Affordable safaris in Tanzania

If it is value-for-money that you’re after, then it would be best to travel outside of the peak season (June to September) because rates tend to be inflated due to the excess demand. Many of the lodges and camps – both on the safari circuits and scattered across the Spice Islands – offer generous off-season discounts with the ‘emerald season’ (AKA the rainy season) typically being characterised by negotiable accommodation rates and special packages where you might pay for three nights and stay for five (i.e. two nights ‘free’) or something similar.

The Spice Islands are an excellent choice at certain times of the year  I  Credit: Safari Blue


Our Recommended Itinerary

HerdTracker August to October 2020 Wildebeest Migration safari (Value-for-money)

day 1

The perfect way to start your journey

day 2 to 3

Nature walks in the Ngorongoro Crater
  • HerdTracker August to October 2020 Wildebeest Migration safari (Value-for-money)
  • HerdTracker August to October 2020 Wildebeest Migration safari (Value-for-money)
  • HerdTracker August to October 2020 Wildebeest Migration safari (Value-for-money)
  • HerdTracker August to October 2020 Wildebeest Migration safari (Value-for-money)
  • HerdTracker August to October 2020 Wildebeest Migration safari (Value-for-money)
  • HerdTracker August to October 2020 Wildebeest Migration safari (Value-for-money)

day 4 to 5

Home to the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth
  • HerdTracker August to October 2020 Wildebeest Migration safari (Value-for-money)
  • HerdTracker August to October 2020 Wildebeest Migration safari (Value-for-money)
  • HerdTracker August to October 2020 Wildebeest Migration safari (Value-for-money)
  • HerdTracker August to October 2020 Wildebeest Migration safari (Value-for-money)
  • HerdTracker August to October 2020 Wildebeest Migration safari (Value-for-money)
  • HerdTracker August to October 2020 Wildebeest Migration safari (Value-for-money)

day 6 to 8

  • HerdTracker August to October 2020 Wildebeest Migration safari (Value-for-money)
  • HerdTracker August to October 2020 Wildebeest Migration safari (Value-for-money)
  • HerdTracker August to October 2020 Wildebeest Migration safari (Value-for-money)
  • HerdTracker August to October 2020 Wildebeest Migration safari (Value-for-money)
  • HerdTracker August to October 2020 Wildebeest Migration safari (Value-for-money)
  • HerdTracker August to October 2020 Wildebeest Migration safari (Value-for-money)

Popular Tanzania Safaris

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

 | 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...

 | World Cup of Wildlife Migration Safari with HerdTracker (9 days)

World Cup of Wildlife Migration Safari with HerdTracker (9 days)

This is the stage on which the greatest wildlife show on earth and plays out, as it is by far the greatest mass movement of land mammals on the entire globe....

 | Group Safari into Northern Tanzania (7 days)

Group Safari into Northern Tanzania (7 days)

Travel is so much better with friends. Experience the best parts of Tanzania through breath-taking landscapes, nature and wildlife at its best...

 | Tanzania July to October Great Migration Safari with HerdTracker (9 days)

Tanzania July to October Great Migration Safari with HerdTracker (9 days)

The wildebeest migration, is one of the “Seven New Wonder of the World” and also known as The World Cup of Wildlife. If there is a safari you should go on, this has to be it!...

 | Tanzania couples safari

Tanzania couples safari

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

 | June to July Great Migration Safari in Tanzania with HerdTracker (9 days)

June to July Great Migration Safari in Tanzania with HerdTracker (9 days)

HerdTracker invites you to join them on a migration safari in Tanzania's Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and 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...

 | June to July Wildebeest Migration Safari in Tanzania with Herdtracker (9 days)

June to July Wildebeest Migration Safari in Tanzania with Herdtracker (9 days)

If the great migration is on your travel bucket list, then this memorable safari in Tanzania is ideal for you....

 | Honeymoon Safari in the Serengeti National Park (6 days)

Honeymoon Safari in the Serengeti National Park (6 days)

Enjoy a romantic honeymoon at the Ngorongoro Crater where you can spot the Big Five and experience the wildlife-rich Serengeti National Park...

 | 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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