How much does a Tanzanian safari cost?
The price of a Tanzanian safari depends largely on the duration of your trip, the season, the standard of accommodation you prefer, and how you would like to be transported. Itineraries will typically follow a similar routing, but the final price can vary greatly based on the factors mentioned.
Below are approximations of what a 10 day sample itinerary in Tanzania’s northern circuit will cost:
Value Orientated Options
Should you choose to stay in value accommodation (3-star level) on a scheduled safari tour that departs with other passengers on a pre-determined routing, expect to pay in the region of USD2,800 to USD3,500 per person sharing.
Standard Orientated Options
Mid-range accommodations are of a 4-star nature, and with this option you will be transported by private guided vehicles or fly-in via small aircraft, expect to pay between USD3,500 to USD7,000 per person sharing.
Luxury Orientated Options
Top-end safari accommodations present the ultimate indulgences. Generally guests will be flown to camp via chartered aircraft. Expect to pay USD7,500 and above per person sharing.
The advantage to a ‘fly-in’ safari is that it does eliminate long drives and gets you to the ultimate destinations faster, however it will cost more than other forms of safari transport.
We often recommend ‘private guided safaris’, which includes the exclusive use of a safari vehicle and your own driver/guide. Transport is priced per vehicle and not per person. The result is that cost efficiencies can be found by travelling with a few friends (as the vehicle cost is shared by those travelling). Although travelling times are longer on private guided safaris, it does add an interesting aspect of seeing the country and destination from a vehicle, game drives start en-route to your lodge and importantly, as special game viewing opportunities arise, you may stiop and watch according to your wishes.