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.


Popular Tanzania Safaris

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

The Serengeti on foot

There's no better way to get close to nature and feel alive…

10-day HerdTracker August great migration safari

Experience the drama of the nature's greatest spectacle in the Tanzania

February Calving Season Safari in Tanzania

Visit Tanzania during the calving season to see wildebeest…

Wildebeest Migration

The Migration River Crossings July to September

Experience one of Africa's greatest spectacles – smell the…

Gorillas

Rwanda gorillas and the migration, both sides of the Mara River

Enjoy two of Africa's most magnificent wildlife…

Tanzania honeymoon safari

Enjoy the wildlife of Tanzania as well as the paradise of Zanzibar

Close up view of Wildebeest

Tanzania - medium budget, maximum game viewing

Visit Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorogoro Crater and Serengeti…

9-day HerdTracker June/July great migration safari

If the great migration is on your travel bucket list, then this…

9-day Great Wildebeest Migration safari with HerdTracker

This is the stage on which the greatest wildlife show on earth…

Tanzania June/July Great Migration safari with HerdTracker

Explore the wonder of the great wildebeest migration from the…


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