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Tanzania

  • Hi Mary, we have had such a fantastic time, seen and experienced so much I am not quite sure where to start. Rwanda was a real experience. The gorilla and golden monkey tracking was just brilliant. It does take a few moments for you to realise that yes you are standing just a few feet away from these beautiful animals in their natural habitat. I think the highlight was when the silverback walked directly past us and sat himself against a tree just 2/3 feet away from us. We also saw him mate with one of the females – which the guides told us we were very lucky to witness. A once in a lifetime experience. The game viewing in the Northern Serengeti was just superb. We experienced a crossing equally as good if not better than the best I have seen on TV. You know that something is special when the guide gets his camera out and takes as many photos as you do!! He estimated that there was upwards of 10,000 Wildebeest. Sayari Camp was delightful and Oredi our guide was clearly passionate about his job and so knowledgeable. By the time we got to Zanzibar, we were ready for a rest. Ras Nungwi Hotel was fantastic and what beautiful beaches. We have had a fantastic holiday, the organisation was superb and everything went without a hitch. I have no doubt that we wouldn’t have had such a rewarding experience without your expert guidance and experience of the area.

    Mike and Pam travelled to Rwanda, Serengeti National Park and Zanzibar, 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.