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A short luxury safari in Tanzania is the dream of many travellers but your Tanzanian holiday doesn’t have to be expensive and it doesn’t need to be short. With38% of the country’s land areadedicated to 40 conservation sites and 16 national parks, there is a lot to see and you will need time to visit them all. However, seeing it all at once can put a dent in your budget. Being caught in a whirlwind of tourist attractions and lots of running around just to stick to the schedule can be exhausting and can even negatively affect your overall experience.

Slowing down and spending more time in fewer places, on the other hand, can save you a lot of money and will give you ample time to appreciate your surroundings. The cost of your Tanzanian safari will mostly depend on how slow you’d like to travel. Other costs to keep in mind include standard of accommodation, number of people travelling with, transfers, national park fees, optional activities, domestic flights, and the time of the year of your visit.


Duration, number of people, and slow travel


A 14-day camping safari for ten people will be much cheaper than a 14-day luxury safari for two, according to experts. That is why it is a good idea to get a big group together for you to save some money during your trip. A car hire, for example, contributes a huge chunk of money to your budget and travelling solo would mean bearing the full cost of the vehicle, the driver, and other associated fees. On top of that, you will still need to spend on park entry fees, accommodation, and food.


If you are planning to travel with family or a group of friends, you can rent an apartment and stay in one place for a few days to explore the area without spending a lot. You can spend a week near Mount Kilimanjaro for a safari and a hike or opt for a trip to Zanzibar island. Instead of hiring a vehicle, you can also go on a bumpy yetamazing ride on the dala dalaand experience Tanzania like a local. This will not only save you money but will also make your trip more interesting.


How to save on your trip


Bringing a credit card with no foreign transaction fees is a good idea because this cansave you a lot of moneyon meals and accommodation. An international credit card that offers points on dining purchases and travel will also come in handy especially if you’ve used it before. This means that you can use your rewards to pay for a portion of your travel costs. If you don’t have a card just yet, it is important to shop for thecard that suits your lifestyle. Due to technology revolution, in Africa mostly you can pay through secure Credit card merchant such as Payoneer and Skrill


Cheap hotels, guesthouses, and bed & breakfasts should be considered too so that you can save more. If you choose to stay put in the same area for the whole duration of your holiday, you can negotiate a discount especially if you are travelling with a big group. If you want to enjoy nature and save more money from getting rid of hotel stays, there are areas where you can camp. Aside from removing a huge chunk of your expenses, you’d be able to truly and fully enjoy the great Tanzanian outdoors. To save on tour and entrance fees, you can visit the lesser known conservation spots and parks instead of opting for a tour of the more popular areas.


Go to Tanzania during the off-peak season


One of the biggest factors that contribute to the cost of your Tanzanian holiday is the time of year. Peak seasons from December to February and June to August will mean spending more than you should. Experts suggest that you book your trip for April or May because the rainy season stops most travellers from visiting the African nation. Most lodges have lower rates during these months making it possible for you to upgrade the standard of accommodation. It is also important to keep in mind that during the Christmas holidays, many surcharges in lodges and hotels are charged to visitors so be sure not to book your Tanzanian trip during this time.


Average cost and grand total


The average cost of a Tanzanian Safari is $200 per person per day but you can drive the price down to less than $100 if you are prepared to camp, eat local food, and visit lesser-known attractions. At $50 a day, you will already have enough for accommodation, transport, and meals. The grand total won’t be cheap though but if you choose to travel to only one Tanzanian destination and participate only in one safari tour, you will be getting more value for your money. Travelling slowly will also give you a chance to talk to locals. There are many places in Tanzania that you can enjoy for free and a bit of local knowledge will help you find these places.

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