A life changing experience for your family.
Tanzania is often lauded as one of Africa’s friendliest countries and, with regards to family safaris, this is certainly the case, Tanzania is one of the few countries in Africa that can easily combine a beach holiday with a safari and, with regards to family safaris. Enjoy activities built for kids, parents and grandparents alike as well as our most popular cultural and wildlife staples. Soccer matches, Maasai storytellers, wildlife scouting and legendary landscapes abound on this unforgettable family adventure.
- Duration: 9 Days
- Destination: Tanzania
- Tour Start in: Arusha, Tanzania
- Tour End in: Arusha, Tanzania
- Tour Type: Game Drive Safari & Historical Sites Visit
- Accommodation Type: Mid-range or Luxury
YOU WILL VISIT
- Lake Manyara
- Ngorongoro Crater
- Ngorongoro Highlands
- Lake Eyasi
- Game Drives
- Bird Watching
- Arusha Local Visit
- Masai Boma Visit
- Nature Walk in Ngorongoro Highland
- Hadzabe and Datoga Visit
Day 1: Arrival
You will be met at the International Airport of Kilimanjaro by your driver/guide and our representative We will take you to the Meru View Lodge, charming lodge situated right at the slopes of Mt. Meru. Children will enjoy the casual atmosphere and can roam around in the park style garden.
Day 2: Cultural Encounters in Arusha
Day 2: Cultural Encounters in Arusha
Today you will take an excursion in the nearby surroundings of your lodge, meaning you can relax a little, sleep in a bit if you want, and stay in your lodge without having to pack up again after just one night.
You have the choice between three different options. Please choose the one suiting the needs of your family best:
Arusha National Park After breakfast drive to Arusha National Park, You pass by herds of zebra, buffalo, and giraffe on the savannah. Enjoy a picnic lunch at Momella Lake, famous for huge flocks of colorful flamingos and its views at majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro. You continue in the afternoon with a game drive around the different habitats in this truly beautiful national park. There are black and white colobus monkeys (unique to this location northern Tanzania), Sykes’s and vervet monkeys, shy forest duikers, elusive leopards and substantial herds of antelope.
If you wish, you can hike at the slopes of Mt Meru in dense forest or at the Crater rim while an armed ranger escorts you to protect you from some of the larger animals. Overnight at Serena Mount Village
Day 3: Lake Manyara
After breakfast we depart for Lake Manyara (driving time some 2.5 – 3 hours). Nestling at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, the park is recognized for its incredible beauty. You can see many game animals such as Buffalo, Elephant, Giraffe, Impala, hippo and others. After spending most of the day in the car you might enjoy a leisurely stroll along Kirurumu River which has to be crossed on large rocks a couple of times. This is a great chance to get out your vehicle and explore this beautiful area on foot. Note that wet muddy feet cannot entirely be avoided…!
You will make the short journey towards Ngorongoro directly after your day of game driving at Lake Manyara, meaning you can make it down to the crater floor early morning the following day. Spend the evening at lodge, an rustic lodge at the outskirts of Ngorongoro Conservation Area with comfortable rooms in a large tropical garden around an inviting swimming pool. Overnight at Bougainvellia Lodge
Day 4: Around Karatu
Today you spend a day around Karatu and visit the lively market, you go on a guided walk either to the nearby coffee plantations or if you want it a bit more sportive to Ganeko Hill in some distance. If you are lucky one of the weekly colorful Maasai Markets is held, and you can visit an old descendent from the ancient Iraqw Tribe who will be happy to introduce you to his culture and history. 2nd overnight at Bougainvillea Lodge
Day 5: Ngorongoro – Serengeti
After breakfast you start on your way to Serengeti National Park (driving time some 4 hours, but with plenty to see on the way!) En route you will see grazing zebras, antelopes and giraffes and sometimes some buffalos hiding in the bush. You will visit a Maasai Boma (traditional village) where some Maasai Warriors will welcome you, show you around and explain their traditional life. They will also show you their famous jumping dance and invite you to join in if you like!
You can also see inside houses, meet children, ask questions and take photos! After stopping for your picnic lunch on a kopje (rock outcropping) in Serengeti you will continue further into the park and go on a game drive in the afternoon. Depending on the time of year and the migration of the herds you can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes and many birds and other species. Tonight and the following night you spend in a comfortable tented camp at the edge of the famous Serengeti, with views over the endless savannah with some animals and typically African acacia trees. Enjoy some relaxing hours at the camp fire under open sky after dinner, chatting with other guests and the charismatic security guards.
Overnight at Serengeti Kati Kati Camp at Central, Serengeti. All meals included
Day 6: Serengeti
Spend a leisurely day on game drives around Serengeti. Return to your lodge for a relaxed lunch under the shade of an old acacia tree.
In the afternoon you can go out again on game drives or undertake a nature walk around the camp with some resident tribesmen. They are happy to share their knowledge of plants and animals surrounding them and introduce you into their use of traditional bow and arrow for hunting.
2nd Overnight Serengeti Kati Kati Camp at Central, Serengeti. All meals included
Day 7: Serengeti – Ngorongoro
Early start today for an early morning game drive to see also nocturnal predators returning from hunting and animals waking up in early morning light. You can take breakfast boxes with you and have a bush breakfast when the sun is up before you visit the interesting documentation center about Serengeti at Seronera After breakfast will proceed to Ngorongoro Conservation Area and go for an afternoon a Nature Walk (depending on weather conditions) at the Northern Crater Rim of Ngorongoro Crater inhabited by buffaloes, elephants, baboons, monkeys and different species of birds. Escorted by a ranger or Maasai Guide you follow animal paths through dense.
Day 8: Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast, you will explore the famous Ngorongoro Crater during a wonderful game drive (with a picnic lunch) inside the Ngorongoro Crater often described as one of the wonders of the world. It is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and a natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s densest animal populations. It is one of the few places where the rare black rhino can be observed in their natural setting. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. With a bit of luck the ‘Big Five’ can be spotted during one game drive only. Late afternoon drive to Lake Eyasi about 1 and half hours to the lodge 66 kilometres
Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge (1 night)
Ngorongoro Crater – Game drive
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9: Lake Eyasi – Arusha – Beyond
In the morning you go out with the Hadzabe Bushmen for a morning hunt or walk (depending on your schedule either at 06:30 or later around 09:00 hrs). After completing your visit with the Hadzabe and Datoga you return to Arusha and onwards to Kilimanjaro for departure, where your family safari ends. A day room will be arranged for your comfort. Transfer time without game viewing 4 hours.
Morning local hunting optional / community walk and visit
- Park fees (for non-residents)
All activities (unless labeled as optional)
All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
A professional driver/guide
All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
Round-trip airport transfer
All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
Drinking water on all days
Free snacks and water in Safari
International flights (from/to home)
Tips (tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)
Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
The government imposed an increase in taxes and/or park fees