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Private Tanzania Safari

Private Tanzania Safaris

Magical experiences in Tanzania’s wild spaces with your family and friends


Private safaris in Tanzania are unique. You get to choose where to go, when to go and who with, whilst allowing you to feel like a traveller rather than a tourist. Take a private safari to share life and create memories that will stay with you forever. They are perfect for special moments in life, such as a honeymoon or those seeking an unforgettable adventure as a family or group of friends.

Friends on private Tanzania safari
Who should go

Anyone hoping to explore Tanzania at their own pace

People who want the freedom and the flexibility to plan every detail of their journey to Tanzania will love private Tanzania safaris. They are perfect for photographers, honeymooners, families, and groups of friends because you can choose to surround yourself with the people you love and together you can design your dream safari. You have absolute flexibility throughout your safari. If you want to cut an experience short and head to the pool, then that is up to you.

  • Families & Friends
  • Photographers
  • Romantics
  • Special Interest Travellers
Arno Snellenberg Tanzania Travel Expert
Thank you Arno for your patience and knowledge, the numerous emails and even Zoom calls! A safari isn’t a cheap holiday but we felt this was good value and more than met our expectations. Private safari vehicle and an excellent guide really made the trip for us plus a great variety of very comfortable accommodation. Overall my family were super happy with the safari and will talk about it for years I’m sure. Having found Arno and the Company I am sure we will book something else another year and I am very happy to recommend to anyone!
Andrew | Private Tanzania Safari
Tree at sunset Serengeti


Tanzania and Zanzibar have something unique to offer because you can conclude a dream safari with a tropical beach retreat. Tanzania safaris transpire on the popular northern circuit, with the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater as two of the many highlights. Or the wilder and more remote southern and western circuits, where you can experience unique landscapes and abundant wildlife with few other visitors on your private Tanzania safari. One of our travel experts can help you design the perfect journey for you.

When to go

The best time for your private Tanzania safari is – totally up to you! While many consider the dry season to be the best time to visit the country, you are flexible to choose your dates according to your preferences. The peak season offers best weather conditions for wildlife sightings while the shoulder and low season will provide you with a more secluded and personal experience.

Elephants in dried out river bed

Dry Season

June to OctoberBest for seeing wildlife around rivers and waterholes

June to OctoberBest for seeing wildlife around rivers and waterholes

Tanzania experiences two dry seasons. During the main dry season, from June to October, humidity is low, rainfall is minimal, and pleasant temperatures range from 20°C (68°F) to 30°C (86°F). It is the best time for trekking, walking and exploring some of Tanzania’s most secluded wildernesses as the parks are dry and accessible. A second dry season from January to February is a great time to see the wildlife and to snorkel or dive at Zanzibar.

Tarangire river during rainy season

Green Season

April, May and NovemberBest for landscape photography

April, May and NovemberBest for landscape photography

The Green Season is a beautiful time to explore Tanzania’s wild landscapes. The air is clear, nature is green and lush, and the light is incredible. The short rains from November to December arrive in afternoon storms, which are unlikely to affect your journey. In comparison, during the long rains from March to May dramatic afternoon or evening thunderstorms can occur daily. The long rains coincide with the low season and it is a beautiful time to visit many northern parks that remain accessible year-round.


To travel alone is an opportunity to go at your own pace, choose what you want to do and live, learn, laugh and discover with the ones that you love best. View some of our sample itineraries start planning your dream private safari.



When you book a private Tanzania safari with us you can collaborate with one of our travel experts to choose the places where you want to stay. You can decide to mix it up and stay a few days in a luxury lodge with a swimming pool and then move onto our Mobile Explorer Camp, camping with proper beds and showers, to explore more remote parts of Tanzania. Staying in a Mobile Explorer Camp is one of the best ways of creating life-long memories as being surrounded by African wildlife without fences is an incredible experience.

Ang'ata Ngorongoro Camp

Ang’ata Ngorongoro Camp

Nimali Tarangire Camp main area

Nimali Tarangire Camp

Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge Serengeti luxury safari

Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge

Highlights of a private Tanzania safari holiday

Why to book a private Tanzania safari

During a private Tanzania safari, you will have your own private guide and 4×4 vehicle, as well as your own individually created itinerary. This allows you to visit the parks on your bucket list and overnight in incredible places to stay. It is also the safest, most relaxing and most comfortable way to enjoy a Tanzanian safari.

Game drive on private Tanzania safari

Travel in a comfortable 4x4 Toyota Land Cruiser with a guaranteed window-seat and pop-up roof.

View of Honeyguide Tarangire Camp

You can choose from a number of different camps and lodges at your budget. In this photo, you see Honeyguide Camp in Tarangire National Park.

Private guide explaining to guests

Your private guide will share useful and exciting information with you – your window into a whole new world.

Sunset over wide horizon

Visit highlights and hidden gems on your private safari. You decide where to go!

What to expect on a private Tanzania safari

Advantages of a private tour

Choose your travel companions

Private safaris enable you to choose your travel companions. Travelling as a couple may be more expensive, but travelling alone is certainly more romantic when on a honeymoon or another one of life’s special moments. In comparison, a group of friends can share the cost of a private safari. No matter the situation, a private safari allows you to enjoy the journey with those whom you love.

If you are looking for a more budget-friendly trip, you can join one of our small group safaris on the Northern Circuit.

Choose your itinerary

A private safari provides you with the flexibility to choose your start and finish dates, plus you can select where you want to go and for how long. One of our country experts would be excited to help you plan the perfect trip for you.

Choose your experiences

Select special experiences during your private safari. Choose a boat safari, a guided walking safari or for a magical moment, you could drift slowly over the savannah during a romantic hot-air-balloon safari.

How to plan a private safari in Tanzania

Planning a private safari could not be easier thanks to the support you will receive from one of our country experts. They will be with you from the birth of the idea to the very end. Plus, they will take care of all the fine details to ensure that you enjoy an unforgettable Tanzanian safari.

Having read through our website, particularly our best time to go advice and our overview of Tanzania’s national parks, you can provide us with a summary of your ideal safari. A country expert will then offer you a number of suggestions of where to go, where to stay, how to travel and what type of activities to do along the way. During the safari, one of our experienced guides will not only drive you but supply you with a wealth of information throughout your safari.

Self-driving safaris are generally not recommended in Tanzania, due to the unfamiliar driving style, long distances between parks, and the difficulty of navigating in enormous national parks.

Special interest safaris in Tanzania

Private safaris are perfect for people with special interests. Birdwatching safaris, photography safaris, fly-in safaris and even wildebeest migration safaris are possible during a private safari. Whatever your passion, you will relish the freedom that comes with a private safari.

A photographer’s dream come true

A private safari allows you to be driven in your own 4×4 vehicle, with a roof hatch, wide windows and USB chargers by incredible guides who have years of experience in getting photographers into the right place, at the right time to compose a perfect storytelling photo. The best thing of all. You do not have to worry about other vehicle companions wanting to move on when you would prefer to wait for the perfect moment.

A birdwatcher’s paradise

Tanzania is a bird-watching paradise and an individually designed safari can be planned around your birdwatching goals and interests. You can hike the Udzungwa or Mahale Mountains to see incredible forest birdlife or visit Lake Natron to see ~2.5 million breeding flamingos or safari to Tarangire National Park to be amazed by the park’s ~500 bird species.

Sunset and acacia tree in the Serengeti
Leave the rest of the world behind!

You decide where you want to go.

Personalised experiences
Personalised Experiences

Customise the duration, accommodations, activities and routing.

Lion paws closeup
Arno Snellenberg Tanzania Travel Expert
Tanzania-Experience safari vehicle

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