Just about any time of year (see the information on climate in the About Tanzania section). However, the most popular seasons are mid-December to mid-March and July to mid-September. An increasing number of visitors are realizing that June and October are ideal, benefiting from lower visitor numbers.
The millions of wildebeest and zebras are always somewhere, but they are not always in large herds and on the move. Their location is largely dependent on the weather, which can vary considerably from year to year. In general, the herds assemble south of the Serengeti during January and February, the season in which they give birth to their young. Starting around March they begin moving north and west in search of fresh grazing through the Serengeti Park.
Yes. All safaris can be booked with the exclusive use of a vehicle for your party. A custom safari for two clients is significantly more expensive per person than seats on a similar small group safari. However, on a custom safari with an exclusive vehicle, the cost of the vehicle and driver/ guide is divided by the number of clients sharing the vehicle. Therefore, the per-person cost of a custom safari reduces the more clients that are sharing the vehicle.
If you are arranging an exclusive vehicle safari, then you are free to arrange whatever itinerary you choose, within logistical constraints. Rangers Safaris presents a small selection of proven itinerary favorites on this website. We can arrange any required itinerary subject to practical and logistical considerations and will be pleased to discuss and quote for your special requirements.
This option is more expensive for groups of less than four. Luxury mobile camping works out to be almost twice the price of regular lodge-based safaris. However, there is a popular option combining top lodges with permanent tented campsites in an exclusive vehicle safari which works out at a very competitive price.
There is a supplement to cover the additional cost of single accommodation. However, there is no single supplement (or a greatly reduced one) on most safaris in the low season months of April & May.
A safari is a wonderful trip for any child old enough to enjoy and appreciate the experience. On most safaris, there are quite long trips on rough roads, and these cannot really be recommended for babies and very young children. Children under 12 will benefit from reduced fares on scheduled airlines, and many lodges will provide an additional bed for a child sharing a room with parents at a reduced cost.
The best time to see the migration in Tanzania is often January-March and June-August. In Kenya, it is often best September-October. These are also the most popular times to go, so you will need to book well in advance. You will see an abundance of wildlife all year round.
Lodges and tented camps serve breakfast and dinner, typically buffet-style. Lunches are often a box lunch eaten while on your game drive.
We use 4 or 7-passenger, 4-wheel-drive Land Cruisers, all with viewing roofs for the safaris.
Yes, you can get a visa at major airports and at border crossings, but try to get one ahead of time to make your entry into the country as easy as possible.
Yes, just let us know what’s on your mind and we will put it all together for you!
Extra luggage can be stored in a locked storage room at your Moshi hotel at no charge. Valuables should be left in a safe deposit box at your hotel in Moshi ($1/day)