Taking part in a group is a brilliant plan in many respects. Joining a tour group is a great way to save money, expand your social circle, and broaden your perspective. It’s a great option for single travelers and couples who don’t mind traveling through Africa with others. For both social and financial reasons, many tourists want to take part in organized tours with other people.
Check out our list of safaris in Tanzania that are available to join below.
Your Tanzania Safari: The ultimate guide to everything you need to know
The National Geographic, Discovery, and Animal Planet have all sent expedition teams to Tanzania, attesting to the popularity of the country’s safari parks as a prime location for wildlife explorers. Indeed, Northern Tanzania’s parks are spectacular; Serengeti is home to unforgettable lion safaris and The Great Migration; Tarangire is well-known for its enthralling elephant safaris; and Ngorongoro is widely known as the site of the world’s largest concentration of wild animals. Another must-see is Lake Manyara, famous for its flamingos, and the parks of Mahale and Gombe, which are home to the world’s largest chimpanzee populations. If you want to see all of Africa’s animals in one trip, Tanzania Safari is your best bet.
If you’ve always wanted to visit Tanzania, Brilliant Adventures and Safaris is here to make it happen. Thanks to our ability to combine modern conveniences with traditional forms of Tanzanian hospitality, we can satisfy the whims of any traveler with an interest in Tanzania.
How to Pick the Perfect Time to Visit Tanzania for a Safari and Beach Vacation
June to October
If you’re interested in seeing wildlife, early June is a good time to visit Tanzania. The long-wet season (which affects the entire country) is ended, and the country is bustling with tourists.
In July, Tanzania has its busiest time of year due to the influx of tourists. Although June through October is not typically thought of as a prime travel window, this is actually the winter season, when temperatures are mild, and precipitation is minimal throughout the region. These weather conditions are ideal for safari game drives and wildlife photography. Plan ahead if you want to visit during the Busiest Time of the Year!
The months of March and November
In Tanzania, the high season begins just as the peak season is winding down. As the crowds thin out and hotel rates drop, you can expect fewer visitors and a better overall experience.
That’s great news because it means less people trying to get a look of the animals and an increased desire on their part to venture out into the world.
In the height of the season, the weather is ideal for viewing wildlife. This is the best time to visit Tanzania for a safari because of the abundance of wildlife.
Two months, April and May
If you don’t mind somewhat higher temperatures and the likelihood of rain more often than not, this is the low season in Tanzania, when prices tend to be lower. Even while the weather might not be as pleasant as it is during the High Season, visiting Tanzania outside of those months can save you money and allow you to avoid the crowds.
If birds are something you’re interested in, you might want to take a break around this time. If you want to get a tan or spend a lot of time lounging on the beach, you should probably visit during the High Season. However, if you’ve traveled all the way to Tanzania, you shouldn’t miss out on seeing the incredible variety of animals that can be found in this breathtaking region.
How to Reach Tanzania
The three largest international airports in Tanzania are as follows:
Located between Arusha and Moshi, Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) serves as the primary entrance point for visitors to Tanzania’s Northern Safari Circuit, which takes in the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, and Lake Manyara.
Travelers to Dar es Salaam or the Southern Safari Circuit, which includes Selous/Nyerere National Park and Ruaha National Park, can use Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR).
Visitors flying directly to Zanzibar can land at Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ), which is located only 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) from Stone Town, the island’s capital.
From most major cities in Europe and North America, you can fly to any of the three airports with ease. International flight that fly to Tanzania are KLM Royal Dutch, Qatar Airways, Ethiopian Airways, Turkish Airlines, Fly Dubai, Kenya Airways, Emirates
Kenya or Tanzania: Which Country Offers the Best Safari Experience?
If money were no object, you could easily combine both of these locations into one East African safari. Visitors often have to make a decision. There are a lot of people who want to make a journey to Africa just to witness the Great Migration but picking the right place to visit is crucial.
Each year, the herds spend the first eleven months of the migration in Tanzania before making the crossing to Kenya’s Maasai Mara in September.Even in that month, many of wildebeest choose not to make the treacherous river crossing, instead spending their time grazing in Tanzania’s northern Serengeti.
You may also want to think about the fact that Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park has received the World Travel Awards’ “Best African National Park” title for the past two years in a row (2019 and 2020).
Can kids go on Safari in Tanzania?
If your kid is old enough to appreciate a once-in-a-lifetime trip, a safari is sure to be a hit. In comparison to seeing it on TV or reading about it in a book, nothing can compare to a child experiencing our incredible wildlife up close and personal.
You can trust Brilliant Adventure to help you find a family-friendly hotel and provide you with recommendations. However, it is critical to keep things in perspective. We wouldn’t take kids younger than three on a safari because of the long hours in the car and the bumpy roads they would encounter.
HOW MUCH DOES A SAFARI COST IN TANZANIA?
A budget safari in Tanzania can be had for around $200 USD per person, per day. The average cost per day for two people is $350 US. Luxury safaris in Tanzania cost from $600 USD per person, per day.
The above data should provide you with a ballpark estimate of the total cost; for example, a 5 day Mid-Range Safari will run you around 5 x U$D 350 = U$D 1,750 per person.
Which elements influence the price?
Brilliant Adventures and Safari provides straightforward pricing. We think it’s important that you fully grasp the various factors that go into determining the final price. This is why we provide you with a detailed quotation of your safari, itemizing every expense you can expect to make during your trip with us.
Naturally, the length of your safari will have an effect on the total cost. The 5 Day Highlight of Tanzania Safari is our most sought after tour. You can check off major Northern Circuit National Park on this trip.
The cost to enter a National Park varies by location. The money you pay goes toward a wide range of conservation efforts that benefit both the parks and the local communities around them. These include maintaining the park’s infrastructure and security as well as safeguarding the area’s wildlife and ecosystems.
Classification of Lodging.
The standard of lodging you will enjoy during your trip is the main distinction between a moderately priced safari and a luxurious one. There may be a wide range of differences between mid-range and luxury hotels, including service, amenities, facilities, food, views, and cost.
Our Tanzania Safari Specialists are happy to assist you in creating a customized itinerary, whether you prefer to stay in hotels of a uniform quality throughout your trip or a more flexible “mix ‘n match” of hotel types to fit your travel budget.
Generally, your safari price will include transportation to and from both the Kilimanjaro International (JRO) and Arusha (ARK) airports and Arusha town (1 pick-up and 1 drop-off per group). To put it another way, the price is comparable to that of a standard taxi ride in your area. Being picked up by a member of the crew gives you peace of mind because you know you’ll be taken safely to the accommodation you prearranged.
Booking Domestic Flights for your Safari is something Brilliant Adventures can help you with.
Number of Travelers
The price of a safari trip can be reduced significantly by increasing the number of passengers in a single vehicle. Individuals traveling without a companion are responsible for the entire cost of the Safari vehicle and guide, in addition to the Park Fees and lodging. If you have a group of six people, the daily cost of the car will be divided amongst you all, making it much more affordable for each individual.
The time of year you plan to visit Tanzania is the final main factor in the cost of your safari. Because of increased demand, lodges typically charge higher rates between the months of December and February, as well as June and October. If you want to go on a Tanzania safari but are on a tight budget, off-season travel is your best bet (March, April, May, November). It is a time when many hotels offer discounts.
While rain is possible, the low prices and lush greenery of the countryside more than make up for any inconvenience. Water and food are not problems for the animals, and the crops are flourishing. Additionally, the National Parks are much less crowded, giving you the impression of having the Serengeti all to yourself on occasion.
Costs for a safari with Brilliant Adventures also include lodging, all meals while on the trip, transportation to and from the airport, an unlimited supply of water, wine, and soda, entrance fees to parks and craters, special camping fees, a vehicle, and a guide.
Flights to other countries (prices vary widely depending on the time of year you are coming) Coverage for your trip expenses. For the duration of your safari, it is imperative that you purchase full coverage travel insurance. Cancellations of flights, loss of luggage, and other mishaps are all covered by comprehensive travel insurance.
A few more expenses to consider:
Having a few drinks at your hotel. Water is provided freely during game drives with Brilliant Adventures and Safari, but alcoholic beverages at your hotel or lodge will cost extra. Some resorts include some drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, in the price. Your travel plan will reflect this.
Tipping is a common practice throughout Tanzania. The crew on your safari will put in a lot of overtime, so tips are a big help. We’d be grateful for any amount you’re able to give. The following should be used as a guide:
The Ultimate U.S. Dollar Safari Guide 20- 25 USD daily per visitor Tipping is not expected or required for lodging. The front desk of most hotels will have a donation jar for guests to leave tips. Instead of tipping people monetarily, we suggest adding to the kitty at the end of your stay.
We suggest a daily fee of $10, rising with the level of service (for a group of 2).
Why choose Brilliant Safaris & Adventure for your Tanzanian Safari?
We do all within our means to make your Tanzanian safari trip exceptional, classic, safe, breath taking and stress free; giving you ample time of enjoying your vacation and what nature has to offer.
Our team is made up of staff who know what you need and how to deliver it easily and appropriately. This will leave you with a wide smile from the start till the end of your safari.
The Extra Mile:
With us you will definitely get all you ever dreamed of Tanzania as we will be with you all the way 24/7.
Our guides are not just hired hands. They are senior, well compensated and integral members of our Company, focused on designing your trip with us.
4×4 Adventure Safari Vehicles:
We have been designing bespoke safari vehicles for years. It is almost an obsession because it is so important to your enjoyment of wildlife. So ours can be opened up all round.
“Transparent, trustworthy company that delivers what they promises.”
We spent seven days on our safari across Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro and we had the best experience with Brilliant Adventures and Safaris. We had heard a lot of horror stories about safari companies swindling foreigners in Tanzania so honestly, we were quite unsure of how our experience would be, but Brilliant Adventures just made it brilliant.
We had a wonderful Safari trip, saw all the animals, slept in nice lodges, including some luxury tented camps, and were guided by a very experienced guide, who shared with us a lot of the different ecosystems and the animals. Our safari car was great, and our guide knew all the places to find the animals where we were looking for. We recommend Brilliant Adventures with the remark that a lot of this successful trip was caused by the knowledge, experience, and the character of their amazing team.
Me and my two children had an amazing Safari trip to Tarangire NP, Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ndutu region and Ngorongoro NP. How beautiful is Tanzania and how friendly are the people, thank you, Brilliant Adventures and Safaris who taught us, all about the wildlife, and the culture. We really recommend them. One day we had heavy rain in the Serengeti and all the roads were very muddy. While other drivers got stuck in the mud our driver drove as a real professional driver and never got stuck!! Thanks again for a lovely trip.
It is no doubt that Brilliant is the best company. I had the pleasure to spend 4 days in Ngorongoro and Serengeti. I think that for all of us visiting Africa is the fulfillment of our dreams. It is important to choose the right guide and support. It is no doubt that Brilliant is the best company to experience an incredible and unforgettable vacation in Tanzania. From the first e-mail to accommodation and food service everything was delivered in an excellent manner. Brilliant has great company’s culture and offers the best service available. Highly recommended.
” Nothing short of Amazing”
Unforgettable Experience on our honeymoon. We did a 10 days tour on Tanzania for our honeymoon with our AMAZING guide Maximillian. Everything was very well planned by our consultant Jane; we had a good balance of difference activities between game drive and walking safaris. It was THE BEST trip! Maximillian was the best guide, chasing the animals constantly so that we could see as many animals as possible and have the best safari experience.
“The best safari trip”
I did not expect to discover so much information about the animals, the national parks and the people of Tanzania. But thanks to our guide, Max, we learnt so much throughout our 7-day safari. For every question I asked, even if it sounded silly, his answer always gave an explanation I would never have known. He drove for hours, stopped whenever we asked, and we always believed our holiday was safe in his hands. Brilliant Adventures and Safaris came across as a professional operator, with a briefing at the start of our safari and I would recommend both the organisation and Max without hesitation
“She was friendly, professional and very knowledgeable.”
We have just returned from the most wonderful safari and cannot thank Brilliant Adventures and Safaris enough for their excellent organization and customer service. From our initial contact with Jane, the professionalism shone through. Gabriel, our driver/guide, was very knowledgeable and experienced and made us feel at ease from the start. Nothing was too much trouble in making our safari an experience to remember for ever. Their safari vehicle is spectacular with unique features which made our game drive experience one of a kind. I would not hesitate to recommend Brilliant Adventures and Safaris and hope to do another safari with them in the future.
Brilliant Adventures and Safaris made our family dream come true. Our family experienced a trip of a lifetime in March 2022 when we travelled to Tanzania with Brilliant Adventures and Safaris! Gladys at Brilliant Adventures and Safaris was amazing to work with and created an itinerary just right for us. Gabriel, our guide, was fantastic! We are convinced he knows every person and animal in Tanzania. His knowledge of the country, its history, its people, and the animals that live there is immense.
We work with you to create a personalized itinerary that suits your interests, preferences and travel style. Be it a luxury holiday for two, a family vacation, an exotic honeymoon, a solo adventure or a girls’ getaway. Please do not hesitate to contact us to start planning your private safari.
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