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1. Posted by Eefs (Budding Member 77 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hi guys

am traveling to Tanzania on 28th July for just over two weeks. I have had a quick look some tour operator websites etc but all the game lodges seem to be incredibly pricey ($1600!!!). Can anyone recommend a cheaper option?

How long do you think we will need on Safari?

Heading to Zanzibar & Pemba afterwards. Are there any local longhouses that we could stay in? I know there are many options in Zanzibar but I can only ffnd two luxury residences on the web (fundu & manta)

Any advice would be awesome.



2. Posted by alsalis (Full Member 63 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I spent 3 days on safari there before (Lake Manyara, serengeti and Ngorogoro) and it was enough time but a little rushed. I'm going back this year and plan to do 4 days adding Tarangire to the start. I'd be interested to hear recommendations for tour companies as well. But from what I've seen $150-200 a day looks to be the going rate for camping.

3. Posted by Eefs (Budding Member 77 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Thanks. Did you book through a tour? Drive yourself? Camp? I really have no idea!

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5. Posted by alsalis (Full Member 63 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Last time we just turned up in Arusha and got one booked in a couple of hours, most hotels have safari companies operating from them and people will 'help' you find a company. We got a good deal, there were 4 of us which helped.

I went camping last time and was happy with that, although it is literally a tent under some trees in the serengeti, no fences or any of that nonsense! It was a bit cold on the edge of ngorogoro crater and there wasn't much in the way of facilities, but for a few days it's ok. If there's a few of you doing it you can specify what you want, this time we're going to try for 1/2 camping 1/2 cheap lodges.

We had a guide and driver, so we just sat in the back and enjoyed the view!

6. Posted by Overlandin (Budding Member 82 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hey there,

I can recommend a couple of reputable local operators I have personally used extremely successfully in the past...

Predators Safaris http://predators-safaris.com/ are very good at putting together a tailor made package to suit your requirements should one of their scheduled tours not suit.

Or Fun Safaris http://www.fun-safaris.com/ also very good... ask for Fish - he is the boss.

Prices are competitive for both.

Good luck. Tania

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