Luxury Tailor Made Tanzania Safari Tours

Safari in KiSwahili means “the journey”. Tanzania, the home of KiSwahili, is also home to the most prolific wildlife on earth. In Tanzania, ‘safari’ has come to mean ‘a journey with animals’. Tanzania has been consistently voted the world’s number one safari destination. This makes it the perfect country for a tailor made safari in Tanzania. Tanzania is also the safari destination closest to our heart. We lived in Tanzania for 20 years and it was on a small island that our African and Oriental Tanzania private safari operation was born. Tanzania is home to the world famous Great Migration. We offer tailor made escorted safaris in Tanzania with the best game viewing in Africa, based in some of the highest quality lodges and tented camps. With the wide open plains of the Serengeti, the mountains of Ruaha National Park and Mount Kilimanjaro and the beaches of Zanzibar, Tanzania is the most authentic safari destination in Africa. Whatever Tanzania guided safari you choose, it will no doubt be of the highest quality.

The Best Private Tanzania Safari Tours, Ideal for Wildlife Photography

Tanzania is home to the Serengeti National Park, the Ruaha National Park and the Selous Game reserve. These are three of the greatest game parks on earth. This means that no matter what time of year you wish to travel, there is somewhere to go in Tanzania. The best Safari Tours in Tanzania are the ones specifically designed for the right park in the right season and according to your wishes.

The Northern Circuit is the most famous because it takes in the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater and Mt Kilimanjaro. The Serengeti has wide open plains and is the stage of the worlds’ largest migration of mammals. The Ngorongoro Crater is a volcanic caldera filled with wildlife and is the size of Paris. Mt Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and makes for some amazing views (you can even climb it). However, don’t be blinded by these famous names: depending upon the season, the Southern Circuit sometimes eclipses the North. The Selous National Park is fabulous in June to September. It is also the only place you can do a Tanzania boat safari tour. This is particularly interesting for wildlife photography.  In the far southeast of Tanzania is the lesser known, but majestic Ruaha National Park. Here, the high altitude and cooler climate may offer you the chance to spot elusive species like African Wild Dogs. Whatever region you choose, your private safari in Tanzania will take in the most stunning safari destination in Africa.

Zebra cross the Serengeti at Dawn

Luxury Escorted Tanzania Safari Tours Conducted by Expert Guides

Tanzania is real Africa. But don’t be fooled by the earth roads and friendly people as signs of a basic location. We operate more luxury tanzania safaris than all of our other African destinations combined.  These really are the best safari tours in Tanzania. On your Tanzania private safari, no detail is left out, and we tailor make your safari to your needs. We work with a selection of the best lodges which are always in the best location. Your private guide will be with you for the entire duration of your escorted luxury safari. Bear in mind, a Tanzania luxury safari does not always equate with the largest most expensive “hotel like” lodge. ‘Luxury’ can sometimes be defined as the smallest most private camp in the heart of the Serengeti with an ice cube in your glass, during the height of the dry season.

We always suggest that a Tanzania luxury safari should be slowed down and take its time. Our motto for this is go slow-go canvas.  (See below). Spend your time in a tented camp, going out to do your game viewing when the conditions are perfect. Due to the limited availability of the top end camps, we recommend planning your Tanzania luxury safari as early as possible.

Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara National Park

Tanzania Camping Safari Tours with All the Creature Comforts

Because of our experience in Tanzania, the question we are often asked is: “what are the best Safari tours in Tanzania”. There is simply no correct answer to this question as so many different factors dictate where the animals will be, and which roads are passable and in what seasons. If you asked us for our favourite private tailor made safari tours, we would shout “Camping”.  But do not for one second imagine a blue pup tent and sleeping bags. Tanzania camping safari tours are a much more sophisticated affair. There are two types of camping safari tour, the classic and wilderness. Both these camping safaris are on offer all year round, but they move, following the animals and the seasons. This is as private and intimate a safari as you can get. During your Tanzania camping safari tour you will be staying in tents that are large enough to stand up in. If you think of “Out of Africa” luxury safaris, then you are thinking of classic camping. If you do not wish to be in a slightly less established camp, but still have all the creature comforts then you should consider wilderness camping.  In all cases, you will always be sleeping on comfortable cot beds (never on the floor) and all toilets are western style-sit-down. All meals are served at your table in the mess tent and a full bar is always available. Specific requirements during the camping safari tour such a dietary or single malt whisky can always be accommodated.

Wildebeeste cross the mara river during the great migration

Midrange or Top End Luxury – Pay the right Tanzania Tailor Made Safari Tours Price

Tanzania holiday safari tours costs can be very reasonable. They start at $1800 and up. Most of the Tanzania Luxury Safari Tours price depends upon when you plan to go. In peak season you can add 30% to the cost. If you wish to see the Great Migration which runs through the Serengeti into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in February, prices can be 50% higher. But ask to see the Great Migration in June in the western corridor, and we can find you some amazing safari tours prices. We work directly with our Tanzanian safari operator, which means that you are never paying a middle man, and we work with you to cut out what you do not need and to maximise your time in the game viewing areas.

Every safari that we example of what you might expect to pay:

Serengeti safari 5 days/6 nights/Midseason.
Serengeti / Ngorongoro crater / Tarangire
From £2360, (approx. US$3055)

Luxury Migration safari 7 days/8 nights/February March
Serengeti / Ngorongoro
From £3965, (approx. US$5155)

Tarangire / Manyara /Crater Shoulder season Safari
5 days 4 nights From £1384  (Approx US$1800)
7 nights on the beach in Zanzibar from £995 (approx US$1300)
including domestic flights and transfers

As an ATOL protected agent we are delighted to offer flight bookings.
Here are some 2020 flight prices
USA: LAX/SFO/JFK to DAR from US$1100 round trip.
UK: LHR/MAN/BHX to DAR from £540
UK Into Kilimanjaro out of Zanzibar: LHR/MAN/BHX to JRO / ZNZ to LHR: from £850

Tailor Made Safari Tours in Tanzania – Operated by Experts.

We specialise in tailor made safari holiday itineraries. This means that we can literally include any Tanzanian Safari Park into your itinerary. Tanzania Safaris have so much more to offer than simply the wildlife. There are the chimpanzees of Mahale National Park, the chiclids of Lake Tanganyika and the aquatic marine life of Zanzibar

After two decades of operating safari tours in Tanzania, we can make anything happen in Tanzania. For example: we have access to charter flights and to the best vehicles that can land at any bush strip or drive into the most remote area. We have the best rates with the most exclusive tented camps, and while some safari-goers prefer to fly in and out some prefer to take a landrover/landcruiser and safari guide and drive the length of Tanzania- taking in the mountains, safari parks and ending at the Indian Ocean for scuba diving or kite surfing. Why not add Scuba Diving in Zanzibar (LINK) or go for gold and turn your Tanzania luxury safari into an Africa wide safari. This can easily be done by adding an adventure Namibia safari and a luxury Botswana Safari.



What is the best safari in Tanzania?

There is no answer to this question, but here are some examples of world beating safaris in Tarangire, Manyara, the Ngorongoro and the Serengeti. This allows you to see the lions of Seronera, the flamingos of Manyara, the elephants of Tarangire, and the dramatic scenery with its abundance game of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Then there are the lesser visited parks in the south such Ruaha and Selous which are stand alone destinations and offer river safaris. For the real adventurer, check out Mahale National Park and Katavi National park in the west. Always add Zanzibar afterwards. And the best way to do it is a Tanzania camping safari.

How much is a Tanzania safari tour?

Tanzania Safari tours generally start £1800 and up. A tailormade two week Tanzanian safari holiday including Zanzibar would cost around £3500. Add £550 for international flights. This would leave you with very few extras to pay for. A truly luxurious Tanzania luxury safari would start at £5500. A week on the beach in Zanzibar would cost £990 and a week in Pemba Island would set you back another £2500.

How many days do you need for Tanzania Safari?

A solid Tanzania private safari visiting a variety of National Parks would be a minimum of 5 days 6 nights. But we recommend spending longer on safari, taking your time to see the wildlife and dramatic scenery. For those short of time let us suggest the single best national park to spend your limited days and allow us to off you the best Tanzania safari.

What is the best month to go on a Tanzania safari?

The best months to visit the Serengeti on a Tanzania guided safari are June and July for the green season, and February March for the great migration. The great migration can also be seen in the western corridor of the Serengeti in June. However, September October are superb for the Tarangire National Park and this is a quieter time of year. The best way to see all of this is with a tailormade Tanzania private safari.