Tanzania Safari Guide - The Ultimate Guide to Planning A Safari In Tanzania

We understand how stressful it to plan a long vacation of over a week in a foreign land that you have never visited. In our comprehensive Tanzania Safari Guide we will put forth the basic requirements and things to be kept in mind while planning for Tanzania Safari Tours.

When to Plan a Tanzania Safari

Before we get started with - How to Plan a Safari in Tanzania we need to understand the specific times of the year which are popular for tourist visits:

Calving Season - December to March

  • From December to March more than a million Wildebeests offspring take their first steps in Ndutu.
  • Less crowd compared to peak season
  • The weather and is the spectacular Wildebeest Migration in Ndutuis guaranteed
  • The main drawbacks of this period is that the lodges are expensive as it is the time around Christmas and New Year's

Green Season - April and May

We are most often asked by our clients - How to Choose a Safari in Tanzania? Depending on your interests our safari experts will guide you to choose the right set of itinerary or design your personalised travel itinerary as per your requirements. If you are a person who likes to travel in fewer crowds you can visit Tanzania in the green season.

  • If you wish to have access to all the luxury lodges at a greatly reduced rate this time is highly recommended.
  • However do not choose tented camps and camping as they are not ideal in the wet conditions during this time.

Peak Season - June to September

Lifetime Safari's Tanzania Safari Guide suggests you to choose the Peak season that is from June to September as it is the peak period of safari inTanzania.

  • This is the best time to watch river crossing at Grumeti or the Mara River
  • This period offers higher prices and more crowd due to the peak season

Shoulder Season - October and November

For a quite Tanzania Safari Experience you can choose the period from October to November.

  • In this period as the lodges aren 't affordable and the crowd is less during this period.
  • This period is perfect for exploring parks such as Lake Manyara, Tarangire, and the Serengeti without the crowds.

How much is it going to cost?

Although safaris in Tanzania are quite expensive, with our comprehensive and detailed Tanzania Safari Guide you will be able to save lot without missing on the excitement and fun. The cost of Safaris depends on various factors like:

  • Park fees: The highest park fee is that of Serengeti National Park.
  • Accommodation type: Luxury, standard or budget stays
  • Safari Vehicle: A large 6-8 seated vehicle for group tours
  • Safari Guide: Knowledgeable and well trained guides of the national parks.
  • Safari Tips in Tanzania: Tipping the safari staff like cook, driver, etc.

How much your Tanzania Safari Tours would cost depends on the following factor:

  • Number of people
  • Type of Accommodation
  • Duration of Safari

Approximately a 4-Day Tanzania Budget Camping In Serengeti and Tarangire National Parks can cost you anywhere around $855 US to $1500 depending on the above mentioned factors.

Amazing activities to enjoy on your Tanzanian Safari

Are you wondering - What To Expect on Safari In Tanzania? There are numerous things you can do in Tanzania that make it a fun destination attracting a huge footfall of crowd every year.

Canoe Safaris

We offer canoe safaris in Lake Manyara National Park and Arusha National Park that will bring you closer to the nature as you can watch the Big 5 from a unique perspective.

Walking Safaris

With our trained guides you can take guided walks in Arusha National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area that are extremely adventurous and thrilling

Cycling& Cultural Tours

Cycling is accompanied in most of the game drives we offer near the Lake Manyara National Park and in villages surrounding Mount Kilimanjaro. You can also take a cultural tour to experience the lives of various tribes of Tanzania and observe them closely in your Tanzania Cultural tours.

Plan your Tanzania Safari in advance

To perfect your Tanzania tours you must plan your safari in advance. Get your Tanzania Travel Insurance ready. Apply for Tanzania Visa at least two months in advance. Take the necessary vaccinations of Typhoid, Hepatitis A & B, Meningitis, Rabies, Cholera, etc. Consult your personal physician for any other health ailments and immunisations or shots. Pack the right equipments for the safari trip to not miss out the essential requirements during the tour.

Experience the best Tanzania Safari of your Life – Lifetime Safaris

Our safari tour experts have explained in great detail describing the Beginners Guide To Tanzania and how they should plan for their Tanzania Safaris. You can contact our travel guides to take few interesting Tanzania Safari Tips that may be necessary during your travel. In your safari tours, these well aware and knowledgeable guides will provide you with Tanzania Safari Facts that you would have never heard of before.

Choose Lifetime Safaris for the best Tanzania Safari experience, with premium services, one that you would have never witnessed. Call us now to book your adventure safari tour package or for any other queries.

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