Tanzania Safari Cost


No matter which part of the world you belong to, planning any trip is all about managing the cost. The same goes for Tanzania Safari too. So, here comes the prime question- How much does a Tanzania Safari cost?

Average Tanzania Safari Cost

The predominant factor determining the cost of a Safari in Tanzania is the accommodation you choose to stay in. So, based on that safari packages are divided into 3 levels. They are tabularized below.

Safari Type Price Range (per person per day)
Budget $195-350
Mid-range $490-550
Luxury $690-2500

Factors determining Tanzania Safari Cost- Keep them in mind!

Let’s take through some factors that are influencing your Tanzania Safari Cost. They are the destinations you choose, the time of the year you choose to travel; traveling in a group/solo, accommodation, your duration of safari, transportation cost, and activities you take part in during the safari.

Tanzania Safari Costs across various seasons

The dry season (June- October) along with the month of December are the times that attract the most crowd to Tanzania. A brief comparison across various seasons is given below.

Peak Season Mid-Season/Shoulder season Low Season
June-October, December January-February, June March-May, November
Highlight- wildlife viewing at its best. Highlight- Great Migration of wildebeests & watching young animals in the calving season Highlight- Migratory Birds watching
High prices. Most accommodations have fixed surcharges from 24 Dec -1 Jan Prices are lower than in peak season. (Mostly drop in price by 20%) 30-50% drops in price by some lodges and tour operators.
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Tanzania Safari Average Costs Based on Activities

Tanzania has to offer a lot many activities to its visitors. Your Trip to Tanzania will be incomplete without being part of these adventure activities.

Activities Price in USD (per person per day)
Wildlife Safari $200-1460
Photo Safaris $750-$1200
Birding Safaris $400-$600
Cultural Safari $50-$300
Hot Air Balloon Safari $550-$650
Boating and Canoeing $40-$60
Hiking and walking Safari $160-$180
Diving and Snorkeling Trips $33-$45
Wildebeest Migration Safari $60-$3805
Cycling Safari tours $240-$3800
Horseback Safari $4000-$9000
Beach Holidays $750-$2020

Lastly, some Tips for saving your money on Tanzania Safari

  • Low or shoulder season is the season to travel if you to save some bucks.
  • Travel in a group to split your costs of vehicles, guides, and chefs.
  • Don’t opt for flying safaris- they are costly.
  • Look for good deals at lodges and activities.
  • Bring your own right safari gear. The prices of clothing at parks and hotel shops are too high.

Hope this read has helped you gain some insights about safari costs in Tanzania. So, start planning for your trip and do contact us for any further information in this regard.

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