A budget safari in Tanzania

An intent glare by a leopard in the Tanzanian wilderness

Forget the swanky safari lodges and luxury tented camps, nothing beats pitching a tent and camping when it comes to saving money and sticking to a tight budget. Whether it’s a pop-tent out of your backpack or a rooftop tent on your self-drive safari vehicle, the rustic camping option takes you close to nature and stretches your money further. Self-catering, street food, eating in local restaurants and travelling by public transport all help to keep costs in check, while simultaneously exposing the traveller to the local people and culture of Tanzania.


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Tanzania Affordable Calving Season safari 2020 (Best for budget)

day 1

Arrival in Arusha
  • Tanzania Affordable Calving Season safari 2020 (Best for budget)
  • Tanzania Affordable Calving Season safari 2020 (Best for budget)
  • Tanzania Affordable Calving Season safari 2020 (Best for budget)
  • Tanzania Affordable Calving Season safari 2020 (Best for budget)
  • Tanzania Affordable Calving Season safari 2020 (Best for budget)
  • Tanzania Affordable Calving Season safari 2020 (Best for budget)

day 2 to 3

Tarangire National Park
  • Tanzania Affordable Calving Season safari 2020 (Best for budget)
  • Tanzania Affordable Calving Season safari 2020 (Best for budget)
  • Tanzania Affordable Calving Season safari 2020 (Best for budget)
  • Tanzania Affordable Calving Season safari 2020 (Best for budget)
  • Tanzania Affordable Calving Season safari 2020 (Best for budget)
  • Tanzania Affordable Calving Season safari 2020 (Best for budget)

day 4 to 5

  • Tanzania Affordable Calving Season safari 2020 (Best for budget)

day 7

Southern Serengeti

day 8

Say your goodbyes to the nation!

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Popular Tanzania Safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

Close up view of Wildebeest | Medium Budget, Maximum Game Viewing in Tanzania’s North (11 days)

Medium Budget, Maximum Game Viewing in Tanzania’s North (11 days)

Visit Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorogoro Crater and Serengeti for a four-in-one safari you'll remember forever...

 | Great Migration Safari in the Serengeti (9 days)

Great Migration Safari in the Serengeti (9 days)

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Pel's Fishing Owl in flight | Secret Selous Game Reserve Sojourn (6 days)

Secret Selous Game Reserve Sojourn (6 days)

Explore the Selous Game Reserve and Stiegler's Gorge by 4x4, boat or walking safari, looking for Pel's fishing owl, wild dog, rhino and elephant...

 | Affordable Ngorongoro and Serengeti Safari (6 days)

Affordable Ngorongoro and Serengeti Safari (6 days)

We're offering our guests the chance to explore two world-famous destinations in under a week ...

 | Wildebeest Migration Safari in Tanzania (11 days)

Wildebeest Migration Safari in Tanzania (11 days)

This tour is designed to allow maximum exposure to the Great Wildebeest Migration...

 | July Wildebeest Migration Safari with HerdTracker (10 days)

July Wildbeest Migration Safari with HerdTracker (10 days)

Experience the drama of the nature's greatest spectacle in the Serengeti National Park...

 | The Serengeti on Foot (9 days)

The Serengeti on Foot (9 days)

There's no better way to get close to nature and feel alive than on foot, and no better place to walk than the remarkable Serengeti...

Asilia Africa | Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)

Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings (10 days)

Experience one of Africa's greatest spectacles – smell the dust and hear the noise of thousands of animals crossing the Mara River in an epic struggle for survival...

 | HerdTracker’s February Wildebeest Calving Season Safari in Tanzania (9 days)

HerdTracker's February Wildebeest Calving Season Safari in Tanzania (9 days)

Travelling to Tanzania during the calving season is a sight to behold and something unique to the region...

 | Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combined (11 days)

Gorilla trekking and the Great Migration Combined (11 days)

Unforgettable experience in the jungles of Rwanda to track the last Mountain gorillas on earth and view the awesome Great Migration river crossings...



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