9-day Family Safari in Northern Tanzania
Tarangire, Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater & Serengeti
Tanzania is the ideal family safari destination! Every Tanzania safari is different – just like every family! Whatever your preferences as a family are, we will carefully put together an itinerary to fit them all to give you the very best safari experience with excellent value for money! In this sample family safari, you will explore the highlights of Northern Tanzania and visit Tarangire, Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti. In order to avoid a lot of driving, you will fly out of Serengeti in a small aircraft plane.
private safari with unlimited mileage
> Family Lodge Safari
9 days, 8 nights (start: day of your choice)
large herds of elephants in Tarangire with ancient baobab trees
incredible panoramic views in Manyara with the Great Rift Valley Wall
Africa’s legendary “Big Five” inside the Ngorongoro Crater
Big Cats and incredible vistas in Serengeti National Park
Tarangire National Park
Lake Manyara National Park
Serengeti National Park
mainly game drives, but optional activities available
Child-Friendly Activities with specialized family guide
leisurely – no strenuous exercise is expected
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As an adventurous European travel is in my blood! Tanzania is a fascinating country with so much to explore! It’s a pleasure to share my insider knowledge and offer first-hand advise. I take the time to listen to your ideas and create a unique safari adventure out of these – tailored to your indivudal requirements and designed just for you!
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Let me show you my stunning home country and discover the true Tanzania – authentic and first-hand with a native at your side! As a Tanzanian myself, I am intimately familiar with the local conditions. With my experience in the bush and my passioan for wildlife, I will happily design an itinerary based on your travel interests.
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Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). After you have passed the passport control, you will be met by your professional safari guide outside the terminal and transferred to your accommodation in Arusha town (driving distance depending on your overnight choice between 45 minutes to 1 hour). Enjoy a welcome dinner and a relaxing evening before starting your Tanzania adventure on the next morning.
Day 1: Tarangire-Manyara Ecosystem
Meet & greet with your specialized safari guide in Arusha and drive towards Tarangire Region. Arrival at your camp in time for Hot Lunch. The camp is located in the Tarangire-Manyara ecosystem with wildlife directly at the doorstop. In the afternoon enjoy a guided bush walk towards the lake shore of Manyara. Special Family Treat: dung analysis as well as introduction to sign and track reading. Included meals: picnic-lunch and dinner.
Day 2: Tarangire National Park & Maasai Village
In the morning head to the entrance gate of Tarangire and enjoy a game drive with picnic-lunch. Tarangire is home to a vast variety of wildlife and a sanctuary for elephants – watch your kids’ impression when they spot these gentle giants first. A visit to traditional Maasai Boma can be arranged – a great way for children to learn about other cultures. Return to your lodge. Included meals: breakfast, picnic-lunch and dinner.
Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park
Proceed to Lake Manyara National Park and explore the park with picnic-lunch. Although Manyara is only a small park, it is scenically extremely beautiful with a good number of game included buffalo, giraffe, elephant, warthogs, zebras and many more. In the afternoon follow the road up the Rift Valley Escarpment Walk to your lodge in Karatu. Included meals: breakfast, picnic-lunch and dinner.
Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater & Coffee Plantation Walk
Game drive inside the Ngorongoro Crater with picnic-lunch. The Ngorongoro Crater is home to around 25,000 animals including various antelopes, buffalo, elephants, hippos, large prides of lions, and seasonal flocks of flamingos. Return to your lodge and enjoy a stroll through the farming grounds – an operating farm with the chance to learn more about the cultivation of coffee. Included meals: breakfast, picnic-lunch and dinner.
Day 5 to 8: Serengeti National Park – Central
Spend the next four days on game drives in Serengeti National Park to encounter its incredible wildlife. Game drives are scheduled to your personal preferences. You can also option to spend some hours at your lodge to fully take in the splendid scenery while enjoying a cool drink at the swimming pool and a delicious dinner under the bright stars of Africa. Included meals: breakfast, picnic-lunch and dinner.
Day 9: Return to Arusha
Transfer to Seronera Airstrip for your return flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport – in time for your international departure back home. Included meals: breakfast and picnic-lunch.
Would you like to extend your safari on the mainland of Tanzania with a beach holiday? Tanzania offers some fantastic beach stays directly on the Indian Ocean.
Mafia Island is a sleepy island located just south of Zanzibar – an exclusive hideaway if you wish to escape the crowds. It is a diver’s paradise, and the marine park offers a large variety of dive options. From September the March is whale shark season – a great adventure to be experienced by snorkeling or scuba diving. Accommodations are limited but provide you with everything you need – excellent quality and service!
Pemba Island is located just north of Zanzibar. A completely off-the-beaten-track getaway awaits you – quiet and easy-going. It is well known for its diving – incredible dive walls, drop-offs and rich coral gardens. If beach-lounging was what you had in mind, take note that the beaches are not as perfect as in Zanzibar, but there are sandbanks nearby. Only a few scattered properties are found here – simple and rustic, but with a fantastic service!
Zanzibar is everything you imagine of an Indian Ocean Island – beautiful white beaches lined with palm trees and azure-blue waters. It is the most easily accessible island with a short flight from the main land. Various activities apart from sunbathing are available including the historic Stone Town and Spice Tour, Kitesurfing or Dhow Cruises. A large variety of accommodation options that suit every style, budget and desire!