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Tanzania Itinerary and Cost Review

Tanzania Itinerary and Cost Review

Tanzania Safari and Cost Review:

For every person who wishes to Travel to Tanzania, before anything, three things are very important, , Tour Operator, Picking a right itinerary and the cost, that is why the Right tour Operator Itinerary and Cost Review are major things to consider. If you manage these three things then you have a 100% guarantee of a great Safari.

With the right information, you are able to enjoy your Safari to Tanzania in a good fair price and very good itinerary, but if you are not well informed you will be in a risky of not enjoying your Holiday, or even end up in a very serious disappointment. Note: You can have a good Safari on your opinion,  but I can assure you, there might me more to see and enjoy  actually with the very same cost.

The aim of this article is to take you through important issues when you are about to contact a tour operator for a safari to Tanzania. This will guide you and inform you of the important factors to consider in Itinerary and Cost to see the validity of Cost and truth about itinerary.

You might have some information about Tanzania like: Serengeti Migration, Ngorongoro, Kilimanjaro, I mean the attractions of Tanzania that shout  around the World, but be informed that, there are so much in Tanzania than the big National Parks … it is important to have a mixture of Wildlife, Cultural, Beach and even a Day Hike to Kilimanjaro!

It is expensive to Travel to Tanzania, and this is my advice, if you plan to visit Tanzania, plan it well, and have enough days. For the people comes to Tanzania for the first time, and have limited number of Days, I advice to have a minimum of 10 days to be explore  Tanzania well, can you do less than 10? yes, and you will enjoy, but if you real plan to come, with all the cost of flight, make minimum of 10 days.

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We will start to Explore the three Parties Separately, and I am putting them in order:

Itenerary:  (The best of Northern Tanzania)

Itenerary is a road map of your Safari! Exactly what you will do, day to day activities. So you must have an idea, and well informed before start picking up tour operators, Here I am talking about the Traveller who real want to explore Tanzania. If you just want to do a rush program, there are so many reputable Tour Operators that can give you a showcase itineraries, pick one, pay and there you go, but I can assure you that you are missing out a lot!

This is my Advice of the Itenerary to take with limitation of number of days:

  1. 3 Days – Best Combinations:  Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro – Northern Tanzania.
  2. 4 Days – Best Combinations:  Ngorongoro and Serengeti (Make sure you have two nights in Serengeti)
  3. 5 Days – Best Combinations:  Tarangire, Ngorongoro and Serengeti (2 nights in Serengeti)
  4. 6 Days – Best Combinations:  Lake Manyara, Tarangire, Ngorongoro, and Serengeti (2 nights in Serengeti)
  5. 7 Days – Best Combinations:  Lake Manyara, Tarangire, Ngorongoro, and Serengeti Plus Cultural Tour)
  6. 10 Days  – These days will give you number 5 options plus an overnight tour to Kilimanjaro and Materuni.
  7. 12 Days  – These days will give you number 5 plus a day hike to Kilimanjaro, and Few nights in Zanzibar.
  8. 16 Days  – These days will give you number 4, 7 Days Kilimanjaro Climb and few Days in Zanzibar!

If you need help, we can give you any of the itinerary above for free, well explained with all details that you might have to be able to compare with what you will be given by a tour operator.

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Cost of Safari:

Once you know about your time limitation, now we are in the second part, which is the cost, I would like to let you know that you will get what you are paying for, may be less. And most of tour operators might give you itineraries that will give them more profit. For Example I dont know how  you  drive all the way to Serengeti and Spend one night? Doesn’t make any sense to me.

Mainly there are three types of Cost that are involved in your Safari: Park Fee, Accomodation and Transport (Game drive which includes the driver cost). Be informed that you can be aware of all these costs on your own through online search, that’s why I normally say that a Traveller can 100% know the reality of his/her Safari based on the price they pay! You can be overpriced or underpriced easily (All these come with negative impact)

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NOTE: Whether you do Luxury or Budget, it has nothing to do with the experience but mainly a comfort at night, as well as flight to and from Serengeti may be, but I would advice even if you do budget, ask for a comfortable vehicle, because this has 100% impact to your Safari Experience. You can email us for specifics about Safari Vehicle.

I will just give you an idea of cost as a guideline, All inclusive cost airport to airport Service:

  • Basic Camping: Price between: $180 – $300 per person per day.
  • Budget Accommodation: Price between: $350 – $400 per person per day.
  • Luxury lodges & Tented Camps  $480-580 per person per day.
  • Luxury + : $800 – $900 per person per day.
  • Luxury + Extra – $1000 – $2500 per person per day.

Above is just an idea of cost, should you need specific information, you can ask us to assist you with that,  ASK  or talk to email us about that and we will be happy to help for free.

Tour Operator:

There are so many reliable tour operators in and outside Tanzania. And you can have information about them at a finger trip. I live in Tanzania and I know so many local companies which do very well in tourism. First I would advise you to get their information online …. Search their companies and this should be the first filtration.

Try to talk to the people who have written their recommendations online, if possible try to call a few that stay near you or those you can reach. Let them recommend the guides they use, and be sure to ask the tour operator availability of the guide, because a guide plays a serious role in your Safari Experience.


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