7 Days Tanzania Authentic Family Safari

7 Days Tanzania Authentic Family Safari

Package Overview

Tanzania is a richly rewarding destination for a family holiday and indeed it will be a wonderful introduction to Africa. A quarter of the country is protected to preserve some of the most unique and special natural attractions found in the world. Its reserves have some of the largest concentrations of wild mammals anywhere in the world while its long coastline and islands offering some of the best beaches and marine attractions in the world. We are here to help you find the best holiday option for your family and ensure that absolutely everything will go well and even exceed your expectations while creating lifetime memories. Whatever the ages of your children, your preferences as a family, and your special requirements, we will carefully put together an itinerary to fit them all and to give you the very best possible value for a money holiday experience in Tanzania. Please contact us and it will be our pleasure to be of any service to you.

Featuring a whole host of fun-filled activities enjoyed at the lodge itself or its vicinity and other lodges will even offer babysitting services to look after your little ones while you are out on safari or when you just need a good rest.

Found below is a sample for such a safari, this will be finalized with the finer details once we get more details about the booking. E.g - month of the travel, number of the travellers, their ages and preferences plus the expected budget.

Tour Highlights

A safari is the ultimate vacation for families, and even more so if you select the safari lodge that is right for you.

The excitement of the adventure is truly shared, allowing parents, children, and the rest of the family to treasure memories made forever after.

If you are planning a family safari, there are a few important things to keep in mind to ensure that every member of your family gets the most out of your trip.

Different safari lodges have their own set of rules as far as children are concerned, so you must choose the right lodge for your family.

Tour Itineraries

Day 1 - Arrival- Arusha

You Will Arrive At Kilimanjaro International Airport And Be Met By Your Personal Guide Who Will Host Your Safari In Tanzania. You Will Be Transferred By Road To The Nearby Town Of Arusha To Overnight. On Arrival At The Lodge Which Is Located About 30 Minutes Away, You Will Check In, Refresh Then Later Have Dinner And Overnight In A River House Which Is Ideal For Families. ‘Rivertrees Country Inn’ Is A Charming Country Estate That Was Once An Old Coffee Farm, And Still Retains The Nostalgic Air Of A Well-Loved Homestead. Sprawling Ten Acres Of Fertile Greenery, The Grounds Are A Natural Extension Of Mt Meru’s Sloping Foothills, And Offer A Sanctuary For The Birds And Wildlife Indigenous To The Area.

Booked On Full Board Basis (B,L,D)

Day 2 - Arusha - Tarangire National Park

Depart From The Hotel After Early Breakfast Armed With Your Packed Lunches And Travel Through The Heart Of Arusha And Then Through The Maasai Steppe Area As You Drive To Tarangire National Park Which Is Located Just Under 2 Hours Away. This Is Tanzania's Sixth Largest National Park And It Is Unique And Famous For Its Huge Numbers Of Elephants Herds, Ancient And Magnificent Baobab Trees And Tree Climbing African Pythons And Countless Number Of Different And Beautiful Birds’ Species. You Will Enjoy A Full Day Game Drive Within The Park Before Driving Out And Head To A Private Concession That Lies Between Tarangire And Lake Manyara National Parks To Overnight At ‘Maramboi Tented Lodge’. You Will Arrive At The Permanent Tented Lodge Early That Evening And After Checking In, You Will Then Have A Guided Walk Ending At The Beautiful Lake Shore And This Will Enable You To Stretch Your Legs And Enjoy The Amazing Nature Found In The Area. Built To Blend In With The Vastness Of Its Surroundings, The Permanent Tented Lodge Lies Hidden Among The Palm Trees, Ancient Baobab And The Golden Grasses.

Booked On Full Board Basis (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Tarangire - Lake Manyara National Park

You Will Check Out And Depart From The Camp After A Late Breakfast And Drive To The Township Of Mto Wa Mbu Located Within The Great Rift Valley Area. That Drive Will Take Just Under 90 Minutes Hence You Will Reach The Area Late That Morning. ‘The People Are The Country’, Tanzania Has 130 Different Tribes Representing All The African Ethnic Groups And Mto Wa Mbu Is One Of The Few Areas The Country Where All The Local Tribes And Cultures Are Clearly Visible. You Will Be Immersed Into The Local Culture Of The Village Through A Banana Plantation Tour And Before Visiting A Local Farming Family. After Tasting Various Fresh Banana Products As Well As Enjoying A Delicious Local Lunch Prepared Especially For You, A Visit To The Colourful Market Will Follow. Later That Afternoon You Will Enter The Lake Manyara National Park For A Half Day Game Drive. This Is A Beautiful Little Reserve Surrounding A Rift Valley’s Alkaline Lake And Has A Lot Of Breath-Taking Views. The Landscape Is A Mixture Of Dense Forest, Small Open Plains And Lush Waterside Grasses, A Feast For Herbivores Such As Buffalo, A Very Scenic Home To Hippos, Elephants, Flamingos, Plains Game And The Famous Tree-Climbing Lions That Reside Here. Early This Evening You Will Head Up To The Ngorongoro Highlands To Overnight At The Lovely ‘Karatu Acacia Lodge’. A Wonderful Opportunity To Sample Tanzania’s Rural Life Setting By Staying In A Very Charming Countryside Lodge Located Within An Active Farm.

Booked On Full Board Basis (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Ngorongoro Crater

After Early Breakfast Taking Some Delicious Packed Lunches Again, You Will Drive Straight To The Ngorongoro Crater Where You Will Have A Full Day Game Drive And A Picnic Lunch. Here You Have Great Chances Of Seeing The ‘Big 5’ Including The Endangered Black Rhino. Spend The Morning And The Afternoon In The Crater Floor Enjoying One Of The World’s Best Natural Spectacles. You Will Have Picnic Lunch In One Of The Picnic Sites Then Continue With Your Game Drive Exploring This Collapsed Volcanic Crater Which Is 12 Miles In Diameter And 2,000 Feet Deep. The Fertile Soil And Lake Attract A Huge Range Of Wildlife, And Your Tour Here Will Seek To Uncover Them Amongst The Floor's Forests, Grasslands And Plains. Then Depart Late In The Afternoon Heading Back To The Lodge To Continue Enjoying The Excellent Service Provided There. On Arrival Back At The Same Lodge, You Will Get A Wonderful Chance To Enjoy The Amazing Countryside Setting Up Close And Personal By Exploring On Foot An Authentic African Farmland Area If You Will Wish Or Just Take It Easy And Laze By The Swimming Pool Or Enjoy The Gym Or The Lovely Spa Located On Site.

Booked On Full Board Basis (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Ngorongoro Highlands - Serengeti National Park

After A Very Early Breakfast, Continue Your Journey Into The Heart Of Tanzania By Heading West, Towards The Serengeti Plains. You Will Re-Enter The Ngorongoro Conservation Area As You Head To The Serengeti. You Will Have A Stop To Visit A Maasai Village Located En-Route. This Will Be An Opportunity That Will Give You A Chance To Try And Learn About This Majestic Warriors’ Tribe’s Unique Way Of Life. This Tribe Hugely Stands Out Due To The Way They Have Managed To Cling To Their Culture Regardless Of The Changes Around Them. You Will Then Have Another Stop To Visit The Olduvai Gorge Archaeological Museum, The Site Of Louis And Mary Leakey’s Renowned Archaeological Discoveries Along The Way. Their Findings Include Some Of The Man’s Earliest Known Ancestral Remains. As You Drive Away From Olduvai, You Will Then Visit The ‘Shifting Sands’ Area Nearby Which Is An Amazing Volcanic Sand Dune Phenomenon In The Middle Of The Endless Plains After You Reach The Central Part Of The Serengeti, You Will Spend Some Time In The 'Kopjes' Areas Searching For The Resident Big Cats That Are Frequently Seen Here Before Heading On To ‘Serengeti Serena Lodge’ To Overnight. Set High On The Saddle Of A Tree-Clad Ridge, Commanding Panoramic Views Across The Serengeti, This Lodge Is The Ultimate Fusion Of Traditional African Architecture And World-Class Style.

Booked On Full Board Basis (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Serengeti National Park

After Breakfast, Enjoy Another Full Day Game Drive Exploring Other Parts Of The Central Area Of This Wonderful Park Enjoying Its Flora And Fauna. This Will Be Another Spectacular Day With Picnic Lunch Held Out In The Wild Again. Seronera Area Is A Year Round Destination For Wonderful Game Viewing And A Home To Literally Hundreds Of Thousands Of Hoofed Animals. The Serengeti Eco-System Is The Oldest On The Planet. It Boasts A Diversity Of Plants And Animals That Is Unavailable Anywhere Else On The Globe. The Great Migration Is The Largest Overland Migration In The World. The Animals Travel A Total Of 800 Kilometres Or More During Each Cycle Whereby Approximately Over A Million Wildebeest And Thousands Of Zebras And Gazelles Form One Super Herd.

You Will Have An Option To Depart From The Lodge Very Early This Morning For A Hot Air Balloon Flight Over The Magnificent Serengeti And You Will Then Enjoy The Champagne Breakfast Out In The Wild On Landing. This Option Could Be Booked And Paid For Directly At The Lodge.

Booked On Full Board Basis (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Serengeti - Arusha

After Breakfast, You Will Check Out And Taking Some Packed Lunches One More Time, You Will Have A Road Transfer To The Nearby Seronera Airstrip For A Morning Scheduled Flight Back To Arusha Airport To Be There By Noon. This Will Be A Very Scenic Way Of Seeing Almost All The Beautiful Areas You Had Visited In This Trip From Above And It Will Also Make You Avoid Going Back To Arusha Using The Same Long, Bumpy And Dusty Route You Used To Reach Serengeti. Once Back In Arusha You Will Either Proceed With Your Pre-Organized Next Stage Of Your Trip Or You Will Be Transferred Back To Kilimanjaro International Airport In Time For Your Flight Out.

Trip Included

  • Park Fees
  • All Activities (Unless Labelled As Optional)
  • All Accommodation As Stated In The Itinerary
  • Return Airport Transfer
  • Services Of A Professional Driver/Guide And Game Drive And Transfers In A Private 4x4 Land Cruiser With Pop-Up Roof
  • All Meals (As Specified In The Day-By-Day Section)
  • Bottled Mineral Water And Soft Drinks While On Safari

Trip Excluded

  • International Flights
  • Visa And Passport Fees
  • Tipping To Your Guide And Hotel Staff
  • Expenses Of Personal Nature (Drinks, Souvenirs, Travel Insurance, Covid Tests Etc.)
  • Increases In Park Fees Where Applicable

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