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Tanzania Family Safari

It’s a wild thrill watching wildlife on your own. It’s even better as a couple. But the ultimate experience unites the entire family.

Tanzania family safari is a delight for all ages, and as such is an ideal family holiday.  The excitement of the adventure is truly shared, allowing parents, grandparents and children to treasure memories for ever after.  Every safari is so different; each wildlife moment is so distinct, that even old timers cannot claim to have seen it all before…

We've created many fabulous Tanzania family holidays - however, careful consideration and planning is required on many fronts when putting together an ideal family itinerary.  The availability of family suites (or extra beds), child-friendly activities and child special rates varies enormously from lodge to lodge.

Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar beach holiday package is the complete itinerary that comprises adventure and relaxation summarized as bush to beach travel. A journey that begins in the bush as you wind down sun bathing on the sandy beaches of Zanzibar Islands.

Day 1:Arrive Arusha, Tanzania 

Arrive into Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). Your guide will meet you at the airport and escort you to tonight’s lodge in Arusha. 

Overnight: Rivertrees Country Inn 

Day 2: Arusha National Park 

First stop: Arusha National Park. Catch glimpses of black and white Colobus monkeys swinging in the forest canopy, bushbuck dashing across the savannah and giraffes drinking from a waterhole. Enjoy a leisurely walk to a waterfall before heading back to your lodge.

Overnight: Rivertrees Country Inn 

Days 3-4: Tarangire National Park

Onward you go to Tarangire National Park. Spend two days traversing the park’s unspoiled landscapes, best known for massive baobab trees and elephant herds.

Overnights: Tarangire Safari Lodge.

Days 5-6: Ngorongoro Highlands & Ngorongoro Crater

Spend your day touring the lush gardens of Gibb’s Farm—our base for the next two days. At Gibb’s Farm, there is something for everyone. You can hike the surrounding forests, explore the working farm, sip tea on the veranda, or indulge in Maasai-inspired spa treatments (additional fees apply).

On your second day, drive to the floor of Ngorongoro Crater, home to about 30,000 animals. With the help of your expert guide, you may spot hippos, ostriches, lions, and more.

Overnights: Gibb’s Farm 

Days 7-8:Serengeti National Park

This morning, journey to Serengeti National Park. On your two-day excursion here, you may witness lions sunbathe on kopjes (rock formation), antelopes leap across plains, zebra quench their thirst in waterholes, and more. Soccer, Frisbee, beading supplies, and books are all on hand for the kids. In the evenings, share stories around a fire or gaze at the stars back at camp.

Join an optional hot air balloon ride  to take in sweeping views of the Serengeti from above. (Minimum height and age: four feet and seven years. Advanced reservations and additional fees apply). 

Overnights: Serengeti Serena Lodge 

Days 9-10: Eastern Serengeti Nature Refuge

Conclude your journey in the Eastern Serengeti Nature Refuge. Here, you'll have the opportunity to learn about the traditional customs of the people of Tanzania and catch some final glimpses of wildlife. Visit a local school where your kids will meet their Tanzanian pen pals. Families love this retreat because it offers authentic adventures in the wild.

Overnights: Serengeti Balageti Lodge

Days 11: Eastern Serengeti to Arusha

This morning, you’ll fly to Arusha, arriving in time for a hearty farewell lunch. Enjoy some last-minute shopping, and relax in a day room before your flight home.

Day room: Mount Meru Hotel 

• Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
• Professional, English-speaking guide
• Meals according to the itinerary
• Mineral water on safari
• Overnight stays in safari lodges
• All national park fees
• All mentioned transfers

•Pick and drop off at Airport

• Flights
• Optional activities
• Alcoholic and soft drinks
• Visa fees
• Tips
• Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
• Travel insurance


Extend your discoveries with one of our optional trip extensions. Stroll the colorful streets on the island of Zanzibar … catch intimate glimpses of gorillas in Rwanda … search for wildlife across uncharted plains in Ruaha National Park … and more. 


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