Everything we do is tailormade - the sample trips on these pages are trips completed by some of our clients and popular combinations that we know work well. They are arranged in price order and are there to give you an idea of what is possible. The more you spend the more exclusive the safari experience tends to be (e.g, private vehicle, smaller or more luxurious lodge/camp, improved location etc,) Here is a quick fire Q&A to try and help you narrow down your selection. We recommend speaking to one of our safari experts or completing an enquiry form so we can help you.
Where do you want to go and what do you most want to see?
First time visits usually head to the Northern Circuit parks and reserves (Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Manyara and Tarangire). These combine well with a Spice Island/beach extension, such as Zanzibar. The Northern Circuit offers the widest choice. Wildlife is plentiful and landscapes varied. The Southern parks are very rewarding but are vast areas and are more tricky/costly to access. You need to allow more time to explore and to see things. Combine the south with Mafia Island or the mainland Swahili coast. The Western parks of Mahale and Gombe are famous for chimp trekking and have far few visitors than the north. Heading west is not for bargain hunters! If you are keen to see a particular species or destination or have an experience on your bucket list (see the migration, enjoy a dawn balloon flight) do let us know.
What time of year do you want to travel?
You can travel to Tanzania throughout the year, although some areas are better than others at different times. For the Northern Circuit and beaches the optimum times are considered December - February and July -September. Weather is good and the Great Migration is calving on the Serengeti's southern plains in the early part of the year and crossing into the Mara from the northern Serengeti in the later part. July to October is optimum for the southern and western parks. The long rains arrive April/May time -travel in the northern parks is still possible but we would not recommend the southern parks at this time.
Do you have a budget?
Our sample trips all have guide prices. Low season prices are usually based on April/May time with high season prices usually July/August. Small group escorted safaris are the most economical way to enjoy a safari - you'll be looking at around £2,000 per person plus flights in low season for a 7 day trip, rising to £2,600 approximately in high season. Private drive-in safaris such as the Wildlife Week would be next on the budget scale. Fly-in safaris or a combination of fly/drive move up a notch in budget.
Safaris to Tanzania cost in the region of £2,000 per person in low season (based on 6 nights/7 days) to well over £10,000.
International flights are additional. The main gateways are Kilimanjaro (Arusha) and Dar es Salaam. There are no direct flights currently. You can expect to pay in the region of £500-650 for an economy flight depending on specials, availability and season. In August it is possible for flights to be £1000+.
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