What it Cost: Tanzania
May 6 – June 19, 2015
<This is a breakdown of the money we spent exclusively in Tanzania. This Post will give you the broader look at how we planned, saved, etc. for the trip in general.>
INDEPENDENT TRAVEL – May 6, May 18 – June 19
Total Cost: $3338.83
Nights in Country: 34
Exchange Rate: 1920 Tanzanian shillings = $1 (all amounts are in USD)
Total Per Day
Transportation* $991.60 $29.16
Housing $912.61 $26.84
Food $462.14 $13.59
Entertainment* $736.80 $21.67
* A couple of notes and lessons learned in travelling Tanzania independently
SAFARI* – May 7-17
Total Cost: $8145.21
Nights in Country: 11
TOTAL TRAVEL (independent + safari) – May 6 – June 19
Total Cost: $11,539.25
Nights in Country: 45
Transportation – We are tracking inter-country transportation separately. In the case of Tanzania, we flew from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Dar es Salaam on Qatar Airlines for $2610.80. One domestic flight from Dar to Arusha, the starting point of our safari, IS included in transportation above. $200 in entry visa costs for Americans IS included above.
Entertainment – Independent travel only. The majority included a visit to Saadani National Park and payments to two guides. Having a guide we clicked with (our 2nd one) was WELL worth it!
Gear – Cost of a mobile phone and sim card.
Postage – Includes the cost of shipping home Makonde wood carvings and cool African fabrics we purchased during independent travel.
Safari – Includes safari fee, tips to guides, wood carving lesson with Makonde tribe and incidental expenses.