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    Tanzania Safari Cost

    There's nothing like up-to-date, relevant travel information direct from the experts - get essential Tanzania travel advice before you go.

    How much does a safari cost in Tanzania? These are the questions that people are always eager to ask us. In a nutshell, Tanzania Safari Cost start at around $350 per person per night. But that Tanzania Safari Price can sky-rocket all the way up to $1500 per night for the most expensive camps in Tanzania. When people first look into Tanzania Safari Tours, they might experience a moment of 'sticker shock' to choose the Average Cost Of Safari In Tanzania.

    There's nothing like up-to-date, relevant travel information direct from the experts - get essential Tanzania Travel Advice before you go.

    As a developing nation, many people expect Tanzania to be a cheap destination. However, the safari industry is big business in Tanzania, and those looking for a bargain might be surprised when they see How Much Does A Safari In Tanzania Cost?

    We like to consider your safari an investment. You're spending your money to create memories that you will cherish for a lifetime.

    But How Much Does It Cost To Visit Tanzania?

    We're glad you asked!

    An Investment In Adventure

    There are a number of factors that contribute to the final Tanzania Safari Cost tag that gets attached to your safari:

    • Duration;
    • Standard of accommodation;
    • National parks;
    • Optional activities;
    • Transfers;
    • Domestic flights;
    • Number of travelers;
    • Time of year.

    All of this come into the equation when your Riverstone Safaris expert is calculating the cost of your Tanzania Safari Packages.

    A four-day camping safari with six people is going to be cheaper per person than a five-day luxury safari for two people.


    An Investment in Adventure


    Obviously, Tanzania Safari Cost is influenced by its length means the no of days to be spent for adventure.

    For those on a tight budget, you might want to consider a shorter itinerary which includes three Tanzania Destinations into four days of exhilarating game drives.

    A Longer Safari for Less Money

    If you’re wanting to spend longer on safari, some trips to fit a longer trip to your budget would be lowering your standard of accommodation, bringing along additional people, or choosing to visit Tanzania during low season.

    Standard of accommodation

    Accommodation is a huge part of the final cost of your Tanzania Safari Tours. Thankfully, Tanzania offers something for all budgets. From camping out under the stars to affordable lodges to tented camps to luxury properties, there is something to suit any taste.

    When planning your Best Safari In Tanzania, it is possible to strike a balance between comfort, cost, and staying in fantastic properties.

    It might be worth including a Tanzania Camping Safari component for a couple of nights so that you can splash out on that unforgettable luxury lodge on your last night.

    Our expert can prepare a quote using budget, medium, or luxury accommodations. They can also provide you with a mix of different styles to tailor the experience to your tastes and budget.

    National Parks

    Not all Tanzania Safari Destinations are created equal.

    Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Serengeti National Park, for example, charge a much higher entrance fee than Tarangire National Park or Arusha National Park.

    Ngorongoro Conservation Area also has a crater fee that contributes to making this the most expensive day on most safaris.

    Optional Activities

    While unlimited game drives between 6 am and 6 pm are included in all of our safaris, there are a number of optional activities that can be added to your safari.

    These range from relatively affordable adventures such as guided walking safaris to pricier options such as night game drives and hot air balloon safaris.


    Airport transfers from Arusha and Kilimanjaro Airport are usually included in your quote. These are the same price you would get with a local taxi, and come without the hassle of having to explain where your hotel is.

    Extra Cars

    Lastly, for those flying between parks or combining countries, it is important to note that on some days you will be paying for two cars.

    If you’re being driven to the Isebania border crossing between Kenya and Tanzania, an empty car has to come up from Tanzania to meet you and an empty car has to drive back to Nairobi after it has dropped you off.

    This can be the biggest additional cost in many cross-country or flying safaris.

    When Should I Visit Tanzania?

    Tanzania offers a different experience depending on what time of year you visit.

    With the Wildebeest Migration being the main attraction, it’s worth looking at our Wildebeest Migration guide to know the best time to plan your trip.

    For those landing in Nairobi, we can also arrange shuttle transfers or private transfers at additional cost.

    Domestic Flights

    Shadows of Africa can arrange both domestic and local international flights for your itinerary.

    We never charge a commission on flights, so you’ll be getting the same price from us as you would be able to find online.

    Number of Travelers

    The number of people sharing a vehicle is a huge factor in deciding the per person cost of a safari.

    One person on their own is not only paying for their park entry fees and accommodation, but also bears the full cost of the car, driver, and all associated fees.

    On the flip side, six people sharing a 4WD Land Cruiser are splitting the cost six ways and enjoy a much lower per person cost.

    A solo safari in East Africa can be an expensive prospect, so consider bringing along a friend or loved one to make it more affordable. You’ll also have somebody to snap photos of you!

    Time of Year

    The last major factor in the cost of your safari is going to be the time of year you are visiting.

    Tanzania Safari Cost is highest during the peak seasons of December – February and June – August, when lodges are getting plenty of business.

    If you’re looking to save some money on your Tanzania Safari Tours, consider visiting in April or May when the rainy season sees many luxury lodges lower their rates to a fraction of what they would usually be.

    It’s entirely possible to enjoy a Green Season Safari while staying in lodges that would normally be out of your price range.

    If Tanzania Safari Packages is too expensive, it is NOT because of the excess profits made by the safari designer. The safari industry is too competitive for anyone to take an excessive profit margin! The only way to bring down the Tanzania Safari Cost is by looking at the above factors. Reconsider the time of year to travel. Look at the mode of travel. But if you tell us what you can spend, we immediately know what we have to work with.

    Safaris over the Holidays

    It’s important to note that many Tanzanian properties charge a non-negotiable Christmas and New Year’s surcharge that often applies to all nights from the 24th of December until January 1st.

    Many Zanzibar properties also have minimum stays of 5 – 7 nights during this period, so be prepared for a long beach escape if Zanzibar is on your radar.

    Want To Know More?

    You can still come any time of the year to enjoy the unique culture & adventure in Tanzania and many other activities. You will not regret your trip. Read our Tanzania Travel Guide and learn more about cost, travel advice, packing lists, faq’s and all other interesting thing you have to know!

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