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Tanzania

  • Hi Rob, we had an amazing holiday – one of the best holidays in fact. Mara Toto – we were extremely lucky at Mara Toto – we were the only ones at the camp so were v spoilt. Saw a baby leopard near the camp most days, and with its Mum one day. The philosophy of this camp is fantastic – healthy food, not stodgy at all and very innovative, we had some amazing breakfast/lunches out in the bush. Amy – the manager was great. She used to be a cook and personal trainer in a former life, so was able to influence it in this way. We definitely want to go back. Klein’s Camp – they accommodated all our safari needs – we went out for a full day to see if we could find a crossing and also for 2 night drives – the first night we did not see a lot (except for an amazing bush baby bouncing from tree to tree) BUT the second night we saw 3 kills! There was a pride of very well fed lions that we found just before sun downers – by the time we finished and it had gone dark – they were up and about looking for dessert! They brought down a wildebeest, a big zebra that took ages to die 🙁 and a baby buffalo 🙁 Even the guides were taking photos as it was so rare to see this many in the space of 15mins, let alone one night! The meals at Klein’s were v average and very unlike what we would expect and have experienced from an And Beyond camp. The Palms – was outstanding – and again we had the place to ourselves almost, as only one other villa was occupied for 2 of the 4 nights!

    Stephen and Caron from London travelled to Kenya and Tanzania

Tanzania

Pricing

Traditionally, Tanzania is one of the better value safari destinations in Africa, offering a wide variety of products and safari options to consider. However, where exclusivity and/or comfort are preferred, prices are expensive.

Typically, a tailor-made two week ‘safari and beach’ holiday with economy flights from the UK will start at around £3500.00 per person, though £4500 – £5500 per person is more usual, especially if a week or more is spent on safari. For longer or very upmarket holidays, a price range of £6000 – £10,000 per person is more realistic.

In the north of the country (Serengeti, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater etc.), the better value options tend to include either adventure camping, or staying in mainstream safari hotels and lodges which offer reasonable accommodation but less exclusivity and safari ‘atmosphere’.

In the south (Selous and Ruaha), there are some ‘down to earth’ safari camps that offer a great ‘close to nature’ experience at very reasonable prices.

We appreciate that going on safari in Africa is an expensive holiday, but we are always conscious of providing ‘value for money’. Our selection of safari properties for any itinerary is based entirely upon those which we feel will most closely match your requirements, whether that be budget driven or experience driven. It is sometimes very difficult to differentiate between a top-quality safari property, and one which offers a lesser experience. Accordingly, a safari which offers value for money should not necessarily be confused with a ‘cheap’ safari.

If you are planning your first safari, we suggest you look at our Planning a Safari section.