Choose a Tanzania safari: Safari Itineraries
When you book a safari, you get what you pay for. Even if you choose to do your safari relatively low budget, it will probably cost a lot more than your average holiday. First of all, Tanzania is an expensive destination. If you pay that much for a flight just to get to Africa, then the safari should also be worth it. Africa can be unpredictable at times and that is why it is extremely important to go with a reputable tour operator.
The logistics involved in traveling to remote wilderness areas are costly. Consider the magical experience of eating a fabulous meal beneath the African-night sky. Now, imagine what it takes to organize something like this in the middle of nowhere! Tanzania is a huge country and traveling around from one park to the next is also a big cost factor.
Tanzania would probably not be able to protect and maintain its national parks without the revenue raised from entry fees. Tanzania is one of the few countries that actually makes an effort to extend its protected areas, even though it already has some of the largest national parks in the world.
Wayo Africa is more expensive than some other tour operators. Why pay more and forego the cheaper option? Simple. Because it's worth it! Having your own vehicle and guide makes all the difference, it gives you the chance to explore at your own pace. Traveling from A to B in a comfortable and efficient way leaves you with enough energy to appreciate everything that you see, as opposed to a poorly planned safari, which can leave you exhuasted. The benefit of staying in the smaller lodges and camps gives you a significantly better bush experience, much more so than if you were stuck in an anonymous hotel room with hundreds of other tourists. Wayo Africa will work with you so that your African adventure will be planned according to what you want. In addition, you can rest assure that the Wayo Africa team is there for you should you need safety net to fall back on during your travels.
For a good safari, you need several ingredients. A quality guide, a reliable vehicle, good accommodation and a well-planned itinerary. We believe that these are the most important elements.
A good quality is the most crucial person on your safari. Wayo Africa runs a guide training school called the Bush Academy, therefore we really know which skills a good guide should have! Our guides have no less than ten years of experience, they speak fluent English and they know the national parks and roads like their own shirt pocket. Your guide will make sure you travel safely and in good time without getting lost. He will also make your experience more profound by sharing his knowledge about the wildlife and culture.
Our vehicles are comfortable and well maintained. They have good suspension, all the necessary equipment and will get you through muddy patches and over rough roads. Getting stuck in the middle of nowhere because your car has broken down is very annoying, and therefore a good car is key. Our vehicles have a safari roof, which is a hatch in the roof that can be opened for better viewing and photographic opportunities.
For more information about accommodation, please take a look at the camps and lodges described on this website.
Why is a good itinerary so important? If you want to travel to several different national parks and see different places and areas, you need to have a good itinerary which helps you to get the timing right. It is not fun to be on the road without a break, rushing from one park to the next, never really stopping anywhere long enough to enjoy the view. Instead, you need an itinerary that allows for enough time to appreciate every park you visit. A well-designed and logistically-planned itinerary will prevent you from being on the road non-stop and instead give you enough time to relax, admire the scenery and appreciate the fact that you are in Africa, on safari!
We will take the time to get to know you and design a tailor-made itinerary for you. We try to make sure that you get exactly the safari you want, and we take the time to answer your questions. Rather than imposing our ideas, we work together with you. The most important thing is for you to be able to make an informed decision. So how does this process work?
You may already have a rough idea of the places in Tanzania that you really want to see. Or perhaps you are not entirely sure yet. Just send us an email and let us know your initial starting ideas. Depending on your needs, we will then start by suggesting destinations that you could visit, or if you have already chosen destinations, we may advise you on how to best combine them.
We try to pay attention to the price range you choose and then use that price to build an itinerary around your preferences and interests. An individual itinerary is certainly preferable to being tied in with a group schedule, and it also allows for a certain amount of spontaneity and flexibility.
Just to give you an example: if you say that you would like a cultural experience, we can make suggestions for places to visit, and how that might best tie in with your overall itinerary. Or if you don't like flying in small planes because you get airsick, then we could try to design an itinerary where you travel mainly by car. If you tell us that you want a few days just to relax, then we can organize a few days on the beach for you.
Together with you, we will develop your itinerary by asking questions and communicating with you throughout the entire process of designing your safari. This way, you end up with a customized itinerary that is designed to suit your personal preference, and you can be sure that your safari moves at your own pace, and you are not forced to do things you are not interested in.