each one of them, in its own right, would make Tanzania a top wildlife destination. The popular Northern circuit with the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater offers one of the best classical safaris in Africa, especially if timed with the annual wildebeest migration.
The high season in Tanzania is between July and October and from December to February – the dry seasons when game is easier to spot. To avoid the crowds, consider May, November and early December, although you should expect some rain. If you are traveling to western or southern Tanzania, then May through early October is best, as it can be very hot during the rest of the year. April and May endure long rains in Tanzania, so be prepared for un-drivable roads and muddy, buggy conditions – camps in western and southern Tanzania are closed.
If you’re focused on the migration, then plan to visit the Serengeti from January to early March, in June/July or from late October to mid-December (we’ll advise on the best camp location based on your month of travel). Keep in mind that weather patterns are changing across the world, which in turn affects the movement of wildlife.
Tanzania Safaris are expensive. The cost of a Tanzania Safari depends on a number of factors, among them being; the number of people traveling, season of the year, standard of accommodation and the duration of your Tanzania safari. The cost of Tanzania safari tour is key concern of our clients and we will be very happy to discuss the available tour prices and packages with you once we understand your need. What’s is included your safari package also determines the cost of your Tanzanian Safari.
The average costs for a safari are roughly starting from $520, – per person per day. Even if you go on safari with 4 people, the costs will be around $450 per person per day.
Kenya and Tanzania are good places for your first safari in Africa. There are lots of options for different budgets and you can find a lot of the comforts of home. Both countries are generally very safe for travelers and crimes against tourists are low, however you need to exercise caution, especially in the major cities, such as Nairobi, Mombasa and Dar es Salaam.
Overall, I’d say that Kenya is a bit more ‘western’ compared to Tanzania and English is more widely spoken in Kenya than in Tanzania, but you’ll find that most people can speak English to some degree unless in very rural areas. Your safari guide will ensure your safety at all times – always listen carefully to the instructions and follow the park rules. When on a self-drive safari, never leave your car outside of designated areas and never approach animals too close.
We believe that the best Tanzania safaris program shouldn’t rush you from one place to the next but should offer an in-depth guide to every place you visit. Spending more days on a safari trips also gives you the best possible chance of seeing what you have travelled to see on your Tanzania safari holiday because this allows you to make the most of your time during your safari, add-on activities such as walking safaris, culture tours, balloon rides, etc. can also easily be integrated in your day to day safari program to spice up your safari holiday. Spending more days on a safari also guarantees a more relaxed pace and flexibility during your safari days and you will have a varied and interesting time across the whole of your Tanzania safari holiday hence maximizing your safari experience. On a well-planned safari holiday, more days are better than too few and don’t try to see ‘everything’, however, Most tourists spend 5-7 days on a safari in Tanzania which is kind of the best compromise when you take time, budget and driving distance between parks into consideration.
Don’t forget to include other activities such as cultural tours, hiking tours, a balloon ride, etc, to your safari program! These will give you a different perspective on your safari and hopefully, you will fall in love with Tanzania!
A safari is one of the most exciting and memorable holidays you’ll ever undertake. There are a lot of factors that go into the cost of an African safari – such as location, time of the year, and level of comfort – but there are also some good rules of thumb to follow for your safari budget… A tailor-made safari will be designed to your specific budget, allowing you to save and splurge where you and your agent feel it’s necessary. A package deal or scheduled departure tour locks you in to a specific itinerary and non-flexible price. The more privacy and exclusivity you want, the more you will spend. But you can still have a great time in a less luxurious environment – this is where your agent’s knowledge and experience are so important.
Tented, comfortable basic safari accommodation option prices begin from around $500 per person per night, and exclusive luxury (with all the pools and mod cons) begins at $1,200 per person per night.
Tanzania is not the cheapest country to travel, but it can be done on a budget. Tanzania safaris are generally pricey compared to other holiday destinations.
Generally, safaris in Tanzania begin from around $4,000/£3,500 per person if you were to go on a 4-night safari in southern Tanzania, and head over to the beach for a few days. All of our trips include internal flights, transfers, guides and your game viewing activities, but they exclude international flights. Most of the time all drinks and food are also included, but some camps are full board which means drinks are on top of this.
Self-drive safaris into the Serengeti are allowed with only the use of 4X4 Land Cruiser or Land Rover.
On average, a one-week safari in Serengeti National Park can cost between $2,500 USD (budget) and $7,500 USD (luxury).