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Tanzania Safari Guides

Tanzania Safari Guides

Your private expert safari guides

You can easily be driven between northern Tanzania's parks; they're close together. Here one of our private guided safaris give you maximum flexibility to do what you want to, when you want to.

These safaris include:

A private vehicle

This will be a 4WD (usually a Land Rover or Land Cruiser) with a 'poptop' roof for unobstructed game-viewing. You will have exclusive use of this vehicle and the safari guide.

A private safari guide

Your guide will have a huge role in your trip. We know that the right safari guide is crucial for a great safari; a poor safari guide will ruin your trip. Hence we've taken a great deal of trouble to research the options for you.

We offer a real choice of different guiding standards, at different cost levels. All are substantially better guides than the (generally very disappointing) average standard that we saw in Tanzania when researching. In brief, we offer two standards of guide:

  • Superior guide Your guide will be pleasant and personable; they're an established safari guide with at least 3 years of bush experience. They will have conversational English, and will be able to correctly identify virtually all species of animals and most birds – and also have some knowledge of their behaviour. They'll have a good understanding of the local cultures, and often speak some of the local languages. They will generally admit what he doesn't know, and use references to try and find out the answers. Superior guides are used in all of the trip ideas mentioned here.
  • Expert guide Having been a safari guide for at least 7 years, an expert guide is probably quite well-known; some guides at this top level hold a Zimbabwean professional guide's license. You can expect often fascinating conversation from the guide's wealth of experience. They will be an accomplished birdwatcher, with an excellent understanding of the wildlife and its behaviour – including a very good knowledge of trees, plants, insects and reptiles. The depth and breadth of his knowledge will considerably enrich your safari.
  • On some trips, it's possible to upgrade your guide. Talk to us about these options and the possible costs involved.

    Our top picks for holidays to Tanzania

    We'll always tailor-make your Safari for you. Here are some of our favourites to inspire you.


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    Marabou Stork Fly-in Safari

    13 days • 5 locations
    KILIMANJARO AIRPORT TO DAR ES SALAAM AIRPORT

    Four luxurious camps enable exploration of Tanzania’s north and southern regions. With a range of land and water-based activities available throughout, decidedly comfortable accommodation and applicable long-stay discounts, this adventurous safari is excellent value.

    US$13,390 - US$18,440 per person

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    Flufftail Guided Safari

    10 days • 3 locations
    KILIMANJARO AIRPORT TO KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

    Stay in three uniquely special camps as you safari across the Ngorongoro Crater and iconic Serengeti Plains with your private guide and 4WD vehicle: a trip of comfort and autonomy, filled with excellent wildlife.

    US$11,190 - US$14,720 per person

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    Firefinch Drive-Fly Safari

    9 days • 3 locations
    KILIMANJARO AIRPORT TO KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

    Enjoy a combination of privately guided and shared game drives during this good-value exploration of Northern Tanzania. Explore game-dense regions from three comfortable bases where there are a variety of activities on offer.

    US$7,790 - US$10,280 per person

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    Jackal Fly-in Safari

    8 days • 2 locations
    DAR ES SALAAM AIRPORT TO DAR ES SALAAM AIRPORT

    Enjoy a range of activities during this ultra-luxurious fly-in safari. Explore the remoter regions of Ruaha National Park and Selous Game Reserve with phenomenal guides during stays at two impressively comfortable camps that remain perfectly in-keeping with their surroundings.

    US$6,460 - US$7,910 per person

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    Chimpanzee Fly-in Safari

    8 days • 3 locations
    KILIMANJARO AIRPORT TO KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

    Combining two of the remotest parks in Tanzania, this safari can deliver extraordinary wildlife viewing in Katavi, and East Africa's best chimp treks, on the shores of Lake Tanganyika.

    US$8,450 - US$11,770 per person

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    Tinkerbird Fly-in Safari

    8 days • 4 locations
    KILIMANJARO AIRPORT TO KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

    Explore Tanzania’s famous northern circuit with safari in Tarangire National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Serengeti National Park. Four smart sister camps offer a high level of care, first-class guiding and wide range of activities.

    US$8,630 - US$12,000 per person

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    Secretary Bird Fly-in Safari

    8 days • 4 locations
    KILIMANJARO AIRPORT TO KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

    Chosen for comfort and relaxation as much as for its range of activities, this safari makes for a leisurely trip featuring stunning accommodation and swift access to many of northern Tanzania’s best wildlife regions.

    US$10,100 - US$13,300 per person

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    Jasmine Beach Holiday

    8 days • 1 locations
    DAR ES SALAAM AIRPORT TO DAR ES SALAAM AIRPORT

    Relax on Pemba Island’s Manta Resort, a laidback and remote beach retreat with superb views. Enjoy a range of land and water-based activities, and spend a night in the unique underwater bedroom for a truly special evening.

    US$2,630 - US$3,820 per person

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    Topi Fly-in Safari

    7 days • 2 locations
    DAR ES SALAAM AIRPORT TO DAR ES SALAAM AIRPORT

    Explore Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park from two luxurious, colonially styled camps. Chosen for their access to good game viewing and thrilling remoteness, these camps also offer a range of varied safari activities.

    US$5,460 - US$5,460 per person

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    Yellow Baboon Fly-In Safari

    7 days • 2 locations
    DAR ES SALAAM AIRPORT TO DAR ES SALAAM AIRPORT

    Two authentic bushcamps offer access to Ruaha’s remote wildernesses. Explore the heart of the park’s best game-viewing as well as its largely untouched eastern fringes in almost utter isolation. Walking safaris, day and night 4WD drives, fly-camping and superb guiding heighten your immersion in nature.

    US$6,630 - US$7,320 per person

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