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Luxury Tanzania Safari Tours | Holiday Tips & Wildlife in Africa

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If you’re in the mood to spoil yourself, then a luxury Tanzania safari tour is perfect for you. You’ll get to spend a few days in the gorgeous national parks of Tanzania, finding the amazing animals and relaxing in beautiful luxury chalets. So bring your family, your partner or your friends and book a luxury Tanzania safari tour today!

Tanzania has become synonymous with Mount Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti, and Zanzibar, the birthplace of Freddie Mercury. But the most popular activity in Tanzania is going on safaris.

Thousands of people flock to Tanzania every year for a safari holiday. With some of the best national parks in the world, you have your pick of the litter when it comes to safari locations.

Waterfalls, lakes, wildebeest, and zebras – Tanzania has a lot of things to see. And a safari is the best way to see all these fantastic attractions. So if you visit Tanzania, make sure to go on a safari tour. Maybe you’ll come face to face with a herd of friendly elephants on one of these Tanzania safari vacations.

Highlights

  • See the stunning Ngorongoro Crater
  • Have the best chance of seeing the Big Five, crocodiles, gazelles, and other wildlife
  • See the massive annual migration of wildebeest, zebra, and many birds if you go at the right time

Know before you book:

  • Remember to pack lots of bug spray
  • Travelers should have a moderate fitness level
  • International flights are usually not included in the luxury safari package

Wildebeest going on the great migration Great Migration

You will have the opportunity to travel through the Serengeti and see the fantastic wildlife. Wildebeest are everywhere, and they’re so fascinating to watch. You can also see the Big Five, giraffes, and elands. If you look close enough, you may even spot the rare black rhino.

Another breathtaking sight is the Ngorongoro Crater, where the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is located. Formed two and a half million years ago when a volcano erupted and collapsed into itself, it’s thought to have a similar size to Mount Kilimanjaro.

Approximately 40,000 people live in the area, which they share with an array of wildlife. It’s one of the best places to catch views of the black rhino and black-maned male lions.

Must-haves for Luxury Tanzania Safari Tours:

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Bug spray (we cannot stress this enough)
  • Water
  • Sunglasses, a hat, and sunscreen

There are many different wildlife and national parks where you can enjoy one of the greatest Tanzania luxury safaris. Mount Kilimanjaro itself has some lovely sights and beautiful animals. You can also visit Tarangire National Park, an outstanding birding destination for avid bird watchers.

Lake Manyara National Park has unique tree-climbing lions, which is a truly unmissable sight. You’ll also find pink flamingos and different types of waterfowl near the lake.

Lioness passing in front of a car on safari

Going on a safari in Tanzania with amazing views and even better animals is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for any animal lover. Sit in the car with a bottle of water and enjoy the sun on your face, on an incredible safari.

Luxury Tanzania Safari Tour Tickets 2022

Luxury Tanzania safari tour tickets can range from $2,000 to $5,000 for the entire trip. Factors that influence this include the trip duration, accommodation, and included extras.

Times

There are no specific times to go on a safari as it depends on the national parks’ operating hours. Most will open their gates at 6 am and close at 6 pm. We do not recommend entering the gates after 3 pm, though, if you want to make it to your lodging before it is dark.

Best Time to Go on a Luxury Safari | Tanzania Tours

The dry season (between June and August) is the best time to go on a safari in Tanzania as animals tend to move out of view during the wetter months. You will see most animals around the watering holes during this time.

However, if you want to see the Great Migration, you will need to go in May or July, when the wildebeest get ready for their trek. For more information, take a look at our guide on the best time for Tanzania safaris.

Here is a layout of the best times to go on Tanzania luxury tours:

  • Time of Year: June to August for the best weather and to see the most animals; May or July for the Great Migration.
  • Time of Week: Weekdays would be the best time to go, as there usually aren’t many people on safari tours during the week
  • Time of Day: It’s better to start your safari as early as possible to maximize the time you’ll have to see the animals.

SUV in a herd of buffalo on safari

Luxury Safaris | Tanzania Tours

Going on a luxury safari in Tanzania is one of the best ways to spoil yourself with fantastic accommodation, gorgeous views, and beautiful animals. Let’s take a look at some popular Tanzania luxury safari holidays.

7-Day Big Five Luxury Safari Tour in Tanzania

Cheetah on a tree branch

This tour best suits people who want to have a long safari trip.

The ticket prices for this seven-day safari excursion start at around $2,100. The itinerary has been specifically crafted to see all of the wonders of the savanna – including the Big Five. You will see the graceful leopard and the stoic Cape buffalo. This tour also gives you the best chance of seeing the rare and powerful black rhino.

So take a trip through the Serengeti and keep your camera on hand to catch amazing shots of these beautiful creatures –  that is the only way we should capture them. You will be traveling in a small group, via a seat-in safari vehicle that accommodates a maximum of six people. All with window seats for those gorgeous views. This tour is a great option for a family safari.

Travel to Tarangire National Park to see some beautiful bird life. Watch those pesky lions climbing trees in Lake Manyara National Park, and then take a trip to Ngorongoro Crater to find the elusive black rhino.

A herd of zebras seen on a safari

What we liked: Great if you want to spread out the safari tour day-by-day to see more wildlife and attractions.

INCLUDES:

  • All meals
  • Accommodation
  • Park entrance fees

EXCLUDES:

  • International flights
  • Drinks

This is one of the best luxury safari trips in Tanzania as you will have a higher chance of seeing the Big Five due to the tour being structured around them. With luxurious cabins and delicious meals included in the price, you will surely be spoiled on this luxury Tanzania safari holiday.

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3-Day Tanzania Luxury Safari Tour

Two bucks crossing horns

This safari is excellent for people who want a short safari trip with many sights packed into it.

Tickets for this safari start at around $2,400. It has a lot of additional goodies included in the price. You get two dinners, three lunches, and three breakfasts on this three-day safari. Not forgetting to mention the gorgeous luxury safari lodges and as much mineral water as you can drink. This is the perfect honeymoon safari trip.

This safari has an excellent itinerary. On day one, you will take a trip to Tarangire National Park for a game drive and picnic at the park. Tarangire is known for its baobab trees and zebras. You will have plenty of things to see and experience while here. Then it’s off to dinner and an overnight stay at Manyara Serena Lodge.

On day two, you will head off on an adventure to Lake Manyara National Park after eating breakfast. Here you’ll see gorgeous water forests and acacia woodlands. This is also where you can catch wonderful bird life and the world’s largest collection of baboons. Dinner and overnight stay will be in Ngorongoro Serena Lodge.

Day three is the Ngorongoro Crater. You will descend into the crater itself to see the vast array of wildlife here. There are hippos, warthogs, and more. Keep an eye out for that elusive leopard. After the trip, you will be taken to the airport where you can arrange accommodation at an extra cost or begin the journey home.

Lioness and a cub

What we liked: Great for a short safari with a lot of things to do and see.

INCLUDES:

  • All national park fees
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Professional, English-speaking guide

EXCLUDES:

  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Gratuities

So if you’re an adventurer who wants to stay active, this is the perfect trip for you. There’s a lot packed into these three days, and this Tanzania safari’s luxury accommodation and meals are excellent. It’s one of the fun-filled luxury Tanzania safari holidays.

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Luxury Tanzania Safari Tours | Holiday Tips & Wildlife in Africa
Luxury Tanzania Safari Tours
Going on a safari in Tanzania has to be on your bucket list — loaded with a ton of unique animals, gorgeous views, and beautiful fauna that you wouldn’t want to miss. There is nowhere else in the world where one can experience this level of beauty all in one place. And with luxury accommodation offered at each national park, who says you have to go rough it in the wild?
Comfort
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Location
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Value for Money
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Convenience
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Fun
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Level of Activity
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PROS
  • Many different tour options
  • Beautiful luxury accommodation is usually included
  • The diverse wildlife
CONS
  • The weather can impact the experience
  • International flights are not included in the price
  • You have to choose between seeing the Great Migration or an abundance of other animals during the dry season

Specification: Luxury Tanzania Safari Tours | Holiday Tips & Wildlife in Africa

Accessible

Most tours are wheelchair accessible

Duration

1-7 days

Inclusions

Meals, Entrance tickets, Accommodation

Exclusions

International flights, Gratuities, Drinks

Meals

Most safari tours include lunch and dinner in the price, with some offering breakfast

Pickup

Pickup from the airport is usually included

Suited For

Couples, Groups, Animal lovers, Families

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