Tanzania Safari Top Three Operators

Choosing a Tanzania safari company to organise your dream African trip can be a frustrating experience because there are so many of them around. But help is at hand...

By cutting down all the options to the best three in the different rates categories, you improve your chances of choosing a company that will do a great job.

I also (more about me) keep my ear to the ground in travel industry exhibitions, forums, newsletters and travel magazines to find out who the cream of the crop in the African travel business is.

This list is not meant to be an "absolute" classification because there are more than three good operators out there but it will give you an excellent guideline to work from.

The companies are listed below in rates categories in no particular order other than alphabetical. Online and offline Tanzania safari travel journals and reputations built up in the travel industry form the basis for this ranking.


It wouldn't be fair if you were trying to rank safari companies to lump them all in the same category because they fall into three distinct areas based on the rates they charge for a trip.

Low season rates can be about 25% less than high season rates. The rate indications below exclude international and inter-Africa airfares.

Lion track icon Out Of This World: Prices range from $650 upwards per person per night spent on safari.

Hoof icon Luxury: Between $350 and $650 per person per night spent on safari.

Bird track icon Standard (camping where applicable): Up to $350 per person per night spent on safari.

Bird track icon Top Three Standard Companies
(Camping where applicable)
lionDuma Explorer
cheetahRoy Safaris
elephantGood Earth Tours
Hoof icon Top Three Luxury Companies
buffaloFay Safaris
ostrichFlash Safaris
giraffe4x4 Adventures
Lion track icon Top Three Out Of This World
Tanzania Safari Companies
wild dogAccess2Tanzania
warthogAfrica Dream Safaris
hyenaThomson Safaris

Which One Would I Recommend?

I've been referring people to many of the above safari companies for the better part of eleven years now, and their track records have been proven over time.

They are all excellent at what they do but I've found over the years that some are stronger than others at certain things, so depending on your own unique safari requirements I can recommend the one that will be the best fit for you.

You are welcome to contact each one directly yourself if you want, but I can save you some time and effort by making a recommendation based on your own situation.

Find out what my recommended Tanzania safari company for you is by choosing your rates category below...

Standard: Up to $350 pppn* Luxury: Between $350 and $600 pppn* Out Of This World: $600 and higher pppn*

(*pppn = per person per night spent on safari)

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Bruce Whittaker
African Safari Journals and Top Safari Guides Founder
'Better Safari Photography', 'Safari Journal Diary' and 'Guide Your Own Safari' eBooks Author

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