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Tanzania Wildlife Safari Packages by Book Directly with a local guide

Tanzania Wildlife safari are the best way to experience amazing landscapes, culture and wildlife in Tanzania. Explore the beautiful nature of Africa and make an amazing experience you will never forget. Safaris give you a greater chance to learn more about Africas culture and wildlife . During safaris you will meet some tribes like Maasai people – one unique tribe in Africa who are practicing their culture and other cultural issues in ways of living. In Tanzania you have the chance to see the Big 5. Nature has its own hierarchy of the animals and the Big 5 are the ones that emerge right on top of the food chain. These are the deadliest and most dangerous animals in Africa, and they are definitely the ones we are looking out for. The Big 5 include: lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino. Together we are going to have an incredible experience in the National Parks of Tanzania.

4 Types of Tanzania Wildlife Safari Hotels:

While the focus of a safari is on the wildlife, choosing the right accommodation is also an essential part of creating an unforgettable experience. we will explore the different types of safari accommodations available in Tanzania, their advantages, and what to expect from each option to help you make an informed decision when planning your Tanzania safari

Normally, basic camping safaris are easy to assemble for us and take little advance planning. The destinations and campsites do not work on a reservation system so they are always available.

Lodges and tented camps can fill especially during January, February, July, August and September. The earlier you book the better if you want these options.

Basic camping is based on staying at public campsite of Ngorongoro Conservation area,  Serengeti and Tarangire.

Luxury safari Tanzania Package is based on staying at Tarangire Safari Lodge,Kati Kati Tented Camp in the Serengeti and Rhino in Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Tanzania High End safari lodges &  Luxury camps in Tanzania · Chem Chem Lodge · Singita Faru Faru · AndBeyond Grumeti Serengeti River Lodge

TYPE OF TANZANIA SAFARI

ACCOMMODATION TYPE

COSTS (IN US $ PER PERSON, PER DAY)

Budget Safari

Affordable lodges and camps

From $ 300 – $ 400

Mid-Range Safari

In spacious tented camps and mid-range safari lodges

From $ 450 to $ 500

Luxury Safari

In luxury game lodges and camps with spacious rooms and personalized services.

From $ 600 to $1000

high-end safaris

high-end safaris are unique, private, exclusive and extraordinary.

From $ 2700 to $ 4000

Tanzania Wildlife safari

Tanzania Wildlife Safari Cost

The cost of a Tanzania wildlife safari can vary greatly depending on several factors, including the length of the trip, the level of luxury and accommodations, the number of people in your group, the time of year, and the specific parks and activities you choose. the average cost of a Tanzania safari, budget itineraries can start as low as $350 per person, per night and Upmarket, luxury itineraries range from $1,000 – $1,500 per person, per night during peak season, with the most exclusive properties reaching $4,200 per person, per night. This rate is inclusive of accommodation, internal flights, and transportation, expert guides, game viewing drives (shared and/or private), gourmet meals, bar, laundry, park fees, and meet/greets at airports and airstrips.

Explore Tanzania Wildlife Safari Prices By National Parks

There are 16+ Tanzania National Parks and they have different entrance fees for international visitors and residents. National Park fees are valid for 24 hours period from the time of entry. On all our calculation, we have included one park fees per person per day. In the case of clients delay, clients will be responsible for paying the extra park fees.  

NATIONAL PARK

PRICE PER PERSON PER DAY (USD)

Arusha National Park

$320

Serengeti National Park

$450

Ngorongoro Crater

$550

Tarangire National Park

$320

Lake Manyara National Park

$320

OPTIONAL EXCURSION:

Serengeti Balloon Safari – from US$ 850 per person.

Visit Olduvai Gorge – from US$65 per person.

Ngorongoro Conservation Visit Masai Village: from US$45 per person.

BOOKING INFORMATION

The team at East African Safari Guide is committed to excellence. Finding the best deals for our travellers and managing trip details are just some of the ways we make your vacation planning easier. If you travel on your own and don’t want to go on a private safari we organize group tours where you can join others and save costs.

We request a 30% deposit to secure your safari. There is no deadline for this but we will not secure the accommodations and reserve the staff and vehicle until a deposit has been made. Deposits can also be transferred for use by another person. We accept online payments and bank wire transfers directly into our bank account. The remaining balance is not due until the start of your safari.

After booking we are still capable of making changes in the itinerary around what is possible with the accommodations. Also the hotel in Moshi is included in our safari prices. Our office is based in Moshi but we can also pick you up/drop you off in Arusha or at the airport.

Children under the age of 12 tend to pay 70% of the adult rate, and children under 6 tend to be free of charge. 

Tanzania Wildlife safari

Best Time For Tanzania Wildlife Safari

The Best Time:For the Tanzania Wildlife Safari is from June to October. The wildebeest migration, or the great migration Serengeti, takes place from June to July. The wildebeest calving occurs in January and February. Both of these happen in the Serengeti National  Park. These are the most fabulous safaris. And by far the Best wildlife safaris  in Tanzania. There are very high probabilities of sighting the Big Five! That should address your question: which safari is best in Tanzania? 

The Busiest Time:From July to March, the parks on the northern circuit are pretty busy.

The Low Season:The northern circuit parks get many visitors. April and May are the low seasons.

The Best Weather:June through October, when it rarely rains.

The Worst Weather:The worst time for a Tanzania wildlife safari is during the rainy season during March and April.

Tanzania Wildlife Safari Seasons

Dry Season: June to October

The months of June and July are ideal for viewing the wildebeest migration. August and September are the ideal months to view wildebeest crossing the Mara River in Northern Serengeti. They congregate around waterholes and the river. There is less foliage in Safari National Parks, and animals are easier to see. Because there is little to no rain, the sky is clear, and most days are bright, so there are fewer mosquitoes. Except for the Seronera region in the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater, the parks are not particularly congested though most tourists visit throughout the season. When going on early game drives in open cars in June, July, and August, it’s a good idea to pack warm clothing. The mornings and evenings get chilly.

Wet Season: November through May

At the southern Serengeti, calving occurs around January and February. It is also a fantastic period to observe predatory animals in action. The environment is lush and lovely. The low season means reduced prices and less crowding in the parks. On a Wildlife safari in Tanzania, it is simpler to recognize the animals according to the season. There are a lot of species there. And most northern circuit parks provide excellent wildlife watching all year long.

The best time to go bird-watching is when many migratory birds are around.

Except in March, April, and May, rains are brief afternoon showers and do not disrupt your travel plans. March through May, see the wettest weather with the heaviest downpour. Visitors may enjoy seeing animals on the Serengeti and Ngorongoro safaris all year. June and July are ideal for viewing the wildebeest migration. February is the most acceptable month to witness a wildebeest calf. In Tanzania, the dry season makes for excellent wildlife watching. A good time to visit Tarangire Park is between June and October.

What Should I Pack For A Tanzania Safari?

Apart from your travel essentials like passport, vaccination identification, prescription medication and camera, you should pack some safari clothes and a few other items for a Tanzania Safari. Africa Safari clothing is best layered for various weather. Be sure to also bring along these items too:

  • a few pairs of comfortable underwear
  • long sleeve shirt or T-shirt
  • convertible trousers
  • walking shoes and socks
  • a hat
  • a scarf to cover your neck and face if required
  • regular sandals
  • swimsuit
  • light raincoat or poncho
  • an outfit for dinners at the lodges

Is Tanzania dangerous for tourists?

Tanzania is safe to visit, especially if you’re travelling as part of an organised tour. Guides are travel specialists and will know which areas to avoid. Pickpocketing and theft are common in big cities, but are less of a concern while on safari in more remote parts of Tanzania.

If you are visiting Tanzania alone, it would be wise to take a reliable local guide with you on safari. You should ask the hotel management about the areas you must avoid. It’s also a good idea to refrain from walking around alone and at night.

What are the most popular national parks for a Tanzania Safari? 

The most popular national parks for a Tanzania Safari are without a doubt the Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Gombe, Mahale, Ruaha and Selous. That’s not to say there aren’t other incredible national parks that tourists like to visit. I’ll talk more about each safari region in Tanzania and what you can do at each national park in this article.  As a large country with immense wildlife and other natural beauty, Tanzania can roughly be divided into northern, southern and western safari circuits.

  • Northern Circuit parks are usually visited by an absolute majority of travellers since they offer the classic Big Five wildlife viewing. The parks include Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater National Park and Lake Manyara National Park.
  • Southern Circuit parks, like Selous and Ruaha, are visited by about a quarter of all tourists and offer similar Big Five wildlife viewing experiences. Big Five animals include lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo.
  • Western parks are famous for their chimpanzee tracking safaris in the Mahale Mountains and Gombe National Park, as well as the largest buffalo herds in the world seen in Katavi.

Destination

Why Go

Ngorongoro Crater

Best place in Tanzania to see the Big 5

Incredible cliff-top lodges

Tarangire National Park

See huge numbers of elephant, buffalo and giraffe (June to October)

Fantastic bird watching – over 550 species

Lake Manyara National Park

Boat safaris

Excellent bird watching, especially flamingos

Spot tree-climbing lions

Ruaha National Park

Undiscovered and off the beaten path

See the biggest elephant herds in East Africa

Superb predator sightings, especially wild dog

Nyerere National Park (Selous)

Remote, raw and phenomenally wild

See animals in very large numbers – elephant, buffalo, hippo and giraffe

Home to rare wild dog

Mahale Mountains National Park

Trek for chimpanzee in remote mountains

Sunset boat cruises on Lake Tanganyika

Serengeti National Park

Witness the Wildebeest Migration

High density of big game like elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and giraff

How Many Days Do You Need For Safari In Tanzania? 

At least four full days for game drives is usually enough for you to see a good amount of wildlife. Add to this the day of arrival and departure, so the optimal time for your safari is around 6 to 7 days. We can put together your perfect tailor-made Tanzania safari, whether you’re looking for a luxury tour, a honeymoon safari, or a family holiday.

Tanzania Wildlife safari

Game Drive Safari in Tanzania Info:

So what really are ”game drives” in Serengeti or during an African Safari, as anyone thinking of booking a Safari in Tanzania for example will have seen gamedrives indicated throughout the itinerary. Well, the meaning of a safari game drive is an adventure excursion by vehicle into a wildlife area such as a National Park or Reserve, for example Serengeti, with the purpose of exploring the park and seeing a variety of wild animals in their natural habitat. As for how long is a Safari game drive is, typically in Tanzania, the drives last 2 to 3 hours per drive in the morning and afternoon hours, with morning timings usually scheduled from 6.30am to 9am and afternoon timings being 3.30pm to 6.30pm, though travelers may sometimes opt for a full day gamedrive generally from 10am to 4pm, in which case the excursion will include a packed picnic lunch to be had inside the Serengeti National Park at a designated picnic spot, during lunch hours anytime from 12.30pm to 2.30pm. 

Standard Game Drives:

There are several types of Standard Game Drives, which are listed below. With a tailor-made Tanzania safari and your own vehicle, you are able to choose the types and duration of the game drives you go on. If you are on a group safari, the types and durations are usually predefined and fixed. On safaris where you fly to the game park or reserve, the game drives are normally set and controlled by the lodge or camp you are staying at. Game drives can be long, hot, dusty and bumpy (ladies don’t forget your sports bra), but are great fun!

Note: Most game drives avoid the heat of the day when many of the animals are sheltering from the sun and it is generally recognized as early morning and late afternoon game drives provide the best opportunities for game viewing, but as the animals go where and when they want, this is not always true.

Morning Game Drives:

Early Morning: An Early Morning Game Drive starts just before dawn at around 6 am and normally finishes by 8:30 am when you return for breakfast. Virtually all lodges and camps will have tea, coffee and biscuits etc. available from around 5:30 am, so you can partake of a little light refreshment before you go.

Morning: A Morning Game Drive usually starts after breakfast at around 7:30 am and finishes in time for lunch at around 12:30.

Late Morning: A Late Morning Game Drive is usually done in tandem with an Early Morning Game Drive and starts between 10 and 11 am, returning for lunch at around 12:30.

All Day Game Drives:

An All Day Game Drive, as the name suggests, effectively lasts all day and usually a packed lunch is provided. They normally start after breakfast at around 7:30 am and return before dark between 6 pm and 6:30 pm. They are usually done in large parks/reserves where you cover long distances, or in the case of the Ngorongoro Crater, to avoid dual entry fees.

En-Route Game Drive

An En-Route Game Drive usually takes place in the morning or late afternoon and as the name suggests, is performed en-route to a lodge or camp etc. The duration can vary wildly depending upon the journey undertaken, and can even be just the short drive from the lodge or camp to the park exit and vice versa.

Afternoon Game Drive.

An Afternoon Game Drive usually starts around 4 pm, returning before dark between 6 pm and 6:30 pm.

Distance in Tanzania Wildlife National Parks:

Tanzania is our home and we can’t wait to share our experiences with you. So have a look at the highlights we offer, the routes and accommodation to get a better understanding of the many possibilities for your safari of a lifetime in Tanzania! Most of the highlights are in the Northern part of Tanzania, in relatively close proximity to each other. The differences between the parks makes a visit to Tanzania one which will give you a broad experience of East African nature, culture and wildlife. When planning a private safari to Tanzania, the descriptions of the routes below give you a better understanding of the distances and travel time. Don’t hesitate to contact us if we can be of any help! A safari in Tanzania can easily be combined with a safari to Kenia or a great beach holiday on the historic and idyllic island of Zanzibar.

Arrival Day

Your guide will be waiting for you at Kilimanjaro Airport. Depending on your time of arrival and program, your safari will start now or your guide will bring you to a lodge in Arusha (45-60 minutes). In that case, your guide will pick you up next morning after breakfast.

Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park

Distance: 130 km
Time/road condition: about 3 hours on paved roads. From the lodge in Arusha it takes about 3 hours driving, from Kilimanjaro Airport ca. 4 hours (180 km).
Extra information: Visit Mto Wa Mbu, where you will spend an hour or two wandering around this busy town. You’ll learn more about the life of the Masaai and the 100 or so other cultural groups living in this area (some in traditional huts). We visit plantations, local craftsmen, taste banana beer in an authentic bar and amble past the many market stalls with local produce. Lunch is served by a cheerful Tanzanian “mamma” who will delight you with tasty local dishes.

Arusha – Tarangire National Park

Distance: 160 km
Time/road condition: about 3 hours over paved roads.
Extra information: From a lodge in Arusha it takes about 2 hours, from Kilimanjaro Airport about 3 hours (160 km).

Arusha – Arusha National Park

Distance: 50 km
Time/road condition: about 1,5 hour over partly paved roads.
Extra information: From a lodge in Arusha is takes about 1,5 hours, from Kilimanjaro Airport about 1 hour.

Lake Manyara National Park – Tarangire National Park

Distance: 100 km
Time/road condition: about 1-1,25 hour over paved roads.

Lake Manyara National Park – Serengeti Central

Distance: 210 km
Time/road condition: 6 hours, partly paved, mostly sandy and bumpy.
Extra information: Drive to Serengeti National Park via the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a spectacular area with panoramic views over the crater hundreds of meters below. With lunch “on the road’’ you’re heading for the North of the Serengeti National Park. This is an exhilarating day as a large part of this route is straight across the centre of the Serengeti National Park, the area of the Seronera River. 

Things to do (optional): A visit to a Maasai Boma where you will experience how semi-nomadic communities continue to live according to their age-old traditions. Alternatively, this route could be covered by aeroplane, please contact us for more information.

Lake Manyara National Park – Serengeti  North (Lobo And Mara) And North East (Bolongonya)

Distance: 290 km
Time/road condition: 7-8 hours, partly paved, mostly sandy and bumpy. A long beautiful day in the car! Extra information: From Lake Manyara, the road to Serengeti National Park takes you through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a spectacular area with panoramic views over the crater hundreds of meters below. You drive straight across the heart of the Serengeti National Park, the area of the Seronera Rivier. After about 265 km you will reach the Lobo area, from here it’s about 30 km (35 minutes) further North to the Tented Lodge “Bolongonya Under Canvas” and 35 km to the East for “Mara Under Canvas”.

Things to do (optional): A visit to a Maasai Boma where you will experience how semi-nomadic communities continue to live according to their age-old traditions. Alternatively, this route could be covered by airplane, please contact us for more information.

Lake Manyara National Park – Lake Natron

Distance: 80 km
Time/road condition: 2 hours, mostly sandy, bumpy roads.
Extra information: An adventurous route to a very special area: magic Lake Natron. Off the beaten track and away from the masses. The route takes you through the cultural home of the Maasai. On the way, you pass Engaruka, an archaeological site of a Stone-age settlement, as well as majestic Ondonyo Lengai, the only active volcano in the Great Rift Valley. Lake Natron will fascinate you with its colours varying from pink, lime green and red, this due to the concentration of minerals … and possibly the flamingoes! It is an almost surreal and breathtaking landscape which will leave you in awe!

Tarangire National Park – Serengeti Central

Distance: 300 km
Time/road condition: 6-7 hours, partly paved, mostly sandy and bumpy.
Extra information: From Tarangire, the road to Serengeti National Park takes you through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a spectacular area with panoramic views over the crater hundreds of meters below. You drive straight across the heart of the Serengeti National Park, the area of the Seronera Rivier. Alternatively, this route could be covered by airplane, please contact us for more information.

Tarangire National Park – Serengeti South (Ndutu)

Distance: 225 km
Time/road condition: 6 hours, partly paved, mostly sandy and bumpy.
Extra information: From Tarangire, the road to Serengeti National Park takes you through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a spectacular area with panoramic views over the crater hundreds of meters below. A large part of the day you drive straight across the Southern part of the Serengeti with ample time to spot wildlife. Alternatively, this route could be covered by airplane, please contact us for more information.

Ngorongoro – Tarangire National Park

Distance: 150 km
Time/road condition: 2 hours, mostly paved roads.
Extra information: From Ngorongoro, the road takes you through Mto wa Mbu to Tarangire National Park. Depending on your program, you can do a game drive in the early morning and leave for Tarangire afterwards. Alternatively, you can leave Ngorongoro in the morning and do a game drive in Tarangire National Park.

Things to do (optional): Visit Wa Mbu, where you will spend an hour or two wandering around this busy town. You’ll learn more about the life of the Masaai and the 100 or so other cultural groups living in this area [some in traditional huts]. We visit plantations, local craftsmen, taste banana beer in an authentic bar and amble past the many market stalls with local produce. Lunch is served by a cheerful Tanzanian “mamma” who will delight you with tasty local dishes.

Lake Natron – Serengeti  National Park North (Lobo and Mara) and North East (Bolongonya)

Distance: 220 km
Time/road condition: 7 hours, mostly sandy and bumpy.  A long but beautiful trip!
Extra information: After breakfast, you leave with filled lunchboxes and head for north-east Serengeti. Leaving the cliff ridges behind you drive through a majestic landscape, regularly meeting local residents and their beautiful cattle on our way. The moment you enter the Serengeti at Klein’s Gate, the landscape changes dramatically into endless savannah with huge herds of grazing animals… and the large carnivores which follow them! 

Serengeti Central – Ngorongoro

Distance: 160 km
Time/road condition: 3 hours, sandy and bumpy.
Extra information: Depending on your program, you can start the day with a beautiful game drive in the Serengeti and depart for Ngorongoro right after lunch. Alternatively, you can leave after breakfast and do the game drive in the Ngorongoro.  

Serengeti Central – Serengeti North (Lobo And Mara) And North East (Bolongonya)

Distance: 140 km
Time/road condition:4 hours, but combined with a game drive it can take about 7-8 hours. It also depends on the condition of the roads many of which are gravel and corrugated. 
Extra information: This is actually a full day game drive as we spend a large part of the day on safari in the Lobo reserve. This is a remote area of Serengeti, somewhat off the beaten track. This is a remote area of Serengeti, somewhat off the beaten track. A less visited area but you will experience the real wilderness with rocky outcrops. You will visit the Bologonja springs which is an important watering-hole for migrating animals. After a brunch you head for Central Serengeti – a beautiful drive through a magnificent changing landscape.

Ngorongoro Crater – Lake Eyasi

Distance: 90 km
Time/road condition: about 2 hours, sandy and bumpy roads. During the rainy season (November – May) the roads rather worse. 

Lake Eyasi – Arusha

Distance: 180 km
Time/road condition: 4 hours, partly paved and about 2 on sandy roads. It takes about 4 hours to a lodge in Arusha and about 5 hours (230 km) to Kilimanjaro Airport.

Arusha – Zanzibar

Time: 1,15 hour From Arusha, you can fly to different beach areas in Tanzania.

Tanzania Wildlife safari

TANZANIA WILDLIFE SAFARI PACKAGES:

Tanzania wildlife safaris offer the chance to explore some of Africa’s rich wildlife, both on foot and in vehicles. Depending on the country and the safari company, these can range from a single-day game drive to a multi-week exploration of the wilderness. There are a wide variety of wildlife that can be seen during these safaris, from large mammals such as elephants, lions, and rhinos to the smaller creatures like birds and reptiles. For those who are particularly interested in the wildlife, there might be the chance to capture the perfect photograph or video. 

Modern wildlife safaris can also incorporate other activities such as visits to local villages, guided walks in national parks, traditional crafts and cultural exchanges. This adds an exciting element to the safari and is the perfect way to fully appreciate Africa’s unique environment and culture. It’s important to keep in mind that many safari experiences are seasonal and that it can be difficult to see some of the more elusive wildlife that are usually nocturnal or shy. Nonetheless, a safari in Africa is a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience and an opportunity to appreciate some of the world’s most remarkable wildlife in its natural habitat.

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» 2-Day Tanzania Wildlife Safari  

PRICE: Starts from 941

TOUR STOPS:

• Arusha National Park

• Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Optional 2 :

PRICE: Starts from $791

TOUR STOPS:

• Tarangire National Park

• Lake Manyara National Park

Optional 3:

PRICE: Starts from $901

TOUR STOPS:

• Ngorongoro Conservation Area

• Tarangire National Park

Optional 4:

PRICE: Starts from $901

TOUR STOPS:

• Lake Manyara National Park

• Ngorongoro Conservation Area

3-Day Tanzania Wildlife Safari 

Optional 1 : 

PRICE: Starts from $1,217

TOUR STOPS:

  • Tarangire National Park
  • Lake Manyara National Park
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Optional 2: 

PRICE: Starts from $1,209

TOUR STOPS:

  • Tarangire National Park
  • Lake Eyasi
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Optional 3: 

PRICE: Starts from $1,594

TOUR STOPS:

  • Tarangire National Park
  • Lake Natron
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Optional 4 : 

PRICE: Starts from $1,290

TOUR STOPS:

Arusha National Park

Tarangire National Park

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

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» 4- Day Tanzania Wildlife Safari 

Optional 1 : 

PRICE: Starts from $2,090

TOUR STOPS:

  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area (1 day)
  • Serengeti National Park (3 days)

Optional 2: 

PRICE: Starts from $1,999

TOUR STOPS:

  • Lake Manyara
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Serengeti National Park (2 days)

Optional 3: 

PRICE: Starts from $1,999

TOUR STOPS:

  • Tarangire National Park
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Serengeti National Park (2 days)

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» 5-Day Tanzania Wildlife Safari 

Optional 1 : 

PRICE: Starts from $2,270

TOUR STOPS:

  • Lake Manyara
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Serengeti National Park (3 days)

Optional 2 : 

PRICE: Starts from $2,270

TOUR STOPS:

  • Tarangire National Park
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Serengeti National Park (3 days)

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» 6-Day Tanzania Wildlife Safari 

Optional 1 :

PRICE: Starts from $2,585

TOUR STOPS:

  • Tarangire National Park
  • Lake Manyara
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Serengeti National Park (3 days)

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» 7-Day Tanzania Wildlife Safari 

Optional 1: 

PRICE: Starts from $3,183

TOUR STOPS:

  • Tarangire National Park
  • Lake Manyara
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Serengeti National Park (3 days)
  • Lake Natron and Ngare Sero Waterfall

Sample luxury Tanzania Wildlife safari itineraries for all budgets

Tanzania the ultimate luxury safari – $20,000–$26,000 per person; 10 days

Classic Migration Safari by Private Vehicle – $10,000–$12,500 per person; 10 days

Explore Northern Tanzania safari – $7,300–$9,900 per person; 9 days

What to expect in Tanzania Wildlife Safari?

Participants in a budget safari will explore the wild together in a 4×4 vehicle. All guests follow the same itinerary, usually in the same property in their own private rooms (or sharing) but there are instances where they can stay in another property within the vicinity. Participants can choose to stay in a budget camp that offers the most basic amenities, or they can opt for a luxurious lodging. Luxury travelers can stay in a classy lodge with a pool and butler, while other guests can pick a more standard accommodation and savor the beauty of simple lodging. In short, travelers who prefer a budget safari can enjoy the same stunning views, sceneries and the assistance of expert guides that luxury travelers can; it will all boil down in the type of accommodation.

  • For guests over 7 years old
  • A maximum of 6 guests per vehicle
  • Luggage must be in soft bags weighing a maximum of 15kg.

Standard Inclusions

All Tanzania safari itinerary will include, as a standard, the following perks:

  • New vehicles SUV (2016-2022) Land Cruiser 4×4 with pop-up roof
    • Their safari fleet comprises the newest Land Cruisers (manufactured in 2016-2022)
    • Every vehicle features a fridge, power station, ergonomic seats and Wi-Fi
  • Experienced English-speaking safari guide
  • All hotel or lodge accommodation under your program
    • You can choose your accommodation from packages: Classic, Luxury, Premium
  • All park fees
  • Three (3) meals per day on the safari
  • Bottled water and soft drinks throughout the tour
  • Thermos with hot tea/coffee
  • Wet wipes
  • Medical kit
  • Binocular (1 per SUV)
  • Air Ambulance Service by AMREF Flying Doctors
  • 24/7 phone support
  • All small group safaris depart with a minimum of 1 person and a maximum of 6, so everyone has a window seat. 

NOTE: If you’re looking for day trips,  Mount Kilimanjaro Guide does not offer those; after all, if you want to do so, you won’t be able to see much of anything at all. For example, the drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes too much time and though many other tour companies may offer a day trip to this location, you won’t have much time to enjoy the safari.

As such, it is much better to set at least 2 days and most of the time, these multi-day Tanzania safari budget of  will already include Tarangire or Lake Manyara National Parks — places that you’ll be passing by on the way to Ngorongoro. With this setup, you will definitely get the most out of your travel experience!

Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Safari

Tanzania Wildlife Safari Packages for Serengeti’s Great Migration

Only in East Africa can you see the wonder of The Great Migration on a Serengeti safari excursion. In the ideal months, June and July, you will most likely see the wildebeest migration in the Serengeti. July through October are the best times to view the migration. Predators await on land and water as the animals cross the Mara River. It creates a storm for a thrilling safari experience, the spectacle of thousands of grazing animals crossing fields and rivers. Giving birth and concluding their yearly journey is enlightening and emotional. The big five constitute the quintessential safari experience.

Which nation gives the total views? Tanzania! Which safari is better Kenya or Tanzania?

 Kenya and Tanzania can boast of being among the best places in the world for animal encounters. On an African safari, they are home to the Great Migration, which is famous worldwide. Tanzania has the edge over Kenya if you compare countries based on the number of animals in Tanzania safari.

January-February-March (The Calving Season)

During this time many herds of wildebeests and zebras are around the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and in the Southern plains of the Serengeti, the grass there is short and rich, so most pregnant wildebeest find there stay here. The calving season starts at the end of January to mid March; around 600,000 calves are born in this time. Them being born in large numbers it is easier to survive predators than those born few and earlier.

During this time from January to March, these wildebeest migration can be viewed comfortably at a mobile camp, though most mobile camps are faced with the issue of flies so clients who are in for camping are advised to go in for Lake Masek Tented camp, then also midrange travelers can opt for Ndutu lodge as they observe the migration. Those who are into the luxury basis can go for Mwiba lodge, which is located a few kilometers away from Ndutu area so private vehicles can be offered by the lodge to take you to the area to observe the migration.

April-May

By the end of March to early May, this is considered an off season for observing wildebeests and other animals at large because there are heavy rains in Tanzania by this time. The grass during this time grows so tall and also roads become hard to pass through since the soils are slippery.

At the start of May the grass is already reduced since the population of the animals is a lot, so they choose to migrate looking for more grass. Most of the wildebeests and zebras move to the North via Seronera and the West near Lake Victoria and Serengeti’s western corridor, by this time these areas have enough water and longer grass.

In April, there is a possibility of observing the migration and the better place to stay would be Kusini Camp but there are many tsetse flies so the other option would be Ndutu Safari lodge. Other facilities include; Serengeti Kati Kati camp, Osupuko tented camp, Serengeti Serena safari lodge, Serengeti wildlife lodge

We generally don’t advise you to travel during April and May.

June

Early June the wildebeests start to move westwards because there is no enough food where they were. They tend to move to River Grumeti, which is surrounded by a forest and in this forest there are lots of elephants, buffaloes and in the river are a number of hippos and big-starving crocodiles that are ready to eat the wildebeests that come to drink water from the river.

There are different places where one can stay and catch the migration. They range from luxurious lodges such as Sasakwa Hill Lodge, Faru Faru River Lodge and Sabora Plains Tented camp; while here you not only watch the migration but also can have drives off the road, wildlife viewing walks and night drives. Other accommodation facilities where to see the migration include; Kirarwa and Grumeti River camp but while here you cannot do night drives or off road drives.

July-August-September-October

By this time, the water and grass has totally reduced in Grumeti and in the Western Corridor so wildebeests start moving to look for more grassland. So there are chances of watching migration around the Singita Grumeti reserve in July but these chances reduce as the month ends.

At the end of July to mid October, the herds of wildebeests divide themselves into smaller groups residing in the North of Serengeti and in the Masai Mara, during this time if it’s a dry season the wildebeests gather around water bodies particular the Masai River, whereby this river also has hungry crocodiles ready to prey on those that come to drink water.

In mid to late October there are short rains; because of this the wildebeests start moving south of the Masai Mara in Kenya. So by this time the best place to view the migration is the Masai Mara though this reserve is smaller than the Serengeti. So while here, you will not only observe the migration but also you could visit the nearby Maasai communities that have been there for very many years.

During this period, you can observe the migration while staying at different lodges and Camps. Staying in northern Serengeti is advisable since most herds are there and also are in the Masai Mara. For those in need of a luxurious treat the Singita’s Mara River Tented Camp can work for you, another is Sayari camp which is a few minutes away from the wildebeest herds. Other accommodation facilities include; Nomad’s Lamai Camp, Lemala Kuria Hills, Olakira, Serian, Kimondo, and Governor’s Camp (found in the Mara) among others.

November-December

The rains continue throughout November so the wildebeests continue to move south and east. By December they start moving back to Southern Serengeti to the rich and short grasses. Most herds arrive by the end of December towards beginning of January which marks the end of that cycle.

Other areas in the Serengeti have tall grass growing at a fast rate hence making it difficult for wildlife viewing. So you are advised not to travel at this time of the year especially if you are interested in game safaris.

If you choose to travel during this time of the year, you can catch the migration while staying at Namiri Camp, staying in this area is an added advantage because it has different animals such as the cheetahs and lions. Nonetheless, it worth mentioning that because of these predators there are not many herds of wildebeests seen in this place. Also Klein’s camp could be better for viewing the migration but it has some tsetse flies. After this cycle, the migration cycle begins again when the female wildebeests give birth to very many calves.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel a confirmed booking, a cancellation fee will apply. A cancellation is only possible if communicated in written form. If you cancel a trip:
• At any time but over 45 days after your booking has been confirmed East African Safari Guide retains 5% non-refundable deposit as administration costs on all services booked with us. We advise you to sign cancellation insurance at the time of booking which will cover cancellation fees.

  • Any monies paid will be refunded less the cost of cancellation fees levied by hotels or food expenses and administrative costs as indicated here below;

No of days to travel date

Percentage forfeited of tour price

Over 45 days

5% Administration cost

25 – 45 days to arrival date

30% of tour price

24-15 days

50% of the tour price

7-14 days

70% of the tour price

Less than 6 days and no show

No refunds. We retain 100% of the tour fee

Choosing Your Tanzania Wildlife Safari Your Three Tanzania Options:

1. Visitors who prefer to travel by roads, with small tours or private guides should choose a northern safari
2. Visitors who want to escape into the wilderness should choose a southern safari
3. If you want to see the wildebeest and the great migration, you should choose a northern safari

From choosing the right time to visit to selecting the best accommodations, we hope this guide has provided you with the information you need to make your Tanzania Safari a success. With a diverse range of destinations, activities, and accommodations, Tanzania is the perfect destination for travelers seeking adventure, wildlife sightings, and cultural experiences. So why wait? Start planning your Tanzania Safari today and get ready for an unforgettable journey through the heart of Africa. You can decide how many days you want on safari, this can be as little as a day. Ask us about the possibilities!

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