out of beaten tracks Tanzania safaris
TANZANIE - TANZANIA
Web guide about beachs holidays and African safaris
Please remember that I am an African wildlife photographer and not a tour or ground operator. However my extensive experience in these regions enables me to advise you on the best tour and ground operators - those who live in the area, who will take care of you best and for the best prices.
Safaris are very expensive! This is why I recommend directly contacting local tour operators who live on site in Africa; they alone know the tours really well (they are at home).
The best optionUsing my advice you choose a local tour operator, a professional (who speak and write English) who lives on site in Africa, a member of the association that monitors tours operators , i.e. TATO (Tanzania association of tour operators) for Tanzania and KATO (Kenya association of tour operators) for Kenya. These agencies that I recommend have vast safari experience, climbed Kilimanjaro, Masai etc. - sometimes for 30 years. Feel free to ask me about my ground operators !
WHAT IS A GOOD TANZANIA SAFARI ?
What does a safari mean for you?
For me, a safari is communing with nature and listening to nature’s silence! Please remember that I am a photographer and not a tour operator! However my extensive experience in these regions enables me to advise you on the best tour operators - those who live in the area, who will take care of you best and for the best prices.
Rule N°1: there are no wild animals outside parks and reserves, except for dogs and cows!
Remember that there are generally 2 kinds of safaris
1°) the "holiday camp" where 6 or even more people are loaded into a 4x4
(plus the driver) and off you go on the "tourist route", with no option for changing this route as everything has been planned for maximum profit, despite the intermediaries who take their cut! In fact, your hotel does not provide safaris itself, but it sells them! You should budget $180 for every actual day in a reserve. Your driver's tactic is to drive for longer outside the reserves, as this will cost you less, but you will see fewer animals! Remember that a safari is a privilege shared with nature, and if you are sharing your vehicle with noisy people good luck on your safari!. You can not hear the silence if you travel with a group ! Even to 6 persons, it is already to much !
An African safari is communing with nature and listening to nature’s silence!
2°) Genuine safaris, off the beaten tracks
that will not cost more than those run via intermediaries! Allow around $230 per actual day in a reserve per person if there are only 2 of you in the vehicle and $200 if there are 4 of you. You will be taken on a private safari in a 4x4 vehicle, as Fred has an agency in Diani, and will be able to come and fetch you from outside your hotel. Either Fred or another driver guide will take you on safari.
Please remember that I am a professional wildlife photographer and not a tour or ground operator! However my extensive experience in these regions enables me to advise you on the best tour operators - those who live in the area, who will take care of you best and for the best prices. Il you need a contact, write me !