HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO TRAVEL TO TANZANIA FROM THE USA?

April 17, 2023

Every year nearly 3 to 4 lakh people from the US visit Tanzania to witness its serene wildlife. But how much does it cost to Travel to Tanzania as a US Traveller? The Average Cost to Travel to Tanzania is from 450$ to 750$ per day per person. Because Us Travellers normally choose luxury packages according to ease & relaxation.

Below you’ll find some average Tanzania Safari Cost for visas, accommodation, transportation, food & drink, safaris, and activities, as well as miscellaneous expenses and pre-costs to help you work out your own Tanzania budget.

Here, we have done some comparisons of what the Tanzania Safari Packages would cost you, working with different travel styles from budget to luxury.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

TANZANIA PRE-TRIP COSTS FOR US TRAVELLERS

  1. Flight Option & Cost From USA To Tanzania
  2. Vaccination Cost
  3. Clothing & Equipment cost for Tanzania
  4. Travel Insurance for Tanzania Cost

TANZANIA IN-COUNTRY COSTS FOR US TRAVELLERS

  1. Visa Cost
  2. Accommodation Cost
  3. Transportation In Tanzania Cost
  4. Food And Drinks Cost
  5. Safari in Tanzania Cost
  6. Safari Activities Cost

OVERALL COST TO TRAVEL IN TANZANIA

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TANZANIA PRE-TRIP COSTS FOR US TRAVELLERS

1. Flight Option & Cost From USA To Tanzania (From $430)

Although there is no direct flight from the US to Tanzania. There are a number of flights that are coming from all major like New York, and Washington to Amsterdam.

Once you land in Amsterdam, you can easily fly to Dar-es-Salam, the capital city of Tanzania. If you are travelling from New York to Tanzania via Amsterdam it would cost around $700. But you can find better deals on Turkish Airlines or Qatar Airways with starting prices from $430 and $450.

Currently, there are more than 20 connecting flights coming to Tanzania from the US.

2. Vaccination Cost (From $100)

If you are travelling to Tanzania, you need a yellow fever vaccine certificate. This vaccine will cost you $200 in the US.

For more details on the yellow fever vaccine, you can check the following link-

https://campushealth.unc.edu/services/international-travel-clinic/yellow-fever-vaccine/

The same applies to COVID-19 vaccines. You need to show that you are fully vaccinated against COVID -19.

You can go for any one of the below vaccines as per availability and convenience.

TYPE OF COVID-19 VACCINE COST
Pfizer& BioNTech $19.50
Moderna $16
Johnson & Johnson’s $10
AstraZeneca’s $4

Also, don’t forget to carry anti-malaria tablets which will cost you around $47 for two weeks dose.

3. Clothing & Equipment Cost For Tanzania

For the Tanzania Safari, you don’t have to buy any specific safari clothes, we suggest you take clothes for the winter season.

If you are going on a Kilimanjaro Trekking you have to hire pieces of equipment. This can cost you around $5 - $10. Some other items that you need to hire are our trekking poles ($15), boots ($20) and a sleeping bag ($35).

4. Travel Insurance Cost For Tanzania

Generally, there are three insurance plans available in Tanzania for US travellers.

Travel Insurance Plans Cost (Approximate)
Basic Plan $89
Standard Plan $122
Premium Plan(Recommended) $170

TANZANIA IN-COUNTRY COSTS FOR US TRAVELLERS

1. Tanzania Visa Cost

Before travelling to Tanzania US travellers must obtain a tourist visa. The tourist visa will cost around $60 and it has a validity of 90 days.

2. Accommodation Cost

There are three kinds of accommodation options available on Tanzania Safari. They range from budget to mid-range and luxury.

Category Of Accommodation Price (In USD), Approx. (Per Person, Per Day)
Basic/Budget From $20-$40
Mid-Range/Economy From $50 onwards
Luxury/Premium From $150 - $200

Most US travellers choose luxury accommodations while on Tanzania Safaris.

3. Transportation In Tanzania Cost

For public transport in Tanzania taxis are the best option. It can cost you around $20.

4. Food & Drinks Cost

Food and drinks are extremely affordable in Tanzania. A lot of restaurant offers you a vast variety of dishes at very reasonable prices.

Restaurant Cost
Meal (inexpensive restaurant) $2.59
Meal for 2 people, Mid-range Restaurant $25.87
Domestic Beer(0.5-litre draught) $0.99
Imported Beer(0.33-litre bottle) $1.98
Coke/ Pepsi (0.33 litre bottle) $0.58
Water(0.33 litre bottle) $0.29

5. Safari Cost in Tanzania For US Travellers

In a nutshell, the Tanzania safari can be divided into three parts-

• The Budget safaris- start from $200 per person per day

• The Mid-range safaris - $500 per person/day

• Luxury safaris - $1500 per person/day

The Safari Cost In Tanzania depends on the season you are visiting. Like in High season/ peak season, the safari cost is usually high and the game viewing is excellent.

However, the cost of a safari may be less in the low season but the game-viewing experience is below par.

That’s why most US travellers choose a high season.

Besides the Tanzania Safari Cost, you should also know the entrance fees of all famous parks in Tanzania.

6. Safari Activities Cost

On a Tanzania Safari, you can take part in various safari activities like Hot Air Balloon safaris, Guided Walking safaris, Night Game Drives, and The Great Migration safari.

  • Hot Air Balloon Safari- $599 per person. A hot air balloon safari in Tanzania cost around $599. This safari cost also includes your transfers from hotels/lodges.
  • Guided Walking Safari- $40 per person/day. Guided Walking Safari gives you a chance to observe Tanzania’s vast wildlife. There will be an armed and qualified guide with you.
  • Night Game Drive- $59 per person/day. Night Game Drive is all about spotting nocturnal animals like civet cats, white-tailed mongooses, and cape hares, small-spotted Genet.
  • The Great Migration Safari- $70 per person/day. In the protected area of Serengeti, US visitors can watch The Great Wildebeest Migration.

OVERALL COST TO TRAVEL IN TANZANIA

In a nutshell, we have calculated the overall cost of Travel in Tanzania.

Categories Budget
Visa $60
Accommodation $140-$2500
Transportation $10-20
Food $0.29-$25
Safari Activities $40-$599

Overall, the total travel cost to Tanzania will range from $500-$3000 per day/person approximately.

To know more details about Travel costs in Tanzania stay in touch with our safari experts.

HAVE YOU BEEN TO TANZANIA? WE HAVE THE ADVICE!

We hope all this information has helped you in calculating the Tanzania Safari Cost. For US travellers the cost factor is not an issue. What they expect from safari are great wildlife viewing and high-end comfort.

And Safari In Tanzania delivers both. It has been one of the finest safari destinations in Africa where you can see some of the best wildlife spectacles.

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