If you are looking for a challenge along with exploring the hidden treasure of Tanzanian nature then you must go for Safaris Tanzania once. Discover Tarangire in search of its huge elephant herds, look upon the pink glowing flamingos on the coast of Lake Manyara, or overwhelm the abundance of wildlife inside the Ngorongoro Crater which is a collapsed volcano. The vast area of the Serengeti will take your breath away and you will listen to the cavernous roar of the lions and tigers roaming around.

Major Attractions To Be Included On Safaris Tanzania:

Going on a Tanzania Safari includes a huge bucket list and we are presenting the major events to explore in Tanzania

The Big Five:

  • If you are traveling all the way to Tanzania Safari Tours, then you must add spotting of the Big Five to your bucket list.

  • These five animals are said to be the hardest to hunt on foot. This family is a highly popular group that includes the African elephant, leopard, lion, Cape buffalo, and the ever exclusive rhino.

The Great Migration:

  • The heavenly event on the earth, The Great Migration is the huge migration of herds of animals from Serengeti National Parkto the greener meadows of the Maasai Mara National Reserve.

  • With the number of wildebeest estimating almost over 1 million, including thousands of other animals, this glorious movement is powerful and the major attraction for many travelers going on a Safari To Tanzania.

Bird Sightseeing:

  • Another most surprising and colorful thing to witness on your Safaris In Tanzania is the incredible variety of birds of over 1000 species.

  • You will be able to spot the Grey Crowned Crane, Red-and-Yellow Barbet, Malachite Kingfisher, Nubian Woodpecker, etc.

  • You will also see the stunningly glowing pink Flamingos on the shore of Lake Manyara.

Hot Air Balloon Safari:

  • Viewing the vastness of the Tanzanian Ecosystem from a certain height in a hot air balloon will fill your heart with heavenly happiness.

  • Balloon Safaris will let you floating high in the sky where you can witness the wilderness from a completely different perspective.

  • You can avail of this extraordinary facility in the Tanzania Safari Packages offered by us.

Hearing The Lion’s Roar:

  • A Tanzania safari bucket list will be incomplete without hearing the thundering roar of a lion.

  • They may be roaring to communicate with another lion or it may be used to warn their prey making them a target.

The Kneeling Warthog:

  • Warthogs are the easiest found creature while on spectacular Tanzania Holidays.

  • The name tells about the position, that is used for eating grasses on the low ground, as they have very short necks are and their legs are long. They have adapted nicely by creating rough kneepads.

The Hippo Pool:

  • You will probably stumble upon one hippopotamus on your safari game drive, but it creates a more unique frame to see a cluster of active hippos splashing in the water.

  • At the Hippo Pool in the center of the Serengeti National Park, you will be encountering a large herd of Hippos.

Baboons:

  • You will see the baboons all over your Tanzania Safaris, including sitting over the tables at the rest stops.

  • You will find baboons jumping, playing, running, etc, but, finding a mother baboon cradling and grooming her baby is the most enchanting view you will find amidst the dense forest of Tanzania.

The Blue Balled Monkey:

  • The Blue balled monkey is also known as a velvet monkey.

  • They are called the blue balled monkey as they have bright blue balls which is definitely an interesting choice of testicle color made by Mother Nature.

Involve With Massai Tribes:

  • During your Safaris Tanzania, you will visit Maasai tribes to get introduced to the Tanzanian Culture.

  • You will be welcomed by the residents of the Massai, with their folk dance, which consisted of singing along with the men jumping high and the women dancing in a rhythmic bouncing motion.

The Sausage Tree:

  • This tree has an odd structure and is otherwise known as Kigelia Africana.

  • It has typically long fruit that suspends from the branches and looks just similar to the sausages.

This fruit helps the leopards and lions to disguise or maybe to relax on one of the tree limbs.

Tanzania Safari Packing List

How Much Does It Cost For Safaris Tanzania?

  • The cost of your Safaris Tanzania depends upon the type of Safari you choose, whether it is Tanzania Luxury Safari or Tanzania Budget Safari, and the duration you want to spend in the Safari.

  • A luxury safari is enriched with extra contemporary facilities, accommodation, hot-air balloons. It is the best choice if you want to live in the wilderness in comfort.

  • A luxury safari experience will range from $3000 to $4000 and above, depending upon your itinerary where a basic Tanzania Safari will range from around $1500 to $3000.

Let's have a look at the difference between these packages in a schematic form.

PACKAGE BASIC/MID-RANGE LUXURY
Safari Vehicle

The vehicle used during your budget safari will be a Landcruiser. They are very comfortable and well equipped with a pop-up roof for brilliant game viewing.

The vehicle you will be assigned during your luxury safari tour, is a fully customized Toyota Landcruiser, the best safari vehicle. These are well equipped with a pop-up roof along with coolers, charging points.

Accommodation

The accommodation is usually affordable at the mid-range lodges available in Tanzania. You will get excellent service and location, but the rooms won't be as spacious or well facilitated.

Your accommodation will have everything that mid-range lodges have but the quality will be slightly more refined, more comfortable, better food and service, and usually with an excellent view.

Best Time To Visit Tanzania During Safaris Tanzania:

  • The Best Time For Safari In Tanzania depends on your wildlife checklist. The seasons and wildlife numbers are predicted by the rains, so you’ll have a slightly different experience depending on the season you choose to visit. 

  • The major attraction of Tanzania is the Great Migration, which occurs at different times year-round across the Serengeti. Many people jump here between the month of July and September to get a chance to witness huge herds of wildebeest and zebra crossing the Mara River.

  • The ‘Green season’ of Tanzania falls between November and March, which is much quieter. So as there is always a chance of rain showers, it is a unique time for birdwatching. 

  • It is better to avoid Safaris Tanzania is between April and May, when it rains heavily which can disrupt wildlife viewing to some extent.

Safaris Tanzania, Start Planning Your Dream Trip:

From the high snowy peaks of the free-standing Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru to the palm tree-fringed Indian Ocean islands of Zanzibar and Pemba, Tanzania has its wings spread over the vast area. Tanzania is an unquestionably extraordinary and incomparable Safari travel destination. Traveling with Lifetime Safaris will make you feel that you have made the right decision by choosing Tanzania for your Safari expedition. We provide all the necessary facilities and safety measures to give you the best Tanzania Safari Experience.

If you are having any confusion or query you can also visit our page, Tanzania Safari Guide.

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Lifetime Safaris is not only about organizing your Tanzania Safari Tours, we also aim to be a positive force in the development of our local society here in Tanzania! Sustainable traveling and tourism is one of the guidelines for Lifetime Safaris. All our arrangement is put together with the concern of the local environment and with a respect for the wildlife and the people living around the areas that we visit.

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Lifetime Safaris Practical Guide To Planning A Trip To Tanzania

  • 1
    Can I make my own itinerary?

    Yes! You can definitely plan your own personalised travel itinerary with Lifetime Safaris. We provide private Tanzania Safari Tours which are customised according to your needs. For planning a perfect Tanzania Safari itinerary, you can speak to our Travel experts who will guide you about the destinations of your choice. We also take utmost care of the safety, hygiene of our clients. The Food will be of your choice requested as per your recommendations during the time of safari bookings.

  • 2
    Can I take my children on safari?

    Yes you can surely bring your children on Safari. But you must be aware of the minimum age restrictions at various national parks and lodges which is about 4 and 12 years of age. As all safari activities are not open to children, you must check with our travel exerts regarding the age criteria at the different destinations planned in your itinerary.

  • 3
    Will I stay in tents or lodges?

    Whether you stay at tents or lodges depends on the type of packages you have purchased like luxury safaris, budget safaris or a standard Tanzania Safari where we will bring our own tents, camping, a cook to prepare your meals, food and other cooking equipments.

    You can choose to upgrade your accommodation, to enjoy a more comfortable and luxurious experience as well.

  • 4
    What size are your safari groups?

    In a safari group in Tanzania we take anywhere around 4-6 people in our vehicle depending on the type of safari you have chosen. In group tours six people are taken at max. While for a private tour less than three guests will accompany in the safari vehicle.

  • 5
    What Kind of vehicles do you use?

    The safari vehicle provided by Lifetime Safari is a 4×4 safari vehicle. Mostly we accommodate around six guests in throw rows of seating in our closed safari vehicles which has a pop-top roof hatch that will allow you to view wildlife Form a height. These safari vehicles can also be minibuses or 4X4 Land Cruisers or 4X4 Land Rovers.

  • 6
    I am interested in a Tanzania safari… What is my next step?

    It's a great choice to choose Tanzania safari as your next travel or vacation destination. As you have already made up your mind for visiting this spectacular country, we suggest you to call our Lifetime Safaris travel experts to inquire about and book a suggested itinerary of your choice. You can accompany us in our group safari trips or even plan a personalised private Tanzania safari which offers flexible dates, location and safari durations. After selecting your package or travel itinerary you can proceed with booking the safari.

  • 7
    Will I have a chance to interact with local people of Tanzania?

    Tanzania for many years has been a home to thousands of native tribes and people of different origins, and culture. Tanzania is the home of 120 African ethnic groups and more than 26 million people live in this East African country. You will be amazed to encounter and closely interact with the Maasai people of Tanzania who will show you how to light a fire without any combustibles. Other lesser-known tribes like the Datoga and Chaga and their rich cultural tapestry can be explored in your Tanzania walking or cultural tours

  • 8
    What additional costs can I expect when traveling in Tanzania?

    In your Tanzania Safari Cost the following expenses are not included in your safari package:

    • Airport departure taxes

    • Travel Insurance

    • Excess baggage fees

    • International Flight Travel expenses

    • Tanzania Visa or passport costs

    • Medical expenses, meals or activities included in the safari package (up gradation of stay or additional activities included after travel bookings)

    • Tips to drivers/guides/tour leaders

  • 9
    How far in advance should I book my safari?

    It is advisable to book your international flight tickets at least three months in advance if you do not wish to face problems getting seats on British Airways or KLM. If you are planning your trip in the peak season, it is advisable to book your safari to Tanzania at least nine months before.

  • 10
    Can I use a credit card to pay?

    Yes you can use credit cards to pay your bills however these are only accepted in big hotels or restaurants. However in other local markets only Tanzanian Shillings are accepted. There are ATM machines in Arusha, Dar and Zanzibar where you can get local currency with your Visa or MasterCard.

  • 11
    Should I bring some cash with me?

    Yes you can bring cash around in either Tanzania Shilling (TSh) or American dollars as cheques and cash are acceptable in many places here around town.

  • 12
    What will my means of transport be?

    Uber is the least expensive means of road transportation in the Tanzanian town as for 30-40 min ride they charge a minimum of $3.50. There is affordable public bus transportation in Tanzania called Dallas-Dallas, which can be difficult to navigate in town, as the bus stations don't have any name on it and you will have to ask around for directions. To go around the towns you can take the Rapid Transit System as well but these do not go into the peninsular areas.

  • 13
    What about Tanzania Safari Tips?

    Tanzania Safari Tipping is not compulsory but customary. Lifetime Safaris recommends you to tip moderately depending on the level of satisfaction you have received from the services.

    • Safari guide(s) US $10 per day;

    • Cook US $7,

    • Camp staff US $3 $5 per day.

  • 14
    Do I need a visa to enter Tanzania?

    To enter this marvellous country of diverse wildlife and unique culture, some countries like USA, Australia, UK, require a Tanzania Visa which cost around $50 US cash for non US citizens and $100 for US citizens. You can obtain this visa on arrival at the airport as well.

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    What Are The Entry Requirements?

    The various documents needed to enter Tanzania are listed below in the Tanzania Travel Requirements :

    • Passport valid for at least 6 months

    • Two Blank Passport pages

    • A Tourist Travel Visa for entry

    • Yellow fever vaccinations are required if travelling from a yellow fever endemic country. You can consult your physician for any other vaccine requirements.

    • Can I get a visa upon arrival?

  • 16
    Can I get a visa upon arrival?

    Yes you can purchase a Tanzanian Visa on arrival at the Airport upon entry by paying $50 after some document verifications (which is a 30 min procedure only). American citizens need to pay 100 US$, and get only a multiple entry Visa (since September 2007).

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