Family Safari Trip to Tanzania

Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar

Going to Tanzania means making at least one of your wildest dreams come true, it can include everything from safaris, incredibly rich wildlife and great experiences of nature, mountain climbing to the beach and big-city excitement.

Tanzania is a feast for the senses, a wildly beautiful and culturally rich country, where expansive wilderness, and intimate interactions in small tribal villages, are equally accessible to adventurous souls.

It also holds many undiscovered treasures, from the sun-drenched plains of the Serengeti, in search of the Big Five, to Ngorongoro a vast natural colosseum offering unique vistas and spectacular wildlife, the snowy peak of Mount Kilimanjaro in the north beckons keen climbers, and the exotic beaches and spice plantations of Zanzibar,  explore Stone Town and relax on their bright white beaches, and resorts. 

“The African Queen” has it all, combined thrills of the safari circuit with the peaceful Arabian feel of Zanzibar- Prepare yourself for the unforgettable! 

Experience the magnificence of East Africa in a Tanzania safari tour, a delight for all ages, and an ideal family holiday. Discover the spirit of adventure on this 9-day Tanzania Safari tour that offers world-class wildlife, beautiful landscapes and some of the best safari lodges that make your safari a more beautiful than any other destination. 

From Arusha the undisputed “safari capital” of East Africa, get a chance to spot diverse flora and fauna at Lake Manyara, to the vast plains of the Serengeti to the unique environment of Ngorongoro Crater and Ndutu where herds of wildebeest and zebra can be seen across these plains as they feed on the nutrient-rich grasses, pass through the town of Karatu and enter into its stunning highlands, experience the wilderness of Tanzania, enjoy the magical setting and abundant wildlife throughout-this is the place where your lifetime adventure begins! 

 

Highlights: 

  •  Hand-pick child-friendly accommodation
  •  Embark on numerous wildlife safari drives
  •  Visit three of Tanzania’s most iconic natural landscapes, filled with wildlife
  •  Experience a vast array of animals and scenery
  •  Watching lions on the prowl and elephants by the watering hole will become daily occurrences
  •  Enjoy the exclusive, remote locations in comfort and privacy, far from other camps
  •  Stay in one of Tanzania’s largest coffee plantations

 

Day 1: Welcome to Tanzania!

Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport. Start your journey and drive to Arusha, Tanzania’s gateway to the northern circuit of stellar national parks and the starting point of many a memorable safari. Head to your lodge in one of Tanzania’s largest coffee plantations.

Puzzle Africa

Day 2: Mto Wa Mbu village and Lake Manyara

Enjoy this morning with an introduction to northern Tanzanian culture, taking a short break to fascinating Mto wa Mbu village. Continue to Lake Manyara, famous for its tree-climbing lions, but they’re far from the only highlight: by the end of an exhilarating afternoon, you could easily have spotted elephant, hippo, wildebeest, buffalo and giraffe, plus many other species. Then, check-in at your luxurious lodge overlooking Lake Manyara National Park. 

Day 3: Serengeti National Park

Head to Serengeti national park, a World Heritage Site and recently proclaimed a World Wide Wonder, Serengeti National Park is undoubtedly one of the most famous wildlife sanctuaries in the world.

Enjoy a full day of prime game drives (the main game drive areas in the Serengeti are the Seronera Valley, the Western Corridor, and northern Serengeti). 

Day 4: Serengeti game drives

Enjoy a full day of game drives in Serengeti National Park. Serengeti is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa; it also features spectacular river crossings and is home to all the big predators.

Day 5: Ndutu

Drive to the Ndutu area, explore the range of different habitats that include swamps, woodland, soda lakes, and the world-famous Serengeti short grass plains. See great herds of wildebeest and zebra. Visit lake a shallow alkaline lake, It shares the same basin as lake Masek that is located a short distance east of it. After lunch, enjoy the afternoon game drive in the Ndutu area.

Day 6: Deep into Ndutu Areas

Enjoy a full day game drive in the Ndutu area. See great herds of wildebeest and zebra, the sea of grass provides little cover and the young are easy pickings for a variety of predators. Wildebeest calves can run minutes after they are born and within 3 days they are normally strong enough to keep up with the herd.

Day 7: Karatu district

Enjoy morning game drives en-route while heading to Neptune Ngorongoro for lunch. Check-in at your luxurious lodge situated in the Karatu district surrounded by the highlands of Tanzania and the world heritage site namely the Ngorongoro Crater. Have some free time to relax after a busy morning, and enjoy the lodge’s facilities. 

Day 8: Ngorongoro Crater

Head to Ngorongoro Crater, one of the largest unbroken calderas in the world that isn’t a lake. Witness the incredible natural drama, as prey and predators graze and stalk their way around the open grasslands, swamps and acacia woodland on the crater floor. Around 20% of the wildebeest and zebras migrate annually between the crater and the Serengeti. Another huge drawcard is the chance to see the critically endangered black rhino – around 30 inhabit the crater floor, and they’re most often seen between the Lereal Forest and the Lemala ascent-descent road.

Day 8: Departure

Drive back to Arusha, lunch at Arusha coffee lodge then transfer to JRO for departure flight.

Tanzania is a country of outstanding natural beauty, wonderful wildlife and rich culture, it contains 7 UNESCO world heritage sites including the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Serengeti National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, and the Stone Town of Zanzibar.

Get a first-hand account of this epic phenomenon in our 10-day itinerary from Arusha to the Island of Zanzibar and live to tell the tale. Fly-in safari visiting Tanzania’s most famous safari regions, Lake Manyara shimmers pink with millions of flamingos, the Serengeti gives you your Big 5 in a vastness that is hard to comprehendת, both offer outstanding wildlife experiences including the chance to witness the incredible wildebeest migration. The famous Ngorongoro Crater are three of the 4 most prominent parks in the Northern Tanzania safari circuit and the amount of game you are expected to see is big and varied.

Following your African safari, your journey concludes on the tropical island archipelago of Zanzibar.

 

Highlights: 

  • Private game drives in open-top safari vehicles
  • Relax on the white-sand beaches of Zanzibar
  • Enjoy many different types of experiences on this journey
  • Stay in luxury safari lodges
  • Enjoy the mesmerizing nature

 

Day 1: Welcome to Tanzania 

Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport. Start your journey and drive to Arusha, Tanzania’s gateway to the northern circuit of stellar national parks and the starting point of many a memorable safari. Head to your lodge in one of Tanzania’s largest coffee plantations. If time allows, visit the local markets of Arusha.

Puzzle Africa

Day 2: Mto Wa Mbu village and Lake Manyara

Enjoy this morning with an introduction to northern Tanzanian culture, taking a short break to fascinating Mto wa Mbu village. Continue to Lake Manyara, famous for its tree-climbing lions, but they’re far from the only highlight: by the end of an exhilarating afternoon, you could easily have spotted elephant, hippo, wildebeest, buffalo and giraffe, plus many other species. Then, check-in at your luxurious lodge overlooking Lake Manyara National Park. 

Day 3: Serengeti National Park

Head to Serengeti national park, a World Heritage Site and recently proclaimed a World Wide Wonder, Serengeti National Park is undoubtedly one of the most famous wildlife sanctuaries in the world. Enjoy a full day of prime game drives (the main game drive areas in the Serengeti are the Seronera Valley, the Western Corridor, and northern Serengeti). 

Day 4: Serengeti game drives

Enjoy a full day of game drives in Serengeti National Park. Serengeti is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa; it also features spectacular river crossings and is home to all the big predators.

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater

Head to Ngorongoro Crater, one of the largest unbroken calderas in the world that isn’t a lake. Witness the incredible natural drama, as prey and predators graze and stalk their way around the open grasslands, swamps and acacia woodland on the crater floor. Around 20% of the wildebeest and zebras migrate annually between the crater and the Serengeti. Another huge drawcard is the chance to see the critically endangered black rhino – around 30 inhabit the crater floor, and they’re most often seen between the Lereal Forest and the Lemala ascent-descent road.

Day 6: Karatu district

Enjoy morning game drives en-route while heading to Neptune Ngorongoro for lunch. Check-in at your luxurious lodge situated in the Karatu district surrounded by the highlands of Tanzania and the world heritage site namely the Ngorongoro Crater. Have some free time to relax after a busy morning, and enjoy the lodge’s facilities. 

Day 7: Welcome Zanzibar Island

Drive one hour from Karatu back towards the Moshi town area, and see Mount Meru in the distance. Then board a small plane with Tropical Air headed towards the spice island of Zanzibar!

Arrive in Zanzibar after a 2-hour flight. 

Day 8: Zanzibar (Forest & Stone Town)

Go on a “spice tour”, and drive across the island to a local farm. Once there, you can try many tropical fruits, learn about the harvests, and taste homegrown spices.

Then drive to the main city of Stone Town, this beautiful city is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site for a reason! Visit the Anglican Cathedral, a former slave market, and whipping post. Visit the Darajani market to witness a fish auction, explore the calmer, narrower side streets and admired all of its intricate doors!

Day 9: Zanzibar – Ocean Safari 

Board traditional dhow boats in the Indian Ocean and sail to gorgeous lagoons surrounded by rocks. Stop and snorkel at various coral reefs (where we saw sea salp, octopus, and starfish!).

Next, sail to an “uninhabited” island, where you’ll be greeted by steel drum musicians and dancers. Then explore the jungle trail on the island. 

Day 10: Departure 

Enjoy a relaxed in the hotel. Then, transfer to Zanzibar Airport for your flight home.