The average price of a 7-day trip to Serengeti National Park is $5,364 for a solo traveler, $9,634 for a couple, and $18,061 for a family of 4. Serengeti National Park hotels range from $33 to $152 per night with an average of $59. Average worldwide flight costs to Mwanza Airport (MWZ) are between $5,212 and $6,012 per person for economy flights and $16,355 to $18,866 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $25 to $60 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Serengeti National Park, TZ

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to MWZ and stay in a Serengeti National Park hotel:

  • January 1st to March 25th (except the week of February 26th)
  • April 23rd to May 20th
  • September 10th to September 23rd
  • October 8th to October 21st

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Serengeti National Park is usually late January.

 

Average Serengeti National Park Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Serengeti National Park for a week is $5,323-$5,566($760-$795 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $25 to $60 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,896 to $4,810 for economy

Lodging: $42 to $56 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Serengeti National Park for a week is $10,394-$10,796($1,485-$1,542 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $50 to $120 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $9,792 to $9,620 for economy

Lodging: $42 to $56 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Serengeti National Park for a week is $20,788-$21,592($2,970-$3,085 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $100 to $240 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $19,584 to $19,240 for economy

Lodging: $84 to $112 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

Traveling Cheap to Serengeti National Park

How cheap can you make a vacation to Serengeti National Park? The cheapest trip to Serengeti National Park is about $737 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $29.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Serengeti National Park for a week is $5,161-$5,183($737-$740 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $13 to $25 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,896 to $4,810 for economy

Lodging: $29 to $33 per night for one 1-star hotel room

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Serengeti National Park for a week is $10,148-$10,168($1,450-$1,453 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $26 to $50 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $9,792 to $9,620 for economy

Lodging: $29 to $33 per night for one 1-star hotel room

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Serengeti National Park for a week is $20,296-$20,336($2,899-$2,905 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $52 to $100 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $19,584 to $19,240 for economy

Lodging: $58 to $66 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

Overall it is easy to travel to Serengeti National Park cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Serengeti National Park Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Serengeti National Park.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Serengeti National Park for a week is $15,214-$15,521($2,173-$2,217 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $45 to $108 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $14,443 to $13,853 for first class

Lodging: $76 to $152 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Serengeti National Park for a week is $29,972-$30,130($4,282-$4,304 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $90 to $216 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $28,886 to $27,706 for first class

Lodging: $76 to $152 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Serengeti National Park for a week is $59,944-$60,260($8,563-$8,609 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $180 to $432 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $57,772 to $55,412 for first class

Lodging: $152 to $304 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

 

Serengeti National Park Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Serengeti National Park is lower than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than hotels. Luxury hotels are more expensive in Serengeti National Park due to a lack of competition. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Serengeti National Park Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Prices are based on Serengeti National Park hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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We could not find any vacation rental data nearby. This may be because the location is remote or because vacation rentals through sites like Airbnb and VRBO are not allowed in Serengeti National Park.

 

Flight Costs to Serengeti National Park

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $6,012 average in late June to a low of $5,212 in late January. Median flight price is $5,800. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Serengeti National Park our data includes 13 originating airports, and 20 airlines. The area has less variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Serengeti National Park from an airport like Seattle/Tacoma International (SEA) in Seattle, WA (the United States) for an average $5,905 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like San Francisco International (SFO) in San Francisco, CA (the United States) at an average of just $4,579.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Wednesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Monday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Serengeti National Park, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $800, so you can easily save about 15% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Serengeti National Park can easily cost $190 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $13 per person. Private tours can cost $380 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

 

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