Tanzania pricing guide

Any safari is going to be a more expensive holiday option and this is certainly true in Tanzania. Prices do vary significantly depending on the season but are generally highest over Christmas and during the summer holidays in July and August. The exact cost will depend on how many of you there are, the ages of the children (there are significant reductions for children under 12), when you are travelling and whether the family will share one room or require two (or more) rooms.

Price guidelines

As a guideline, a 2-week holiday for a family of four in Tanzania (including both safari and beach) will usually cost from £14,000 (excluding international flights) based on comfortable mid-range accommodation.

If you would prefer to stay in some of the more luxurious lodges and tented camps, and perhaps take some internal flights, the price will start from around £18,000 for a 2-week trip for a family of four (excluding international flights).

If the children are under 12 there will be some reductions on these prices.

If you would like to climb Kilimanjaro, the price for a 10-day round trip from Arusha will start from £8,600 for a family of four (excluding international flights).

Can you do Tanzania on a budget?

Although Tanzania is a relatively expensive destination, there are things that we can do to bring the price down.

The most expensive element of any trip to Tanzania is always the safari, as once you get to the beach there are many relatively inexpensive beach resorts. Therefore if you need to keep the price of your holiday as low as possible, the best way of doing this is to reduce the duration of the safari and increase the duration of the time on the beach.

There is also the option to stay in public campsites near the national parks. These can be quite busy during peak periods but they are ideal for those travelling on a budget. We will provide all camping equipment including tents, bedding and sleeping bags as well as a cook who will cater for you throughout the trip.

If you camp throughout, the cost of a 2-week holiday (safari and beach) for a family of four will start from around £8,500.

International flights

All prices exclude international flights. Flights to Tanzania from the UK start from around £850 per person but will probably be closer to £1,000 during school holidays.

Most itineraries start in Arusha and finish either back there or in Zanzibar. There are two airports in Arusha but the international airport (which you will fly into) is Kilimanjaro Airport.

You can arrange ‘open jaw’ flights into Arusha and back from Zanzibar.

There are no direct flights into Arusha from the UK. The quickest flights are usually with Kenya Airways but there are often good connections with the Middle Eastern airlines. The flight time is from 15 hours upwards.

Flights are available for booking approximately 11 months in advance. If travelling during UK school holidays we suggest that you book your flights as far in advance as possible to get the best fares. Prices will rise considerably the closer to departure that you book.

Age limits

In general we don’t impose age limits on any of our tours but we will be happy to discuss what will be suitable for your family. Also please see our overview page for our thoughts on taking younger children on safari.

For the Family climb of Mount Kilimanjaro there is a minimum age of 10. This is imposed by the National Parks authority and is strictly enforced so we don’t have any flexibility in this.

Financial protection

Rest assured that you have 100% financial protection if you book with Stubborn Mule Travel. This is guaranteed through our membership of the Travel Trust Association (membership number Q0176) and our ATOL membership (number T7608). Further details can be found on our Financial Protection page.

Next step

All you need to do is let us know a few key details about you and your family and we will do the rest. After a chat to understand more about you, we can produce an itinerary as a starting point and can tweak this until we get it exactly right.


Call us and we will be happy to provide you with a free-of-charge no obligation itinerary and quotation designed for you.

01728 752751

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