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Tanzania Family Safaris

Family Safaris in Tanzania are enjoyment for all ages including kids, well designed for and ideal for family holiday. The excitement of the adventure is truly shared, allowing parents, grandparents and children to treasure the memories for ever after. Ngorongoro Adventures makes sure that your family safari is a non malaria safari for the whole family and safe for children and ensuring a luxury family safari.

These 12 days Family Safari includes a touch of visiting the indigenous Maasai people and learn their culture (depending on your preference you can change or add up the number of tribes to visit), Tanzania Wildlife Safaris this is a perfect tour which will take you to Tanzanian renowned national parks. These serious of game parks offer family members a clear sight of viewing wildlife, birds and authentic Tanzania landscape. You will get time to visit Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro crater as well as Lake Manyara National Park.

Our tour will take your family to rest and relax into Zanzibar Island after a visit to Tanzania mainland. Zanzibar is home of activities and upon your visit with family you can involve yourself in such activities as spice tour, Jozani Forest, Dive the Mnemba Atoll, Explore Stone Town a few just to mention. This Island is marked as one of the oldest towns in East Africa and offers among the best comfortable hotels and lodges.

This itinerary is carefully designed to meet children active activities not make them restless as well as making their parents happy. You can also redesign the whole itinerary according to your wish. We are also dynamic an hesitate not to contact us.

12 Days / 11 Nights Tanzania Family Safari - Itinerary Highlights

Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport
Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park
Day 3: Exploring Lake Manyara and its surroundings
Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater - Serengeti National Park
Day 6: Serengeti National Park
Day 7: Serengeti National Park - Zanzibar Island
Day 8-10: Zanzibar Beach Excursion
Day 11: Spice Tour
Day 12: Departure

Day 1: Arrival
Upon arrival you will be met at the International Airport of Kilimanjaro by your driver guide. After greetings you will be transferred to Arusha in a hotel or lodge. Accommodation will be in a family room where 3-4 persons can comfortably sleep. Dinner included

Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park
In the morning after breakfast your safari guide will meet you and to provide you with a safari briefing. After briefing the family safari starts and 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. Overnight at the nice, intimate 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 3: Exploring Lake Manyara and its surroundings
After spending most of the previous days in the car you might enjoy to get out of the car for some physical activities and to explore the area at the Rift Valley Escarpment by walk guided by well trained local guides. First you walk through Mto wa Mbu Village where your guides introduce you to the local village and social life, to economic activities, education and many others things. Instead of the village tour your guides can also take you to a large banana plantation, one of the basics of local economy life and explain you about this agricultural meaning. Later you can walk through a small forest inhabited by monkeys and dikdiks which leads to Miwaleni River. Following the river is a thrilling (maybe little strenuous) hike and climb over rocks and stones until you finally reach Miwaleni Waterfall hidden in the Rift Valley Escarpment:

After lunch at your lodge and some rest you can go for a bicycle ride in the plains towards Lake Manyara. All meals included and will overnight at the designated lodge.

Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast you pass into Ngorongoro Conservation Area and descend into the crater for 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. Overnight at Ngorongoro designate lodge. All meals included

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti National Park
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 buffaloes 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.

Day 6: Serengeti National Park
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. 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. All meals included and will spend two overnight at designated lodge or tented camp.

Day 7: Serengeti-Zanzibar
After last bush breakfast at your camp we take you to Seronera Airstrip in the Serengeti, for your flight to Zanzibar (departure at around 11:05 with arrival around 14:30). Transfer to the designated hotel or lodge. Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 8-10: Beach Extension
Relax and enjoy the beaches of Zanzibar. Breakfast and dinner

Day 11: Spice Tour
After breakfast transfer to Stone Town. On the way we will do the famous Spice Tour. We have developed a special Spice Tour with information not only about spices, but also organically grown herbs and a detailed description about their traditional uses in medicine, cosmetics and cooking. After the tour we invite for a sumptuous and filling lunch at the Spice Restaurant, where you can taste the spices and fruits you have just learned about and seen growing fresh.

In the afternoon you have some time at leisure. Your hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Stone Town (guided historical Stone town Tour can be booked additionally) in the afternoon the locals gather together for some football, gymnastics or just some relaxed socializing on the sand. A turquoise blue pool ensures refreshment from the heat of the day. Overnight at designated hotel or lodge, breakfast and lunch included.

Day 12: Departure
Departure transfer to Zanzibar Airport for your departure.

NB –if you depart from another airport than Zanzibar we’ll arrange flight connections to your departure airport (to Dar Es Salaam also ferry boats possible).

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