Local tour/safari operator in Tanzania?
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Oct 16, 2012 4:56 AM Last Post By: artickids
Oct 10, 2012 12:54 PM
Oct 11, 2012 3:28 AM
1Martha, I was with my wife and two teenage boys in Northern Tanzania in late July and we organised an all-inclusive five-day four-night safari in Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro with Sunny Safaris based in Arusha. Accommodation, transport and food were all very decent and the arrangements were followed to the letter. Had a great time and I felt that we got good value. Amazing game viewing.
Hope this helps
Oct 12, 2012 5:18 AM
Oct 13, 2012 8:21 AM
3since everyone's budget is different, as is our defintion of "not overpriced" it is hard to answer your question. I used Safari Infinity, based out of Arusha, for my 7 day/6 night safari of the 4 northern parks in TZ (last June) and am using them again in January. I contacted 16 different tour operators before settling on them. They weren't the lowest price but they offered the best customer service via email in working out the details before hand, which gave me a good feeling. Everything went perfectly, our guide (Thadei Benne) was amazing and very knowledgeable, and all our accommodations were great. We used all permanent or semi-permanent tented camps.
Cost is highly dependent on the time of year you want to travel, and how many persons. I am traveling solo in January, and the cost reflects that, both because I am paying single-supplements at my lodgings, and I am going in January, one of the high seasons. I suggest a private safari, versus a group tour, so you can customize your itinerary and are not at the mercy of others while doing your game drives (you spend most of your time in the vehicle driving!).
Oct 13, 2012 11:57 AM
4Last Xmas for a 12 day safari we used safarimakers in arusha They were great. I contacted many and Barbara ewas the best at communication by far Pirice was good too. Im an experiences Africa traveller so know what I want and what is crap!! They delivered No hassles. The guide driver was Joe aliss Babapaka,. he is very conuiderate and knows his stuff, ask for him and a cook called Sefa if u a re camping. His meals were better than our hotel!!
Oct 14, 2012 2:46 AM
Oct 16, 2012 4:56 AM
6When we were in Northern Tanzania in August 2011 we used Basecamp Tanzania. We selected them on the basis of the many positive reviews on tripadvisor and their pricing was very good. Everything worked out as planned and we would certainly use them again.
(4 star Hotel)
From US$78.00 per night
(4 star Hotel)
From US$134.14 per night
(1 star Hotel)
From US$9.63 per night