Tanzania Safari

The Ultimate Wildlife Viewing Experience.

An African safari in Tanzania is an incredible journey across Africa's unspoiled wilderness.

Safaris in Tanzania have earned their unrivaled reputation for a reason: they are simply the best in the world. This African country may be the last spot on Earth where the effects of civilization on the natural environment are not yet apparent, making it a fantastic travel destination for those interested in witnessing the raw power of nature.

Your safari in Tanzania will provide you a rare opportunity to observe elephants, lions, antelopes, zebras, cheetahs, and countless more animals in their natural surroundings.

Tanzania is one of the most famous African safari destinations and one of the best choices for first-time visitors. It boasts breathtaking landscapes and flora ranging from lush forests to dry, rocky plains.

Visitors from May to July witness the famous wildebeest migration: a spectacular annual event where wildebeests travel 800 kilometers from the green grasslands of Southeast Serengeti to Masai Mara in Kenya.

If you wish to witness this remarkable migration, walk across the African wilderness, and see the safari animals in their natural habitat, a tour of the Tanzanian safari is the best way to do it.

Whether you want to enjoy a highly customized tour, a private excursion, or a group tour with your friends or other visitors, we can make it happen. Contact us today.

Join a Group Safari

Your adventures in Tanzania will be more exciting and memorable when you’re with people you know! It is also a fantastic opportunity to make new friends and meet people from around the world who share your interests. 

Joining a group safari in Tanzania is ideal if it’s your first time in the wilderness, traveling alone, traveling on a budget, and if you and your companions don’t mind traveling with others for days. Group tours also offer many benefits:

  • Lower costs and more savings
  • More learning opportunities
  • Fun travel companions
  • Opportunities to do fun group activities
  • A better overall experience traveling across Africa

Do You Want to Have the Most Amazing Tanzania Safari Experience?

Simply send us an e-mail, and one of our safari specialists will assist you in planning the ideal trip. We are ready to make your fantasies of a Tanzania safari a reality, whether you want a one-day safari or an excursion that lasts for a whole month!

The goal of Brilliant Adventures and Safaris is to serve as your personal guide across this breathtaking country. Our safari company is dedicated to offering travelers in Tanzania with the most memorable and exciting safari experiences possible.

No matter what kind of safari you’re looking to make, you can count on us to make your wildest Tanzania Safari dreams a reality with our fully personalized tours.

Experience the best African safari in Tanzania with Brilliant Adventures and Safaris. We offer 12 group tour packages that will take you across Serengeti National Park, where you may have the chance to see Africa’s Big Five up close in their natural habitat. Excellent for families and friends, our Tanzania safari tours will give you once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

Short Safari

Premier Safari of Tanzania – 3 Days, 2 Nights

3 Days 2 Nights
Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti.

Possible Connection with Zanzibar

From$1,098
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Wonderful

The Wonderful Gates Safari – 4 Days, 3 Nights

4 Days 3 Nights
Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti.

Possible Connection with Zanzibar

From$1,314
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Highlights

Highlights of Tanzania – 5 Days, 4 Nights

5 Days 4 Nights
Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti.

Possible Connection with Zanzibar

From$1,821
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First Adventure

Kudu Safari in Tanzania – 6 Days, 5 Nights

6 Days 5 Nights
Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater

Possible Connection with Zanzibar

From$1,539
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Ultimate Adventure

Ultimate Tanzania – 6 Days, 5 Nights

6 days 5 Nights
Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire

Possible Connection with Zanzibar

From$1,896
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Wild Life

Wild North – 7 Days, 6 Nights

7 Days 6 Nights
Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater

Possible Connection with Zanzibar

From$1,755
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Discover

Best of Tanzania – 7 Days, 6 Nights

7 Days 6 Nights
Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater

Possible Connection with Zanzibar

From$2,112
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Photo Special

Calving Migration Tanzania Tour – 7 Days, 6 Nights

7 Days 6 Nights
Ndutu, Lake Manyara, Central Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater

Possible Connection with Zanzibar

From$1,986
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Wilderness Safari

Experience the Wilderness – 8 Days, 7 Nights

8 Days 7 Nights
Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater

Possible Connection with Zanzibar

From$2,128
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The Crossing
Wildbeast Safaris

Migration River Crossing – 8 Days, 7 Nights

8 Days 7 Nights
Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater

Possible Connection with Zanzibar

From$2,387
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Bush & Beach

Tanzania Safari & Beach Holiday – 10 Days, 9 Nights

10 Days 9 Nights
Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Zanzibar
From$2,334
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Savanna & Ocean

Serengeti Safari & Zanzibar – 11 Days, 10 Nights

11 Days 10 Nights
Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Zanzibar
From$2,474
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Family Travel

Is your entire family enthusiastic about traveling on the Tanzania safari? Brilliant Adventures and Safaris organizes family-friendly Tanzania safari tours that children three years old and higher can appreciate and enjoy. 

We recommend the following group tours for families with children and seniors (scroll below for information on each tour):

  • Wonderful Gates Safari | 4 Days
  • Wild North | 7 Days
  • Experience the Wilderness | 8 Days
  • Safari & Beach Holiday | 10 Days
  • Serengeti Safari & Zanzibar | 11 Days
  • Best of Tanzania | 7 Days

First-Time Safaris

Whether you want to see the breathtaking landscapes of the national parks in Tanzania or experience a Big Fives safari for the first time, our tours can give you the opportunity. 

It’s normal to feel a bit worried about sleeping in the middle of the wilderness, but don’t worry. Our tour guides are highly trained and have decades of experience leading group adventures in Tanzania. You’ll be in safe hands with our friendly and professional guides and crew.

We offer the following tours for first-time travelers to the African safari in Tanzania (scroll below for information on each tour):

  • Premier Safari of Tanzania | 3 Days
  • Kudu Safari in Tanzania | 6 Days
  • Highlights of Tanzania | 5 Days
  • Best of Tanzania | 7 Days
  • Wild North | 7 Days
  • Safari & Beach Holiday | 10 Days
  • Experience the Wilderness | 8 Days

Honeymoons

Africa is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in the world, and the safari in Tanzania is one of the best destinations. Whether you envision camping in a romantic wilderness location or an exciting Big Fives safari tour, we can make it happen. There’s nothing like seeing African wildlife up close in person, and that’s a beautiful experience to share with your loved one.

Experience the gorgeous Tanzania safari with Brilliant Adventures and Safaris (scroll below for more details on each tour):

  • Ultimate Tanzania | 6 Days
  • Wild North | 7 Days
  • Safari & Beach Holiday | 10 Days
  • Serengeti Safari & Zanzibar | 11 Days
  • Experience the Wilderness | 8 Days

Senior travel

Touring the safari in Tanzania is open to everyone, including senior travelers. Our professional guides are highly trained and experienced, and we house all guests in safe, comfortable, and well-furnished accommodations. 

If you are a senior or planning a Tanzania safari tour accompanied by seniors, these are the tours for you (scroll below for more details):

  • Safari & Beach Holiday | 10 Days
  • Serengeti Safari & Zanzibar | 11 Days
  • Experience the Wilderness | 8 Days
  • Best of Tanzania | 7 Days

Photography safaris

The beauty of the African safari in Tanzania is one of a kind. Capturing the stunning vistas and wild animals on film makes for truly special keepsakes. Going on a tour gives professional photographers and hobbyists a chance to photograph the gorgeous safari sunrise, sunset, distinctive landscapes, and wild animals – possibly up close and personal. 

Indulge in the beauty of the continent while embarking on African adventures with our tour company. These tours will bring you to the best places for taking pictures in the wild (scroll below for more information):

  • Experience the Wilderness | 8 Days
  • Best of Tanzania | 7 Days
  • Wild North | 7 Days
  • River Crossing Migration Special | 8 Days
  • Calving Migration Tanzania Tour | 7 Days

HOW TO GET THE BEST SAFARI EXPERIENCE IN TANZANIA

Ultimate Guide
Best Times
Getting Here
Kenya or Tanzania
Children on Safari
Safari Costs
Other Expenses
Why Us

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.

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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.

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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

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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).

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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.

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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.

Duration

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.

Protected Areas
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.

Airport Transportation.
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.

Seasonal Influence.
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.

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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).

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Why choose Brilliant Safaris & Adventure for your Tanzanian Safari?

Customer Care:

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.

Professionalism:

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.

Professional Guides:

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.

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Testimonials

What our clients say about us
  • “Brilliant Safaris do exactly as they say , totally brilliant !”

    We have just returned from the most wonderful safari experience with Brilliant. The attention to detail, care & planning was second to none. Our safari guide Eugene was amazing, ask for him ! He planned everything to make sure we got the maximum enjoyment from our 7 day tour even taking us up to the north Serengeti border to see the wildebeest migration. A once in a lifetime opportunity. Brilliant is locally owned and operated and I think this makes all the difference. They are experts and so knowledgable.Thank you Brilliant, we will be recommending you to everyone !

    Sophie
    Visited: July 2023 Reviewed: Aug 7, 2023
  • “Very professional and adaptable!”

    Amazing experience on our first Safari! Our son called it “A trip of a lifetime”. Our guide Eugene was amazing. Part of our family for 5 days! He was thoughtful and kind. He made great suggestions and led us to see really cool things. We saw a lion try to take down a hippo and cheetahs chase down a gazelle! Meals were great and everyone was very helpful. Jane did a great job coordinating the whole thing. The Brilliant team had excellent attention to detail and made our trip great! Thank you so much! Would highly recommend this crew!

    Rob Anderson Visited: July 2023 Reviewed: Aug 5, 2023
    35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
  • The journey was meticulously planned by an exceptional team, and the tour guide was simply outstanding. From the very beginning, Lightness was attentive to our preferences and needs, making the planning process a breeze. She took the time to understand our interests and tailored the itinerary accordingly, ensuring that every moment of the safari was truly special. The safari arranged by Brilliant Adventures & Safaris and led by Joshua was an extraordinary adventure that left us with cherished memories. The attention to detail, personalized planning, and expertise of the agency combined with Joshua’s knowledge and passion made this trip an unforgettable and highly recommended experience. I am grateful for this once-in-a-lifetime journey and will undoubtedly cherish the memories forever. We will definitely go with Brilliant Adventures & Safaris and Joshua again.

    Abby & Cherry Visited: July 2023 Reviewed: Jul 30, 2023
    20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
  • “Very professional, friendly, easy to communicate with & quick to respond to emails.”

    My husband and I went on safari to Tanzania in February 2023 for our honeymoon. We booked directly with Brilliant Adventures and Safaris. We were a little nervous booking directly and not booking through a travel agent, however, we were delighted with their service, and would highly recommend them. Our tour guide Joshua was friendly, professionally and very knowledgeable, and we had the most wonderful safari that we could wish for.
    Brilliant Adventures and Safaris were great to deal with, they were very welcoming and made our trip very special. We would not hesitate to recommend Brilliant Adventures and Safaris.

    Clare Visited: February 2023 Reviewed: Jul 30, 2023
    20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
  • “Very friendly and professional company”

    We used Brilliant for our family safari trip and they were excellent from start to finish. Nothing was too much trouble for Jane and the team. Our guide Bony was friendly, knowledgeable, and did everything possible to make our trip the most memorable and fantastic trip ever! Each day was an adventure and the safari lunches provided were top class also!

    Warren Visited: July 2023 Reviewed: Jul 27, 2023
    35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
  • “Unforgettable safari”

    From the first email with Jane, Brilliant Adventures and Safaris could not have been more helpful. Jane was very responsive and helped us to plan a holiday exactly to our needs, being incredibly flexible to our changing flight times and ensuring that we would get the most out of our time on safari. Jane was also able to help with booking flights, accommodation, transfers and tours on Zanzibar which was an added bonus. Our safari itself was amazing, our guide Bony was very exprienced and knowledgable as well as being great company, he was very flexible and adapted to our preferences as well as making many recommendations to ensure we had the best time and saw as many animals as possible. The safari vehicle was fabulous with a roof which could be removed for better viewing and a fridge with cold drinks and snacks. The accommodation was all very comfortable and the food was delicious, including our lunches each day on safari. We had a truly unforgettable time and would love to return one day. I cannot thank Jane and Bony enough for everything they did for us and would highly recommend Brilliant Adventures and Safaris to anyone considering a holiday in Tanzania

    Anna Visited: July 2023 Reviewed: Jul 27, 2023
    35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
  • “Amazing!”

    Brilliant adventures and Safaris gave us an incredible experience. Julieth was very professional and accomodating and provided us a seamless itinerary based on our requests. My sister and I booked a 6 day safari and we couldn’t be happier with chosing this company. From the lovely accomodations, airport pick-up and drop-off, and our guide it was truly well-planned. Osbert, our safari guide, was amazing! He went above and beyond with everything and had a wealth of knowledge. You could tell he has a passion for wildlife. Please don’t hesitate on choosing them for your safari experience!

    Phelisha Visited: July 2023 Reviewed: Jul 17, 2023
    20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
  • “Reliable travel agent who perfectly organized our successful three week tour.”

    Brilliant Safaris professionally arranged a private three week tour visiting Selous (Nyerere), Mikumi, Serengeti (migration), Ngorongoro and Tarangire. We are two serious amateur photographers and experienced travellers. The trip was perfectly organized. Our very friendly driver guides (one for the South, Hassan, another for the North, Gabriel) perfectly understood our specific needs. They were patient, flexible and very knowledgeable about the terrain and wildlife. They always knew where to find what we were looking for. The person responsible at Brilliant (Jane) was reachable each time when needed and responsive, in daily contact with the driver guides. The lodges and camps (mid-range, according to our request) were well chosen, nice and comfortable and the car was well adapted for photography. The price of the trip was reasonable considering the benefits, reliability and service. We will certainly choose Brilliant Safaris again when we return to Tanzania. I can only recommend.

    William Visited: June 2023 Reviewed: Jul 9, 2023
    65+ years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris

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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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