Health in Tanzania Safari

Health in Tanzania Safari

Please consult your doctor or physician before travelling to Tanzania.  

If you are on physician recommended medicine, it would be ideal if you have a sufficient supply to last the term of your remain and a duplicate of your prescription(s).

  • Malaria: Tanzania is situated in a malaria-risk area. It is therefore essential that you consult your medical practitioner regarding anti-malaria requirements prior to your trip.
  • Vaccinations: The Tanzanian government requires foreign visitors to show proof of yellow fever vaccine completed before they enter Tanzania.

However, other vaccinations may need to be taken before your Tanzania safari trip, depending on your own specific pre-existing health conditions. Whether or not you need a vaccine will depend on your situation and what type of safari experience you’re looking for.

  • COVID-19: Your health is our top priority and Kilele well-informed measures address all concerns travellers may have surrounding COVID-19. In line with the latest recommendations from leading authorities like the World Health Organization, our protocols ensure safe environments and experiences throughout your visit. Please check the latest travel advisory to ensure that you are prepared for all special COVID-19 travel requirements.

PLEASE NOTE: Requirements change from time to time. Although we endeavor to stay updated, Kilele Climb cannot be held liable for any incorrect or outdated information and we strongly advise guests to always consult their GP and/or travel clinic regarding the latest requirements prior to departure.

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Tanzania Wildlife Safari Cost

Tanzania Wildlife Safari Cost

Understanding Tanzania Wildlife safari cost, over the year’s African businesses, never used price tags for products or services offered this was mostly influenced by the motive of providers to maximize their margins & low information on Africa at the time. However, many things have changed information now a single click away has made providers try to offer the best deals but with clients still influenced by western media & the perception that there is a lot of margins in deals offered have caused clients to bargain to prices which are not sustainable to business, with some being lucky as some providers with less knowledge on sustainability do surrender to prices without quite the understanding on how the deal made do impact the sustainability of their business only later do they come to a realization of the wear out of their assets without a fair return or after being slapped with high tax bills & penalties.

This is clear & evident if you can compare prices between local-based & foreign companies you will see a great difference in prices that is not just a result of the foreign companies to require higher margins to serve higher tax bills & returns to their investors but a result of local companies prices being highly unsustainable (very low), to clarify this we will breakdown the Serengeti safari cost against our prices

Factors that influences the cost of your safari

There are a number of factors that contribute to the final price tag that gets attached to your safari:

1.Park fees-this are fees paid directly to the park authorities so the client & the crew can proceed to the park, these fees are non-negotiable also cannot be avoided however travelers below 16 years of age do enjoy a discount. some parks (like Serengeti & Ngorongoro crater) are priced higher than the rest

Tanzania National Park fees

  • Entrance fees 70$ per person per day (Serengeti & Ngorongoro)
  • Entrance fees 45$ per person per day (Manyara, Tarangire, Mikumi, Ruaha, Nyerere etc.)
  • Camping fees 30$ per person per night
  • Concession fees (equivalent of camping fees for lodging accommodation) 50$ per person per night
  • Crew fees 2$ per crew per day
  • Safari Jeep fees 20$ per day
  • Ngorongoro crater service per jeep 250 $, this is an additional cost on descending the crater separate from Ngorongoro entrance fees.
  1. Duration – the number of days & nights you will spend on the parks as the tariff paid is valid for a day. so, spending more days’ increases the safari cost
  1. Accommodation & meals– depending on your accommodation style of choice, this can be a major influence on the cost of your safari. As the camping fees & concession fees are already stated on the park fees section here will outline cost range paid to the third parties

Accommodation options and cost range between.

  • Basic Camping– the cost associated is camping equipment cost 70 $per person & those associated with the safari chef (your meals)
  • Budget tented lodges–range from 170 USD to 250 USD per person per night
  • Mid-range & luxury tented lodges–range from 250 USD to 700 USD per person per night
  • Budget lodges– range from 200 USD to 300 USD per person per night
  • Mid-range Lodges-range from 350 USD to 700 USD per person per night
  • Luxury lodges & Tented lodges– range from 800 USD to 2000 USD per person per night
  1. 4. Transport– transportation & transfers provided depending on your choices do influence the cost of a safari

Transport options

  • Custom safari jeeptransportation to the parks has a standard market rate of 230 US$ per day taking to account fuel costs, service & depreciation due to bumpy roads, rainy roads
  • Fly in and out,should the package bought include domestic flights into the park. however, it is possible for clients to book on their own flights into the park

Note: In the option for fly in both flights & jeep fees will be accounted for as upon arrival into the park a jeep will be waiting for you

  1. Add ons – with options safari activitiessuch as balloon safaris, night game drives, cultural visits, walking safaris taking some of these options will increase the cost of your safari.
  1. Number of travelers– your group size slightly influences the safari cost as some facilities will be shared example jeep costs
  1. Time of the year– this slightly influence the cost of the safari with facilities like lodges being priced higher on the peak season & a bit lower on the lower season

Below; illustrations for safari costs per safari trip

Illustration assuming group tour for 6 persons (4 Day Tanzania budget Camping Safari explore -Lake Manyara, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro crater)

DAYSNational ParkEntrance Fee P/P

Camping Fee


Estimated per person for Food/camping equipment/crew wagesNgorongoro crater service fee per jeep

Jeep fees shared by 6


DAY 01Lake Manyara N/P45 US$30 US$50 US$N/A200$
DAY 02Ngorongoro Transit60 US$30 US$50 US$N/A200$
Serengeti N/P70 US$  
DAY 03Ngorongoro 60 US$30 US$50 US$N/A200 US$
DAY 04Ngorongoro Crater serviceN/AN/A50 US$250 US$/6200 $
 235 US$ per person90 US$ per person200 US$ per person250 US$ /6 = 42 US$ Per Person800 US$/6 =134 Per Peron

Total direct costs of a tour (before VAT 18%) Per person is 701US$


Total direct cost after (VAT 18%) Per person 827 US$

Note: This tour sells for 925 US$ per person, is it not a great value deal…? Given the Tanzania budget camping safari cost, other administrative costs & risks involved

To get the best safari price in Tanzania and claim your discount its only advisable to contact our experts with whatever details you have and we will surely give you the most competitive and affordable safari price ever.



Tanzania Entry Requirements

Tanzania entry requirements vary depending on your country of origin. Most tourists need a passport valid for 6 months after arrival as well as at least 2 blank visa pages in your passport for travel, but some may require visas as well.

Tanzania uses an eVisa system that allows travelers to apply and pay for their visas online before arriving in the country.

Travelers should submit their Tanzania eVisa applications at least 10 business days ahead of the planned trip to receive the approved document on time. Once approved, the electronic Tanzania eVisa gets delivered to each applicant via email.

You can use this document to visit Tanzania for 30 days for all tourism-related purposes. eVisa for Tanzania is a single-entry visa, which means it can be used for one entry within the validity period.

Applications can be submitted via an official government website ,Check out here to find the online application form and all Tanzania eVisa-related information.

We recommend applying for online visa because otherwise it will be necessary to stand in line with other travellers to get an ordinary one.

Referral visa 

Citizens of some countries may require a referred visa in order to travel to Tanzania, even as a tourist. In these cases, the application form is not as straightforward and cannot be completed upon arrival. Citizens of those countries must apply in advance for a referred visa: Follow this link for more details 

Please note, processing time for this application can take over 60 days, so it is important to apply well in advance. Tanzania Immigration recommends not booking flights until your referral visa has been approved.

Kilele Climb Tours can help our customers complete their application for a referral visa, and we have experience in helping guests successfully travel to Tanzania as tourists under such a visa.  In case you have any difficulties with getting your visa, feel free to contact us – we are happy to assist.

Why Visit Tanzania

Why Visit Tanzania

You might have never heard of it. Well, that is a mistake

“Wildlife, beaches, friendly people, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Mt Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar Archipelago – Tanzania has all these and more wrapped up in one adventurous, welcoming package.”

Why Travellers Love Tanzania

It’s easy to fall in love with Tanzania for its big game attractions and natural beauty. The authentic safari style and the luxury you’ll experience here are just amazing.

Tanzania holds everything to suit every kind of travellers. From full of amazing wildlife, glorious beaches, and adventurous hiking to incredible culture and food, below are the reasons why you should visit Tanzania.

The Serengeti Great Wildebeest Migration- one of the most spectacular live wildlife shows on Earth

Mount Kilimanjaro- The highest mountain in Africa, an awe-inspiring sight to behold. Zanzibar-Spend some relaxing time on the white sand beaches

Stunning National Parks- Treasure of unique safari and African wilderness experience

The Ngorongoro Crater- A jewel in Tanzania’s crown and home to a wondrous array of animals

The Maasai People- The most well-known local tribes recognized for their distinctive customs and dress

Tanzania Coast and Islands: Tanzania is renowned for its wildlife, but the coast and islands of Tanzania could well stand alone as an African travel destination.

The Archipelagoes of Tanzania: The islands of Tanzania consist mainly of the Zanzibar and Mafia Archipelagos. Zanzibar consists of the main island of Unguja, or Zanzibar Island, and Pemba Island to the north, with a few smaller islands in between

Tanzania’s Top Attractions

  • Serengeti National Park- sweeping savannah harboring a wide variety of animals
  • Lake Manyara National Park- Graceful pink flamingos and the unique tree-climbing lions
  • Ngorongoro Crater-Home to the Big Five
  • Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak
  • Mahale and Gombe- Chimpanzee trekking in the rainforests
  • Katavi, Ruaha, and Selous- Remote wildernesses
  • Zanzibar, Mafia, and Pemba Islands – Aromatic islands in the Indian Ocean

The Best Time To Go To Tanzania For General Game Viewing

The dry season from late June to October offers the best wildlife viewing. If wildebeest migration is considered, then June and July are the best, and for calving, January to February is great.

High season

  • Best time to see wild animals
  • June – October

This is the time of year when the weather is cooler and dry, and most days are sunny. Animal spotting is easiest as the foliage is sparse, and the animals congregate around dwindling water sources. The wildebeest migration in the Serengeti usually takes place in June and July. Hotels in popular areas are often full during this time, with high season prices in place.

Shoulder season

  • Wildebeest calving
  • November – February

The weather is hot during these months, especially December through to February, and the short rains fall, and the seasonal trade wind blows from late October. Wildebeest calving takes place from late January in the southern Serengeti. High-season prices apply from mid-December to mid-March.

Discounted stays

  • April – May

Heavy rains make secondary roads muddy and some areas inaccessible during these months, but it seldom rains all day, every day, and landscapes are lush and green. As it’s low season, some hotels close while others offer discounts. So, travelers can take advantage of lower rates and less crowded parks in the north of the country. Bird-watching is at its best at this time of year.

Weather & Climate

In equatorial Tanzania, the humidity you experience is noticeably less as you move away from the coast. In the Dry season (June to October) the temperature varies between 20°C/68°F and 30°C/86°F. It’s useful to remember the higher the altitude, the cooler it will be. The Wet season comes from November to May. From the start, there is less rainfall, and from March, heavy rainfall makes the land muddy.


  • Superb wildlife viewing, including the great wildebeest migration in the Serengeti National Park.
  • Heaven for adventurous trekkers.
  • Off-the-beaten-track safaris in Selous and Ruaha parks.
  • The best destination for chimp trekking in Africa is Gombe and Mahale Mountains.
  • Beach holiday extensions in Zanzibar Islands.


  • The popular parks can be crowded, so sometimes hard to find accommodations.
  • Relatively expensive safari destination.

Getting To Tanzania

Getting To Tanzania

Visitors arriving into Tanzania will need to have an understanding of the country’s main airport, airlines and land borders providing visitors access to this east Africa gem and how much guests should expect to budget for this.

How to get to Tanzania: Options available


Most visitors access Tanzania by plane. As Tanzania has a limited selection of international flights, visitors typically arrive via Dubai, Amsterdam or Johannesburg, South Africa and take a connecting flight.

From the U.K and U.S, there are no direct flights to Tanzania at present, with visitors likely to choose from the airports above or Nairobi, Doha and Istanbul.

Tanzania has two major airports

  • Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) in Dar es Salaam
  • Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), halfway between Arusha and Moshi.

From Dar es Salaam, visitors can expect a flight time of 65 minutes to Kilimanjaro International Airport, the closest airport to the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater.

On the Tanzania safari circuit, the northern circuit includes the world-renowned Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater, a significant 560 miles/15-hour drive from Ruaha National Park in the centre of the country, Tanzania’s second largest national park.

In the interest of time, visitors often prefer to take domestic flights via chartered aircraft between the various national parks and African safari sanctuaries, covering this vast country from the island of Zanzibar in the east to the stunning Lake Tanganyika on the west.

The choice of airport for arrival and departure should be selected according to the particular safari destination and route which visitors will embark on, to avoid excessively long transfers.

Crossing into Tanzania from Kenya

The main route for entering Tanzania from Kenya is the road connecting Nairobi to Arusha via the Namanga border post. The Tanzania eVisa is accepted at the Namanga border post. Travelers can apply for the visa online and save time on arrival at the border crossing or receive a tourist visa upon arrival.

When and where to book a flight to Tanzania


International flights to Tanzania can be booked:

  • Online, either directly on an airline website or via a price comparison site
  • Travel agency booking


For Tanzania safaris and beach holidays, traveller can travel to Tanzania by flying into Dar es Salaam (JNIA), Kilimanjaro (JRO) and Zanzibar (ZNZ) airports. The main air connects countries include:

  • UAE: Dubai (DXB) to Dar es Salaam (JNIA) and Zanzibar (ZNZ) with Emirates Airlines as well as Abhu Dhabi (AUH) to Dar es Salaam (JNIA) with Etihad Airways
  • Netherlands: Amsterdam (AMS) to Kilimanjaro (JRO) and Zanzibar (ZNZ)
  • Qatar:Doha (DIA) to Dar es Salaam (JNIA), Kilimanjaro (JRO) and Zanzibar (ZNZ) airports, often used by passengers from the United States, flying from Los Angeles
  • Turkey:Istanbul (IST) to Dar es Salaam (JNIA) (JR0) and Zanzibar (ZNZ) airports with Turkish Airlines
  • South Africa: Johannesburg (JNB) to Dar es Salaam (JNIA)
  • Kenya:  Nairobi (NBO) to Dar es Salaam (JNIA)
    • Nairobi (NBO) to Zanzibar (ZNZ)
    • Nairobi (NBO) to Kilimanjaro (JRO)
    • Mombasa (MBA) to Zanzibar (ZNZ)

Cost of getting to Tanzania?

Understanding the best time to visit Tanzania is important as this will impact accommodation, flight prices, availability and the weather that visitors can expect on their safari vacation.

Costs vary depending on origin, time of year and the fact that a connecting flight for international visitors including those from the U.S. and Europe may be required.