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
View Details
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
View Details
Highlights

Highlights of Tanzania – 5 Days, 4 Nights

5 Days 4 Nights
Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti.

Possible Connection with Zanzibar

From$1,821
View Details
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
View Details
Ultimate Adventure

Ultimate Tanzania – 6 Days, 5 Nights

6 days 5 Nights
Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire

Possible Connection with Zanzibar

From$1,896
View Details
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
View Details
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
View Details
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
View Details
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
View Details
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
View Details
Bush & Beach

Tanzania Safari & Beach Holiday – 10 Days, 9 Nights

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

Serengeti Safari & Zanzibar – 11 Days, 10 Nights

11 Days 10 Nights
Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Zanzibar
From$2,474
View Details

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.

Get Started

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.

Start Planning

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

Contact our Team

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).

Read More About Us

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.

Contact our Team

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.

Contact our Team

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).

Contact our Team

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.

Read More About Us

Testimonials

What our clients say about us
  • “Ten out of Ten experience! TOP!!!!!”

    Bonny and Lightness were just amazing.

    Lightness was SOOO patient changing and adjusting the trip to our needs. I kept stressing her with lots of silly questions about vaccines, vista etc. and she was always so quick and friendly.

    Bonny just made everything happen for us, anything we wanted to do, he already planned for it ! absolutely top man.

    We just ended up in the very best hands Tanzania has to offer.

    UK
    Salvatore Visited: February 2024 Reviewed: Mar 11, 2024
    35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
  • “Excellent service”

    What an unforgettable Experience, can’t think of anything negative to say. The Safari comes down to the experience of your driver, and I am glad we had bony as our driver. You can tell he had years of experience on him and really knew how to show us everything an African Safari has to offer. Brilliant safari were very easy to communicate with and made the whole booking process easy.

    Australia
    Abdul Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Jan 19, 2024
    20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
  • “Lightness was very responsive and helpful. Couldn’t be better!!”

    When my son and I decided to do this trip, I spent many hours looking at different safaris and itineraries. Brilliant kept popping up with the exact type of adventure we were looking for. Even the name “Brilliant Adventures and Safaris “ spoke to me! This trip was the fulfillment of a 25 year dream. Upon knowing that, Lightness did all she could to ensure our trip was that and even more. She tweaked our original schedule to match what we requested to perfection. We communicated often and she always responded promptly. Quite a feat knowing we are on opposite sides of the globe!

    USA
    Kathy Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Jan 19, 2024
    65+ years of age | Experience level: first safari
  • “A once in a lifetime experience delivered by Brilliant Adventures and Safari’s”

    We celebrated our 5-year wedding anniversary by embarking on a once in a lifetime trip to experience the wonders of a Safari in Tanzania. While there were hundreds of company’s we could have chosen from to make our dream holiday come true, deciding on Brilliant Adventures and Safaris for our 10 day tour was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made.

    Australia
    Avi P Visited: December 2023 Reviewed: Jan 8, 2024
    20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
  • “Once in a lifetime Safari trip for our honeymoon”

    We were looking for a local agency to organize our Honeymoon Safari and Brilliant Adventures & Safaris was the perfect fit for us!

    Lightness was our first contact with Brilliant and we greatly appreciated her kindness and responsiveness. She was of great advice to setup the perfect itinerary while always meeting our demands and expectations. Without her recommendations we probably would have missed Ndutu park which is where we have some of our best memories witnessing the Wildebeest migration or a leopard and her young cub feeding on a freshly hunted Zebra. She also made sure that in every lodge we had a special attention or dinner experience to celebrate our honeymoon.

    France
    Clement & Marie Visited: December 2023 Reviewed: Jan 7, 2024
    20-35 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
  • “Incredible 10 day Safari with Brilliant Adevntures and Safaris!”

    Safari in Tanzania was on the top of my bucket list for a long time, so naturally I was very nervous about the tour operator we chose. But lucky for me, Brilliant adventures and Safaris really were BRILLIANT!

    From the start, everything was excellent. Lightness at head office helped as personalize out itinerary based on what we wanted to see and do, and how much time we had available. She was extremely kind, helpful and replied to any questions very quickly.

    Australia
    Krithika Visited: December 2023 Reviewed: Jan 6, 2024
    20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
  • “A truly ‘Brilliant’ experience that exceeded all expectations”

    We did a lot of research before booking our safari. Like a couple of other reviewers, we were really intrigued by the reviews of Brilliant, but a little nervous because they don’t have as many reviews as the bigger companies. Ultimately, they were one of three companies we chose to request quotes from and Brilliant immediately set themselves apart in their response. Their email included not only an incredibly detailed itinerary but also a wealth of additional information about travelling to Tanzania, going on safari, the accommodations and their custom vehicles.

    Canada
    Jackie and Brendan Visited: October 2023 Reviewed: Jan 4, 2024
    35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
  • “Our dream holiday”

    We had a wonderful Safari with Brilliant in our recent honeymoon in Tanzania.

    As many travellers already experienced, the communication with both Julieth and Lightness was excellent from the beginning and it was quite easy to plan the safari.

    Once we arrived in Kilimanjaro airport, we were picked up by our guide Boni and everything was perfectly organised by Brilliant so that we didn’t have to worry about anything else for the next 6 days.

    Spain
    Alex Visited: December 2023 Reviewed: Dec 29, 2023
    35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari

Contact our Team

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.

"*" indicates required fields

MM slash DD slash YYYY
Terms & Conditions*
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Proceed Booking

Whatsapp Us Now