Luxury safari Tanzania | Best Safari in Tanzania | Best Tanzania safari tour operators

Tanzania Safari

is the top rated activity in East Africa as a destination to experience Wilderness and its natural habitat. Tanzania is the hotspot for all tourist looking for a memorable and unforgettable wildlife experiences. Its home of famous national park such as Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Ruaha National Park, Mikumi National Park and Nyerere National Park.

Tanzania Safari has become very popular due to Serengeti Wildebeest Migration. This migration sees millions of Wildebeests accompanied by other different animals like Zebra, Grant's and Thomson's Gazelle, Eland and Impala moving together.

When planning for Tanzania safari tours   you will have to consider your destination preference, and budget for your trip. You can have an option of booking your tour as Private Safari or Join Small Group Safari Tanzania. If your preference is  cheap safari in Tanzania,  then we advise going for Small Group Safari Tours in Tanzania as the best option.



Tanzania safari offers a chance to experience the wilderness while being around the wild animals in the wilds. The Tanzania safari adventure begins from the depths of Ngorongoro Crater to the plains of Serengeti National Park and then to Zanzibar Islands. Once you begin your luxury safari in Tanzania, you will be able to explore Tanzania's riches, including copious wildlife, varied cultures, and valued traditions. During your African safari in Tanzania, some of the travel highlights that you will be surely visiting are:


     Ngorongoro Crater: This extinct volcano is a World Heritage Site that is home to the highest density of wildlife found in Africa. This area is flooded with grasslands, lakes, swamps, forests, and some 25,000 kinds of mammals, which includes elephant, black rhinoceros, lion, hippo, and zebra. Also,  the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is the largest unflooded Caldera in the world and is one of the best places to spot deadly predators, especially lions. So, if you want to visit this adventurous place yourself, just book a Ngorongoro crater safari in Tanzania.


     Serengeti National Park: This national park is the oldest and most popular national park in Tanzania and also a World Heritage Site. Moreover, this national; park is famous for the Great Migration and wide savannah grasslands teeming with wildlife. The annual Wildebeest Migration, which happens in this national park, is one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on earth. Millions of wild animals migrate to the area and the place offers exciting predator games for the spectacles.


     Tarangire and Arusha National Parks: Tarangire National Park is known for its huge elephant population and tree-climbing lions. When you are out on your Tarangire national park safari, you will get to witness these spectacular views with your own eyes. Just like that, you can see real-life predator games of leopard, zebra, giraffe, and elephants in Arusha during your Tanzania camping safari.


     Mount Kilimanjaro: Mt. Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in Africa and also the highest free-standing mountain in the world. That's why it is a great point of attraction to the tourists. When you are out to experience the best safari in Tanzania, you are bound to visit this mountain summit.


     Lake Manyara National Park: This is another national park that is a habitat of incredibly varied wildlife. It is mainly known for the huge flamingo flocks and other birds which are attracted to this shallow lake. Other than that, this park also has tree-climbing lions and numerous other wild animals.


     Zanzibar Islands: It is referred to as an idyllic beach paradise where the Arabian and African cultures come together. These islands have the influence of both cultures and thus, creates a fascinating cultural and historic journey. In addition to that, Zanzibar is one of the greatest places for scuba diving and snorkeling sites. So, just plan a short Tanzania safari trip and contact the best Tanzania safari tour operators, i.e., Best Day Safaris.



Don't worry about Tanzania Safari cost and Tanzania safari lodge cost. We have come up with different packages that can perfectly fit your budget.


So, check out the best safari deals in Tanzania that we offer and start packing your bags to set out to experience the wilderness with your own eyes.


Are you still unsure of where, when, what to do, or how to plan your Tanzania safari adventure? Don't worry! Just reach out to us - Best Day Safaris!


Once you join hands with Best Day Safaris, you don't have to worry about a single thing during your trip. From food and lodging to the trip destinations, we will be sorting everything for you. Moreover, our team has the destination knowledge to help you plan the best safari in Tanzania and has experts in letting you experience the most memorable trip.


At Best Day Safaris, we offer some exciting yet affordable Tanzania safari packages for people to come to Tanzania and experience an unforgettable adventure in African wilds. Our exclusive packages offer Tanzania Luxury safari tours and Tanzania-tented camp safari tours. Don't think about your safari in Tanzania budget, we offer budget-friendly packages that will perfectly fit into your budget and offer you the same great experience. 

You can choose the Tanzania safari packages below as per your preferences. The packages can be customized to private safari or join other members with the same packages in a small group safari tour.

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Luxury safari Tanzania | Best Safari in Tanzania | Best Tanzania safari tour operators Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Best Time for Safari in Tanzania? Best time for safari in Tanzania requires ones preference in different factors such as budget, level of accommodation, weather, and types of wildlife someone wants to spot. Tanzania safari seasons and wildlife numbers are highly influenced by rainfall patterns. However, All seasons when you visit Tanzania parks you will end up with memorable vacation as there many animals all the time

Dry season (June to October):

This is one of the popular Tanzania safari season whereby Tanzania as destination receives many tourist. Many animals gathers in waters sources and this best time to see actions for predators hunting, without missing the great migration in Serengeti.

Intermittent Rains ( November to March ):

This is season where Tanzania receives little rains. You will be capable to spot migratory birds species. The great migration start moving towards southern Serengeti and Ndutu for calving. Around January and February you will see newly born calves.

Green season ( April to May ):

This is time when Tanzania experience heavy rains. Its best season for safari in Tanzania for all tourist who have low budget. You will enjoy your safari as parks will be less populated since its off season.

A brief summary of Best Time for Safari in Tanzania Parks

Best time for Safari in Serengeti National Park

The best time for safari in Serengeti is during dry season from June to October. If you visit this time of the year the you will come across the great migration and the best place to spot it is Western and Northern part of the park. In general, June and July, migration is at western side around Grumeti River and August to September will be at Northern Serengeti at Mara River ready for the crossing to Maasai Mara.

As its dry season many animals gathers in water holes in Serengeti looking drinking water and becomes best places for game viewing. Its season of little rains and vegetation becomes thin and hence good spotting wildlife.

However, this is high season for tourists in the park where it becomes overcrowded especially at central park hence not very comfortable during game viewing. With best and experienced guide will take you to less populated area where you can enjoy your game viewing.

November to May – Wet Season: Serengeti receives little rains in November to March and heavy rains April to May. From January to end of February its calving season in Southern part of Serengeti. This makes this time as best time to see predator action. Also for tourist interested on calves its good season to spot them.

The Park experiences less less tourists i.e April and May hence good wildlife view and pictures. For all safari in Serengeti with less budget you can secure best price in this season of the year.

However, April to May there can be heavy rainfall hence not so much comfortable for wildlife viewing. Also vegetation becomes can be tall that which hinder good wildlife viewing.

Best time for Safari in Ngorongoro Crater

Best time for safari in Ngorongoro crater is during dry season which is between June and October. During dry season the grasses in the crater are short and hence superb for game viewing.

Wet season is between November to May which is green season.

Whereby November to March crater receive short rains and April to May heavy rains. The Ngorongoro crater becomes green during this time and water sources becomes available in many places. Due to availability of water and vegetation animals spreads out which makes driving a bit more searching for the animals. However, all time when you visit Ngorongoro you will see many animals and it’s the best place to see so many animals in a small density.

Best time for Safari in Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park becomes best for safari during dry season in June to October. During these months the park do have scarcity of water which makes animals gather along Tarangire River looking for drinking water. Its time when the park appears to have high population of tourist.

At dry season wild animals moves from surroundings and migrate inside the park. As grasses becomes short its quiet easy to spot them.

(November to May) which is wet season, the park becomes green, and the vegetation is thick. Its best time for bird watching as there a lot of migratory birds in the park. You will not have a crowd of tourists in the park during this time and hence good timing to enjoy the game drive.

In Wet season most of the animals scattered in the park due to availability of water and vegetation, hence it need the driving long distances in the park looking for wildlife.

However, its worthy visiting Tarangire National park in wet season as its less crowded, low budget accommodation and you will still see many interesting things like baobab trees, herds of elephants and other animals.

Best time for Safari in Lake Manyara National Park

You can do safari at Lake Manyara at any time if the year. The park becomes dry in June to October and Wet season is between November to May.

Dry season ( June to October )

In this season its high season at which the park experiences many tourists.

This is time where animals gather in few sources of water remaining due to dry season looking for water. The vegetation becomes thin and short hence easy for game viewing.

Wet season ( November to May )

Lake Manyara experiences short rains in November to March and heavy rains in April and May. The vegetation becomes green and thick. The park do have good temperature which is comfortable for game viewing. Its good season for birdwatching as there are many migratory birds in the park.

Packing right clothing for your Tanzania safari is very important. Proper wearing will make your safari comfortable and more enjoyable. Your wearing preference should focus on destination and weather during your traveling time.

Safari wearing is casual, you don’t have to wear formal clothing.

We advise to avoid bright, dark and white colors as highly attracted to tsetse-fly. Safari clothes should be neutral colors such as khaki, light bark, beige, olive, green, mid-tone brown etc

Make sure that wear loose fitting garments, you can wear different layers to ensure your comfortability while on safari.


Shoes should be appropriate for safari in Tanzania. Proper shoes will protect you from blisters, thorn and stones. You need sandals, waterproof runner shoes. You can also bring flip flop to be used while in room or during showers after safari.


What should MEN Wear while on Safari in Tanzania?

Most of men clothing’s are acceptable in Tanzania. Most of tourist in Tanzania wear shorts. You can bring t-shirts, button-down, and pants made from lightweight fabrics.


What should Women Wear while on Safari in Tanzania?

Tanzania culture require women wearing to be decent. Tanzanian women wear clothes like skirts or dresses that are below knee with tops that does not expose their body parts.


However, women living in Town are free to wear any clothing that they feel comfortable as far as its decent. You can wear shorts or miniskirts while in the park during game viewing and town areas. However, we don’t recommend wearing it at rural areas for the purpose of keeping local culture to the young generations. You can also wear sleeveless top while on safari.


Most of the regions in Tanzania are warm and humid, so lightweight fabrics is highly recommended.  In the evening sometimes it can be cold so you can put on sweater or jacket


General Tips for What to Wear in Tanzania

·       Be casual and put comfortable clothing while on Tanzania safari

·       During the day its hot, wear light fabrics clothes i.e cotton, linen

While on safari wear neutral or less brightly colors i.e khaki, light bark, beige, olive, green, mid-tone brown

·       Avoid blue or black color as their attract tsetse-fly while on safari

·       Early morning and night while on safari can be cold put on warm clothes

·       Put on safari hat to protect from sun

·       Wear comfortable and light shoes while on safari, we recommend trainer shoes, sandals etc

What to take on safari in Tanzania ? What is Packing list for Tanzania Safari? These are questions which many travelers asks during preparation of safari to Tanzania. During make sure that you pack lightly but you take on safari in Tanzania all important needs that will make you comfortable.

Below is packing list for your Tanzania Safari.

1.    Traveling Documents.


Make sure that you have all travelling documents for your safari. These includes Insurance documents for your trip, Valid Passport, flight tickets,  your safari itinerary as agreed by your tour operator, credit cards etc


2.    Medicines as advised by your Doctor


In case you have any medical prescription from your Doctor make sure all are well packed in your bag/ hand luggage. Make sure that you pack enough meds for the whole period you will be in Tanzania safari.


3.    Glasses such as sunblock, sunglasses,  etc

Make sure you pack all glasses as advised by your medical expert. If you can pack more than one set will be good for you, as it might happen one get broken or lost you can use the other set. Pack Sunglasses, sunblock and any other advised by expert.


4.    Camera & other Gadgets

While on Safari in Tanzania you would like to keep your memory through pictures and video. In this case you need to make sure that you pack your camera or smartphone with good zoom that can take best pictures and videos.  Don’t forget to include extra memory cards so that you can have enough space to keep your picture and videos.


5.    Quality Travel Binocular

We advise coming with binocular for safari in Tanzania. Its one of the item which you don’t notice as important until when your in safari. Travel Binoculars are the best to have as they have good quality and most of them are affordable. The best safari binocular for game viewing is one with 8x to 10x Magnification. BestDay Safaris vehicle will be having one binocular that you can share while on safari.


6.    Power Adapter in Tanzania.

If you coming to Tanzania safari you will need things that will help to keep your memory by taking pictures. These includes camera, mobile phone and laptop. All of them will need adapter to be charged. Tanzania use the same electrical plugs as U.K, so you will need an adapter of UK type. In Tanzania electricity is 220 – 240 volts. Sockets has three rectangular blade pins and others with three round pins.



7.     Tanzania Safari packing clothes

We understand that you will pack clothes, but we prefer you pack proper clothes. While packing for safari clothes make sure you consider your airline. International airline will allow 20 to 30kgs and domestic airline will allow around 15kgs.


Safari wear is casual. You just make sure you take only clothes that you will feel comfortable.  Pack neutral and non bright clothes.


Depending on temperature and weather of the day, layering is important. While on safari most of the time during the day it will be warm and at night cold. Tanzania experience short rains from  November to March and heavy rains from April to May.


Below are brief summary of important clothes to be packed for safari in Tanzania;


Safari Clothes

·       Shirts should be short and Long-sleeved

·       2-3-pair of Shorts and  trousers

·       2-4 pair of T-shirts/ blouse

·       Warm clothes like Warm Jackets, sweater etc.

·       Rain jackets

·       Safari Hat for sun protection while on safari

·       Swimsuit, some lodges have swimming pool, you can enjoy after safari.

·       1-pair of Sarong, Bandanna or cotton scarf


·       One pair of sneakers or trail runners are best fit for safari. While on safari you don’t need hiking boots, light shoes is the best option which will make you comfortable.

·       3-4 pair of Socks

·       Flip-flops or sandals that can be used during relaxation at your lodge/ camps


8.    Basic First Aid Kit and Toiletries for safari in Tanzania.


All of the accommodation while on safari in Tanzania will have basic First Aid Kit but its always important to have your own first aid kit in case of any emergency.

The following are the essentials you’re your first aid kit should have.

·       Mosquito repellent

·       Anti - malarial medication

·       Pain killers i.e Panadol, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Tylenol etc

·       Sunscreen

·       Cold and flu medicines

·        Re-hydration medicines in case of diarrhea

·       Eye drops

·       Plasters and Bandages

·       Scissors, tweezers, etc

·       Antiacid tablet for indigestion

1.    DON’T PACK heavy boots – Unless you climbing Kilimanjaro mountain, Tanzania safari doesn’t need heavy shoes. Heavy boots will add weight to your luggage as we advise light packing. Also heavy boots will not make you comfortable while on safari. Sandals, sneakers or trail runners are enough for your safari.

2.    DON’T pack many of warm clothes – Most of parts in Tanzania are warm. If you will spend most of your time at highlands then you can park a lot of warm clothes. If you have few days in the mountains / highlands just pack few of warm clothes.

3.    DON’T bring a lot of  electronics – traveling to Tanzania is very safe for tourists. However, during traveling from one distination to another you comes across many risks that can lead to your belongings get stolen or lost. Just pack only necessary one.

4.    DON’T pack mosquito net – Yes, some of the areas in Tanzania have mosquito. But all accommodation will be having mosquito net, you don’t have to pack it.  

5.    DON’T BRING expensive jewelry – You don’t have to pack your Jewelry. Their expensive and can get stolen or lost.

How much does a safari in Tanzania Cost?  How much cost safari Tanzania?


Travelling to Tanzania for safari is one of the best package one can plan. Most tourists ask many questions regarding Tanzania Safari Cost. Some people think that cost for safari to Tanzania might be expensive. You can have right cost for your safari when you contact the right operator.


Tanzania Safari Cost is being influenced by so many factors. If you can take a note on these factors and work on them effectively you will end up having a memorable safari in Tanzania with an affordable cost.


These are the factors that affect cost of safari in Tanzania.

1.    Number of Days for your safari in Tanzania.

Depending on the duration for your safari will highly affect your Tanzania Safari Cost. If you have few days also the cost of safari will be low and many days will make your safari expensive. If your on budget safari we advise choosing shorter safari for four (4) to five (5) days. This will minimize cost for your safari in Tanzania. 


2.    Travelling Seasons

Time of the year you plan to do safari in Tanzania highly affect your safari cost too. Tanzania safari do have seasons where many tourist visit the country which is high season, and sometimes within the year experiences less tourists which is low seasons. In Tanzania high season is from June to October and December to February.  Off seasons is end of March, April & May.


During high season the weather is good, no rains, vegetation is short hence its suitable time for safari in Tanzania. However, due to high demand the cost for safari in Tanzania also becomes high. If you plan safari in this time of the year then you will have to pay a bit more.


Off season is April and May, which is rain season in most of all regions in Tanzania. Vegetation becomes tall and thick sometimes not easy to spot animals. Many tourists avoid this season. This is time which you can negotiate and get best Tanzania safari cost. Though its off season you will still spot a lot of animals in the park.


3.    Your Tanzania Safari Park Option

National parks in Tanzania don’t have uniform conservation / entry fees. The most known such as Ngorongoro crater and Serengeti National Park have high conservation fees compared to other less known like Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Mikumi or Ruaha National Park.

If you spend more days in the parks with high fees then you will end up adding more cost of your safari in Tanzania. If you low budget we advise spending 1 to 2 nights in Serengeti and 1 night in Ngorongoro.


4.    Choice of Transport to your safari Destination

Your transport preference for your safari in Tanzania might make your safari cost in Tanzania either high or low. Depending on the destination and budget you have you can chose your means of transport for your safari be either flight or overland transport through 4 x4 safari jeep.


Flying to your safari destination will be far expensive compared to overland transport. If you have low budget we advise choosing an overland drives for your Tanzania safari.  Many tourists in Tanzania use this means of transport so that they can lower the cost of safari in their packages.  


5.    Accommodation levels.

Your accommodation preferences can make your Tanzania safari cost either high or low. When planning for safari you can choose either to stay in budget, mid range or high end accommodation. While on safari accommodation will be located inside the park and some outside the park. Staying in side the park adds more costs compared to staying outside the park. The Tanzania National parks and its surrounding do have all levels of luxury that can suit your choices while in safari.


If you prefer low safari cost in Tanzania we advise choosing basic camping safari. With basic camping safari you will stay at dome tents, sleeping at a mattress with sleeping bag. You will be served with delicious meals i.e breakfast, lunch and breakfast.


However, if you have good budget for your Tanzania safari and you prefer you safari more comfortable we advise going for mid range package. You will be accommodated at lodges and tented camps.


6.    Number of Travelers in the Tour

Number of travelers in a tour can make your Tanzania safari cost either affordable or expensive. When your travelling in a group makes your safari cheaper compared to solo travelers.


If your travelling solo and you don’t want low cost of safari, we advise looking for small group safari Tanzania. With group safari you share expenses together hence minimizing the cost for your safari in Tanzania.


However, if you want enjoy your safari exclusively, private safari is the best choice for you.


7.    Optional Tours while on safari

Some travelers prefers to have some add-ons on their package.  Depending on the activities that you want to add to your package your safari cost might be high or low.


Below are some of activities that you can Add-on to your Tanzania Safari Tour



Optional Tour

Cost US$


Local Maasai Village

50 $


Hot Air Balloon Safari




50 $


Walking Tour activity

45 $


Some clients adds to their package even longer tour of more than one day in their safari. You can choose to add longer optional tour to your safari like Zanzibar beach leisure or Climbing Kilimanjaro. If you add longer tour the safari cost will be high too.




1.    Travel in Small Group Safari: With group safari you will share safari expenses with other members

2.    Travel off season. This time of year have less tourist hence you can get best safari deal

3.    Choose low budget accommodation: Tanzania have variety of accommodation and all offer best services. Choose low budget accommodation will make your safari cost low.

4.    Avoid many nights in the expensive parks:  Spending more days in the expensive park will add more safari cost to your package.  We advise 1 to 2 -nights in Ngorongoro crater and Serengeti for low budget tourist will satisfy your tour.