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The Serengeti on a budget: Is it really possible?

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    It’s not a secret that a Serengeti safari can be expensive. However, there are several Serengeti on a budget tour that will still surely appeal to you!

    If you choose a Serengeti safari on a budget, your best choice is to make a camping trip. Easy Travel—a local tour operator offers various budget camping safaris to the Serengeti, where you stay in a campsite. You can check out our Tanzania budget camping safari, wherein you can experience the magical view of the Serengeti national park and see the wonders of the Ngorongoro conservation area.

    The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania is one of the great wildernesses in Africa that offers Serengeti on a Budget tours and is one of the best safari experiences in the world. On top of that, it’s the largest protected grassland that’s made up of extensive savanna plains and forests, teeming with various wildlife, game drives, and many other activities, making it a perfect trip for thrill-seekers.

    Furthermore, the Serengeti national park is top-rated for its predators—lions, cheetahs, leopards, and hyenas – which you’ll likely spot on a Serengeti safari. So, even if you’re going to the Serengeti on a budget, this doesn’t mean that you’ll only see a limited number of animals.

    In fact, you’ll get the best value for your money and see various animals across the plains of the Serengeti, particularly in the great migration, even when you’re on a tight budget.

    How much is a Serengeti on a budget safari tour?

    Serengeti on a budget

    Typically, a safari destination can cost around 280 USD per night for budget safaris. Meanwhile, mid-range safaris may cost around 350 USD each night, and 750 USD for luxury safaris, while top-end safaris can cost over 1,500 USD per night.

    However, you can do a budget Serengeti safari by making a camping safari. You can check out our budget safari tours for more information.

    Furthermore, you can also go on an affordable safari tour by joining a group safari to divide the cost.

    Just choose a reliable safari company or local tour operator to get the best value for your money. You’ll also have a great time seeing the Great wildebeest migration, countless pink flamingos in Lake Manyara, and other wild animals on your safari tour.

    What can you do in a Serengeti on a budget tour?

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    If you’re taking Serengeti on a budget, there are still many things that you can do. These include game drives with wildlife viewing, where you can witness the breath-taking beauty of lions and sites like the Olduvai Gorge—one of the most important paleoanthropological locations and of course get to know the Maasai at the Maasai village.

    You can also try out different safaris —such as walking safaris and viewing wildlife on a horse. However, it’s best to note that this won’t be cheap.

    But, if you want an unforgettable experience and to save money, you can opt directly for a hot air balloon flight and see the endless plains of the Serengeti, along with the various wildlife living in it.

    When is the right time to travel to the Serengeti?

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    You can visit the Serengeti at any time of year and have fantastic wildlife sightings. However, if you want to view the Wildebeest migration, it’ll be ideal to be there between July and October to witness this phenomenal event.

    The rainy season is a good time to go for bird viewing. Meanwhile, wildebeest calving—which is a great spectacle to behold happens from January to March.

    You can learn more about the best time to visit via our Annual Planner.

    Affordable safari tours by Easy Travel

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    If you don’t have a safari itinerary yet, you can look at our affordable safari tours —which can either be a group tour or a private one. But it’s best to note that an individual tour will have an additional cost, particularly if you’re going to top destinations.

    However, you don’t have to worry if you’re on a budget as we have inexpensive safari tours that you can add to your bucket list, and they are:

    The 7-day African budget safari

    Many surprises await you in this 7-day African budget safari tour! On this tour, you’ll get basic accommodation in the Arusha Planet Lodge, wherein you can rest before heading out for your budget camping safari tour the next day.

    The itinerary includes Arusha to Lake Manyara for day two and Lake Manyara to Serengeti on day three. Furthermore, you’ll be spending days four and five in the Serengeti, viewing various wildlife, including black rhinos, elephants, buffalos, giraffes, etc., and staying in a campsite for a memorable safari experience.

    In particular, at the Lake Manyara national park, you’ll be greeted by the grandeur of hundreds of thousands of pink flamingos and other bird species. So, this is a tour that many travelers would never want to miss!

    Day six will be spent from Serengeti to the Ngorongoro crater, and day seven will be from the Ngorongoro to Kilimanjaro International Airport.

    Affordable Tanzania safari – 6 days

    Another affordable option you have is the 6-day Tanzania safari, wherein you’ll get to spend six days exploring the incredible Serengeti, unique Ngorongoro crater, the enchanting Lake Manyara, and the diverse Tarangire national park.

    What is the best way to visit Serengeti?

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    Choosing a reliable tour operator is the number one factor for a successful safari experience. However, if you are going on a private safari to public campsites, make sure to get all the necessary permits beforehand.

    We recommend spending as many days in the Serengeti as possible. While there are many different accommodation options, the extra cost of staying for longer will be well worth it.

    Additionally, make sure to come during the dry season to spot more animals, and be mindful of your travel dates.

    Looking for help planning an affordable safari in Tanzania? Then contact us today.

    Getting you there

    When it comes to a lifetime experience in the Serengeti National park, Easy travel can make it happen for you. We can help craft your itinerary or make a customizable trip for you!

    You can explore our site today for the complete list of inexpensive and luxurious safaris or tailor-made tours exclusively made for our highly valued clients. So, what are you waiting for?! Contact us today!

    Musaddiq Gulamhussein - Owner - Easy Travel Tanzania

    About the author: Musaddiq

    Meet Musaddiq Gulamhussein, owner of Easy Travel Tanzania, a tour company creating life-changing safari experiences for over 35 years. Musaddiq has explored Tanzania, developing a deep understanding of the local cultures and traditions. Follow his journey and gain insights into the African Safari experience through Easy Travel's social media and blog.

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