Planning a Luxury Safari in Tanzania

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What To Consider When Planning A Luxury Safari In Tanzania

Tanzania remains the best preferred Africa safari country. Tanzania is the most famous Africa safari destination because of its wildlife covering big area, including UNESCO sites such as luxury safaris in Tanzania are sixteen national parks, and 29 Game Reserve where you can find the big five, African Rhino, African Elephants, African Buffalo, African lion, and Africa Leopard, also antelopes, Hippos, wildebeests are found in these wildlife safari locations of interest. There are other conversation areas about forty percent in number. This add up to thirty-eight percent of conserved land in Tanzania.

Think about your goals

What is the travel destination of your safari? What type of things do you want to perform and view?

Looking for mount Kilimanjaro climbing trips? Do you want to go to view the wildlife? Are you interested in viewing the Great Migration?

Because there is so much to view in Tanzania, you need to plan on a few activities you want to do and plan your luxury safari in Tanzania accordingly. The country is quite huge, and you do not want to spend most of your time commuting from one place to another.

Lion - Planning a luxury safari in Tanzania

Best time to go on luxury safari in Tanzania

Most best luxury safaris in Tanzania enjoy hot days and chill evenings year-round. While temperature drop to below freezing on Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro, the country’s Indian Ocean coast (Zanzibar Island, Dar es Salaam City, etc) and lakeside areas are humid and warm.

Best time for luxury safaris in Tanzania
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Tanzania has 2 distinct rainy season

• April to May
• November to December

Generally, the country’s key rainy season produces tropical downpours in the afternoons and many safari camps close. The little rains season views the occasional brief showers, but safari in Tanzania luxury camps stay open and game viewing is best.

Tanzania greens season, between November and April, is much quieter. While there is a possibility of rain shower, it is a remarkable time for birdwatching as migratory species arrive in their thousands. You will also view Great Migration herds with their newly born calves.

Photo: Courtesy Of Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge

Hire tour operators

You may be capable to make your own itinerary when visiting other parts of the planet, but when it comes to touring Tanzania or any other African country, it is top to let the tour operator take the reins.

Tour operators know the country and its most famous places. They will be capable to design your luxury safari in Tanzania so it meets all your needs, so you get the most out of your trip.

Hire tour operators - Planning a luxury safari in Tanzania

Your safari style

There are many types of safaris you can take in Tanzania. You can pick to walk, travel using an SUV, take a warm air balloon ride, or go on horseback.

Depending on the parks you want to visit and your favorite activities, you will have to plan on a safari-style, or two.

Ballon Safari Serengeti - Planning a luxury safari in Tanzania

Duration of safari

According to the park of your choice and the budget accessible, the duration of the safari is variable, mainly if it is customized, which makes the schedule more flexible. If you want to visit the Northern parks and considering the key reason you decided to undertake this trip probably is this experience, the perfect would be six days and five nights, starting from Arusha to touch the parks Ngongoro Crater, Tarangire, Manyara, and Serengeti.

Actually, you can pick some parks rather than other based on the budget, for example, go for Ruaha national park, in the heart of the Tanzania or Saadani or Selous where the entrance fees for parks and housing are affordable, and therefore the costs are significantly lower.

How much does a Tanzania luxury safari cost?

A best luxury safaris in Tanzania begins from $550 per person per day/night including airport pickup and drop off hotel accommodation, all meals included (breakfast, lunch and dinner), water, entry fees, VAP value added tax, 4X4 4WD open roof land cruiser and professional driver guide.

Some of the luxury safari Tanzania are more than $1500 per person per day/night.

Planning a luxury safari in Tanzania is very different from booking a holiday elsewhere, there are many factors you need to keep in mind.

Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge - Planning a luxury safari in Tanzania
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Where to stay in Tanzania

Singita Sabora, Serengeti National Park

Sabora is a super luxury apartment tented camp in the Singita owned Grumeti Reserve in Serengeti West, it is one of the best lodges in Tanzania and perfect for any safari in Tanzania. The lodge sites right of the plains and during the months of June and May this area is covered in wildebeest as the migration passes via. The full camp takes the feel of a traditional safari camp from the 1920s, with very old furnishings and carefully designed, valuable tents. But Singita has definitely put its mark on the camp, with top class cuisine, best swimming pool and an unbeatable best luxury safaris in Tanzania experience.

Singita Sabora, Serengeti
Photo: Courtesy Of Singita Sabora, Serengeti Nationalpark

Kirurumu Ndutu, Serengeti National Park

A higher end mobile camp based in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, this luxury safaris in Tanzania camp provides a more remarkable experience than other camps in the area.

With just 7 tents, you are promised a break from the crowds that tent to flood into the Ndutu area for calving season.

Solar powered lighting in your bedroom and special bathroom are also a big plus, so many camps on the Serengeti work by flashlight after dark.

Kirurumu Ndutu, Serengeti
Photo: Courtesy Of Kirurumu Ndutu, Serengeti National Park

Olakira Camp, Serengeti National Park

Olakira is one of the best mobile camps in the Serengeti. From July to November they are in the north of Serengeti in the Kogatende area. Then from December to March they move back down to amazing spot in the Ndutu plains. At Olakira you are promised best guiding, wonderful food and a luxurious but real safari camp. Its position in the north is unbeatable as you can actually view the river crossing from the relaxation of the camp.

Olakira camp - Planning a luxury safari in Tanzania
Photo: Courtesy Of Olakira Camp, Serengeti Nationalpark

Ubuntu Camp, Ngorongoro Crater

Part of the Asilia brand, this little camp is best value and you can promise a top level of serviec in all departments. It follows the migration thus permitting the best game viewing chances and remote camp places. Being a little camp of only 8 tents it is a wonderful personal experience and best for groups too. There are no other mobile tented camps to pick from which are better standard with private vehicles and arguably excellent guiding. Anyway, they do cost more but the up cost is reasonable. If you do a fancy higher standard of tented camp then look at Alex Walkers Serian, Olakira and Nomands Serengeti Safari camp.

Ubuntu Camp
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Migration Camp, Serengeti National Park

Migration camp is a permanent luxury lodge owned by the Elewana chain placed in the North Central area of the Serengeti. We truly like the real property but the one key problem is the place. Yes, it is best for the migration around the early July time but the herds move via here so quick that it is very simple to miss them. There is best resident game here but as this area of the Serengeti is pretty shrubby and wooded-spotting them can be a difficult. Depending on the time of the year we would either be more prone with a Northern Camp in the Kogatende region or something in the West or South.

Migration Camp, Serengeti - Planning a luxury safari in Tanzania
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More luxury safari in Tanzania lodge and camp tips

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
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  • Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge, Serengeti National Park
  • Singita Faru Faru, Grumeti Reserves Serengeti National Park
  • Soroi Serengeti Lodge, Serengeti National Park
  • Asanja Africa, Serengeti National Park
  • Mbalageti Safari Camp, Serengeti National Park
  • Melia Serengeti Lodge, Serengeti National Park
Melia Serengeti Lodge
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  • Lake Ndutu Luxury Tented Lodge, Serengeti National Park
  • Zawadi Camp, Serengeti National Park
  • Mbuzi Mawe Serena Camp, Serengeti National Park
  • Osero Serengeti Tented Camp, Serengeti National Park
  • Kananga Special Tented Camp, Serengeti National Park
  • One Nature Nyaruswiga Serengeti, Serengeti National Park
Photo: Courtesy Of One Nature Nyaruswiga Serengeti, Serengeti National Park
  • Ole Serai Luxury Camps, Moru Kopjes, Serengeti National Park
  • Cherero Camp, Serengeti National Park
  • Serengeti Mawe Tented Camp, Serengeti National Park
  • Kenzan Serengeti Tented Camp, Serengeti National Park
  • Seronera Wildlife Lodge, Serengeti National Park
  • Lobo Wildlife Lodge, Serengeti National Park
Photo: Courtesy Of Lobo Wildlife Lodge
  • Serengeti Tented Camp – Ikoma Bush Camp, Serengeti National Park
  • Serengeti Wildebeest Camp, Serengeti National Park
  • Sametu Camp Serengeti, Serengeti National Park
  • Serengeti Wild Camp, Serengeti National Park
  • Lemala Ewanjan Tented Camp, Serengeti National Park
  • Sasakwa Lodge, Serengeti National Park
Mwiba Lodge, Serengeti Nationalpark - Planning a luxury safari in Tanzania
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  • Mwiba Lodge, Serengeti National Park
  • Serian Serengeti Mobile Lamai, Serengeti National Park
  • Mkombe’s House Lamai, Serengeti National Park
  • Grumeti Migration Camp, Serengeti National Park
  • Pioneer Camp by Elewana, Serengeti National Park
  • Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, Serengeti National Park

Ngorongoro Conservation Area / Ngorongoro Crater

  • Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater
  • Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater

  • Gibb’s Farm, Ngorongoro Crater
  • Namiri Plains, Serengeti National Park
  • Ngorongoro Forest Tented Lodge
  • The Highlands Ngorongoro, Ngorongoro Crater

  • The Manor at Ngorongoro, Ngorongoro Crater
  • Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater
  • Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater
  • Lake Ndutu Luxury Tented Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater

Lake Manyara National Park

  • Chem Chem, Lake Manyara National Park
  • Lake Manyara Tree Lodge, Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara Tree Lodge
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  • Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge, Lake Manyara National Park
  • Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge, Lake Manyara Park

Selous Game Reserve

  • Serena Mivumo River Lodge, Selous Game Reserve
  • Sand Rivers Selous, Selous Game Reserve
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Arusha National Park

  • Arusha Coffee Lodge by Elewana, Arusha
Photo: Courtesy Of Arusha Coffee Lodge by Elewana
  • Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge, Arusha National Park
  • Original Maasai Lodge – Africa Amini Life, Arusha National Park

Ruaha National Park

  • Jabali Ridge, Ruaha National Park
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  • Jabali Private House, Ruaha National Park

Mahale National Park

  • Mbali Mbali Mahale Lodge

Katavi National Park

  • Mbali Mbali Katavi Lodge
Mbali Mbali Katavi Lodge
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Gombe National Park

  • Mbali Mbali Gombe Lodge

Tarangire National Park

  • Tarangire Treetops by Elewana, Tarangire National Park
  • Mbali Mbali Tarangire River Camp

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