Tanzania Safari: Complete Guide 2021

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Tanzania is the best destination on earth for wildlife safaris.

We are not just boasting - Tanzania has repeatedly won tourism awards from reputable sources such as TripAdvisor.com and Safaribookings.com. The 2019 World Travel Awards named Serengeti National Park the top tourism destination in the world. And if you need more evidence: Tanzania was named the Best Tourist Destination in the World in Russia in 2019, and the Best Exotic Destination by National Geographic Russia in 2018.

Tanzania continues to win tourism and travel awards because of its rich wildlife, natural beauty, diverse landscapes and attention to great hospitality.

In Tanzania, you can summit a mountain and the next day dive in the Indian Ocean. Or, walk the footsteps of history in Ngorongoro Crater and can camp within the Serengeti. Even among its East African neighbors, there is no place like Tanzania. But don’t take our word for it, or even the proof of Tanzania’s esteemed awards: come and see for yourself!

With so many choices - all of which are amazing - how can one choose to spend a few weeks in Tanzania? The purpose of this guide is to help you determine which attractions best fit your specific interests, which parks to visit, and what to pack for your adventure in Tanzania. Remember: if the time is too short, you can always come back again!

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Tanzania is vast and incredibly diverse: this country has a total of 16 national parks, 32 game reserves, three conservation areas, and two marine parks. The Selous Game Reserve is the largest reserve in all of Africa and Serengeti National Park covers an area larger than the entire country of Belgium!

Due to distance and time constraints, most travelers only get a taste of this amazing country. Because of the vast size of Tanzania, it is recommended to choose safaris in a general area: Southern, Western, or Northern. The Northern Circuit is by far the most popular because of the density of animals, quality hotels and close proximity between parks. Less travel time between parks allows visitors to experience more of Tanzania in a short amount of time.

Southern Safari Circuit

The Southern destinations cover a huge area across Tanzania and although there are many parks to visit, the travel time between each can be lengthy. Some notable parks in the Southern area are the giant Selous Game Reserve, Ruaha National park known for its wild dogs and large elephant population, and Saadani National Park located along the coast where you may spot lion tracks on the sand.

Western Safari Circuit

Tanzania’s Western attractions include Lake Tanganyika, Mahale National Park, and Gombe National Park where Jane Goodall completed much of her research on chimpanzees. In the Western area is also Katavi National Park, known as a “true wilderness” adventure.

Northern Safari Circuit - the most interesting parks

The Northern Circuit remains popular because it hosts two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The close proximity of Serengeti, Lake Manyara, and Tarangire National Parks allow quick transfers between these three popular destinations, meaning more time enjoying game viewing and less time on the highway. There is also the option of flying to avoid roads all together: small, local airports and bush planes allow for exciting air travel as part of your safari itinerary. We recommend a 7-day safari to fully enjoy the Northern Circuit, and suggest no less than 4 days/3 nights on our most popular package: Lake Manyara > Tarangire > Ngorongoro > Serengeti.

Other wildlife attractions

After these most popular parks, the Northern Circuit also has remote Lake Natron and the active volcano Ol Doinyo Lengai, Arusha National Park and Mount Meru, and of course - Mount Kilimanjaro and Kilimanjaro National park. Kilimanjaro International Airport is easy to fly into and allows ease of access to the Northern route. Aso, the city of Arusha is a tourism hub with many comfortable hotels to make transiting through this city a pleasant experience, not merely a stop-over.

We recommend the Northern Circuit because it provides a diverse adventure: dream safaris in picturesque locations, world-renown attractions and exciting activities, such as summiting mountains or flying in a bush plane.

Tanzania Safari tours

Whether you imagine a few days viewing the Big Five or are interested in an immersive 7-day adventure in the African bush, Altezza has a tour for you. Short safaris are a minimum of 2-3 days filled with Tanzania’s wildlife and main attractions. Our week-long excursions get you deep into the Serengeti or Tarangire National Parks and allow you to see more parks over your time on safari. You choose either a luxury experience or quality budget camps and lodges - or a mix of the two! We can tailor your experience to suit your unique interests.

Dik-Dik
Tour "Dik-Dik" Arusha & Ngorongoro Crater Safari
days 2-day safari
+ 2 days in a hotel
Dik-Dik
ARUSHA & NGORONGORO CRATER SAFARI Safari tour includes a walking safari in Arusha National Park and the game drive in Ngorongoro Crater
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from $941
Suni
Tour "Suni" Tarangire & Lake Manyara Safari Tour
days 2-day safari
+ 2 days in a hotel
Suni
TARANGIRE & LAKE MANYARA SAFARI TOUR This 2-day safari tour is perfect for those who want to see African animals in a short time.
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from $791
Klipspringer
Tour "Klipspringer" Ngorongoro Crater & Tarangire Safari Tour
days 2-day safari
+ 2 days in a hotel
Klipspringer
NGORONGORO CRATER & TARANGIRE SAFARI TOUR 2-Day safari tour which will impress fans of both wild animals, as well as amazing landscapes.
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from $901
Duiker
Tour "Duiker" Lake Manyara & Ngorongoro Crater safari
days 2-day safari
+ 2 days in a hotel
Duiker
LAKE MANYARA & NGORONGORO CRATER SAFARI The names of Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro are self-explanatory. You will see maximum wild animals just within 2 days.
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from $901
Steenbok
Tour "Steenbok" Visit Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater on this exciting safari
days 3-day safari
+ 2 days in a hotel
Steenbok
3-DAY SAFARI IN TARANGIRE, LAKE MANYARA AND NGORONGORO NATIONAL PARKS This is a 3-day safari tour in the nearest national parks of Tanzania which includes absolutely dissimilar nature reserves.
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from $1217
Oribi
Tour "Oribi" Tour Tarangire National Park, Lake Eyasi and Ngorongoro
days 3-day safari
+ 2 days in a hotel
Oribi
TARANGIRE, LAKE EYASI & NGORONGORO SAFARI This safri tour will allow you to get acquainted with two authentic tribes of Africa - Hadzabe and Datooga.
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from $1209
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Luxury Safari Tours

A spectacular safari goes beyond wildlife and great game drives - on a luxury Tanzania safari every aspect of your travel offers that ‘extra’ to make it the trip of a lifetime. Think: chef-inspired dinners, a hot breakfast served on your private veranda, swimming pools in the middle of the Serengeti, and options of relaxing massages at your accommodations.

Whether you are seeking a dream honeymoon or the vacation of a lifetime, a luxury safari in Tanzania will be remembered forever. Your safari experience should include accommodations and dining that go beyond the comfortable and into the exquisite. Altezza partners with top hotels and lodges that have consistently won travel awards and have been recognized as the best in Tanzania.

Rest assured, your luxury holiday will be incredible.

Budget Camping Safaris

Altezza Travel does not offer budget camping safaris at this time. While there definitely are some great campsites and good low-cost operators, we have had enough negative experiences in the past that we will not take a risk with our valued clients.

Sometimes, ‘Budget’ means quality for a lower price, however, all too often, companies attempt to save money by reducing quality. The risks of a budget safari could be vehicles that are not up to standard, poor tents and sites that lack basic amenities. Your trip to Tanzania should be the experience of a lifetime, not ruined by soaked bags in a leaking tent or wasted time on the side of the road because of a poorly maintained safari vehicle.

Also, budget safaris often have unexpected costs and may not end with the savings clients expect.

For example: a camp cook is standard on budget safaris but comes with an additional salary, this adds up on the total bill of the client. Other inconveniences include carrying tents and expeditions supplies atop the safari jeep - this means guests cannot open the convertible roof and enjoy viewing wildlife easily.

Hygiene standards at camps have no regulations or controls, and some lack running water. This means that your health may be put at risk or your meals contaminated. It would be a shame for your trip to be ruined by the onset of illness or stomach issues due to poor hygiene.

Instead, we recommend staying at a lodge or a luxury tented camp, which provides the wilderness setting, as well as great facilities and amenities.

All the pleasure of waking up amidst acacia trees and famous African sunrises will still be realized, but you will also eat professionally prepared meals, served with a great view as you sit on a comfortable chair at the end of the day.

We acknowledge that some camping safaris are good and many travelers have great experiences, therefore, we recommend our customers look at both luxury and mid-range options for their travels. Consider including verified and quality tented camps to your itinerary for a great experience at locations we know and trust. You can also combine luxury options and midrange accommodations for your very own, unique experience.

Lodge (Midrange) safaris

Midrange safaris remain the most popular option of travelers to Tanzania - Why? Because they offer comfort and great hospitality at convenient locations near the national parks. In wilderness settings, these lodges blend with the natural surroundings and allow you to experience the beautiful wild of Tanzania.

They differ from luxury safaris in price and some of the above-and-beyond extras. Mid-range lodges and tented camps offer comfortable essentials and provide the basics with perfection.

Every lodge featured in our safari programs has been personally visited by our team and selected because they provide outstanding hospitality within mid-range accommodations.

Most safari travelers envision organic African scenes, the beauty of untouched nature. And to be honest, often typical safari chairs, khaki costumes, and picnic lunches in the bush are part of that daydream, too! This is a ‘traditional safari’, with touches reminiscent of early 20th century expeditions - but with modern amenities such as wireless internet and much better food. A mid-range safari in Tanzania highlights the wilderness and wildlife of this magical country and is sure to please all types of travelers.

Day trips

Want just a bit more time in the parks? Too busy for a multi-day safari? Day trips are the perfect add-on! Altezza Travel offers fantastic single-day safaris to Tarangire National Park or Arusha National Park. Both locations are near Arusha and allow for plenty of time to enjoy the wildlife, without spending a significant time in transit.

Tarangire and Arusha National parks each have unique attractions: Tarangire for the largest elephant population in Northern Tanzania, and Arusha National Park with the option of a walking safari to get even closer to Tanzania’s wildlife. If you only have a day or two after a Kilimanjaro climb, consider a day-trip safari to enhance your Tanzanian experience.

We do not offer day trips to Ngorongoro or Serengeti, as they are too far to travel to and return in one day. Each of these parks can be visited in a multi-day safari - and believe us, it will definitely be worth it!

Tanzania National Parks and Game Reserves

Tanzania is the largest country in East African and has diverse attractions in every corner and mountain of the country. From the sandy beaches along the coast to the top of Kilimanjaro, there is something sure to pique your interest.

Below we highlight some of the most popular attractions in the Northern Circuit, but this is not an exhaustive list of all there is to experience in Tanzania. The second-largest lake in the world, Lake Tanganyika, is in Western Tanzania and the chance to swim with gentle whale-sharks is off Mafia Island in the South. The “Spice Island'' of Zanzibar blends Swahili culture and ancient Arab charm for a truly unique experience in the Indian Ocean.

If you have only a short time we recommend prioritizing the Northern parks, as they allow you to get a ‘taste’ of the African bush. Their convenient locations to airports and major highways mean less travel time in between and more time enjoying your holiday. The density of animals offers a good chance to catch all of the African Big Five, as well as many more elusive species.

Arusha National Park is an often-overlooked destination conveniently located just outside the city of Arusha. Its location and ease of access make it an ideal day-trip safari. Visitors may immediately note the peacefulness of this park as herds of zebras and gazelles graze at ease. This is due to the absence of major predators in Arusha National Park, namely lions. An advantage is the option of a walking safari: guests can leave the jeep behind and walk in the grasslands near zebras, wander the woodlands beside giraffes and take the first steps on the base of Mount Meru.

Guests may also take a canoe or boat ride on the small lakes within the park.

Although this is one of the smaller national parks, it has rich experiences and unique attractions. Arusha National Park provides a taste of greater Tanzania with its own “Little Serengeti”, Ngurdoto Crater - a mini Ngorongoro- and Momella Lakes full of flamingos, reminiscent of Lake Manyara.

Tarangire National Park is an ideal location to visit during the dry season. The continual supply of water from the Tarangire River ensures that animals will be present year-round. Just as zebra and waterbuck come in search of water, their predators soon follow.

Tarangire is also home to the largest elephant population in Northern Tanzania.

It is not just that you will spot one or two elephants, but you will see entire families, complete with adorable young for a precious experience all visitors will cherish.

Photographers especially enjoy this park because of panoramic African scenes and monumental baobabs that speak of the might of nature.

Most of our safari itineraries start with Tarangire National Park and then continue on to either Ngorongoro or Serengeti National Park due to convenience of location. However, you are also welcome to choose a day-trip to Tarangire National Park if you are short on time.

Serengeti National Park is the top safari destination in the world, according to the 2019 World Travel Awards - and with good reason! Serengeti National Park is an enormous park with diverse animals and the home of the Great Migration between Kenya and Tanzania. A few weeks each year, millions of wildebeests and zebras cross into the Serengeti, followed by hungry predators.

It is here that visitors witness animals repeating the historical journey of their ancestors. Wildebeests plunge into the Grumeti River, or herds charge across the Mara River on their expedition to fresh grazing and raising up their young.

Even the most novice of photographers can capture incredible footage of wildebeest herds stirring up clouds of dust, zebras with dizzying crowds of stripes, and their predators lurking in the shadows.

Nature repeating itself has never been so thrilling!

Even during the off-seasons, Serengeti National Park is an incredible adventure. Due to its size, we recommend at least three days to see everything. It is common to see major predators, such as leopards and cheetahs, and there is a good chance at observing all of the African Big Five animals within this park.

Either because time is unhurried in the Serengeti or the safari adventure reaches a climax, many of our clients report that their time in Serengeti National Park was the favorite of all. This must-see park is recommended on all our multi-day safari packages.

We highly recommend visiting Ngorongoro Conservation area on any multi-day safari in Tanzania. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Ngorongoro Crater is often called the ‘Pearl of a Tanzanian Safari’ and will greatly enrich any Northern circuit trip.

Why?

Because Ngorongoro Crater has the highest density of wild animals anywhere in Africa. Because the crater is a natural phenomenon; the largest volcanic caldera in the world - believed to be created by the eruption of a volcano that would have rivaled Mount Kilimanjaro in size. Because it offers the chance to see the Big Five, including the endangered black rhino. Because visitors can touch history at Olduvai Gorge. Because Maasai herders in traditional dress fearlessly walk goats where lions tread.

It is an ideal location for animal enthusiasts, history buffs, photographers and nature lovers.

There is something for everyone in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Most of our safari packages schedule a day in Ngorongoro Crater before continuing on to the Serengeti because of the convenient road connecting the two.

A safari in Lake Manyara National Park is a different experience in Tanzania than many of the traditional safaris parks. Lake-based, visitors see a huge number of birds and animals that depend on the water; such as the hippopotamus and flamingos. Indeed, Lake Manyara is the home to the largest flock of greater flamingos in all of Africa.

This park is a green paradise, offering the shelter of trees to hundreds of unique bird species, making it an ideal destination for ornithophiles.

Many acacia trees also attract the tallest mammal on earth: the gentle giraffe. Finally, this is the only location where one can see tree-climbing lions.

A visit to Lake Manyara National Park usually continues on to Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti for a multi-day safari package.

One of the most intriguing places in Tanzania, Lake Natron, is not far from Ngorongoro and Serengeti. It is made special by the proximity of Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano, which towers over the area. Those in good physical shape can attempt climbing it, but be ready for a challenge - the ascent is tough and demands a lot of dedication and stamina. However, if you take the risk, you will be rewarded with a magnificent African sunrise atop the active volcano!

The lake area itself offers a lot of activities. Here you can take a walk to Engare Sero waterfalls, make a visit to Ng’iro River or explore authentic local lifestyles in the neighbouring Maasai Bomas.

The main attraction, however, is Lake Natron, whose salty waters covered its shores with a pink-white crust.

From August till October the lake becomes a nesting place for thousands of pink flamingos, making it a special destination for wildlife photographers.

Ruaha National Park is a great place for everyone interested in epic hunting scenes. The high presence of feline predators earned a reputation for Ruaha as a place where the chances of spotting a lion, a leopard or a cheetah chasing their prey are among the highest of all parks. It is located in Central Tanzania, and if your schedule is tight, the best way to reach it is by air. Otherwise, it is often included in more extended safari packages.

These feline hunters are attracted to Ruaha by a large number of antelopes, with the largest population attributed to the Kudu. The researchers speculate that their concentration in Ruaha is the highest of all places in Africa.

The park is also densely inhabited by elephants (over 10,000), so everyone interested in these giants will find it interesting. Finally, with over 400 different species present here, Ruaha is a good place for African birdwatching.

Selous Game Reserve is one of the largest protected areas in Tanzania. The number of wild animals here is also astonishing - over 300,000 wildebeests and buffalos, about 30,000 elephants and many, many others. Apart from the large herds of mammals, Selous Game Reserve has sizeable populations of hippos and crocodiles. These animals live in multiple swamps scattered around the Rufiji river, the deepest and largest in Tanzania.

This park is hard to access by road from Arusha, a popular safari hub. Taking a flight with one of our partnered bush air carriers is much recommended - it is safe, convenient and fast.

The experiences there, however, are very rewarding - vast plains, mesmerizing sunrises and, most importantly, a small number of other tourists.

Besides, safari-goers interested in bird watching will not be disappointed - Selous is home to an impressive flock.

Popular Safari Routes in Tanzania

Safari itineraries focus on location within Tanzania. Schedules of parks to be visited are separated for ease of travel and consideration of time for travelers. They are categorized by Northern Circuit, Southern Zone and Western Area. By-far, the Northern Circuit is the most popular and will get the bulk of attention in this guide.

Arusha National Park

Home to Mount Meru but absent of major predators, this is one park that allows for walking safaris. Visitors can walk on the grasslands and step on the base of the second-highest mountain in Tanzania. Arusha National Park offers a sampling of major Tanzanian attractions with its own “Little Serengeti” and Ngurdoto Crater.

Lake Manyara National Park

The only park in which to view tree-climbing lions and one the best places for bird-watching. Lake Manyara is a green oasis even in the dry season and is a regular safe-haven for giraffes. This national park has a huge population of flamingos, making the lake look pink from afar.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Famous for the Ngorongoro Crater, this UNESCO Heritage Site offers a rich experience for photographers, nature-enthusiasts and history-buffs. The caldera has been humorously described as a giant, natural bowl full of animals. After the eruption of an enormous volcano, the caldera was formed and created a unique environment that now hosts the largest density of animals of the world. You are sure to see lions, zebras, wildebeests, gazelles and with a bit of luck, elephants and the endangered black rhino.

Serengeti National Park

A must for any northern-circuit experience, the Serengeti offers visitors wild Africa at its finest. Early mornings and picturesque sunsets allow travelers to capture footage of cheetahs and leopards, observe elands and impalas in nature. There is a good chance of seeing the Big Five of Africa; elephant, rhino, buffalo, leopard and lion in Serengeti National Park. This is also the prime location for witnessing the incredible and world-renown wildebeest migration.

Selous Game Reserve

Selous Game Reserve is the largest game reserve in all of Africa. Its size means the chance to see a great number of animals, including the nearly extinct black rhino in its natural habitat. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but it does not attract large numbers of visitors like Ngorongoro, therefore, a visit here will be more quiet and serene. There are few hotels in the area, but wonderful luxury tented camps for guests to enjoy an overnight or multi-day safari.

Mahale Mountains National park

Getting to Mahale Mountains National Park is an adventure in itself! This park is only accessible by bush plane or boat; you cannot enter by road. Chimpanzees are the main attraction of this park, with the special option of “chimp trekking” to observe them in the wild. There are also several water activities not available in other parks, such as snorkeling and kayaking on Lake Tanganyika. Guests also have the chance to climb the Mahale Mountains during their visit.

Ruaha National Park

Ruaha National Park is a unique park within Tanzania, home to the largest number of predators. It is estimated that 10% of all lions not only in Tanzania but all of Africa, reside in Ruaha. There are also massive numbers of buffalo and elephants in this park. One of the least-visited destinations in Africa, guests may feel they have the place to themselves! Those after a quiet, but wild adventure should consider Ruaha National Park.

Gombe Stream National Park

Gombe National Park is the famous former home of Jane Goodall as she researched the behavior of chimpanzees. To this day, visitors can experience her passion for respecting the environment and honoring wildlife, especially the intelligent chimpanzees within Gombe Stream National Park. This park has no roads and cannot be entered by vehicle; all guests must enter by boat, via nearby Kigoma.

Katavi National Park

For the traveler who wants to get off the beaten path, Katavi National Park offers a true wilderness safari. This massive park is the third-largest in Tanzania and is estimated to have as many animals as Ngorongoro. This park is very remote and is one of the least visited in all of Tanzania, but for this reason is it also significantly more expensive.

Tanzania Weather

While day-to-day weather anywhere is unpredictable, Tanzania’s seasons are well documented. Tourism has typically followed the dry seasons, making high season during the warm and dry spells and low season during the heavy rains.

January and February tend to be dry and very warm, with rains beginning around early April and continuing through June. July is often considered ‘winter’ as it is subjectively cold (many Europeans and North Americans comment that they find it pleasant, while Tanzanians don winter coats!).

September through November presents warmer, dry weather and there is often a short rainy season during December, with a mix of rain and sun.

No matter the time of year you visit it is advisable to come prepared with several layers: a light jacket and sweater, as well as sturdy walking sandals and closed shoes with a few pairs of socks. Several areas of Northern Tanzania, including Ngorongoro Highlands, are at higher elevations and mean cooler nights and chilly early mornings.

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Kilimanjaro International Airport(JRO) is the most popular tourist gateway in Tanzania. It is the best choice for Kilimanjaro trekkers because the mountain is located nearby.
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Best time to visit Tanzania

When is the best time to visit Tanzania? Ultimately, that is for you to decide. The two most popular times for safaris are from July to September and December through early March. The animals are plentiful and sometimes migrating during this time. The weather is usually beautiful - a bit cooler in July and August, and very warm in December to January - guests can anticipate sunny days and pleasant evenings. However, some tourists find the national parks crowded during this time and many other guests in lodges.

March through June and October to December have their appeal, as well; the wet season means a more private experience and everything is lush and green. The animals are usually active and found grazing on the long grass. The downfall to this time of year, however, is that some areas of parks are inaccessible because of heavy rains or deep mud.

Crime Level in Tanzania

Tanzania is a very peaceful and safe country within Africa, with lower crime rates than even some European countries. However, reasonable travel precautions should be considered; such as keeping your passport in a safe place, not wearing flashy jewelry and taking a taxi instead of public transportation.

If needed, there is a special police force for tourists who speak English and will take any concerns seriously. Rest assured, if you have an emergency or need help there is a team specially trained to assist tourists.

Medical

The risk of malaria is continually decreasing across urban areas in Tanzania. However, many tourists choose to come prepared with anti-malarial medications. Even if you accidentally forgot to fill your prescription before traveling, no worries! Many pharmacies here will accept and fill your prescription.

For other prescribed medication, we recommend bringing enough to cover the duration of your trip. All Altezza safari cars are outfitted with a full first-aid kit. Pain relief tablets for minor issues such as headaches are readily available in large towns like Moshi and Arusha.

Tanzania Sim Cards

Technology and communication are vital in our modern world. It is encouraged that you purchase a local SIM card for your own ease of communication. These universal cards are sure to fit almost any phone, but please note you should have your personal phone unlocked or buy an inexpensive travel phone.

The best providers are Airtel and Vodacom, their offices are easy to find and well-known. SIM cards and two week’s worth of phone minutes are very affordable (less than $15 USD total). You should be ready to provide fingerprints and your identification to set up a SIM card.

Children

Half of Tanzania’s population are children: Tanzania loves children! Your beautiful kids are most welcome on safari.

Many accommodations consider children’s needs and provide swimming pools, playrooms or toys for visiting children to utilize. Please mention in advance if you need a baby bed or chair for meals so that they can best accommodate you.

Diapers and wipes are also readily available in towns, but less easy to find in villages or near the national parks, so make sure to buy enough supplies for your safari.

Exchange/ATMS/Bank Cards

Many lodges and hotels will accept US dollars or Euros. Souvenir markets or other shops may request Tanzanian Shillings only. You can exchange money at banks, and their exchange rates are posted for your convenience. We do not recommend exchanging money anywhere except at a bank.

Do not exchange with an individual, as it is difficult to determine if the money is authentic or counterfeit.

Alternatively, most ATMs accept foreign cards and will provide Shillings, with an attached fee. It is recommended to notify your bank of your upcoming travels so that your card is not blocked, and confirm any foreign ATM fees. PINs should be 4 digits long to work in Tanzanian ATMs.

Finally, more and more businesses in Tanzania are accepting credit cards. Purchases such as genuine Tanzanite gemstones, dining at upscale restaurants and or shopping at large supermarkets might be easily handled with a credit card. Always inform your credit card company of your planned travels and ask about foreign transaction fees.

Tanzania Safari Cost

All payments in Tanzania are in USD only. The prices in RUB and EUR are given for informational purposes only.
All payments in Tanzania are in USD only. The prices in RUB and EUR are given for informational purposes only.

Our classic tariff is an ideal combination of price and quality. We have selected comfortable lodges right in savannah centers for an unforgettable experience. Each lodge offers a cozy room with breathtaking scenery and all the necessities, including Wi-Fi. Chef-inspired meals, prepared with fresh ingredients are sure to please both vegetarians and meat-lovers.

Our professional tour guides will tell you all about the wild world of Africa and lead you to some of the rarest animals on the continent! We are waiting for you in sunny Tanzania!

2-day Safari + 2 days IN HOTEL
1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax
Duiker
Safari tour "Duiker"
$2 183 $1 282 $1 088 $951 $901 Details
SAFARI IN NATIONAL PARKS: LAKE MANYARA AND NGORONGORO CRATER
Best safari in Tanzania for those who want to see the maximum number of animals in a short time. First you will visit Lake Manyara - a magnificent park, in which in the period from July to September flocks of flamingos gather for nesting. They spread across the surface of the lake like sea foam, making an image that will imprint in your memory forever. Ngorongoro almost needs no explanation - the crater is included in virtually all safari programs, because it is one of the most beautiful and populated parks and boasts its own ecosystem.
Klipspringer
Safari tour "Klipspringer"
$2 183 $1 282 $1 088 $951 $901 Details
2-DAY TANZANIA SAFARI IN NGORONGORO CRATER AND TARANGIRE
This short 2-day safari tour will impress fans of wild animals, such as lions, rhinos, wildebeests, and hippos., Travelers will also enjoy the most beautiful landscapes, as the Ngorongoro Crater can be compared to a few places on our planet. Tarangire National Park is called "Small Serengeti", and it perfectly complements this program. With all the richness of the tour it takes only a couple of days, so the popularity of this version of safari of Tanzania is quite justified. If you want to see the maximum number of animals for the minimum time, then this tour is for you.
Suni
Safari tour "Suni"
$1 729 $1 043 $921 $820 $791 Details
SAFARI IN NATIONAL PARKS: TARANGIRE AND LAKE MANYARA
This safari in Tanzania is perfect for those who want to see the most impressive African animals in a short time. These two national parks are situated near one another, meaning you won’t waste precious time driving between destinations. Lake Manyara is not only the habitat of a huge number of birds including hornbills, pelicans and storks but also the nesting grounds of colonies of pink flamingos. It is here that you can meet lions climbing trees and even secretive leopards. Tarangire is known for its high population  of elephants and the chance to spot predators along the river, stalking their prey.
Dik-Dik
Safari tour "Dik-Dik"
$2 222 $1 322 $1 128 $991 $941 Details
SAFARI IN NATIONAL PARKS: ARUSHA AND NGORONGORO CRATER
Different from others Tanzania safaris, this program includes a walking safari in Arusha National Park. Guests design their own walk in difficulty or duration and have the option to walk through a rainforest, step foot on the base on Mount Meru, pass through wild animals grazing along the open plains and end at the Tululusia waterfall. The following day, the safari continues in Ngorongoro Crater, the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site with the richest diversity of wild animals per square kilometer on earth. This quick trip allows guests a taste of Tanzania in just two days. You stay at a top-rated hotel in Arusha and a beautiful lodge near Ngorongoro. The safari is lead by an expert driver-guide, who is ready to share more in-depth knowledge about the African wildlife you’re sure to see on this safari.
2-day Safari + 2 days IN HOTEL
Duiker
Safari tour "Duiker"
1 pax
$2 183
2 pax
$1 282
3 pax
$1 088
4 pax
$951
5 pax
$901
Klipspringer
Safari tour "Klipspringer"
1 pax
$2 183
2 pax
$1 282
3 pax
$1 088
4 pax
$951
5 pax
$901
Suni
Safari tour "Suni"
1 pax
$1 729
2 pax
$1 043
3 pax
$921
4 pax
$820
5 pax
$791
Dik-Dik
Safari tour "Dik-Dik"
1 pax
$2 222
2 pax
$1 322
3 pax
$1 128
4 pax
$991
5 pax
$941
3-day Safari + 2 days IN HOTEL
1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax
Impala
Safari tour "Impala"
$2 955 $1 798 $1 541 $1 356 $1 290 Details
SAFARI IN NATIONAL PARKS: ARUSHA, TARANGIRE AND NGORONGORO CRATER
It's easy to plunge into the wild world of Africa, especially when you can walk past the plump zebras, restless buffalos and long-necked giraffes grazing in the 100 meters from you. Of course, you cannot come closer than 50 meters but every "naturalist" can sense this tremendous feeling of unity with nature of Africa. And this is just the first day provided by this wildlife safari in Africa. Next two equally interesting parks are waiting for you: Tarangire is well-known for elephants and baobabs and ancient Ngorongoro Crater in which there is a maximum density of animals per square kilometer.
Grants
Safari tour "Grants"
$3 233 $2 109 $1 841 $1 667 $1 594 Details
A unique option for adventure-seekers, this program includes tours of Tarangire and Ngorongoro Parks, as well as Lake Natron - a perfect option for travelers who want to visit the most diverse national parks in a short time. The landscape, flora and fauna of these places are very different from each other, so this tour will allow you to fully see the diversity of the African nature in just three days. Tarangire will introduce you to the wild Tarangire river, Ngorongoro will show you the most animals and the great savannahs, and then you will drive along the Great Rift Valley to reach the alkaline waters of Lake Natron and visit the active stratovolcano, Ol Doinyo Lengai.
Oribi
Safari tour "Oribi"
$2 867 $1 718 $1 459 $1 276 $1 209 Details
SAFARI IN NATIONAL PARKS: TARANGIRE, LAKE EYASI AND NGORONGORO CRATER
This Tanzanian safari has recently been included in our list of tours and uniquely offers tours to the rugged Lake Eyasi. The first day is spent in the majestic Tarangire National Park, where you have the chance to view ancient baobab trees and large herds of elephants. The following day you will study the local Hadzabe and Datooga tribes, residing in Lake Eyasi. An untouched culture, these tribes live according to ancient customs and traditions, hunting and gathering and living off the land. The third day is spent at the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO heritage site famous for its own ecosystem and endangered animals.

This itinerary is a perfect combination of price and quality; guests stay in comfortable lodges and hotels throughout the tour. A professional driver-guide will lead your trip through the African bush and be able to answer any questions about the unique African wildlife you will see on a safari in Tanzania.
Steenbok
Safari tour "Steenbok"
$2 875 $1 726 $1 467 $1 284 $1 217 Details
SAFARI IN NATIONAL PARKS: TARANGIRE, LAKE MANYARA AND NGORONGORO
This 3-day safari covers three top attractions in Northern Tanzania. While located near one another, each national park features unique aspects; incredible bird-sightings in Lake Manyara, including clouds of pink flamingos; mighty elephants in Tarangire National Park; and the endangered rhino in Ngorongoro. Across these three locations, you are sure to capture photos of the Big Five of Africa: elephant, buffalo, leopard, rhino and lion.

This safari itinerary is for travelers considering time and cost; guests spend two nights in comfortable lodges near the National Parks, and enjoy two nights at a top-rated hotel in Arusha town. Guests will be comfortable with available wifi, delicious meals and access to a swimming pool. A professional driver-guide with much experience in the African bush will lead your trip and provide deeper insight to the animals and scenery around you.
3-day Safari + 2 days IN HOTEL
Impala
Safari tour "Impala"
1 pax
$2 955
2 pax
$1 798
3 pax
$1 541
4 pax
$1 356
5 pax
$1 290
Grants
Safari tour "Grants"
1 pax
$3 233
2 pax
$2 109
3 pax
$1 841
4 pax
$1 667
5 pax
$1 594
Oribi
Safari tour "Oribi"
1 pax
$2 867
2 pax
$1 718
3 pax
$1 459
4 pax
$1 276
5 pax
$1 209
Steenbok
Safari tour "Steenbok"
1 pax
$2 875
2 pax
$1 726
3 pax
$1 467
4 pax
$1 284
5 pax
$1 217
4-day Safari + 2 days IN HOTEL
1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax
Topi
Safari tour "Topi"
$4 079 $2 638 $2 319 $2 079 $1 999 Details
SAFARI IN NATIONAL PARKS: TARANGIRE, NGORONGORO CRATER AND SERENGETI
The program is designed for a full four-day game drive, one day of which you will spend in the Tarangire, then in the Ngorongoro and two days in the Serengeti. Serengeti National Park is considered a treasure of the world's wildlife. The unique climatic conditions allow you to enjoy the incredible scenery, and you'll be able to see resting lions, the secretive leopard and graceful antelopes. The advantage of this itinerary is that it gives more chances to see the rare representatives of the African fauna: pythons, gemsboks, elands, servals, caracals, secretary birds, crocodiles, black rhinos and many others.
Bushbuck
Safari tour "Bushbuck"
$4 079 $2 638 $2 319 $2 079 $1 999 Details
SAFARI IN NATIONAL PARKS: LAKE MANYARA, SERENGETI AND NGORONGORO CRATER
This trip is ideal for the traveler who is short on time but wants to see the top parks in Northern Tanzania. The Bushbuck safari itinerary will take you to the pink flamingoes of Lake Manyara, the herds of wildebeest and zebra on the savannahs of the Serengeti, and drive into the majestic Ngorongoro Crater. You are sure to see the Big Five of Africa (Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard, Rhino and Lion), as well as many other animals and wildlife during this tour.

This itinerary is a perfect combination of price and quality; guests stay in comfortable lodges in Serengeti National Park. A professional driver-guide with much experience in the African bush will lead your trip and provide deeper insight to the animals and scenery around you.
Gerenuk
Safari tour "Gerenuk"
$4 453 $2 869 $2 457 $2 204 $2 090 Details
SAFARI IN NATIONAL PARKS: NGORONGORO CRATER AND SERENGETI
If you want to see the Great Migration of wildebeests, then you definitely need to visit the Serengeti valley. The migration takes place in Tanzania from October to the end of July, moving around the territory of the Serengeti in a clockwise direction and going off to Kenya for two months. But since most of the time wildebeests are still in Tanzania, we boldly recommend you to see this unique phenomenon. Besides, the tour begins with wonderful Ngorongoro Сrater, which is on the way to the Serengeti and serves as a gate toward the vast valley. Here is a world in which predators and herbivores coexist.
4-day Safari + 2 days IN HOTEL
Topi
Safari tour "Topi"
1 pax
$4 079
2 pax
$2 638
3 pax
$2 319
4 pax
$2 079
5 pax
$1 999
Bushbuck
Safari tour "Bushbuck"
1 pax
$4 079
2 pax
$2 638
3 pax
$2 319
4 pax
$2 079
5 pax
$1 999
Gerenuk
Safari tour "Gerenuk"
1 pax
$4 453
2 pax
$2 869
3 pax
$2 457
4 pax
$2 204
5 pax
$2 090
5-day Safari + 2 days IN HOTEL
1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax
Oryx
Safari tour "Oryx"
$4 686 $3 036 $2 646 $2 371 $2 270 Details
SAFARI IN NATIONAL PARKS: LAKE MANYARA, SERENGETI AND NGORONGORO CRATER
This action-packed 5-day Tanzania safari will give you a chance to see how Lake Manyara attracts numerous colonies of pink flamingos;  the daily life in the natural reservation of Ngorongoro Crater; and reveal the secrets of the vast savannahs of the Serengeti valley. You will surely see the Top Five most dangerous animals in Africa (elephant, buffalo, leopard, rhino and lion), as well as giraffes, hippos, cheetahs, zebras, ostriches, jackals, mongooses and many other species. But Africa This safari also provides a splendid adventure; the chance to see the Great MIgration of wildebeests in the Serengeti valley..
Hartebeest
Safari tour "Hartebeest"
$4 686 $3 036 $2 646 $2 371 $2 270 Details
SAFARI IN NATIONAL PARKS: TARANGIRE, NGORONGORO CRATER AND SERENGETI
The program is designed for a full five-day game drive, one day of which you will spend in the Tarangire, then in the Ngorongoro and three days in the Serengeti. Serengeti National Park is considered a treasure of the world's wildlife. The unique climatic conditions allow you to enjoy the incredible scenery, and you'll be able to see resting lions, the secretive leopard and graceful antelopes. The advantage of this itinerary is that it gives more chances to see the rare representatives of the African fauna: pythons, gemsboks, elands, servals, caracals, secretary birds, crocodiles, black rhinos and many others.
5-day Safari + 2 days IN HOTEL
Oryx
Safari tour "Oryx"
1 pax
$4 686
2 pax
$3 036
3 pax
$2 646
4 pax
$2 371
5 pax
$2 270
Hartebeest
Safari tour "Hartebeest"
1 pax
$4 686
2 pax
$3 036
3 pax
$2 646
4 pax
$2 371
5 pax
$2 270
6-day Safari + 2 days IN HOTEL
1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax
Kudu
Safari tour "Kudu"
$5 379 $3 480 $3 024 $2 704 $2 585 Details
SAFARI IN NATIONAL PARKS: TARANGIRE, LAKE MANYARA, NGORONGORO CRATER AND SERENGETI
This is a rich program that takes 6 days and includes a visit of all the most popular national parks in northern Tanzania. The itinerary starts at Tarangire rocky valley where giant baobabs grow, follows out to Lake Manyara, covered with thousands of pink flamingos. Continuing the route goes down to the volcanic crater of Ngorongoro, aged more than two million years, and completed by a three-day game drive through the vast expanses of the Serengeti. You will have an opportunity to collect by parts the full picture of the wild world of Tanzania.Your trip will lie through the tropical forests and semi deserts, filled with volcanic soil. Surely, these memories will stay with you forever.
6-day Safari + 2 days IN HOTEL
Kudu
Safari tour "Kudu"
1 pax
$5 379
2 pax
$3 480
3 pax
$3 024
4 pax
$2 704
5 pax
$2 585
7-day Safari + 2 days IN HOTEL
1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax
Eland
Safari tour "Eland"
$6 333 $4 212 $3 682 $3 323 $3 183 Details

SAFARI IN NATIONAL PARKS: TARANGIRE, LAKE MANYARA, NGORONGORO CRATER, SERENGETI AND LAKE NATRON
We can confidently say that this program was designed for a full 7 days and covers the most diverse and spectacular natural monuments of Northern Tanzania. On this tour, guests will visit Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, the majestic Serengeti valley, an active volcano Ol Doinyo Lengai and  survey the pink waters of Lake Natron. Guests experience different worlds in this spectacular trip: from semi-deserts to rainforests; active volcanoes to alkaline lakes. We are also certain it will be the experience of a life-time and a fabulous taste of Tanzania. 



7-day Safari + 2 days IN HOTEL
Eland
Safari tour "Eland"
1 pax
$6 333
2 pax
$4 212
3 pax
$3 682
4 pax
$3 323
5 pax
$3 183
Safari price includes:
  • Pick-up at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO);
  • Transfer to a hotel in Arusha and back to the airport;
  • Accommodation before and after safari (double rooms, breakfast included);
  • New SUV (2016-2019) Land Cruiser 4x4 with pop-up roof;
  • Experienced English-speaking safari guide;
  • 24/7 phone support;
  • All park fees;
  • All accommodation under your program;
  • Three meals per day on safari;
  • Bottled water and soft drinks throughout the tour;
  • Thermos with hot tea/coffee;
  • Medical kit;
  • Binocular (1 per SUV);
  • Wet wipes.
Safari price excludes:
  • Air tickets;
  • Visa fee;
  • Lunch and dinner in hotel (only before and after safari);
  • Insurance;
  • Tips to your safari guide ($30-50 per day per car).
All payments in Tanzania are in USD only. The prices in RUB and EUR are given for informational purposes only.

Luxury Tariff are higher category hotels located in the most interesting spots of the parks, be it the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, hills in the Serengeti valley or the foot of the Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano. In each of lodges you will be offered a cozy room equipped with all the necessary things including Wi-Fi. A large variety of food for meat lovers and vegetarians will not leave you indifferent!

Professional tour guide-driver will tell all about the wild world of Africa and will find for you the rarest animals of the continent! We are waiting for you in sunny Tanzania!

2-day Safari + 2 days IN HOTEL
1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax
Duiker
Safari tour "Duiker"
$2 527 $1 616 $1 426 $1 286 $1 238 Details
SAFARI IN NATIONAL PARKS: LAKE MANYARA AND NGORONGORO CRATER
Best safari in Tanzania for those who want to see the maximum number of animals in a short time. First you will visit Lake Manyara - a magnificent park, in which in the period from July to September flocks of flamingos gather for nesting. They spread across the surface of the lake like sea foam, making an image that will imprint in your memory forever. Ngorongoro almost needs no explanation - the crater is included in virtually all safari programs, because it is one of the most beautiful and populated parks and boasts its own ecosystem.
Klipspringer
Safari tour "Klipspringer"
$2 527 $1 616 $1 426 $1 286 $1 238 Details
2-DAY TANZANIA SAFARI IN NGORONGORO CRATER AND TARANGIRE
This short 2-day safari tour will impress fans of wild animals, such as lions, rhinos, wildebeests, and hippos., Travelers will also enjoy the most beautiful landscapes, as the Ngorongoro Crater can be compared to a few places on our planet. Tarangire National Park is called "Small Serengeti", and it perfectly complements this program. With all the richness of the tour it takes only a couple of days, so the popularity of this version of safari of Tanzania is quite justified. If you want to see the maximum number of animals for the minimum time, then this tour is for you.
Suni
Safari tour "Suni"
$1 864 $1 164 $1 047 $941 $915 Details
SAFARI IN NATIONAL PARKS: TARANGIRE AND LAKE MANYARA
This safari in Tanzania is perfect for those who want to see the most impressive African animals in a short time. These two national parks are situated near one another, meaning you won’t waste precious time driving between destinations. Lake Manyara is not only the habitat of a huge number of birds including hornbills, pelicans and storks but also the nesting grounds of colonies of pink flamingos. It is here that you can meet lions climbing trees and even secretive leopards. Tarangire is known for its high population  of elephants and the chance to spot predators along the river, stalking their prey.
Dik-Dik
Safari tour "Dik-Dik"
$2 357 $1 442 $1 254 $1 112 $1 065 Details
SAFARI IN NATIONAL PARKS: ARUSHA AND NGORONGORO CRATER
Different from others Tanzania safaris, this program includes a walking safari in Arusha National Park. Guests design their own walk in difficulty or duration and have the option to walk through a rainforest, step foot on the base on Mount Meru, pass through wild animals grazing along the open plains and end at the Tululusia waterfall. The following day, the safari continues in Ngorongoro Crater, the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site with the richest diversity of wild animals per square kilometer on earth. This quick trip allows guests a taste of Tanzania in just two days. You stay at a top-rated hotel in Arusha and a beautiful lodge near Ngorongoro. The safari is lead by an expert driver-guide, who is ready to share more in-depth knowledge about the African wildlife you’re sure to see on this safari.
2-day Safari + 2 days IN HOTEL
Duiker
Safari tour "Duiker"
1 pax
$2 527
2 pax
$1 616
3 pax
$1 426
4 pax
$1 286
5 pax
$1 238
Klipspringer
Safari tour "Klipspringer"
1 pax
$2 527
2 pax
$1 616
3 pax
$1 426
4 pax
$1 286
5 pax
$1 238
Suni
Safari tour "Suni"
1 pax
$1 864
2 pax
$1 164
3 pax
$1 047
4 pax
$941
5 pax
$915
Dik-Dik
Safari tour "Dik-Dik"
1 pax
$2 357
2 pax
$1 442
3 pax
$1 254
4 pax
$1 112
5 pax
$1 065
3-day Safari + 2 days IN HOTEL
1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax
Impala
Safari tour "Impala"
$3 506 $2 311 $2 067 $1 869 $1 811 Details
SAFARI IN NATIONAL PARKS: ARUSHA, TARANGIRE AND NGORONGORO CRATER
It's easy to plunge into the wild world of Africa, especially when you can walk past the plump zebras, restless buffalos and long-necked giraffes grazing in the 100 meters from you. Of course, you cannot come closer than 50 meters but every "naturalist" can sense this tremendous feeling of unity with nature of Africa. And this is just the first day provided by this wildlife safari in Africa. Next two equally interesting parks are waiting for you: Tarangire is well-known for elephants and baobabs and ancient Ngorongoro Crater in which there is a maximum density of animals per square kilometer.
Grants
Safari tour "Grants"
$3 577 $2 443 $2 179 $2 001 $1 931 Details
A unique option for adventure-seekers, this program includes tours of Tarangire and Ngorongoro Parks, as well as Lake Natron - a perfect option for travelers who want to visit the most diverse national parks in a short time. The landscape, flora and fauna of these places are very different from each other, so this tour will allow you to fully see the diversity of the African nature in just three days. Tarangire will introduce you to the wild Tarangire river, Ngorongoro will show you the most animals and the great savannahs, and then you will drive along the Great Rift Valley to reach the alkaline waters of Lake Natron and visit the active stratovolcano, Ol Doinyo Lengai.
Oribi
Safari tour "Oribi"
$3 319 $2 120 $1 877 $1 678 $1 620 Details
SAFARI IN NATIONAL PARKS: TARANGIRE, LAKE EYASI AND NGORONGORO CRATER
This Tanzanian safari has recently been included in our list of tours and uniquely offers tours to the rugged Lake Eyasi. The first day is spent in the majestic Tarangire National Park, where you have the chance to view ancient baobab trees and large herds of elephants. The following day you will study the local Hadzabe and Datooga tribes, residing in Lake Eyasi. An untouched culture, these tribes live according to ancient customs and traditions, hunting and gathering and living off the land. The third day is spent at the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO heritage site famous for its own ecosystem and endangered animals.

This itinerary is a perfect combination of price and quality; guests stay in comfortable lodges and hotels throughout the tour. A professional driver-guide will lead your trip through the African bush and be able to answer any questions about the unique African wildlife you will see on a safari in Tanzania.
Steenbok
Safari tour "Steenbok"
$3 327 $2 128 $1 885 $1 686 $1 628 Details
SAFARI IN NATIONAL PARKS: TARANGIRE, LAKE MANYARA AND NGORONGORO
This 3-day safari covers three top attractions in Northern Tanzania. While located near one another, each national park features unique aspects; incredible bird-sightings in Lake Manyara, including clouds of pink flamingos; mighty elephants in Tarangire National Park; and the endangered rhino in Ngorongoro. Across these three locations, you are sure to capture photos of the Big Five of Africa: elephant, buffalo, leopard, rhino and lion.

This safari itinerary is for travelers considering time and cost; guests spend two nights in comfortable lodges near the National Parks, and enjoy two nights at a top-rated hotel in Arusha town. Guests will be comfortable with available wifi, delicious meals and access to a swimming pool. A professional driver-guide with much experience in the African bush will lead your trip and provide deeper insight to the animals and scenery around you.
3-day Safari + 2 days IN HOTEL
Impala
Safari tour "Impala"
1 pax
$3 506
2 pax
$2 311
3 pax
$2 067
4 pax
$1 869
5 pax
$1 811
Grants
Safari tour "Grants"
1 pax
$3 577
2 pax
$2 443
3 pax
$2 179
4 pax
$2 001
5 pax
$1 931
Oribi
Safari tour "Oribi"
1 pax
$3 319
2 pax
$2 120
3 pax
$1 877
4 pax
$1 678
5 pax
$1 620
Steenbok
Safari tour "Steenbok"
1 pax
$3 327
2 pax
$2 128
3 pax
$1 885
4 pax
$1 686
5 pax
$1 628
4-day Safari + 2 days IN HOTEL
1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax
Topi
Safari tour "Topi"
$4 943 $3 367 $3 101 $2 813 $2 765 Details
SAFARI IN NATIONAL PARKS: TARANGIRE, NGORONGORO CRATER AND SERENGETI
The program is designed for a full four-day game drive, one day of which you will spend in the Tarangire, then in the Ngorongoro and two days in the Serengeti. Serengeti National Park is considered a treasure of the world's wildlife. The unique climatic conditions allow you to enjoy the incredible scenery, and you'll be able to see resting lions, the secretive leopard and graceful antelopes. The advantage of this itinerary is that it gives more chances to see the rare representatives of the African fauna: pythons, gemsboks, elands, servals, caracals, secretary birds, crocodiles, black rhinos and many others.
Bushbuck
Safari tour "Bushbuck"
$4 943 $3 367 $3 101 $2 813 $2 765 Details
SAFARI IN NATIONAL PARKS: LAKE MANYARA, SERENGETI AND NGORONGORO CRATER
This trip is ideal for the traveler who is short on time but wants to see the top parks in Northern Tanzania. The Bushbuck safari itinerary will take you to the pink flamingoes of Lake Manyara, the herds of wildebeest and zebra on the savannahs of the Serengeti, and drive into the majestic Ngorongoro Crater. You are sure to see the Big Five of Africa (Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard, Rhino and Lion), as well as many other animals and wildlife during this tour.

This itinerary is a perfect combination of price and quality; guests stay in comfortable lodges in Serengeti National Park. A professional driver-guide with much experience in the African bush will lead your trip and provide deeper insight to the animals and scenery around you.
Gerenuk
Safari tour "Gerenuk"
$5 647 $3 787 $3 468 $3 122 $3 063 Details
SAFARI IN NATIONAL PARKS: NGORONGORO CRATER AND SERENGETI
If you want to see the Great Migration of wildebeests, then you definitely need to visit the Serengeti valley. The migration takes place in Tanzania from October to the end of July, moving around the territory of the Serengeti in a clockwise direction and going off to Kenya for two months. But since most of the time wildebeests are still in Tanzania, we boldly recommend you to see this unique phenomenon. Besides, the tour begins with wonderful Ngorongoro Сrater, which is on the way to the Serengeti and serves as a gate toward the vast valley. Here is a world in which predators and herbivores coexist.
4-day Safari + 2 days IN HOTEL
Topi
Safari tour "Topi"
1 pax
$4 943
2 pax
$3 367
3 pax
$3 101
4 pax
$2 813
5 pax
$2 765
Bushbuck
Safari tour "Bushbuck"
1 pax
$4 943
2 pax
$3 367
3 pax
$3 101
4 pax
$2 813
5 pax
$2 765
Gerenuk
Safari tour "Gerenuk"
1 pax
$5 647
2 pax
$3 787
3 pax
$3 468
4 pax
$3 122
5 pax
$3 063
5-day Safari + 2 days IN HOTEL
1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax
Oryx
Safari tour "Oryx"
$6 104 $4 194 $3 891 $3 529 $3 480 Details
SAFARI IN NATIONAL PARKS: LAKE MANYARA, SERENGETI AND NGORONGORO CRATER
This action-packed 5-day Tanzania safari will give you a chance to see how Lake Manyara attracts numerous colonies of pink flamingos;  the daily life in the natural reservation of Ngorongoro Crater; and reveal the secrets of the vast savannahs of the Serengeti valley. You will surely see the Top Five most dangerous animals in Africa (elephant, buffalo, leopard, rhino and lion), as well as giraffes, hippos, cheetahs, zebras, ostriches, jackals, mongooses and many other species. But Africa This safari also provides a splendid adventure; the chance to see the Great MIgration of wildebeests in the Serengeti valley..
Hartebeest
Safari tour "Hartebeest"
$6 104 $4 194 $3 891 $3 529 $3 480 Details
SAFARI IN NATIONAL PARKS: TARANGIRE, NGORONGORO CRATER AND SERENGETI
The program is designed for a full five-day game drive, one day of which you will spend in the Tarangire, then in the Ngorongoro and three days in the Serengeti. Serengeti National Park is considered a treasure of the world's wildlife. The unique climatic conditions allow you to enjoy the incredible scenery, and you'll be able to see resting lions, the secretive leopard and graceful antelopes. The advantage of this itinerary is that it gives more chances to see the rare representatives of the African fauna: pythons, gemsboks, elands, servals, caracals, secretary birds, crocodiles, black rhinos and many others.
5-day Safari + 2 days IN HOTEL
Oryx
Safari tour "Oryx"
1 pax
$6 104
2 pax
$4 194
3 pax
$3 891
4 pax
$3 529
5 pax
$3 480
Hartebeest
Safari tour "Hartebeest"
1 pax
$6 104
2 pax
$4 194
3 pax
$3 891
4 pax
$3 529
5 pax
$3 480
6-day Safari + 2 days IN HOTEL
1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax
Kudu
Safari tour "Kudu"
$6 904 $4 706 $4 350 $3 929 $3 871 Details
SAFARI IN NATIONAL PARKS: TARANGIRE, LAKE MANYARA, NGORONGORO CRATER AND SERENGETI
This is a rich program that takes 6 days and includes a visit of all the most popular national parks in northern Tanzania. The itinerary starts at Tarangire rocky valley where giant baobabs grow, follows out to Lake Manyara, covered with thousands of pink flamingos. Continuing the route goes down to the volcanic crater of Ngorongoro, aged more than two million years, and completed by a three-day game drive through the vast expanses of the Serengeti. You will have an opportunity to collect by parts the full picture of the wild world of Tanzania.Your trip will lie through the tropical forests and semi deserts, filled with volcanic soil. Surely, these memories will stay with you forever.
6-day Safari + 2 days IN HOTEL
Kudu
Safari tour "Kudu"
1 pax
$6 904
2 pax
$4 706
3 pax
$4 350
4 pax
$3 929
5 pax
$3 871
7-day Safari + 2 days IN HOTEL
1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax
Eland
Safari tour "Eland"
$7 859 $5 437 $5 007 $4 549 $4 469 Details

SAFARI IN NATIONAL PARKS: TARANGIRE, LAKE MANYARA, NGORONGORO CRATER, SERENGETI AND LAKE NATRON
We can confidently say that this program was designed for a full 7 days and covers the most diverse and spectacular natural monuments of Northern Tanzania. On this tour, guests will visit Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, the majestic Serengeti valley, an active volcano Ol Doinyo Lengai and  survey the pink waters of Lake Natron. Guests experience different worlds in this spectacular trip: from semi-deserts to rainforests; active volcanoes to alkaline lakes. We are also certain it will be the experience of a life-time and a fabulous taste of Tanzania. 



7-day Safari + 2 days IN HOTEL
Eland
Safari tour "Eland"
1 pax
$7 859
2 pax
$5 437
3 pax
$5 007
4 pax
$4 549
5 pax
$4 469
Safari price includes:
  • Pick-up at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO);
  • Transfer to a hotel in Arusha and back to airport;
  • Accommodation before and after safari in luxury hotels (double rooms, breakfast included);
  • New SUV (2016-2019) Land Cruiser 4x4 with pop-up roof;
  • Experienced English-speaking safari guide;
  • 24/7 phone support;
  • All park fees;
  • All luxury accommodation under your program;
  • Three meals per day on safari;
  • Bottled water and soft drinks throughout the tour;
  • Thermos with hot tea/coffee;
  • Medical kit;
  • Binocular (1 per SUV);
  • Wet wipes.
Safari price excludes:
  • Air tickets;
  • Visa fee;
  • Lunch and dinner in hotel (only before and after safari);
  • Insurance;
  • Tips to your safari guide ($30-50 per day per car).
All payments in Tanzania are in USD only. The prices in RUB and EUR are given for informational purposes only.

Premium Tariff is the maximum level of service. We have selected the best lodges of Four Season, Elewana, andBeyond and Nomad Hotels networks. Your vacation will be truly spectacular because the combination of a comfortable car with a professional safari guide, best lodges in the heart of the savannah and of course a diversity of the animal world will satisfy even the most experienced travelers.

If you are interested in customized safari program created specifically for you - write to us about all your preferences and during the day we will find the best option of rest. We can offer charter flights around the Mount Kilimanjaro and Lengai volcano with the famous red Lake Natron, flying in a balloon above the Serengeti valley or hiking with chimpanzees on the shores of the deepest lake of Africa - Tanganyika. We know all the most interesting in Tanzania!

2-day Safari + 2 days IN HOTEL
1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax
Duiker
Safari tour "Duiker"
$5 788 $4 097 $4 131 $3 742 $3 833 Details
SAFARI IN NATIONAL PARKS: LAKE MANYARA AND NGORONGORO CRATER
Best safari in Tanzania for those who want to see the maximum number of animals in a short time. First you will visit Lake Manyara - a magnificent park, in which in the period from July to September flocks of flamingos gather for nesting. They spread across the surface of the lake like sea foam, making an image that will imprint in your memory forever. Ngorongoro almost needs no explanation - the crater is included in virtually all safari programs, because it is one of the most beautiful and populated parks and boasts its own ecosystem.
Klipspringer
Safari tour "Klipspringer"
$5 788 $4 097 $4 131 $3 742 $3 833 Details
2-DAY TANZANIA SAFARI IN NGORONGORO CRATER AND TARANGIRE
This short 2-day safari tour will impress fans of wild animals, such as lions, rhinos, wildebeests, and hippos., Travelers will also enjoy the most beautiful landscapes, as the Ngorongoro Crater can be compared to a few places on our planet. Tarangire National Park is called "Small Serengeti", and it perfectly complements this program. With all the richness of the tour it takes only a couple of days, so the popularity of this version of safari of Tanzania is quite justified. If you want to see the maximum number of animals for the minimum time, then this tour is for you.
Suni
Safari tour "Suni"
$3 749 $2 807 $2 744 $2 567 $2 578 Details
SAFARI IN NATIONAL PARKS: TARANGIRE AND LAKE MANYARA
This safari in Tanzania is perfect for those who want to see the most impressive African animals in a short time. These two national parks are situated near one another, meaning you won’t waste precious time driving between destinations. Lake Manyara is not only the habitat of a huge number of birds including hornbills, pelicans and storks but also the nesting grounds of colonies of pink flamingos. It is here that you can meet lions climbing trees and even secretive leopards. Tarangire is known for its high population  of elephants and the chance to spot predators along the river, stalking their prey.
Dik-Dik
Safari tour "Dik-Dik"
$4 279 $3 106 $2 967 $2 751 $2 739 Details
SAFARI IN NATIONAL PARKS: ARUSHA AND NGORONGORO CRATER
Different from others Tanzania safaris, this program includes a walking safari in Arusha National Park. Guests design their own walk in difficulty or duration and have the option to walk through a rainforest, step foot on the base on Mount Meru, pass through wild animals grazing along the open plains and end at the Tululusia waterfall. The following day, the safari continues in Ngorongoro Crater, the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site with the richest diversity of wild animals per square kilometer on earth. This quick trip allows guests a taste of Tanzania in just two days. You stay at a top-rated hotel in Arusha and a beautiful lodge near Ngorongoro. The safari is lead by an expert driver-guide, who is ready to share more in-depth knowledge about the African wildlife you’re sure to see on this safari.
2-day Safari + 2 days IN HOTEL
Duiker
Safari tour "Duiker"
1 pax
$5 788
2 pax
$4 097
3 pax
$4 131
4 pax
$3 742
5 pax
$3 833
Klipspringer
Safari tour "Klipspringer"
1 pax
$5 788
2 pax
$4 097
3 pax
$4 131
4 pax
$3 742
5 pax
$3 833
Suni
Safari tour "Suni"
1 pax
$3 749
2 pax
$2 807
3 pax
$2 744
4 pax
$2 567
5 pax
$2 578
Dik-Dik
Safari tour "Dik-Dik"
1 pax
$4 279
2 pax
$3 106
3 pax
$2 967
4 pax
$2 751
5 pax
$2 739
3-day Safari + 2 days IN HOTEL
1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax
Impala
Safari tour "Impala"
$7 847 $5 462 $5 567 $4 987 $5 145 Details
SAFARI IN NATIONAL PARKS: ARUSHA, TARANGIRE AND NGORONGORO CRATER
It's easy to plunge into the wild world of Africa, especially when you can walk past the plump zebras, restless buffalos and long-necked giraffes grazing in the 100 meters from you. Of course, you cannot come closer than 50 meters but every "naturalist" can sense this tremendous feeling of unity with nature of Africa. And this is just the first day provided by this wildlife safari in Africa. Next two equally interesting parks are waiting for you: Tarangire is well-known for elephants and baobabs and ancient Ngorongoro Crater in which there is a maximum density of animals per square kilometer.
Grants
Safari tour "Grants"
$6 916 $4 986 $4 939 $4 511 $4 578 Details
A unique option for adventure-seekers, this program includes tours of Tarangire and Ngorongoro Parks, as well as Lake Natron - a perfect option for travelers who want to visit the most diverse national parks in a short time. The landscape, flora and fauna of these places are very different from each other, so this tour will allow you to fully see the diversity of the African nature in just three days. Tarangire will introduce you to the wild Tarangire river, Ngorongoro will show you the most animals and the great savannahs, and then you will drive along the Great Rift Valley to reach the alkaline waters of Lake Natron and visit the active stratovolcano, Ol Doinyo Lengai.
Oribi
Safari tour "Oribi"
$7 586 $5 279 $5 358 $4 804 $4 946 Details
SAFARI IN NATIONAL PARKS: TARANGIRE, LAKE EYASI AND NGORONGORO CRATER
This Tanzanian safari has recently been included in our list of tours and uniquely offers tours to the rugged Lake Eyasi. The first day is spent in the majestic Tarangire National Park, where you have the chance to view ancient baobab trees and large herds of elephants. The following day you will study the local Hadzabe and Datooga tribes, residing in Lake Eyasi. An untouched culture, these tribes live according to ancient customs and traditions, hunting and gathering and living off the land. The third day is spent at the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO heritage site famous for its own ecosystem and endangered animals.

This itinerary is a perfect combination of price and quality; guests stay in comfortable lodges and hotels throughout the tour. A professional driver-guide will lead your trip through the African bush and be able to answer any questions about the unique African wildlife you will see on a safari in Tanzania.
Steenbok
Safari tour "Steenbok"
$7 595 $5 287 $5 366 $4 812 $4 955 Details
SAFARI IN NATIONAL PARKS: TARANGIRE, LAKE MANYARA AND NGORONGORO
This 3-day safari covers three top attractions in Northern Tanzania. While located near one another, each national park features unique aspects; incredible bird-sightings in Lake Manyara, including clouds of pink flamingos; mighty elephants in Tarangire National Park; and the endangered rhino in Ngorongoro. Across these three locations, you are sure to capture photos of the Big Five of Africa: elephant, buffalo, leopard, rhino and lion.

This safari itinerary is for travelers considering time and cost; guests spend two nights in comfortable lodges near the National Parks, and enjoy two nights at a top-rated hotel in Arusha town. Guests will be comfortable with available wifi, delicious meals and access to a swimming pool. A professional driver-guide with much experience in the African bush will lead your trip and provide deeper insight to the animals and scenery around you.
3-day Safari + 2 days IN HOTEL
Impala
Safari tour "Impala"
1 pax
$7 847
2 pax
$5 462
3 pax
$5 567
4 pax
$4 987
5 pax
$5 145
Grants
Safari tour "Grants"
1 pax
$6 916
2 pax
$4 986
3 pax
$4 939
4 pax
$4 511
5 pax
$4 578
Oribi
Safari tour "Oribi"
1 pax
$7 586
2 pax
$5 279
3 pax
$5 358
4 pax
$4 804
5 pax
$4 946
Steenbok
Safari tour "Steenbok"
1 pax
$7 595
2 pax
$5 287
3 pax
$5 366
4 pax
$4 812
5 pax
$4 955
4-day Safari + 2 days IN HOTEL
1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax
Topi
Safari tour "Topi"
$9 950 $6 837 $7 025 $6 243 $6 474 Details
SAFARI IN NATIONAL PARKS: TARANGIRE, NGORONGORO CRATER AND SERENGETI
The program is designed for a full four-day game drive, one day of which you will spend in the Tarangire, then in the Ngorongoro and two days in the Serengeti. Serengeti National Park is considered a treasure of the world's wildlife. The unique climatic conditions allow you to enjoy the incredible scenery, and you'll be able to see resting lions, the secretive leopard and graceful antelopes. The advantage of this itinerary is that it gives more chances to see the rare representatives of the African fauna: pythons, gemsboks, elands, servals, caracals, secretary birds, crocodiles, black rhinos and many others.
Bushbuck
Safari tour "Bushbuck"
$9 950 $6 837 $7 025 $6 243 $6 474 Details
SAFARI IN NATIONAL PARKS: LAKE MANYARA, SERENGETI AND NGORONGORO CRATER
This trip is ideal for the traveler who is short on time but wants to see the top parks in Northern Tanzania. The Bushbuck safari itinerary will take you to the pink flamingoes of Lake Manyara, the herds of wildebeest and zebra on the savannahs of the Serengeti, and drive into the majestic Ngorongoro Crater. You are sure to see the Big Five of Africa (Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard, Rhino and Lion), as well as many other animals and wildlife during this tour.

This itinerary is a perfect combination of price and quality; guests stay in comfortable lodges in Serengeti National Park. A professional driver-guide with much experience in the African bush will lead your trip and provide deeper insight to the animals and scenery around you.
Gerenuk
Safari tour "Gerenuk"
$9 762 $6 457 $6 549 $5 742 $5 940 Details
SAFARI IN NATIONAL PARKS: NGORONGORO CRATER AND SERENGETI
If you want to see the Great Migration of wildebeests, then you definitely need to visit the Serengeti valley. The migration takes place in Tanzania from October to the end of July, moving around the territory of the Serengeti in a clockwise direction and going off to Kenya for two months. But since most of the time wildebeests are still in Tanzania, we boldly recommend you to see this unique phenomenon. Besides, the tour begins with wonderful Ngorongoro Сrater, which is on the way to the Serengeti and serves as a gate toward the vast valley. Here is a world in which predators and herbivores coexist.
4-day Safari + 2 days IN HOTEL
Topi
Safari tour "Topi"
1 pax
$9 950
2 pax
$6 837
3 pax
$7 025
4 pax
$6 243
5 pax
$6 474
Bushbuck
Safari tour "Bushbuck"
1 pax
$9 950
2 pax
$6 837
3 pax
$7 025
4 pax
$6 243
5 pax
$6 474
Gerenuk
Safari tour "Gerenuk"
1 pax
$9 762
2 pax
$6 457
3 pax
$6 549
4 pax
$5 742
5 pax
$5 940
5-day Safari + 2 days IN HOTEL
1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax
Oryx
Safari tour "Oryx"
$11 979 $8 156 $8 421 $7 442 $7 744 Details
SAFARI IN NATIONAL PARKS: LAKE MANYARA, SERENGETI AND NGORONGORO CRATER
This action-packed 5-day Tanzania safari will give you a chance to see how Lake Manyara attracts numerous colonies of pink flamingos;  the daily life in the natural reservation of Ngorongoro Crater; and reveal the secrets of the vast savannahs of the Serengeti valley. You will surely see the Top Five most dangerous animals in Africa (elephant, buffalo, leopard, rhino and lion), as well as giraffes, hippos, cheetahs, zebras, ostriches, jackals, mongooses and many other species. But Africa This safari also provides a splendid adventure; the chance to see the Great MIgration of wildebeests in the Serengeti valley..
Hartebeest
Safari tour "Hartebeest"
$11 979 $8 156 $8 421 $7 442 $7 744 Details
SAFARI IN NATIONAL PARKS: TARANGIRE, NGORONGORO CRATER AND SERENGETI
The program is designed for a full five-day game drive, one day of which you will spend in the Tarangire, then in the Ngorongoro and three days in the Serengeti. Serengeti National Park is considered a treasure of the world's wildlife. The unique climatic conditions allow you to enjoy the incredible scenery, and you'll be able to see resting lions, the secretive leopard and graceful antelopes. The advantage of this itinerary is that it gives more chances to see the rare representatives of the African fauna: pythons, gemsboks, elands, servals, caracals, secretary birds, crocodiles, black rhinos and many others.
5-day Safari + 2 days IN HOTEL
Oryx
Safari tour "Oryx"
1 pax
$11 979
2 pax
$8 156
3 pax
$8 421
4 pax
$7 442
5 pax
$7 744
Hartebeest
Safari tour "Hartebeest"
1 pax
$11 979
2 pax
$8 156
3 pax
$8 421
4 pax
$7 442
5 pax
$7 744
6-day Safari + 2 days IN HOTEL
1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax
Kudu
Safari tour "Kudu"
$13 786 $9 346 $9 657 $8 512 $8 865 Details
SAFARI IN NATIONAL PARKS: TARANGIRE, LAKE MANYARA, NGORONGORO CRATER AND SERENGETI
This is a rich program that takes 6 days and includes a visit of all the most popular national parks in northern Tanzania. The itinerary starts at Tarangire rocky valley where giant baobabs grow, follows out to Lake Manyara, covered with thousands of pink flamingos. Continuing the route goes down to the volcanic crater of Ngorongoro, aged more than two million years, and completed by a three-day game drive through the vast expanses of the Serengeti. You will have an opportunity to collect by parts the full picture of the wild world of Tanzania.Your trip will lie through the tropical forests and semi deserts, filled with volcanic soil. Surely, these memories will stay with you forever.
6-day Safari + 2 days IN HOTEL
Kudu
Safari tour "Kudu"
1 pax
$13 786
2 pax
$9 346
3 pax
$9 657
4 pax
$8 512
5 pax
$8 865
7-day Safari + 2 days IN HOTEL
1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax
Eland
Safari tour "Eland"
$14 811 $10 132 $10 363 $9 178 $9 507 Details

SAFARI IN NATIONAL PARKS: TARANGIRE, LAKE MANYARA, NGORONGORO CRATER, SERENGETI AND LAKE NATRON
We can confidently say that this program was designed for a full 7 days and covers the most diverse and spectacular natural monuments of Northern Tanzania. On this tour, guests will visit Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, the majestic Serengeti valley, an active volcano Ol Doinyo Lengai and  survey the pink waters of Lake Natron. Guests experience different worlds in this spectacular trip: from semi-deserts to rainforests; active volcanoes to alkaline lakes. We are also certain it will be the experience of a life-time and a fabulous taste of Tanzania. 



7-day Safari + 2 days IN HOTEL
Eland
Safari tour "Eland"
1 pax
$14 811
2 pax
$10 132
3 pax
$10 363
4 pax
$9 178
5 pax
$9 507
Safari price includes:
  • Pick-up at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO);
  • Transfer to a hotel in Arusha and back to airport;
  • Accommodation before and after safari in a VIP hotel (double rooms, breakfast included);
  • New SUV (2016-2019) Land Cruiser 4x4 with pop-up roof, equipped with refrigerators, photo/video chargers and ergonomic seats;
  • Experienced English-speaking safari guide;
  • 24/7 phone support;
  • All park fees;
  • All accommodation in VIP safari lodges under your program;
  • Three meals per day on safari;
  • Bottled water and soft drinks throughout the tour;
  • Thermos with hot tea/coffee;
  • Insurance;
  • Medical kit;
  • Binocular (1 per SUV);
  • Wet wipes
Safari price excludes:
  • Air tickets;
  • Visa fee;
  • Tips to your safari guide ($30-50 per day per car).

Accommodation in Tanzania

Luxury lodges
Tanzania lodges are what a discerning traveller is looking for. Here you will find whatever is needed to complement your experiences in the wild - infinity swimming pools, nice restaurants, caring staff and comfortable rooms. Most of the lodges have special water holes for attracting wildlife. You will be able to watch elephants, buffalos, lions and other game right from your terrace!
Tented camps
Tented camps are for those who want to explore the remotest areas of Tanzania national parks. Though you will be living in tents, we wager that it will be the most comfortable ones in the world. There you will find comfortable, spacious king-size beds, hot water, restaurant with diverse cuisine, professional staff and incredibly picturesque locations. It is these camps that make Tanzania safari experiences so special!

Food and Drink

Tanzanian food is a fusion of tropical flavors and spices, such as rice cooked with cinnamon or fish poached in coconut milk. In Arusha and Moshi towns there are a wealth restaurants and cafes to visit for a meal or just a light snack. These quality establishments offer dishes with a Tanzanian spin on international favorites, such as pizza with fresh pineapple, or traditional meals like roasted chicken and rice, or banana stew.

A safari in Tanzania is sure to be enhanced by experiencing different foods and interacting with local Tanzanians in their everyday life. Many restaurants feature local artists’ paintings and some have evenings with live music, for another layer of Tanzanian culture.

Lunches while on a game drive are usually packed lunch boxes - but don’t get the idea that just because the mid-day meal is to-go that it is somehow lacking. These boxes are often full of homemade items, including fresh bread, delicious fried chicken, fresh fruits and a sweet treat. With vegetarian options and dietary considerations, these boxes are sure to please all palates and be more than enough food to satisfy even the hungriest in a group.

Tipping
Like most tourism locations in the world, tipping is customary for hospitality-related services in Tanzania. While not mandatory, tipping is always appreciated and encourages guides and staff for a job well done. For waitstaff and hotel services, it is customary to give a small amount based on the number of people served. On the other hand, for safari tours and adventure programs, consider the number of days or overall time provided by a guide or cook for a reasonable tip at the end of a tour. Your satisfaction with the service is the leading factor in determining a tip.

Vaccinations

The current regulations in Tanzania mandate that all visitors to Tanzania should present a certificate of vaccination for Yellow Fever if entering from a country with risk. The full list of Yellow-Fever Risk countries is available on the WHO website.

We recommend consulting with your doctor before traveling to Tanzania, in case your doctor has further recommendations for travel vaccines.

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Clothing for safari

A fleece jacket
Tanzania can be chilly, even during the warm season. Many travelers prefer a fleece jacket or light layer for mornings and evenings.
A long-sleeved shirt
A long-sleeved shirt is a good idea for protection against sun and if you drive through an area with tsetse flies or numerous mosquitoes.
Safari hat
Tanzania’s sun is on the equator and its strong rays can bun in a short period of time: pack a broad-brim hat to protect against the sun.
Footwear
Light closed-toed shoes are recommended for protecting your feet when walking in tall grasses while on safari. Shoes can protect against the sharp needles of acacia trees as well as insects (or in the rare event, snakes). Consider the time of year traveling and choose light shoes for warm weather and sturdy boots that can withstand a little water or mud for the rainy season. Remember, you will be in a safari vehicle for a majority of the game drive.

If you are considering a walking itinerary or traveling during a wet season it is recommended to bring sturdy boots and several pairs of socks.

Sandals or light flip-flops are useful when in your lodge, or if you travel to Zanzibar at the end of your trip.
Pants or shorts
While it is often joked about that travelers attend safari in khaki-colored clothes, there is a good reason! Khaki, green and beige are natural colors and help travelers blend in with the environment, especially while on a walking safari. Further, the dust of the savannah is unnoticeable on these clothes and many people remark they feel cooler under the African sun in these colors.

We recommend bringing light-weight khaki-colored pants or shorts for your safari.
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What to Pack for Safari

Apart from a set of safari clothes, your packing list should also include:

  • Swimsuit (many lodges and hotels have swimming pools)
  • Mosquito repellent (but is also available to purchase on-location in Tanzania)
  • An adapter for electronics - Tanzania uses the three-pronged UK plugs
  • Sunscreen and lip balm (possible to buy in Tz)
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • A flashlight or headlamp with batteries
  • Camera and spare batteries

Rules and Regulations

The common prohibitions in Tanzania include:

It is illegal to sunbathe topless or nude;
It is illegal to urinate in public;
It is not allowed to have pornographic materials in your possession, including electronic videos or images on your devices;
It is not allowed to drink alcohol under the age of 18 years, or to consume alcohol before the time of 12:00 noon;
The buying, selling, and use of drugs is illegal (including marijuana or khat);
It is prohibited to speak on a cellular phone while inside of a bank;
It is forbidden to take plants, animals, seeds, minerals, archaeological finds, corals, ivory, or sea turtle shells out of the country Tanzania;
Without prior authorization, you should not photograph the President or certain public facilities such as military bases, airports, bridges, police stations, etc.
Safari vehicles must drive on permitted roads only in national parks, and never through grass, and there are speed limitations when driving in parks.

Refusal to adhere can result in a monetary fine or more serious repercussions. Please respect the Tanzanian laws.

Interesting facts about Tanzania

Kilimanjaro is not only the highest mountain in Africa but the highest free-standing mountain in the world
The active volcano Ol Donyo Lengai is the only known volcano to spew carbonatite lava, considered by scientists to be a ‘cold lava’ and is black or dark brown when the volcano is at rest
Jozani Forest, Zanzibar is the only place on earth to find the Red Colobus monkey
Tanzanite is a gem found only in Tanzania and is 1,000 times more rare than diamonds
Tanzania has many varieties of bananas, including ones so large they are named “the tusk of the elephant” and others which are red
Lake Tanganyika is the second-largest lake in the world, but the deepest freshwater lake on our planet
Udzunga Mountains National Park has no roads and must be hiked through, with unique species of monkey found only in the park and an estimated 25% of all plants are endemic to the area
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FAQ

What are some books to read about Tanzania?

Some excellent books to learn about Tanzania, for factual or literary include:

  • Lonely Planet Guides;
  • Brant Books;
  • ‘The Tree Where Man was Born’ by Peter Matthiessen;
  • ‘Green Hills of Africa’ by Ernest Hemingway;
  • ‘Serengeti, the Eternal Beginning’ by Boyd Norton
How safe is Tanzania?

Tanzania is the safest country in East Africa. While there have been instances of petty crime, overall the country is peaceful and there is no danger of civil unrest or threats of terrorism.

Keep personal items with you at all times, abide by local laws and adhere to the advice of your guides for a smooth journey in Tanzania.

Is there Malaria or Ebola in Tanzania

No, Ebola has been a problem in West Africa, but not in East Africa, including Tanzania. Temperatures are taken at the border and points of entry to filter out passengers who may have any sort of transmittable infection.

While there are still some cases of malaria, the majority are in remote rural areas where tourists normally do not travel. Most lodges and hotels have limited risks of mosquitoes and every facility we partner with provides nets around beds at night.

Tanzania is a very safe country to visit in all respects.

Further Questions

If any of your questions or concerns about a Tanzanian Safari haven’t been answered by this guide, please email our team at [email protected] and we will get back to you!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dima is a Tanzania-based travel expert with multiple Kilimanjaro hikes under his belt. He contributed his knowledge and skills to many notable expeditions, including Wings of Kilimanjaro 2019, BASE-jump trip with Red Bull, National Geographic trips and many other adventures.

At Altezza Travel Dima is the Kilimanjaro Expeditions Coordinator. Every year he supervises the departure of over 1500 Kilimanjaro trekkers, appoints the guides and makes sure that everything goes as planned before, during and after the expedition.