5 Tips In Traveling On a Budget Safari Tanzania
Well, we all know that travelling can cost a lot of money, especially if you’d like to spend as many days as you can all around the globe. Going on a safari can be an expensive adventure, but we have few tips how to travel on a budget to safari in Tanzania.
- SLEEP IN TENTS INSTEAD OD LUXURY LODGES
Choosing tents instead of tented lodges can save up 140$ per day and choosing tents instead of luxury lodges can save up to 200$ a day. In tents, you’ll be sleeping in a sleeping bag provided by the agency, and in tented or luxury lodges you’ll be having a bed inside of the tent. If you decide to sleep in a tent instead of in luxury lodge, you could get almost one day more on a safari. Seems like a good deal!
- CHOOSE A TOP PRIORITY PARKS, SCENERIES OR ANIMALS THAT YOU WANT TO SEE
In Tanzania, there are 17 different national parks that you can visit and sometimes it is difficult to choose where to go. The easiest way to shorten the list is to know what animals you’d like to see (from lions, to rhinos, hippos, gnus, giraffes), what sceneries attract you the most (savannah, lakes, forest, baobab or acacia trees) or what additional experiences you’d like to have (like balloon ride available in Serengeti, visiting the Masai village most common in Ngorongoro, walking tour available only in Tarangire, Arusha or Salu National Park).
Most probably you’ll come up with one or two parks that fulfill most of your needs.
- GO IN A TAILOR MADE SMALL GROUP
Going on a safari, with a friend or partner can be comfortable, flexible, and independent, common decisions. The benefits of going in an individual tailor made small group are sharing your journey with adventurers from all over the world. You could just get new perspectives from other nations and cultures.
- TRY TO BOOK YOUR TRAVEL IN LOWER PEAKS OF THE SEASON
March, April and May are rainy months when the plane tickets are cheaper, and you could negotiate for the better price with safari agency. With climate change, it’s nearly impossible to know when it’s going to be rainy and when sunny. So, if you’re lucky, you could have amazing weather and also see a lot of baby animals during these months.
- MAKE A RESEARCH ON THE AGENCIES AND FIND THE BEST VALUE FOR MONEY SAFARI COMPANY
In Arusha there are almost 1.000 safari companies offering variety of services, day trips and adventures. It is important to get an overall impression about the prices, but you can negotiate the price. Check reviews on TripAdvisor, Facebook or SafariBookings to see the impressions from other guests. Check Facebook & Instagram pages to see how a company communicates with their guests and look up for for companies that give back to a society through their activities.
Be a responsible traveler who takes care about the environment, national parks and animals. Hope that this guide helped you and we’re happy to have you here!
Price indications and variation of the tour
Budget camping Tent: 350$ per person, per day
Tented lodge: 490$ per person, per day
Luxury tented lodge: 560$ per person, per day
Luxury lodge: from 1.200$ per person, per day
In Arusha there are almost 1.000 safari companies offering variety of services, day trips and adventures. It is important to get an overall impression about the prices, but you can always bargain.