Why a safari in Tanzania is not cheap

Safari in Tanzania: Imaging in why a safari in Tanzania is not cheap? Tanzania offers the best game viewing safaris than any country in the world for your Tanzania Safari Tours!

Budget safari in Tanzania is not really cheap because game park fees are expensive. The entry fees range  54-71 $/pp (24 hours) depending on the national park you will visit. The lodges accommodation price is differs based on the level of standard that’s you select, plus concession fees, That’s why a safari tour in Tanzania recently is a high price with VAT 18% from the government.

Is Tanzania expensive to visit

Yes for sure the Tanzania safari is much expensive compare with other countries. What makes a Tanzania safari to be more expensive is  flights( international and local flights, entry fees, Visa, accommodations, travel insurance, length of days to go on safari( 1 week, 2 weeks 3 weeks, 4-6 weeks Tanzania safari itinerary)

We are on the top 25 Tanzania Travel blogs offering a very niche travel guide and information for our travelers. When coming to Tanzania for your holidays you will expect a lot to achieve, stunning wildlife, beautiful beach, climbing the free-standing in the world mount Kilimanjaro, Visiting Serengeti National park, Ngorongoro crater, Lake Eyasi( Hadzable and Datoga), Masai Culture in Northern Tanzania, Ruaha National park, Selous Game reserve, and Mikumi National park!

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When think planning a safari in Tanzania there is a number of factors which clients will be kept in mind for his/her holidays to Tanzania which may make a safari in Tanzania not cheap through offers exciting safari holidays in Africa!

Now you can Imaging why a safari in Tanzania is not cheap

International flights vs local flights

Every travel when coming and planning for holidays should check flight availability and price. In the travel industry, the price is not constant.

Look for booking a flight is much important aspect before taking a look on holiday somewhere in Tanzania. The flights depart from different cities and countries in the world to Tanzania differs a lot in price! Our advice is to take a look at flights which are a match for your holidays and book it! For your best Safari in Tanzania then do research about local connect flights.

Tanzania has three main international airports ( Mwalimu Julius Nyerere international airport, Kilimanjaro international airport, and Abed Aman in Zanzibar).

If you book a holiday in northern circuit safari you have to take flight either both airport but for this two Mwalimu Julius Nyerere international airport and Abed Aman in Zanzibar, you should take a connecting flight either to Kilimanjaro airport or Arusha airport no you can see why we said a safari in Tanzania is not cheaper!

During the picking season, June -September/December a flight price becomes high because lots of people are coming to witness what safari Tanzania has to offers. Take a look at a few international flights KLM, Ethiopian airline, Qatar Airway, etc. Also, we have local connected flights like Air Tanzania, Flights link, Precision air, Auric air, Fstject, etc.

Travel insurance

Every country has set up a policy for traveling insurance/ medical insurance, this must also cost clients a rise an expense when planning a safari in Tanzania. We advise every client to find a reliable insurance company to purchase traveling insurance in which cover all issues about travel matter example medical, loss of property in the airport, etc.

Tanzania Visa

A visa is permission granted to a foreigner to enter and remain in the United Republic of Tanzania for a specific period of time. A visa is issued to a visitor who intends to enter Tanzania for the purpose of visit, tourism, leisure, holiday, business, health treatment, attending a conference, or any other related activities recognized by the Laws of the country.
Visitors to Tanzania must obtain a visa from one of the Tanzanian diplomatic missions or online unless they come from one of the visa-exempt countries or countries whose citizens can obtain a visa on arrival.
You can now apply for an Online Visa to visit the United Republic of Tanzania (both Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar). Go online and applied for your Visa nowhere

All “western” passport holders are eligible for a visa on arrival. The cost of a single-entry visa is $50 for citizens of most countries, but $100 for Americans. A multiple-entry visa is $100, including for Americans. Transit visas are $30 and valid for 14 days.

Tanzania Accommodations

For your Tanzania safaris, whether you’re looking for a long or short safari Adventure holiday to Tanzania, you should check with the tour operator for the accommodation level you are looking for because they have a great deal with accommodation providers instead of booking your self directly, also there is little chance to get a room because it will be fully booked sometime!

There are three different types of safari accommodation in Tanzania ie

Basic budget camping safari

The basic budget safari accommodation in Tanzania will be at laying on the ground with tents, sleeping bags, mattresses. The facilities like shower and toilet are shared with basic facilities. The shower is for cold water.

Tanzania camping safaris

Mid-range Accommodation

Accommodation in Serengeti National Park

Offer comfort of sleeping with good beds plus hot shower. A classic stress-free Tanzania Safari Vacations. The facilities are well qualified. With a hot shower and private toilet, Tanzania comfort accommodation safari is best for every traveler.

High-end safari travel accommodations


The season your looking matter a lot, if its pick season it better to book your holidays for your family/honeymoon/ your group in advance! There is a high possibility of the price going up for accommodation in Tanzania. Check with our tour consultant for advice and custom safari accommodation you’re looking for, take a look a Tanzania safari accommodation here

  • Entry Fees

Tanzania safari part entry fees can be high raising last year 2017 by 18% VAT. When booking a safari you will expect to go inside the park and viewing wildlife, bird, scenery, etc tour operator must pay it through the government payment system and get the permit for you to get enter the park! This also makes a safari not be a cheap holiday!

Tanzania Safari Price

The cost of an African adventure depends on the length of the safari you are looking for plus the accommodation level. Take a look at different safari types and accommodation prices and chose which one will be fit your needs and preference.

  • Tanzania budget safari

Price & Costs from $330-350 per person per night based on 2 people traveling together.

4 Days Tanzania budget safari: Tarangire National park, Serengeti National park & Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Number of Pax                       Price USD per person

1                                                    2390

2                                                     1290

3                                                    1190

4                                                    910

5                                                    880

6 and above                                  850


  • Tented lodge Safari- the Comfort Accommodation

Price and costs from $470-490 per person per night based on 2 people traveling together.

  • Tanzania Luxury Safari

Price & Cost from Luxury Safari $550-1500 per person per night based on 2 people traveling together

  • Mountain Trekking Kilimanjaro

5 Days Trekking $1800 per person per trekking

6 Days Trekking 1950 per person per trekking

7days Trekking $2190 per person per trekking

  • Luxury Kilimanjaro Trekking starting from $4500-7900 per person per trekking
  • Mount Meru Trekking

3 Days Trekking $ 890 per person per trekking

4 Days Trekking $1000 per person per trekking

In conclusion: Tanzania is a peaceful country located in an East African country beside all offer stunning wildlife game drive, beautiful sunset mountain trekking, and shoreline beach in the world!

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Cheap Tanzania Safari

The cheapest Tanzania safaris cost you around ($150 which includes visiting the local within Arusha area and city tours ), top things to do in Arusha within 4-5hrs.  This price is not for visiting Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater’s famous safari destination Northern Safari Circuit. The affordable price for accommodation safaris to Tanzania is basic Accommodation starting from $$36 to 300 per day.

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