Tanzania Family Safari

Tanzania Family Safari gives a vacation/holiday, a ring of completeness!

Your kids have seen them enough on Lonely Planet and National Geographic, now it’s time to introduce them to the real deal and in their natural habitat. Watch their eyes light up in awe and excitement as they witness the dance of predator and unfolding at a safe distance. The beauty of Tanzania Safari Tours lies in its variety which is so rich that the action never ceases. There is something for everyone and the only problem is the problem of plenty!

In the company of your family, you will explore the rich diversity of resident wildlife complete with game viewing opportunities in the course of the 12 Days Family Safari. Your trip will add memories as you immerse with the spectacular natural scenery of the iconic Tanzania National Parks; with many spellbinding lakes adding a distinct hue to the safari with its multiplicity of flora and fauna. Nights will be spent in some of the best and child-friendly camps and lodges swapping stories with your kids set to the background music of hooting owls. Wake up early for a stroll in the nature set to the rejuvenating calm of the morning sun, amidst nature. Broaden your horizons visiting some of the historic and heritage sites of the world. Bond with the family with some beachside activity, on the pearly white sands and azure coloured beaches of the Spice island of Zanzibar.

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Day 01 Arrival

Our representative will receive you at the International Airport of Kilimanjaro. From there you will head to the Blues & Chutney Country B&B, a charming country home nestled at the lush green foothills of Mt. Meru. Our safari manager will meet to brief you on the safari itinerary ahead. You will be served a sumptuous home-cooked dinner in the dining room or the terrace overlooking the beautiful gardens

Overnight at Blues & Chutney Country B&B. Dinner included.

Day 02 Tarangire

You tour kicks off with a drive to the picturesque Lake Manyara, nestled at the foot of the  Great Rift Valley escarpment. Though small in size, the park is host to  a bewildering array of wildlife buffalo, elephant, giraffe, impala, hippos and others and nearly 400 species of birds

Driving time without game viewing approx. 2,5 hour.

Overnight at Rift Valley Lodge perched on an escarpment granting great views over Lake Manyara with grazing animals towards the Rift Valley Escarpment. All meals included.

Day 03 Exploring Lake Manyara and its surroundings

The park has a lot to offer to the adventure-oriented and after days spent crammed in the vehicles, this is the ideal opportunity to get out and stretch your limbs to explore the area at the Rift Valley Escarpment. You will be accompanied by well-trained local guides as you take guided walks to the multicultural village of Mto Wa Mbu to learn about their traditional life, social structures, and economic activities among other things. You can also opt for a trip to the banana plantations and learn about the thirty different types of bananas that are cultivated here and their techniques of agriculture. On the way leading to Miwaleni River is a small lush forest which is the playground of blue monkeys and home to an impressive number of olive baboons. A little effort may help you capture the sky dik-dik on the slopes of the escarpments. A small hike later you will finally reach Miwaleni Waterfall hidden in the Rift Valley Escarpment.

After lunch at your lodge or in the village and some rest the kids can go for a bicycle ride in the plains towards Lake Manyara while one of the friendly staff members will happily accompany them.

2nd overnight at Rift Valley Lodge. All meals included.

Day 04 Ngorongoro

Following a leisurely breakfast, you will head towards Ngorongoro with a brief stopover at the lively market of Karatu. Around noon you will reach the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, home to the focal point of all tourists-the Ngorongoro crater.  As the world’s largest unbroken caldera the crater offers fascinating vistas in the diversity of habitat and inhabitants and is renowned for huge concentrations of wildlife. It is the sanctuary of over 120 species of mammal including the fabled Big Five. It is also the place for viewing the endangered black rhinoceros in its natural habitat.

There are various options to spend the remainder of the day (at additional cost):

  • Game drive at the Ngorongoro Crater Floor (295 USD Ngorongoro Crater Fee per vehicle)
  • Ranger-guided Nature Walk along the Crater Rim (25 USD per person)

Driving time without game viewing approx. 1 hour.

Overnight at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge (accommodation in a family room, usually equipped with a double and a bunk bed). All meals included.

Day 05 Ngorongoro-Serengeti

After knocking back your breakfast, you will embark on a drive to the Serengeti National Park (driving time some 4 hours). As you drive along you will see glimpses of grazing zebras, antelopes and giraffes grazing. Your first stop will be the  Masai Boma (traditional village), home of the scarlet Shukla clad Maasai warrior pastoralists. You will learn about their traditional life, beliefs, rituals, and culture of the patriarchal Massai tribe who have hung on to their traditional ways for ages. You can join them in their jumping form of dance, known as “adumu or aigus” in Maa language and check out the interiors of their homes, mingle with their children and even click photographs; of course with permission. After a picnic lunch on the stunning kopjes, you will head to the park for your afternoon game drives. If you are visiting in the dry season of July-October, you can catch hordes of wildebeest trying to make their way through the Mara and Grumeti river in northern Serengeti. If you are visiting in Jan-February, you can catch the wildebeest calving season in southern serengeti., Serengeti envelops visitors in natural wonders and abundant wildlife, ranging from million wildebeest, zebras, big 5, huge populations of mammals and over 500 species of birds. You will have two consecutive nights in the comfortable tented camp on the fringes of Serengeti with views of vast expanses of the savannahs and some random animals besides the acacia trees. Meet and chat with fellow tourists and enjoy the warm hospitality of the hosts under the night sky sitting around the campfire.

Overnight at Mapito Tented Camp at Ikoma, Northern Serengeti. All meals included.

Day 06 Serengeti

We start with an early morning game drive to catch the  predators returning from their night hunt. This is also the best time to watch wildlife as animals are most active at dawn before the sun starts to bear down. You can carry your breakfast and enjoy a taste of authentic bush breakfast before heading to the documentation center about Serengeti at Seronera. You will have your lunch after returning to your lodge before heading out for another game drive. If you want a more natural experience of the surroundings, take a nature walk accompanied by local tribesmen and pick their brains on the resident flora and fauna and learn about their hunting techniques using the humble bow and arrow.

Overnight at Mapito Tented Camp at Ikoma, Northern Serengeti. All meals included.

Day 07 Serengeti-Zanzibar.

After a sumptuous breakfast, we head to the nearest airstrip in Serengeti for a flight to Zanzibar, where you will be put up in a beach hotel of your choice (Bellevue Guesthouse, Casa Del Mar Hotel, Red Monkey Lodge or Coral Rock).sthouse, Casa Del Mar Hotel, Red Monkey Lodge or Coral Rock).

alternative accommodations on request e.g.
* at a private villa like Milele Villas or similar
* or a larger resort like Ocean Paradise Resort, Breezes Beach Club & Spa or similar

Day 08 – 10 Beach Extension

Relax and enjoy the beaches of Zanzibar. Breakfast included.

Day 11 Spice Tour

This special Spice Tour has been designed to provide in-depth information on the local spices and organically grown herbs; also to educate you on the medicinal and traditional uses. After that, you will enjoy a lavish lunch cooked in aromatic spices and taste some of the hundreds of fresh fruits varieties that grow on the island. Take some time out or explore the UNESCO heritage site of Stonetown.

Overnight stay will be at the impressive pool equipped Dhow Palace Hotel.  The facilities of their sister hotel at the beach front of Stone town may be used. Breakfast and lunch at the Spice Plantations included.

Day 12 Departure

Departure transfer to Zanzibar Airport for your departure. Breakfast at the Spice Plantations included.

Destination Covers
  • Tarangire National Park
  • Ngorongoro Crater
  • Serengeti National Park,
  • Lake Manyara
  • Zanzibar Beaches
  • Zanzibar Stone Town
Activities
  • Lake Manyara – Game Drive
  • Tarangire National Park – Game Drive
  • Ngorongoro Carter – Game Drive
  • Serengeti National Park – Game Drive
  • Cultural Tour
  • Walking Tour
  • Zanzibar Tour
  • Zanzibar Stone Town Tour

Items included:

  • • All airport transfers in private car
    • 06 days private safari
    • Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4WD Land Cruiser or Land Rover with photographic roof hatch and children seats if required (infant carriers, highback children seats and seat boosters available)
    • Services of a professional English speaking safari guide
    • All wildlife reserve entry fees (24 hours at Ngorongoro Conservation Area)
    • Game drives Lake Manyara and Serengeti
    • Visit of a Masai Village
    • Guided village and nature tour at Lake Manyara
    • 3 l mineral water per person per safari day
    • Coffee/Tea with picnic lunches
    • Domestic flight Serengeti-Zanzibar
    • 01 x BB at Blues & Chutney Country B&B. or similar lodge, Arusha
    • 05 x FB at kids and family friendly safari lodges / tented camps as per itinerary
    • 04 x BB at the beach resort in Zanzibar
    • 01 x BB at a boutique hotel in Stonetown
    • Private tours on Zanzibar as per itinerary
    • Flying doctor insurance (first aid on the spot and rescue flights )
    • Tourist Development Levy
    • Wildlife Management Area Fees
    • 18 % VAT

Items excluded:

• International Flights
• All items of a personal nature
• Gratuities for safari guide
• Travel insurance
• Visa fee (50 US$ / 100 US$ for American & Irish Passport Holders- to be paid upon arrival)
• Game drive at the Ngorongoro Crater Floor (295 USD Ngorongoro Crater Fee per vehicle)
• Ranger guided Nature Walk along the Crater Rim (25 USD per person)
• drinks and beverages in lodges
• Hot Air Balloon Safari at Serengeti (550 USD per adult or kid)

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