The price of a safari is determined by many factors. An average budget is € 325 – € 450 p.p. per day, excluding international flights and any local flights. For this money, you enjoy a nice and comfortable safari, where you’ll see a lot of the landscape and the animals. A more expensive safari gives more luxury, but not guaranteed a better safari experience. But can this amount also be somewhat reduced?
- A similar program is cheaper when you travel in a group than if you go privately. Besides, a group safari can also be a lot of fun! You could consider going with more people so that you can use the capacity of the entire Landcruiser.
- You overnight stay partly determines the price you pay. Real camping in a small tent and the somewhat larger and older lodges are slightly cheaper. You can opt for the small-scale, but comfortable, lodges and tented camps in Tanzania.
- If you spend the night outside the parks you save accommodation costs for yourself, the car and the driver/guide. After all, a large part of your travel sum is already spent on entrance fees to the parks, on average around $ 60-80 p.p. per day (and you also pay for the car, the driver/guide). If you decide to stay the night, entrance fees are added.
- Considering self drive? We admit it sounds great. However, in Tanzania this is only for the very experienced traveller. Due to the short depreciation time of the car, it’s also not really cheap. On the other hand, the chance of damage due to poor road surface is high and the insurance does not always cover all damage. In contrast to South Africa and Namibia, the roads in Tanzania are very poor and the gasoline expensive.
- Exploring without a guide is possible, but without knowledge of the area you don’t know where you are. Getting lost on the unmarked sandy paths in the Serengeti is very easy and without a guide you’ll see fewer wild animals anyway.
- Saving on tips is also not an option, because tips in Tanzania are an important part of the income. The guide’s entire family counts on it.
- You could, however, limit yourself to a few parks.
- Don’t go on a safari every day, but also plan a day off or a cultural visit to the population, a market or a sporting activity such as cycling or walking etc.
- Or interrupt your safari with a few beach days at the coast or on one of the islands off the coast, whether or not lazy in your hammock or with a water sport activity such as diving, swimming, snorkeling, sailing, fishing, kiting, canoeing etc.