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Frequent Asked Questions

Tanzania Safaris FAQS


  • 1.What is the best safari in Tanzania?
  • 2. How much does a safari cost in Tanzania? Is Tanzania safari expensive?
  • 3. What is the best time for safari in Tanzania?
  • 4. What is the food like on Tanzania safari?
  • 5. How early do I need to book my safari tour?
  • 6. How long does Tanzania safari take?
  • 7. Is Tanzania worth visiting?
  • 8.What to wear on safari/ what should I wear on safari?
  • 9. Can I do safari with kids?
  • What is the best safari in Tanzania?

    From witnessing the ancient and majestic landscape , the vast grasslands, the rising mountains, the watercolor sunsets of the Serengeti to ascending the highest freestanding mountain in the World and also the tallest mountain in Africa Mount Kilimanjaro or sipping chilled drink on the white-sand beaches of Zanzibar, Tanzania offers travellers some of the most excellent safari experiences in Africa. Where you go will entirely depend on what you want to see and experience while on safari in Tanzania. While the Northern Safari Circuit offers one of the best classical safaris in Africa, especially if timed with the annual wildebeest migration, among first-time and experienced safari goers alike, both Southern and Western Tanzania are hidden gems of this multifaceted destination.

    How much does a safari cost in Tanzania? Is Tanzania safari expensive?

    A Tanzania safari is an amazing experience indeed, but sometimes the question of how much cost an individual has to incur can be confusing but to cut a long story short, safari prices start at around $230 per person per night on the other hand safari cost can sky-rocket all the way up to $1500 per night for the most expensive camps in Tanzania.

    What is the best time for safari in Tanzania?

    Now that’s an excellent question! The best time to visit will highly depend on your destination as there are different attractions at different times and in different areas all around the country. There is really no single answer to this question but it is argued that the dry season (from late June to October) is the most popular time for a Tanzania safari with all the trimmings. During this dry season, animals congregate near water sources putting predators and prey in close proximity and this always give a chance for some exciting game viewing. Because of water shortages in this season the vegetation always thins, thus improving visibility of animals. In popular parks like the Serengeti national park, peak time is between June and September when the great migration is active, in January and February it is calving season which can be very exciting as different predators prey on the fragile and naïve new borns, the lowest season in this park is between march and April which is the wet season and the park is usually empty but in this season there is the return of migratory bird species, a big draw card for all the twitchers out there. Tanzania’s ‘green season’, between November and March, is much quieter in most parks. While there’s a chance of rain showers, it’s a fantastic time for bird watching as migratory species arrive in their thousands.

    What is the food like on Tanzania safari?

    In Tanzania all standard restaurants are clean and the food is safe. The only thing is make sure you don't drink water from tap and don't eat fruits without wash. Tanzanians are big meat-eaters, but that doesn't mean that vegetarians should go hungry. When making reservations for safari lodges and camps make your hosts aware of your dietary taste, you can do this either directly or through your operator or travel agent. Bear in mind that many of these lodges are a great distance away from towns where special foodstuffs can be purchased, so supplies need to be purchased in advance. If there are vegetarian guests, they need to make adjustments to their shopping list ahead of schedule, and you'll enjoy a more exciting culinary experience if you give prior warning.

    How early do I need to book my safari tour?

    For majority, a safari to Tanzania is a once in a lifetime opportunity that is the outcome of years of saving. So it is understandable that people would want to plan it properly , with our experienced staff members we can help you plan your safari trip at any time , even if you contact us last minute. However it is highly advisable that you know where you want to go and have your budget estimated. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed or cautious when thinking or talking about what you’re willing to invest in your travels, but within a specialist and ethical company such as Tanzania Safari Radar, knowing what budget we can work with has a massive impact on the planning of the trip and knowing what is and is not feasible.

    How long does Tanzania safari take?

    It’s an exceptional question to ask, especially when safaris are so superlative, so huge and utterly life changing, a typical safari in Tanzania is filled with hospitable residents, beautiful sunrise and sunsets, delicious meals without ignoring the vast wilderness of savannah plains in search of various wildlife species. The choice of where to visit in Tanzania and where to leave out can hugely affect the number of days spent on a safari, the number of days can also be influenced by tourists preferences; while some prefer short safaris, others are more comfortable in long days safaris as they explore different locations, although it should be noted that the more time spent on safaris offers more chance to spot more animals. Bottom line is do not rush, take your time and explore as much as you can, prepare your budget before hand and get yourself ready for a life time adventure. We advise that an optimal safari should at least be 5-7 days.

    Is Tanzania worth visiting?

    Definitely Tanzania is worth a visit! Tanzania remains one of the most beloved and enchanting safari destinations in the world , but we are here to show you the must see sites found in Tanzania;

    The Serengeti national park.

    Serengeti is an essence of an African safari, boasting the largest diversity of wildlife than any game park in Africa. With vast grassland savannah as far as the eyes can see, you can easily spot impalas, African buffalos, Thomson’s gazelles, lions, elephants and other animals. The great Wildebeest Migration in Serengeti national park is something that needs to be seen to be believed. A movement of more than one million animals! This annual procession of wildebeest and zebras from the southern Serengeti into Kenya's Masai Mara draws tourist from all over the world. Whether you're in Tanzania to witness the calving season, the dramatic glimpse of river crossing, or the sheer size of the herd as it moves across the plains - Tanzania offers the absolute best opportunity to see this massive movement of animals.

    Tanzania southern circuit safari

    Tanzania, a very unique and beautiful country with the sprawling plains of the Serengeti and the lost world of Ngorongoro, it's easy to forget that the entire country is alive with national parks just waiting to be explored. Tanzania's southern circuit includes wild and wonderful parks such as Selous, Ruaha, and many more. The protected areas are beautiful, wild and receive a lower number of visitors compared to the more famous and popular northern parks. For those who have already visited Tanzania's Northern Circuit or who just love to get away from the crowds, the Southern Circuit is every bit as wild and rugged as you imagine Africa to be. Although with driving distances greater and roads in poorer condition, safaris tend to be a bit longer. What you pay in inconvenience, however, you are returned with unspoiled wilderness and fewer tourists. A southern circuit safari takes you off the beaten path and into deepest, wildest Africa.

    Tarangire national park.

    From its unique name derived from the parks sole water source, the Tarangire River; it is also the only place in Tanzania to spot the gerenuk and one of the best places in the world with the largest concentration of elephants. There is a high number of baobab trees within the park and if you're lucky you can spot the tree climbing lions and pythons. Covering an area of 2,850 km2 this park offers diverse wildlife viewing, from the striped zebras to the big hartebeest buffalo, you will enjoy spotting a large batch of colorful and exclusive bird species. Over 550 different bird species are housed within the swamps that are spread all over Tarangire.

    Ngorongoro conservation area

    The Ngorongoro Conservation Area spans vast expanses of highland plains, savanna, savanna woodlands and forests. Established in 1959 as a multiple land use area, with its world-famous Ngorongoro crater The Crater is, as the name suggests, a volcanic crater that was created when a large volcano erupted and the pressure of the explosion caused it to collapse on itself some 2 million plus years ago. The result is a vast “dent” in the landscape, creating a sort of bowl that is filled with flora and fauna. The crater has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. The crater has the densest known population of lions, Buffalo, elephants, leopards, and rhino, in addition to a host of other well-loved African classics like the ostrich, zebra, cheetah, wildebeest, gazelle, and even hippo. Besides offering a spectacular wildlife viewing, the environment itself is incredibly beautiful. The crater is about 610 meters deep, and the views over it are breathtaking, with beautiful green hues stretching out far in front of you. It is well worth getting up early in the morning to see the sun rise over the stunning landscape.

    Tanzania beaches

    Not to be overlooked are Tanzania’s beaches, many visitors to Tanzania opt to take a safari or go on a trek before heading to its enticing coastline, which is home to idyllic islands and fabulous beaches. Its to be noted that, Tanzania’s beaches are picture-perfect, and you’ll often have them entirely to yourself to enjoy. Featuring white sands, blue waters, and swaying palms Tanzania beaches are considered as some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

    Can I do safari with kids?

    Yes, Tanzania safari can be done with kids, with its accessible safari destinations, hospitable people and topnotch accommodations your kids will be perfectly safe.

    What to wear on safari/ what should I wear on safari?

    On safari most people wear shorts and T-shirt during the day and put on long sleeved shirts and long pants in the evening for warmth as well as protection from mosquitoes. Should you be particularly sensitive to the sun a loose cotton shirt is essential during the day. Casual, comfortable and easy to wash clothes are recommended. The goal is to pack lightly as most lodges and camps will launder clothes for a small fee. Here’s our recommended clothing list to pack for a safari;

    • Sandals or flip-flops
    • Wide-brimmed hat
    • Bandana (for dust)
    • Heavy sweater, gloves, and toque if traveling in the cold season (June – August)
    • Khaki cotton pants (jeans are rather hot)
    • Long sleeved shirts (for sun protection as well as warmth).
    • Lightweight, waterproof windbreaker
    • Sturdy walking or hiking boots or running shoes
    • Short-sleeved shirts or T-shirts
    • Underwear and sock


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