Do It Your Self Safari
It’s quite feasible to visit the parks with your own vehicle, without going through a safari operator. However, unless you’re based in Tanzania or are particularly experienced at bush driving and self-sufficient for spares and repairs, the cost savings will be offset by the ease of having someone else handle the logistics.
For most parks and reserves, you’ll need a 4WD. There’s a US$47.20 per day vehicle fee for foreign-registered vehicles (Tsh23,600 for locally registered vehicles). Guides are not required, except as noted in the individual park entries. However, taking one can help you find your way, and to locate the best wildlife areas.
Hiring a guide also helps the local economy, and helps people see wildlife as a resource that is worth protecting. If you try to go solo, you lose their knowledge of the area and may just wander around flailing, whereas a guide can take you right to where you want to go.
Carry extra petrol, as it’s not available in any of the parks, except (expensively) at Seronera in the Serengeti.
You can rent safari vehicles in Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Mwanza, Karatu and Mto wa Mbu and sometimes near Katavi National Park. Otherwise, there’s no vehicle rental at any of the parks or reserves.
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