Safari Information & Prices

I arrange custom safaris and help my clients build a safari trip that they enjoy.  There are several options: a lodging safari, camping safari, day trip safari, and one or multiple nights safaris.

The Serengeti National Park is one of the most famous safari destinations in the world and I highly recommend a trip to this park.  Clients enjoy seeing the “Big 5” including lions, leopards, elephants, water buffalo and rhinoceros.  Rhinos are most commonly seen in the Ngorongoro crater which has one of the highest concentrations of rhinos anywhere in the world.  I specialize in finding these animals for my clients.  The real joy comes in finding many of the other animals as well, such as cheetah, topi, gazelle, giraffe, waterbuck, eland, dik dik, fox, baboon, and many many more.  Check out my “Photo Gallery” for some photos that former clients have posted.

Mwanza and Arusha are the two most popular places to start a safari to the Serengeti.  I most commonly start in Mwanza but am able to come to Arusha as well.

The most popular trip is to start in Mwanza, and then drive through the western corridor of the Serengeti.  Here the landscape is more wooded and it is common to see giraffe, elephants, zebra, impala, topi, ostrich, hipo, waterbuck and many smaller animals.  Then we drive to the central Serengeti which is a large plain and full to tall grass.  Here we find the big cats such as lion, leopards and cheetah.  If the time is right, the wildebeest migration is incredible to see .  From the central Serengeti, we drive south to the Ngorongoro Crater which has an amazing density of wildlife including the endangered black rhinoceros.  We then head back to spend more time in the central Serengeti and then back to Mwanza.  This trip takes at least 2 nights and 3 days, but many clients take longer so they have more time to enjoy the park.

Since I run a small business, I can make a custom safari depending on what the client wants.  Just email me what you are looking for and we can design a safari together!

Here are some sample iternaries. 

One day safari itinerary: Mwanza-Serengeti-Mwanza

  • Leave Mwanza early in the morning with a lunch box or picnic items
  • Drive to Serengeti/Ndabaka gate
  • Start game drive from western corridor to central Serengeti
  • Stop at picnic area for lunch
  • After lunch start game drive in the central Serengeti slowly making our way back through the western corridor
  • Head back to Mwanza

One night/two day safari iternaries:Mwanza-Serengeti-Mwanza

Day 1:Mwanza-Serengeti

  • Leave Mwanza early in the morning with a lunch box or picnic items
  • Drive to Serengeti/Ndabaka gate
  • Start game drive from western corridor to central Serengeti
  • Reach the campsite/lodge in the evening and spend the night

Day 2;Serengeti-Mwanza

The day may start with early sunrise game this is before breakfast,or you can go with packed breakfast, after breakfast , leave camp with lunch boxes and start game drive in central Serengeti

  • Stop at picnic site for lunch, then drive through western corridor back to Mwanza
Two night/three day safari iternaries:Mwanza-Serengeti-Ngorongoro-Mwanza 0r Arusha
Day  1  Mwanza -Serengeti.
  • Leave Mwanza early in the morning with a lunch box or picnic items
  • Drive to Serengeti/Ndabaka gate
  • Start game drive from western corridor to central Serengeti
  • Reach the campsite/lodge in the evening and spend the night

Day 2;Serengeti -Ngorongoro

  • The day may start with early sunrise game this is before breakfast,or you can go with packed breakfast, after breakfast , leave camp with lunch boxes and start game drive to short grass plain where migrants animals they do give birth and  in January -much on the way to Ngorongoro Crater
  • Stop at picnic site for lunch, in the Crater or out of the Crater,start game in the Crater where you will see many animals as;wildest,warthog,parks of hyena Flamingo, Rhino and other animals, in the evening drive to a Lodge or Camp for overnight.

Day 3 :Ngorongoro- Mwanza

This is the last day,after breakfast start journey o Mwanza through Serengeti do game until you get out of the Park through ndabaka get, drive to Mwanza.

Three night four days Safari internaries

Day  1  Mwanza-Serengeti-Ngorongoro-Mwanza.
  • Leave Mwanza early in the morning with a lunch box or picnic items
  • Drive to Serengeti/Ndabaka gate
  • Start game drive from western corridor to central Serengeti
  • Reach the campsite/lodge in the evening and spend the night

Day 2;Serengeti- Ngorongoro

  • The day may start with early sunrise game this is before breakfast,or you can go with packed breakfast, after breakfast , leave camp with lunch boxes and start game drive to short grass plain where migrants animals they do give birth and  in January -much on the way to Ngorongoro Crater.
  • Stop at picnic site for lunch, in the Crater or out of the Crater,start game in the Crater where you will see many animals as;wildest,warthog,parks of hyena Flamingo, Rhino and other animals, in the evening drive to a Lodge or Camp for overnight.

Day 3 :Ngorongoro- Mwanza

Prices:

Price of the safari depends on the number of days, number of people, and the lodging.  I can build a safari to fit most budgets.  Often, the larger the group, the lower the price per person.  Since I am a small business, the driver and I work mainly on tips in order to keep the cost down.  I am able to charge $50 – $200 less per person, per day, than many of the large safari companies!!

Email me the number of people, the number of days, and type of lodging (luxury vs economy vs camping), and I will email you an estimate.

Here are some of the costs for the trip.

Prices per person:

Full Day Tour (12 hours) to Serengeti:

  • Park fee-$50 USD
  • Park lunch (picnic)-$10 USD
  • Transport (price varies depending on size of party and season)

One night/two day camping/lodging safari:

  • Park fee-$50
  • Camping fee-$30  / Lodging fee-$250
  • Food-$40  (4 meals) Lunch,Dinner,Breakfast, Lunch.
  • Transport (price varies depending on size of party and season)350$
  • Renting a tent/sleeping bag/mattress-$30/night
  • Chef 30$

Two night/three day camping/lodging safari:

  • Park fee-$150 USD ($50×3)
  • Camping fee-$60 USD ($30×2) / Lodging fee-$400 USD ($200×2)
  • Food-$70 ($30×2 nights+$10 lunch on 1st day)
  • Transport (price varies depending on size of party and season)
  • Renting a tent/sleeping bag/mattress-$30/night
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9 Responses to Safari Information & Prices

  1. samson lukuba says:

    Good Mosses for clear information

  2. Ann Rowlands says:

    I am interested in arranging a safari from mwanza to arusha for 5 days/4 nights-a mixture of lodges and camping.going to the serengeti, Ngorongoro crater lake manyara-as I would really like to see flamingos !
    there are 4 of us 2 parents a 19yr old son and 16yr old daughter.
    we are staying with friends in mwanza for a few days then meeting them on the coast(opposite pemba) after a safari
    our dates are flexible within the following-tues March 26th to tues april 2nd
    Thankyou for your help. suggestions would also be apprciated
    Yours
    Ann Rowlands

    • mosseslukuba says:

      Hi Ann, I send you my quotation did you get it? if not this is the Price for

      CAMPING SAFARI AND LODGING SAFARI=

      5 days 4 nights safari
      Mwanza – Serengeti – Ngorongoro – Manyara – Tarangire – Arusha / Mwanza.

      Day 1: Mwanza /Serengeti:
      Drive on a tarmac road from Mwanza to Ndabaka gate.Explore the Western corridor zone, observing masses of residents in their natural Habitats.Get chance to pass at Grumeti River and Retima Hippo pool where Hippos and giant Nile crocodiles can be found in abundance.Further to Seronera area where these animals can be seen as you search for them, Leopard, Prides of Lion, Packs of Spotted Hyenas, the fleetest Cheetahs, and many plain animals like Buffaloes, Topi, Hartebeest, Wildebeest, Water bucks, Elands, zebras, Gazelles, warthogs, just to name a few, and numerous number of Birds, more than 100 species can be observed in a day Camp for dinner and overnight.
      Day 2: Serengeti / Serengeti

      Wake up early at 6:00 am and do sun rise game viewing, which is an advantage to spot night active animals before they go in their hiding places,and drive back to a Camp or Lodge for Breakfast and start full day game with lunch box or you will be back for Lunch.

      Day 3: Serengeti/Ngorongoro:
      Drive southwards towards Ngorongoro entry gate, stop at the view point and observe the whole Serengeti plain, Register and start game, along the shallow lake, you’ll see allot of water birds, Flamingoes, Great White Pelicans, Ducks and Geese, Teals and Grebes in flesh water, drive to the lodge or camp for leisure time, dinner and a night stop.

      Day 4:Ngorongoro/ Manyara :

      .Drive southwards towards Lake Manyara National Park via Karatu town.Before you reach the Park entry gate, stop at the view point and observe the whole Manyara Park, its scenery and so on.Register and enter, This Park is famous for abundance of Primates more than any other, Baboon in troops, Vervet Monkeys, Blue or Sykes Monkeys and galago a.k.a Bush babies.Along the shallow lake, you’ll see allot of water birds, Flamingoes, Great White Pelicans, Ducks and Geese, Teals and Grebes.Visit Hot water springs best known as (Maji Moto) and observes volcanic actions there.Late r in the afternoon, drive to the lodge or camp for leisure time, dinner and a night stop.

      Day 5: Tarangire – Arusha/ Mwanza.
      After breakfast the last day do walking or Biking to Banana plantantion and stop to tast red banana and local shampeen have lunch and drive to Arusha pr Mwanza.

      If you are driving back to Mwanza, start the journey soon after breakfast because you have a long journey.

      Price is 3650$ Lodging Safari cheep Lodge.
      Camping & Lodging Safari is 3840$

      Waiting to hear from you and I’m ok for any Chengis.

      http://www.serengetisangesafari.wordpress.com

  3. Elize Muller says:

    Dear Mosses. We are two women from South Africa on a low budget. How much will you charge to take us from Mwanza to Sereneti for 2 days (one night in tent). We would like to depart on 24th September 2013 sleep over and return late afternoon on the 25th September 2013. Kind regards

  4. Anouk draisma says:

    Hello!

    I’m from the Netherlands and currently working in a hospital near Mwanza, my dad is visiting beginning of January and we would like to go on a short safari while traveling towards Zanzibar.

    We want to go from mwanza to Arusha, for a three day safari: two days Serengeti and one day ngorongoro crater.

    We hope to go somewhere between 3 and 11 January, best would be 4,5,6 January. We dont have camping supplies like a sleeping bag.

    So what I’m looking for:
    – 2 persons
    – low budget safari
    – camping
    – 2 days Serengeti, 1 day crater
    – best would be 4-6 January
    – join a group if possible

    What are the possibilities?

    Hope to hear back soon,
    Greetings Anouk

  5. Ellen Kahan says:

    I am a female teacher visiting a school in Kisangura. I am taking a plane back home from Mwanza on August 18th. I would like a budget safari, and I am willing to join other people, on August 15th and 16th or August 16th and 17th, so I can get to the airport by the 18th. I am willing to be in a tent or budget lodge. Please email me if this is possible. ellenkahan@yahoo.com

  6. attiqsadiq says:

    Hi, I would like I enquire about three days two night safari. We are two people looking to go on the 4th of August. Please let me know your contact details and prices

  7. Michael Turner says:

    Hi

    I am after an availability of a day Safari from North Mara where we are staying.

    There will be between 4-6 people.

    And an approximate price as well.

    Cheers and thanks.
    Mic

  8. Arnold says:

    Hi! Me and my wife are from Kenya and on a low budget. We will be visiting mwanza around the 15th of September. We needed to do a safari in the Serengeti for one day. How much will that cost. Nifanyie bei ya kindugu.asante

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