Tanzania budget safari is something that most travellers do look to opt for to visit Tanzania. Tanzania is not your ordinary affordable Africa safari destination. Tanzania is one of the best Africa safari destinations most sought after by a variety of travellers to see first-hand the most amazing game views there are. Most travellers who look to experience authentic Africa safaris to see the African big 5 animals including lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and buffalos, given Tanzania national parks and game reserves are some of the best places to enjoy wild game viewing.
Tanzania is home to most sought after Africa safari destinations including Serengeti National Park famous for the Great Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro Conservation Area famous for the Ngorongoro Crater and the African big 5 animals, Nyerere National Park formerly known as Selous Game Reserve, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Katavi National Park, among so many others. Apart from the savannah Tanzania national parks and game reserves, Tanzania is home to the highest mountain in Africa; Mount Kilimanjaro which is also the highest free standing mountain in the world. The beautiful coast of Zanzibar with so many beaches is a perfect getaway before or after game safaris.
Because Tanzania is a most sought after safari destination, prices are quite high making Tanzania safaris expensive to some travellers, especially in regards to accommodation, tourism activities, as well as park fees. To be able to go on budget Tanzania safaris, travellers may want to make use of the following pointers;
Visit Tanzania during the Low Season
The high season in Tanzania falls in the dry season, which is by far the best time to visit Tanzania on Tanzania safari tours. This comes at an additional cost of higher charges in terms of park fees, high accommodation rates, all due to high numbers of travellers and demand. To be able to do budget Tanzania safaris therefore, travelling in the low season is the best option.
There are fewer travellers visiting the parks in the low season, as it coincides with the rainy season which most travellers do want to avoid. Because there are less tourists visiting Tanzania in the low season, most lodges and camps offer discounted rates, and the national park fees are also especially low during the low season. With this in mind, planning a Tanzania safari in the low season is the best chance for you to enjoy budget Tanzania safaris, enjoying the same experiences but at a lower rate. It is important to note that Tanzania is an all year long Africa safari destination, with most animals in Tanzania being residents of the parks they inhabit.
Choose Budget Lodges and Camps
There are a number of accommodation in Tanzania, ranging from luxury, mid-range to budget or basic safari lodges and camps. If a Tanzania budget safari is what you are looking for then you shall have to forget the high end or luxury safari lodges and camps. You shall instead opt for the rustic camping safaris with even possibilities of pitching your own tent in the wild (in gazetted areas of course), thereby having you cut down on costs of staying in tented lodges and camps. There is also an option of self-catering to further cut down on expenses.
Travel by Road rather than Flying in
Flying in safaris, like the 3 Days Serengeti Flying safari, are luxury Tanzania safaris which have you spending more on flights to get from one point to another. Though quite a large country with most attractions spread across the country, choosing a particular region to visit at a time, and using travel by road is much better and shall help you with cutting down costs, thereby realising budget Tanzania safaris. Travelling by road has you enjoying the scenic drives and countryside of Tanzania, something you would otherwise miss should you choose flying safaris.
Length of the Safari
The length of your Tanzania safari also plays a big role in the kind of Tanzania safari budget option you shall have for your most anticipated safari in Tanzania. The more days you spend on a safari are the higher the expenses you shall have to incur since you shall have pay for them, say national park fees like entrance fees and concession fees which are paid per person per day. Therefore if you want a cheap Tanzania safari, opt to have shorter day s on your safari.
The Choice of Parks
Tanzania safaris take you to all the various Tanzania national parks and game reserves. Some Tanzania national parks however are more expensive than the others, say the Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Nyerere National Park formerly Selous Game Reserve. These are expensive because of the higher park entrance fees, concession fees and for the case of Serengeti National Park transit fees which are paid per person per crossing. All these extra fees make your Tanzania safari price higher and thus choosing other parks which are relatively cheaper to visit is your best option for an amazing Tanzania budget safari. Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara National Park are some of the best alternatives for your Tanzania safaris.
Tanzania budget safaris can take a while to plan, and execute. Take time to consult a reputable tour operator to help you pitch together an amazing Tanzania budget safari. Using a reputable tour operator would also help you cut down on costs as they have special rates that they get from the lodges and camps that they partner with, thereby giving you a favourable Tanzania safari price. Letting your tour operator know your budget helps them know how to tailor the Tanzania safari for you. Get in touch with a reputable tour operator to help you create an amazing Tanzania budget safari and enjoy all that Tanzania has to offer.