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Tanzania

  • Hello, Rob. I realise I’ve probably given you enough feedback over the phone for you to close our file for a while but I’m indulging in ‘get-over-the-holiday’ therapy by putting our response in writing. It was unanimously agreed it was a superb holiday, perfectly balanced between serious safari and some fun, more relaxing time on the beach and at Sosian. It was hugely successful because it had been planned with expert detailed knowledge and a sensitive grasp of our particular requirements. All the lodges gave us a warm welcome and you’d obviously prepared them well. Possibly particularly because we were a family, it was all very good fun and we learnt a tremendous amount too. Mwagusi was a wonderful start; we’re so glad you suggested that. We did have one or two close encounters with elephants, but we survived and it makes an excellent story. Impala was perfect for the family and the proximity of the river added an extra dimension with fishing and river trips. Matemwe was perfect at that stage of the holiday, once the village had been negotiated! Giraffe Manor was expensive, again as you observed, but worth every penny for a unique experience. We all loved Sosian. Kicheche Mara provided a fitting finale. Everybody loved it particularly the setting and the views from the tents were the best of the whole holiday. Emakoko:thank you. Brillant suggestion and it worked well. A perfect holiday with ideal planning for three generations of one family. Safari Consultants attention to detail is impressive. Thanks again, it was gloriously successful and happy.

    John and Jennifer travelled with their extended family to Tanzania and Kenya

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.