How to Plan the Perfect Tanzania Safari

Anyone who has been on a safari in Tanzania before will tell you just how amazing the country’s wildlife and landscapes can be – and if you’re lucky enough to get there, you might experience it too! But planning a safari in Tanzania isn’t easy, particularly if you’ve never done it before. Luckily, this article will help you do just that! With its help, you should be able to plan the perfect Tanzania safari trip, leaving your worries behind and focusing on the joy of nature around you.

 

Planning a Trip


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The first step in planning a trip is deciding what kind of experience you want. There are many ways to explore Tanzania, from luxury resorts in Zanzibar and beach resorts on mainland Tanzania to game-focused safaris (that might involve sleeping under canvas) and walking safaris with Maasai guides. Whatever kind of experience you’re looking for, there are dozens of travel agencies in Dar es Salaam that can help you plan your next trip.

 

Researching Animals


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In Africa, there are over 100 different animals that you can see on safari. Of course, not all animals live in all parts of Africa so it’s important to do your research and make sure you’re picking a destination that will allow you to see all of them. One of my favourite things about planning a safari is trying out new restaurants in Kenya before I go and having some awesome authentic food for when I get back from my trip.

 

Researching Activities & Accommodations


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Do your homework. A safari is a once-in-a-lifetime experience; make sure you get it right. Don’t rely on word of mouth or recommendations from friends; do some research, and look for reviews and testimonials that are specific to your needs and interests. Once you’ve identified a few locations that interest you, look at their websites in depth. Is it clear what kind of activities they offer? Are there photos of people having fun?

 

Packing Tips


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No matter how much you travel, there are always a few things that you forget. Bring extras of your essential travel items with you on your trip—especially toiletries, medicine and any prescriptions you might need—and leave them in your hotel room’s safe and any valuables. This way if something does get left behind, you won’t lose it.

 

Budgeting for your Trip


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safaris can be very expensive, with prices starting at around $2,000 per person. However, with a little planning, you can find affordable safari deals. Planning ahead and budgeting are essential if you want to save money on your trip. One of the best ways to do so is by shopping around and comparing prices between tour operators.

 

Trip Preparation


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Before you jet off on your safari, remember that preparation is half of any trip’s success. Research what you plan to see and do beforehand so you can hit all of your destinations with aplomb.

 

Dikop Tours & Safaris: Your personal Travel Guide


Dikop Tours & Safaris are here to help you plan your trip and make sure you have a memorable time. With over 5+ years of experience in East Africa, we have handpicked many hotels and lodges for your comfort. Dikop will be with you from start to finish from beginning your planning process until your return home. We specialize in tailor-made safari packages to suit all budgets and tastes. Our friendly staff will assist you with every step of making arrangements for your next vacation or holiday.

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