Exciting family holiday in Tanzania
Description of Exciting family holiday in Tanzania
If there’s one thing to get children and parents raring to go it’s going to be an exciting family holiday in Tanzania and although there’s no age limit on this tailor made trip, older children, above 7 or 8yrs old, will certainly benefit the most. From the vast plains of the Serengeti to the unique environment of Ngorongoro Crater this experience will take you to some of Africa’s most concentrated areas for wildlife with stunning natural backdrops adding to the inspirational experiences for young and older travellers alike.
Watching lions on the prowl and elephants by the watering hole will become daily occurrences with ranger instructions enabling everyone to become skilled in the ways of safari and Tanzania's natural environment. From giraffes gorging on high branches to rhinos munching on low level shrubs, this trip will go some way to giving children first-hand experiences that they’ll no doubt cherish for the rest of their lives. As if the chance to spot leopards, zebra, buffalo and wildebeest in their natural environment wasn't enough, this two week tour rounds off on the stunning spice island of Zanzibar the home of white sand beaches and a mix of Arabian, African, Asian and European cultural influences.
A whole host of family-friendly accommodation and child-friendly facilities make this trip as relaxing and safe as possible with swimming pools, private verandas and community areas from where to socialise or stare wistfully at the night’s sky. Strict security at all camps and lodges featured within the itinerary ensures you can travel with confidence and enjoy every minute with a combination of electrified perimeters and well trained safari staff and patrol groups further ensuring a safe and secure experience. Further to the trained safari team all of the camps include strict safety instructions as to what is expected of safari guests and a full introductory meeting will explain the rules and regs as soon as you arrive.
4 Reviews of Exciting family holiday in Tanzania
Reviewed on 08 Sep 2019 by Samantha EvansThe most memorable part of the holiday was meeting the Hadza tribe and being able to get so close to amazing animals in their own environment. Read full review
Reviewed on 08 Sep 2018 by Martin BiggBe prepared for the slower pace of life. The Swahili phrase “pole pole” meaning slowly, slowly is very appropriate. A meal may take more than an hour to arrive but it will be fresh. Read full review
Reviewed on 22 Aug 2018 by Simonetta PancaldiThe Safari in ngorongoro and terengeri parks were the best but the siringit serengeti camp was unique ...amazing !!! Read full review
Reviewed on 18 Dec 2017 by Naomi ClarkeArriving in the Serengeti in a huge storm and seeing cheetah chasing gazelles immediately! Read full review
PlanetOur tours in Tanzania are run in conjunction with a locally owned and based partner who shares our environmental goals and commitment to operate in a responsible manner. There are many fragile eco-systems in Tanzania and our safari guides and drivers provide advice on how to behave to ensure that any negative impact is prevented and to uphold these values on ecologically sustainable treks and safaris.
Whilst on safari, travellers will be accompanied by a knowledgeable local ranger at all times who will explain how to view wildlife responsibly, without infringing upon their normal behaviour. They will advise our families to be as quiet as they can at all times, be as unobtrusive as possible, wear the correct coloured clothing whilst walking in the bush and avoid dressing or acting in a way which might cause offence to local people.
It should go without saying that our guides remind travellers not to litter – everything you carry in you must carry out. Aside from the environmental damage, litter can be harmful to the wildlife. In addition to this, travellers can not interfere with the wildlife and habitat by not encouraging guides to take them too close to the animals, thus putting them under pressure. They also should not pick plants and flowers, encouraging the driver to depart from the usual track, make noises to attract or frighten the wildlife. Also remember - do not be afraid of the animals – even the largest will move quietly away if given the opportunity.
It is important that families obey all game laws and regulations, and respect the fact that their guide is also bound by these same laws and regulations.
It is also of crucial important to refrain from buying, or trading for, any items which are covered under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). This includes ivory, rhino horn, butterflies, turtle products, furs, and many plant species.
Our UK office is run as environmentally as possible. The majority of our staff either walk or cycle to work and we operate a primarily paper free environment. We do not produce brochures (which often leads to a lot of waste) but market our tours exclusively on the internet.
PeopleOur local partner has a strong commitment to sharing expertise with Tanzania's indigenous population through access to employment, training, quality living wage and improved living conditions. Labour and consumables are all sourced locally in order to ensure a sustainable and localized business.
Our guides will remind families that it is good to support the local economy by buying locally crafted souvenirs, however when bartering over the price (which is both expected and accepted) there is no need to drive too hard a bargain – an amount which may be fairly insignificant to you can represent a lot to a local.
We would also advise people not to give sweets, pens etc to children on the street as it can encourage begging. It is better to give through a local organisation or school.
As a courtesy, ask before you take a picture of someone. If they ask you to pay, we would discourage you from taking the picture.
We update equipment regularly to maintain the highest standards of customer standards and care, offer a quality menu and ensure that we meet the highest safety standards with no compromise on client or crew safety.
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