Tanzania > Pricing


  • Dear Michele, just back from an excellent holiday – many thanks for your organisation which was pretty faultless. Connections all worked well and the lodges, especially Mwagusi camp in Ruaha, were lovely. The game guides in both places were great and very knowledgeable about birds, again especially Mwagusi. Organisational staff there were excellent too. I stupidly left my handbag on the small plane on arrival into Selous and that was returned to me the following day with all its contents – amazing. I wrote to Coastal airlines to thank them. Planes are very small and 15k luggage really is tops. Laundry service is excellent – all done in 24 hours. Zanzibar – Matemwe was lovely – it takes an hour to get there and the last 3 kms are over very bumpy roads. We met Miranda and Scott whose trip you had organised and they seemed pleased too. BA world traveller plus was a godsend for 2 tall people like us. Many thanks again. I have filled in the questionnaire and will post to you if you want me to. I would be happy to recommend your services to anyone.

    James and Jill travelled to Selous, Ruaha and Zanzibar in Tanzania



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.