I have a possible opportunity to spend a month or so in Tanzania next summer. The country looks absoultely stunning so i really want to try and make the most of it if i end up going.
I need to start getting an idea of the costs for various activities so i can see if it feasible, so anyone with any experiences of the country they want to share let me know!
A couple of things i am really keen to do are a Kilimanjaro trek, propbably 5-7 days or so and obviously a Safari. The Ngorongoro creater looks stunning. Any info on the costs of these would be great, i have checked a few websites and tranzania looks like it could cost quite a lot of money!
Zanzibar looks good for some chill-out time to finish off with too.
Any info would be much appreciated, i don't want to get too excited if i am not going to be able to afford it! But i am going to start saving now!
Hey, I'm planning to go there next summer. I found the best prices at www.go2africa.com. Good luck.
Tanzania is a great country to visit and am sure you will have a great time.
Accomodation in Tanzania lodges tend to be abit expensive though. To subsidise these, I would propose that you visit Kenyan National parks and reserves where accomodation, transport and park entrance fees tend to be lower.
This will help you spend shorter time in Tanzania and at the same time make a good use of East African Touristic Attractions.
You would combine Kenyan National Parks and reserves with Tanzania's.
True Zanzibar is a great place to be...........the spice-land. Alternatively you can visit Kenyan Beaches that stretch over 500kms. They are extremely clean and amazing.
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Prices from 2005...
Safari - 5 day camping group safari - $US 600 all inclusive (food, cook, tents, driver/guide, etc.). Prices have risen since 2005 due to increases in National Park fees
Kilimanjaro Trek - I paid $US 1300 in 2005, though you could find treks as low as $US 800 back then. That was for 7 days trek, with two additional days at a hotel and airport transfer, and included food, tents, guides, porters, etc. on the mountain.
Zanzibar - I was spending around $US 20 - $US 30 for accomodations, and then another $US 10 - $US 15 for food and drink. You can probably find cheaper than that on the accomodations, maybe down to $US 15 or $US 10. I know for sure you can certainly can find more expensive! Food at local places is cheap. Forodhani market in Stone Town at night for dinner is the best deal going. EXCELLENT seafood pulled out of the ocean that day at rock bottom prices.
Note that prices are in US dollars, and due to it's slide against all other currencies as of late, there may be exchange rate differences too.
Thanks for the info. Prices seem to be pretty similar these days, going to contact a couple of companies to find out about the Kilimanjaro trek, determined to do that!
Looks like it is all on anyway, will be travelling out middle of August next year and staying till mid-september...
visit www.allseasonssafaris.com. They have Tanzania Packages as well as Kenya and Uganda.