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Solo Travel in Tanzania
Solo Travel in Tanzania
Solo Travel in Tanzania
Solo Travel in Tanzania

Tanzania solo travel

Solo traveller holidays - the best lodges for solo travel in Tanzania

Experiencing Tanzania's wilderness and wildlife as a solo traveller can be easier than you think. A number of Tanzania's camps and lodges charge single travellers on holiday a very low single supplement or even waive it completely.

What's more, Travelling solo in Tanzania is a great way to immerse yourself in the culture, get to know the local people and like-minded single travellers. In northern Tanzania, travelling alone with your own guide in a 4WD gives you great flexibility and the closest possible insight into their knowledge of the wildlife and culture. In southern Tanzania, several safari lodges are well suited to solo travellers; holidays include joint activities, communal dining and sociable lounging areas give you the opportunity to get to know other guests if you wish to.

Lake Manze Camp

Lake Manze is a very informal, single-friendly camp. Solo travellers usually join other guests on safari activities, and everyone dines communally. Low single supplements come as a real bonus at this great value camp.


Mdonya Old River Camp

Single travellers will love this friendly, rustic camp for its shared game activities, communal dining and notably low single supplements.

Lake Manze Camp

Lake Manze is a very informal, single-friendly camp. Solo travellers usually join other guests on safari activities, and everyone dines communally. Low single supplements come as a real bonus at this great value camp.


Olakira Camp

Olakira Camp can be an inspired choice for solo travel in Tanzania. You'll share your safaris with other guests, and a top safari guide, and everyone dines communally so it's very friendly.

Dunia Camp

Dunia is one of the Serengeti's better camps for a solo safari holiday in Tanzania. You can fly here, sharing the camp's safari activities and communal dining; and its single supplement is fairly low.


Kwihala Camp

Kwihala is great for solo travel in Tanzania. Holidays here include amazing walking and 4WD safaris with top-notch guides, social evening gatherings around the campfire and pleasingly low single supplements.


Beho Beho

Beho Beho is a very sociable camp: it’s like visiting a family home. You are warmly welcomed by the team and very well looked after. There is no single supplement here.


Klein's Camp

Klein’s Camp makes a wonderful base for a solo traveller – with amazing views from the lodge, excellent safari activities, a private game-viewing area and high standards of care. Klein’s generally low single supplement and friendly atmosphere add to its attraction.


Lemala Ngorongoro

Located in the fantastic Ngorongoro Crater, Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp is an excellent choice for solo travel. Wildlife safaris reveal a large density of game, including very relaxed predators, and the low single supplement makes the camp affordable for single travellers.


Dunia Camp

Dunia is one of the Serengeti's better camps for a solo safari holiday in Tanzania. You can fly here, sharing the camp's safari activities and communal dining; and its single supplement is fairly low.


Lake Manze Camp

Lake Manze is a very informal, single-friendly camp. Solo travellers usually join other guests on safari activities, and everyone dines communally. Low single supplements come as a real bonus at this great value camp.

Mdonya Old River Camp

Single travellers will love this friendly, rustic camp for its shared game activities, communal dining and notably low single supplements.


Olakira Camp

Olakira Camp can be an inspired choice for solo travel in Tanzania. You'll share your safaris with other guests, and a top safari guide, and everyone dines communally so it's very friendly.

Best camps & lodges for Solo Travel in Tanzania


Lemala Ngorongoro

Lemala Ngorongoro

Located in the fantastic Ngorongoro Crater, Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp is an excellent choice for solo travel. Wildlife safaris reveal a large density of game, including very relaxed predators, and the low single supplement makes the camp affordable for single travellers.


86% (37 reviews)
Mwagusi Safari Camp

Mwagusi Safari Camp

Ruaha's owner-run Mwagusi Safari Camp is a great choice for solo travellers visiting Tanzania. Plenty of water and open plains mean top wildlife safaris, whilst shared activities, communal meals and a sociable lounge and dining area make it great for single travellers.


96% (115 reviews)
Klein's Camp

Klein's Camp

Klein’s Camp makes a wonderful base for a solo traveller – with amazing views from the lodge, excellent safari activities, a private game-viewing area and high standards of care. Klein’s generally low single supplement and friendly atmosphere add to its attraction.


98% (12 reviews)
Oyster Bay

Oyster Bay

The Oyster Bay Hotel is a great choice for solo travellers in Tanzania. It’s a very stylish, but equally informal, home-from-home, with communal dining hosted by an attentive team. You can expect a particularly warm welcome at Dar’s best hotel.


98% (54 reviews)
Lake Manze Adventure Camp

Lake Manze Camp

Lake Manze is a very informal, single-friendly camp. Solo travellers usually join other guests on safari activities, and everyone dines communally. Low single supplements come as a real bonus at this great value camp.


94% (222 reviews)
Kwihala Camp

Kwihala Camp

Kwihala is great for solo travel in Tanzania. Holidays here include amazing walking and 4WD safaris with top-notch guides, social evening gatherings around the campfire and pleasingly low single supplements.


99% (111 reviews)
Dunia Camp

Dunia Camp

Dunia is one of the Serengeti's better camps for a solo safari holiday in Tanzania. You can fly here, sharing the camp's safari activities and communal dining; and its single supplement is fairly low.


94% (53 reviews)
Olakira

Olakira Camp

Olakira Camp can be an inspired choice for solo travel in Tanzania. You'll share your safaris with other guests, and a top safari guide, and everyone dines communally so it's very friendly.


96% (73 reviews)
Beho Beho

Beho Beho

Beho Beho is a very sociable camp: it’s like visiting a family home. You are warmly welcomed by the team and very well looked after. There is no single supplement here.


100% (170 reviews)
Mdonya Old River Camp

Mdonya Old River Camp

Single travellers will love this friendly, rustic camp for its shared game activities, communal dining and notably low single supplements.


92% (132 reviews)

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Where to see wildlife species in Tanzania

Maximise the chances of seeing your favourite animals based on traveller sightings reports from the field.


Lion

Lion

Panthera leo

Lions are at the top of the food chain and also most safari wish-lists, but with their numbers falling fast, any encounter with these majestic apex predators always feels like a privilege.

81% SUCCESS

3,050 sightings from 3,757 observations

Where to see lion in Tanzania

Leopard

Leopard

Panthera pardus

The most numerous of Africa’s big cats, leopard occur across many habitats, from wild tracts to populated areas. Their grace and their elusive nature make them a unique safari drawcard.

47% SUCCESS

1,952 sightings from 4,167 observations

Where to see leopard in Tanzania

Cheetah

Cheetah

Acinonyx jubatus

The cheetah is the fastest land animal and the only cat that hunts by pure speed. Found largely in open grasslands, its slim, elegant form is today an increasingly rare sight.

33% SUCCESS

1,052 sightings from 3,200 observations

Where to see cheetah in Tanzania

Wild dog

Wild dog

Lycaon pictus

African wild dogs are among the continent’s most compelling animals. Much misunderstood, these rare, tie-dyed canids are amazingly efficient hunters with a fascinating social life.

32% SUCCESS

880 sightings from 2,790 observations

Where to see wild dog in Tanzania

Spotted Hyena

Spotted Hyena

Crocuta crocuta

The spotted hyena may be thought of as ‘ugly’ and ‘cowardly’. In fact, this versatile and intelligent carnivore is one of Africa’s most fascinating and warrants attention on any safari.

55% SUCCESS

2,183 sightings from 3,967 observations

Where to see spotted hyena in Tanzania

Wildebeest

Wildebeest

Connochaetes sp.

Superficially bovine in appearance, wildebeests are known for their spectacular migrations sometimes in huge numbers. These resilient animals are some of Africa’s most successful herbivores.

68% SUCCESS

2,499 sightings from 3,691 observations

Where to see wildebeest in Tanzania

Buffalo

Buffalo

Syncerus caffer

One of the ‘Big Five’, buffalo earned a fearsome reputation in hunters’ tales. By contrast, big herds of these sociable bovids are placid, but mount formidable defences against predators.

83% SUCCESS

2,575 sightings from 3,109 observations

Where to see buffalo in Tanzania

Chimpanzee

Chimpanzee

Pan troglodytes

The chimpanzee is our closest living relative. This highly intelligent great ape is a forest animal with a sophisticated social life. Any encounter in the wild is a memorable experience.

100% SUCCESS

28 sightings from 28 observations

Where to see chimpanzee in Tanzania

Eland

Eland

Taurotragus oryx

Africa’s largest antelope, eland are culturally important from prehistoric rock art to modern game farms. Though widespread, they are also shy so sightings are uncommon and often fleeting.

49% SUCCESS

1,467 sightings from 2,994 observations

Where to see eland in Tanzania

Elephant

Elephant

Loxodonta africana

By far the biggest of the so-called Big Five – indeed, the largest land animal on the planet – the elephant shapes the very landscape it inhabits and is a defining presence on any safari.

91% SUCCESS

3,652 sightings from 4,020 observations

Where to see elephant in Tanzania

Oryx

Oryx

Oryx sp.

Oryx are impressive antelopes, with a powerful physique and elegant markings set off by rapier-like horns. They cut a distinctive dash in some of Africa’s harshest landscapes.

70% SUCCESS

1,336 sightings from 1,916 observations

Where to see oryx in Tanzania

Gerenuk

Gerenuk

Litocranius walleri

With its slender frame and extraordinarily long neck, this unmistakable East African antelope resembles an attenuated impala and often stands on its back legs browse high shrubs.

75% SUCCESS

89 sightings from 118 observations

Where to see gerenuk in Tanzania

Giraffe

Giraffe

Giraffa camelopardalis

The world’s tallest land mammal, giraffes are herbivores which have evolved many unique adaptations. Their iconic outlines tower above the bush in many of Africa’s wildlife areas.

86% SUCCESS

3,525 sightings from 4,098 observations

Where to see giraffe in Tanzania

Hippo

Hippo

Hippopotamus amphibius

The territorial calls of the hippo create a signature soundtrack to Africa’s rivers & wetlands. Despite an endearing smile, this aquatic herbivore has a notoriously aggressive disposition.

89% SUCCESS

2,668 sightings from 2,992 observations

Where to see hippo in Tanzania

Roan antelope

Roan antelope

Hippotragus equinus

Africa’s second largest antelope and one of its most handsome, with a powerful build and distinctive markings, roan are wary of people, but renowned for their bravery against predators.

24% SUCCESS

480 sightings from 2,040 observations

Where to see roan antelope in Tanzania

Sable antelope

Sable antelope

Hippotragus niger

Perhaps Africa’s most beautiful antelope, sable are renowned for their combative nature, even holding off lions. Shy and restricted in range, sightings of sable are always special.

23% SUCCESS

460 sightings from 2,032 observations

Where to see sable antelope in Tanzania

Sitatunga

Sitatunga

Tragelaphus spekii

The sitatunga is the most aquatic of Africa’s antelopes and specially adapted to its swampy habitats. Though widespread across Africa, only a handful of places offer reliable sightings.

19% SUCCESS

62 sightings from 334 observations

Where to see sitatunga in Tanzania

Striped Hyena

Striped Hyena

Hyaena hyaena

The striped hyena is the most widespread of the world’s hyenas, but absent from southern Africa. A rarely-seen nocturnal scavenger, it is shyer and more solitary than its spotted cousin.

14% SUCCESS

123 sightings from 906 observations

Where to see striped hyena in Tanzania

Zebra

Zebra

Equus sp.

The zebra is a quintessential African animal: the horse in stripy pyjamas at the end of every child’s A–Z. There are three species, of which the plains zebra is much the most common.

84% SUCCESS

3,847 sightings from 4,572 observations

Where to see zebra in Tanzania

Aardvark

Aardvark

Orycteropus afer

The aardvark is one of Africa’s most bizarre and enigmatic animals. A shy, nocturnal termite-eater, signs of its presence may be scattered about the bush whilst sightings remain elusive.

2% SUCCESS

68 sightings from 3,338 observations

Where to see aardvark in Tanzania

Pangolin

Pangolin

Smutsia sp.

Pangolins appear to be more pine cone than animal in their unique armoury of scales. These nocturnal, ant-eating oddities are not only highly elusive but also increasingly rare.

2% SUCCESS

55 sightings from 3,345 observations

Where to see pangolin in Tanzania

Black Rhino

Black Rhino

Diceros bicornis

The black rhino is the smaller and rarer of Africa’s two rhino species but has the more fearsome reputation. Shy and heavily persecuted, it tends to stick to cover.

30% SUCCESS

626 sightings from 2,060 observations

Where to see black rhino in Tanzania

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