Tanzania Safari Cost - How much does it cost to go on safari in Tanzania?

Tanzania Safari Cost is not as inexpensive as you think it is. The tourism and safari industry in Tanzania flourishes on a large scale. This makes the Tanzania Safari Toursthe most expensive of all African safaris. But don't worry, bargain is not less than a custom here and if you are being charged heftily you must haggle freely with the local tour operators. If you are travelling with Lifetime Safaris, you won't get a chance to complain though. Our travel and tour packages are the most affordable and we provide personalised itinerary to all our safari travellers that suit their demands.

Affordable Tanzania Safaris for all budgets!

We provide affordable Tanzania Safari Cost packages for all budget types. Starting from $200 per day for a basic budget safari, your package prices will vary with the type of services being provided to you along with your travel itinerary. So are you wondering - How Much Does A Serengeti Safari Cost? We are here to tell you! A Serengeti National Park tour could cost you anywhere from $200 to $625 per person per day for budget-friendly safaris. If you are opting for luxury Tanzania Safaris it will be costing about $1500 per day or more. For expensive luxury safaris, remember, the sky is the limit.

Typical Tanzania safari price per day

BALLPARK PRICE PER NIGHT All-Inclusive MODERATE, usually scheduled safaris PREMIER, usually private safaris TOP DELUXE, mix of fly-in safaris or private
GREEN SEASON (April to May) $400 – $475 per night $500 – $700 Most are closed
SHOULDER (January to March, Sometimes June, Oct) $425 – $525 $550 – $800 $850 – $1100
PEAK SEASON (July to Sept/October) $450 – $575 $625 – $950 $1000 – $1500*

Tanzania Safari Destinations & the cost implications

We are often asked in the Tanzania Safari Faq’s or queries that we receive from our clients - How much does a safari cost in Tanzania? The Answer is simple, the implications of your Tanzania Safari Cost is determined by the type of accommodation you are opting for. We provide budget/mid range, standard luxury accommodation, and of course the up market lodges/ tented camps. The Duration of your safari also determines the price of safari along with the total number of people travelling with you in your group.

Cost Factors for Tanzania Safaris

The Average Cost of Safari in Tanzania is dependent on the following factors:

Duration (length of stay);

For how long you are planning your Tanzania Safari Tours determines your safari cost in many ways. For those planning a budget safari can choose a shorter itinerary. This is not a bad idea as in just four days you can visit the three main national parks and enjoy memorable game drives. However a longer itinerary is more fruitful as Tanzania has so much to offer and not less than a week or more is required to cover all the must see magical destinations of this East African country.

Accommodation type;

Whether you are choosing a luxury stay or a budget accommodation will determine the price of your safari in great details. Ranging from camping to budget lodges to tented camps to luxurious properties, there are different accommodation types for all budgets in Tanzania.

Number of travellers;

For your transportation costs, the number of people travelling out for as it can decrease per head cost to a great deal. Travelling solo for an East African safari can be costly. Therefore to consider travelling with a relative or friend to share costs and make the safari affordable is a great idea.

Transfers and Extra cars;

The Tanzania Travel Cost includes all transfers like Airport to your accommodation pickup or to the place where your guide picked you up from.If you require extra cars, on your cross-country safari or you need to fly between parks, you will be required to pay for two cars on particular days. We do not include international flight costs in our Safari packages.

National parks;

Which Tanzania Destinations you choose to visit will significantly impact the total cost of the safari. The Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area charge about $70 park entry which is higher than the $50 park entry fees charged by Arusha, Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks.

Season/Time of the year;

The Best Time For Safari In Tanzania also determines your safari cost in Tanzania. There are peak season and low seasons. The prices are high during the peak season from June to August and from December to February. In this period you can watch out for the Migration of the Wildebeests in Africa.

Here’s a very rough price guide for a week-long trip per person (6 nights/7 days) to our Top 4 safari destinations.

  Value low season Value high season Classic low season Classic high season Luxury low season Luxury high season
Tanzania £3,000 - £4,000 £4,500 - £6,000 £4,500 - £5,500 £6,000 - £8,000 £6,000+ £8,500+
Kenya £3,000 - £4,000 £4,500 - ;£6,000 £4,500 - £5,500 £6,000 - £8,000 £6,000+ £8,500+
South Africa £3,000 - £4,000 £3,500 - £4,500 £5,000 - £8,000 £5,500 - £9,000 £9,000+ £10,000+
Botswana £3,500 - £4,500 £5,000 - £6,500 £5,000 - £7,000 £8,000 - £11,000 £8,000+ £12,000+

What is included in your Tanzania safari price?

The safari packages do not include a lot of costs like the international flights, Tanzania Safari Guide tips and more. What are included are - airport transfers in a private Car both on arrival and on departure. Accommodation in and around the national parks in various hotels or lodges in Tanzania are also included in the package cost. The cost of your safari 4×4 vehicle, park entry fees, Conservation fees, Crater Entry fees ( where applicable), ranger fees where applicable, and water during safari are included in the package costs. It is up to you to provide the safari guides or other staff with Tanzania Safari Tips on your tour.

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With Lifetime Safaris you will experience the best of Budget Safari Tanzania in an affordable and exciting way. We are flexible with your travel plans and wishes and design customised private tours to different national parks and locations in Tanzania that you will simply fall in love with. Our travel experts and guides will provide you immense knowledge about various Tanzania Safari Facts which are incredibly fascinating.

Choose Lifetime Safaris for your next big Tanzania adventures and we promise you won't be disappointed. Call us now to book your Tanzania safari packages today!

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Tanzania Safari Frequently Asked questions

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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