How Much Does an African Safari Cost

The average rate of African Safari tours differs in each country depending on infrastructure setting. The African continent has 54 countries each offering unique adventure experience.

African is a blessed content with a magical nature and wildlife more than any other country in the world!

African Safari Prices & Costs Variation

The ranging of safari offering by each country count on both low basic accommodation, mid-range to luxury bush travel. 

East Africa is among the best safari destination for wildlife and mountain trekking. Tanzania is among East African offer unique wildlife viewing and game drive plus mountain trekking! With a huge National park and game reserve name as a top safari destination in Africa.

A  budget camping Safari in African costs from $195-330per person per day, basic budget accommodation depending on the number of people going on safari. 

While mid-range budget lodge safari with lodge style accommodation costs about $450 to $490 per person per day, See the analysis of Safari price and costs below:

  • Tanzania safari prices and costs around $195-330 USD per person per day for basic budget accommodation  depending on the number people going on safari
  • $490 USD per person per day for 3-star  lodges/ hotel accommodation
  • $690 USD pp per day for 4-star lodges/ hotel accommodation
  • $990+ USD pp per day for 5-star  lodges/hotel accommodation

From the free-standing highest volcanic mountain to the landless plain of Serengeti vs beautiful Garden of Heden Ngorongoro to white sand of Zanzibar shore complete your best safari in Africa.

African Safari Payment

To give you an idea of  African and Tanzania safari prices Average costs, the Tanzania safari & Zanzibar beach holidays, a 1-week safari would cost approximately US $3500 – $4000 per person exclusive of international airfare internal flights, visas, and insurance. This would be a semi-luxurious trip. Prices can go up and down depending on the season and level of accommodation.

The price for budget camping will cost you from US$2150 – 2200per person for a 1-week small group minimum of 2 people.

Booking and paying for a safari before arriving in Tanzania is recommended if you’ll be traveling in popular areas during the high season especially Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation, and some protected areas.

Most of the African tour operators Accept the different way on the tour payment gateway. i) Online payment, bank transfer.

African  Safari Top Destinations

The best and top safari destination in African especially in African coming for your safari is!

 Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park, in northern Tanzania, is known for its massive annual migration of wildebeest and zebra. Seeking new pasture, the herds move north from their breeding grounds in the grassy southern plains. Many cross the marshy western corridor’s crocodile-infested Grumeti River. Others veer northeast to the Lobo Hills, home to black eagles. Black rhinos inhabit the granite outcrops of the Moru Kopjes.

Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania

The largest inactive, intact, and unfilled volcanic caldera in the world formed about 2 to 3 million years ago. Its enormous scenery and abundance of wildlife merge to make it a wonder of the natural world. The collapsed volcano which left high walls of about 600 meters that somehow challenging your ability of vision as you gaze on to it. Geographically what has always been called Ngorongoro Crater mistakenly, it is rather the largest volcanic caldera in the world, with a floor of about 300 square km (100 square miles). Ngorongoro Crater activities are including game viewing and nature walks along the Crater rim on the Northern Highlands.

  Ngorongoro Crater Wildlife

The Crater is home to a large number of wildlife supported by yearly around water supply from the highlands and enough fodder.  Over 300 bird species have been recorded here among them are Egyptian geese, flamingos, blacksmith plover, ibises, hummer head, cormorants, heron, storks, and many more.

Large mammals and plain animals inhabit the Crater among them are wildebeest, eland, zebra, gazelles black rhino and predators like lion, hyena, cheetah, jackals, and the ever-elusive leopard, as they all bounded by the volcanic walls, they can be spotted in a very close range. Giraffe and impala cannot be found in the crater floor, they always hanging around the crater rim possibly is due to the steepness of the crater wall or as most of the time they have to raise their heads up while walking to only have favorable blood pressure that goes to the head. It can also be luck of palatable food on the crater floor as they are browsers.

Top sights in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

  • Olduvai Gorge Site known for early human remains.
  • Ol Doinyo Lengai Landmark volcano & hiking spot.
  • Empakaai Crater,

Ndutu Lake Wildlife-rich area known for migration crater.

Tarangire National Park

The park derives its name from Tarangire River which runs along in the middle of the park & provides water for animals throughout the year. The park lies in a tropical semi-arid characterized by a prolonged dry season lasting up to seven months. The rainfall regime is bi-modal, with the short rainfall between November and January and the long rains from March through May.

Vegetation.

The vegetation is mainly consisting of a larger open grassland with countless acacia trees, Giant African baobab trees, tamarind, and sausage trees dwarfing animals that feed beneath it.

Wildlife.

Tarangire National Park is reputed for its massive herds of Elephants entertaining visitors by their habit of browsing & debarking. Other animals to be seen includes wildebeest, warthogs, giraffe, zebra, gazelles, impala, lions & leopard. The rare species of Great Kudu and the Fringed-eared  Oryx are inhabited in this park.  The Park is home to thousands of birds, over 400 bird species have been recorded including the rare Ash stalling.

Best time to visit.

Yearly around but the period stretches between June to November, is the best time for game viewing in Tarangire.

Accommodation

Accommodation at Tarangire National Park are Mainly Lodges, Tented Camps and Campsite. Lodges & Camps at this area are falling into three categories of budget, mid-range & luxury,

Day trip to Tarangire National Park from the Tourism capital Arusha can easily be arranged which mostly starts in the morning from 7.30 with a driving time of 2.5 hours. The driving is along The Great Northern Highway which passes across many Masai villages, packed lunch should be carried during this trip. We mostly combine this Park in our Northern Tanzania safari package.

Mount Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park, in the East African country of Tanzania, is home to the continent’s highest mountain, snowcapped Mt. Kilimanjaro. Around the base of its tallest peak, relatively accessible hiking trails wind through rainforest inhabited by colobus monkeys and past the volcanic caldera of Lake Chala. Approaching the summit of Uhuru Peak, the slopes steepen and are studded with glacial ice fields.

Masai Mara National Park

A large game reserve in Narok County, Kenya, contiguous with the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. It is named in honor of the Maasai people, the ancestral inhabitants of the area.

One of the most famous wilderness areas in Africa, world-renowned for its exceptional populations of lions, leopards, cheetahs, and elephant. It also hosts the Great Migration, which secured it as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa, and as one of the ten natural travel wonders of the world.

Kruger National Park

The National Park offers several safari destinations, but the most famous—and perhaps most impressive for the big five (lion, leopard, black or white rhino, African elephant and Cape buffalo).

Etosha National Park

Etosha Pan makes game viewing in Etosha a unique experience. The large mammals in Etosha National Park include lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, giraffe, wildebeest, cheetah, hyena, mountain and plains zebra, springbok, kudu, gemsbok, and eland.

Tanzania Safari Destinations you Must Choose

  • Northern Tanzania. Serengeti National park, Ngorongoro conservation area, Mount Kilimanjaro National park, Lake Manyara National park, Tarangire National park, Arusha National park, Lake Eyasi, Lake Natron.
  • Southern Tanzania. Selous Game Reserve. Ruaha National Park. Udzungwa Mountains National Park. Mikumi National Park.
  • Western Tanzania. Gombe Stream National Park. Katavi National Park. Mahale National Park.
  • Coastal & Islands. Zanzibar Island. Mafia Island. Pemba Island. Saadani National Park

African Safari Itineraries:

With ranging from ready-made to tailor/made or customs African Safari itinerary, we offer trip ranging from 1day lasting 5weeks. Both cover different National Park especially our focus Tanzania destinations. Take a look on our Tanzania safari packages & holidays

Best Season for African Safari

The best season to visit African for your Safari holidays is during the dry season starting from June to October each year. July to end of August is the best time to view and see great migration in Serengeti. from December to the beginning of March is the best time for wildebeest migration calving at the Ndutu area. March, April, and May mark as the rain season and low season, little travelers during the time.  Although all year is bet time for Tanzania African Safari.

Where to Stay during your African Safari

During safari booking for an African trip, you must think about accommodation settings! Most tourist from developed countries they didn’t know that African safari offers a life change safari experience. But after reaching in our diverse nature and wildlife, they realized African Safari Tours is the best to experience they have never had in there life.

Accommodation in African Safari categorized into three sections:  i) Basic Budget camping (ii) Mid-range Accommodation- Staying in 2-4stars hotel and lodges,  (iii) High-end Luxury Safari staying in 5stars lodges/ hotel.

The thing to know before booking African Safari

  • Safari accommodation
  • Meals: Full Board Breakfast, Hot Lunch, or Picnic Lunch and Dinner while on Safari.
  • All Transfers and Transport, Park Fees,
  • Game viewing activities as stated in the above tour/safari description.
  • Airport pick up and drop off (Kilimanjaro/Arusha airport)
  • Information on Flights both Local flights and International airfares.
  • Any required Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Park/ Destination to be Visit.

What to Bring for African Safari

  1. Clothes.
  2. A warm sweater as the nights can be chilly at high altitudes.
  3. Comfortable shoes
  4. Toilet paper
  1. Towels
  2. Gifts
  3. Camera
  4. Pillow

Tipping Guides for African Safari

African Safari will be a private guide trip to National parks. Whether you take budget camping or lodge safaris, you will be driver-guide and cook/chef depending on the types of safari you choose. Only a tented lodge/lodging safari you will only be accompanied with driver-guide. For African and Tanzania safari and tour guides, you can tip the US $15 to the US $25 per person per day or more.

What to Do in Africa out of Safari

-In African, you can do several Activities out of wildlife safaris and game drive.

  • Walking Safari withing National Park ( Serengeti National Park, Tarangire, Ngorongoro  crater, Arusha National Park
  • Mountain Climbing and Trekking ( Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru).
  • Local and Pure Culture visit ( Hadzabe, Datoga, and Masai People).
  • Short Trip on Budget if you have a short time.
  • Community visit, Schools, Orphanage, hospital.
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