How To Plan A Perfect Tanzania Multi-day Tours- Things You Need To Know
Are you interested in taking a Tanzania Multi-day Tours? First of all, you are going to have one great trip – a Tanzania Multi day safari is an awesome idea!
A safari, also known as a “game drive,” is an amazing opportunity to see wildlife up close, not in a zoo, but in their natural habitat!
Below in this blog post we are going to talk about the prices of safaris –Tanzania Safari Cost Estimates for everything from budget safaris to luxury safaris, as well as the ideal length of a safari. You will also learn everything from how and when to see The Great Migration to where to spot The Big 5, when the best time to visit is and which national park to go to. Kilinge Adventures gives you itinerary ideas that are suitable for couples, adventurous travelers, honeymooners or anyone looking for an unforgettable experience!
Ready? Let’s get to it!
Here is everything you need to know about organizing a safari in Tanzania:
1. Which region should I choose?
This is the big decision. Tanzania has three main safari areas: the Northern and Southern Circuits, and Western Tanzania. Travelling between each is a challenge, so most visitors tend to stick with just one.
Containing the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania’s Northern Circuit is decidedly the headline act. This is where you’ll find both the most prolific wildlife (aka “game”) and serial crowds. Travel to whichever Serengeti corner the spectacular Great Migration currently occupies, and 4×4 vehicles will generally be bumper-to-bumper.
If you’ll happily swap a few animal sightings for extra tranquility and authenticity, head south. The massive main parks here, Selous and Ruaha, are untamed, multi-dimensional expanses where tree-clogged waterways give way to parched plains. You have to work harder to see wildlife, but spying other humans is also rare.
The still-wilder west offers equally good game (including the Mahale Mountains’ chimpanzees) blended with serious remoteness. Parks like Katavi are the preserve of long-term Tanzania safari junkies seeking a new fix.
2. When is the best time for a Multi-day safari in Tanzania?
For wildlife sightings in the west and south, June to October is the best time to plan your Tanzania safari. This is dry season, which means vegetation is lower, improving visibility. There are fewer mosquitos to contend with too. It also means animals tend to congregate around known watering holes. To see the Great Migration in the Serengeti, June and July are the best months. In April and May several parks in the south and west close to visitors, while the parks in the north can be visited all year round. The northern parks also tend to be more crowded.
What about the Great Migration?
Though dependent on the caprice of rainfall, this never-ending procession of hundreds of thousands of wildebeest – plus vast zebra and gazelle herds – can usually be accurately pinpointed to certain Serengeti areas at certain times of year.
September and October see the skittish omnivores attempt risky crossings of the Mara River – optimum time for lion, leopard, cheetah, crocodile and hyena to strike. This spectacle happens in the Serengeti’s further-flung north. Go to the Lamai Wedge to watch it unfold with some semblance of exclusivity.
3. Do any parks specialize in particular animals or activities?
Ruaha National Park has the largest elephant and giraffe population of any African reserve. That’s why it’s sometimes known as “Giraffe Park”. It’s also home to 10% of the world’s lion population. Selous is Tanzania’s best national park for seeing rare wild dogs and – together with the Ngorongoro Crater – the best place to see rhinos. Lovers of the endangered cheetah are directed to the Serengeti’s Ndutu Safari Lodge or Namiri Plains, ideally during January’s calving season.
Walking safaris are available in most parks, but try Beho Beho camp in the Selous to enjoy them in league with some of Tanzania’s finest guides.
Kilinge Adventures offers Tanzania Multi-day tours with our Tailor-Made Trips service. To find out more please get in touch.
4. How many days for a safari in Tanzania are enough?
The optimal amount of days really depends on your availability and your preferences. Common days are 4 Days Tanzania Multi day Tours to 7 Days Tanzania Multi day Safari
If you are traveling with kids, we recommend 4-5 days as the best Safari because the excitement will wear off and they might get tired. If you are a great wildlife enthusiast, you should definitely stay for a week or longer – Kilinge Adventures have 2-week safaris and even 3-week cross-country safaris!
For those who are thinking about a 1-day safari – we do not recommend it, and here is why:
The road to the national parks is long and tiring – even if you start at 5 AM, you will probably arrive at the park in the middle of the day when most of the animals will be hiding somewhere from the hot sun. If you are pressed for time we recommend staying overnight for at least 1 night, so that you can wake up early and see the animals at sunrise when they are the most active.
If you only have 1 day, here is a good tour for a 1 day trip from Moshi
So, how do you choose what’s right for you?
Think about how many days you can stay. Most people say you should stay a bit longer in case you’re unlucky and don’t see The Big 5 in the first days.
What is Big 5 Safari?
An example of our Big 5 Safari is here
These are the 5 most difficult and dangerous animals that were hunted in Africa. Note the term is widely used by safari tour operators:
- Cape Buffalo
Besides these animals, you will also see wildebeests and zebras (maaaaany!), giraffes, hippos, many kinds of birds, some primates, possibly crocodiles (this is the only animal we missed out on!)
5. What should you pack for a Tanzania Multi-day Safari?
Consider what to Pack for your Tanzania Multi day Safari
Refer here for details on Tanzania Safari Packing List
6. Consider Your Budget for Tanzania Multi-day tours
When people first look into Tanzania safari prices, they might experience a moment of ‘sticker shock’.
As a developing nation, many people expect Tanzania to be a cheap Safari destination. However, the safari industry is big business in Tanzania, and those looking for a bargain might be surprised when they see how much a safari costs.
We like to consider your safari an investment. You’re spending your money to create memories that you will cherish for a lifetime.
There are a number of factors that contribute to the final price tag that gets attached to your Tanzania Multi-day tours:
- Standard of accommodation;
- National parks;
- Optional activities;
- Domestic flights;
- Number of travelers;
- Time of year.
All of the above come into the equation when your Kilinge Adventures expert is calculating the cost of your Tanzania Multi-day tours
A four-day camping safari with six people is going to be cheaper per person than a five-day luxury safari for two people.