Tanzania family Safari

“An eight day tailor made trip that takes in some of the finest wilderness areas in Africa, while making sure everything is suitably family friendly”

Highlights

Arusha | Tarangire National Park | Ngorongoro Crater | Serengeti National Park

Description of Tanzania family Safari

Your 8 day trip starts amid the lush coffee plantations of Arusha. Enjoy a complimentary upgrade to a suite and recover from your flight. Make sure to take advantage of a plantation tour before you leave.

Your first stop on your safari tour is Tarangire National Park. Famous for its enormous herds of elephants, you will have plenty of opportunity to catch sight of these majestic creatures. Your nights will be spent high in a baobab tree canopy in a luxurious tree-house style lodge. Next stop is Ngorongoro Crater, a natural volcanic basin which is teeming with wildlife. You have your best chance of spotting the Big Five here along with countless other animals and birds.

Finally you will head to the iconic Serengeti – the most famous of the African plains. Along the way you will stay in boutique accommodation, enjoy refreshing sundowners, visits to local markets and villages and embark on plenty of game drives.

Day-by-day experiences

Day 1:On arrival in Arusha you will be met by your guide and taken to your hotel. Relax in your complimentary robe and slippers on your private sun terrace, take a dip or simply relax by the pool.
Day 2:Before you leave the gateway to the national parks, you will have the chance to take a tour of the coffee estate and enjoy an alfresco lunch in its beautiful gardens before being flown to Tarangire National Park. The sixth largest park in the country is famous for its huge herds of elephant, tree climbing lions and majestic baobab tree. Keep your eyes peeled for zebra, wildebeest, giraffe and more on your afternoon game drive before checking into your incredible tree-house style lodge built into the canopy of the wonderful baobab trees. (B, L, D)
Day 3:A packed day of activities sets out to show you the wonders of Tarangire including game drives, a game-walk, a visit to a Masai Village, a relaxing sundowner atop Sunset Hill and a night game drive. (B, L, D)
Day 4:A morning game drive and picnic lunch takes you to the airstrip for your flight to Ngorongoro, one of the best places in Tanzania to see all of the Big Five. The wide crater floor at the foot of an extinct volcano consists of woodlands, lakes and open plains. Keep an eye out for the rare black rhino plus lions, elephants, hyenas, wildebeest and more. (B, L, D)
Day 5:Time to explore the crater today so pack your camera for a full day of game drives and exploration, plus a picnic lunch. (B, L, D)
Day 6:Spend the morning exploring the extensive grounds of your hotel with your guide because in the afternoon it is time to fly to the Serengeti. Arrive at your camp in time for a refreshing sundowner and spend the next two nights in a luxurious safari tent. (B, L, D)
Day 7:You have arrived at the famous rolling plain of the Serengeti. The sparse vegetation here allows for some of the finest wildlife viewing in the world. You have a full day’s game drive to make the most of your unforgettable surroundings with a bush lunch and an evening sundowner. (B, L, D)
Day 8:Enjoy a guided walk along the banks of the Grumeti River before a game-drive on your way back to the airstrip. You have a day room available back in Arusha so that you can freshen up before your onwards flight. (B)

Travel Team

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Tanzania family Safari

Environment

Each of the boutique hotels and lodges on your trip has been chosen for their social responsibility to their environment. They have been designed to have as little impact on their surroundings as possible, as many of them are built in the heart of national parks and wild bushland.

Local materials, local craftsmen and recycled products are all used wherever possible. This in turn helps to keep local businesses thriving and much more willing to practice a more sympathetic approach to their environment.

Our safari ground agents choose their guides with utmost care because these are the people who will be showing you the incredible sights of the National Parks and helping to protect and care for this environment for generations to come. On average, guides have 12 years of experience leading safari travellers. The most experienced guides train our newer guides and all are certified and receive on-going training and education.

When you travel with us you know that you are travelling with a company that respects the people, the places and the wildlife you came to see in the first place. We believe that tourism should be sustainable – and not just in the narrow economic sense. On our tours we engage local businesses and employ local people, and we are more likely to accommodate our guests in small boutique hotels than large chain hotels that do little to benefit local economies.

Community

Each of the hotels and lodges you stay at on this trip are part of the Elewana Collection. This group works closely with local community projects including local orphanages and charities and each hotel has its own unique cause it supports. Elewana means ‘harmony’ and ‘understanding’ in kiswahlili and these are the principles it adheres to.

For example Arusha Coffee Lodge works closely with the local community and employs and trains local people. Guests staying at Arusha can donate (if they wish) to these local charities, safe in the knowledge that the money goes straight to where it is needed, with no third parties involved.

Similarly, our safari ground agents endeavour to improve the quality of life for children in need: through multiple services and projects, focusing particularly on children in extreme poverty. They are striving to reduce the illness, child mortality, provide educational opportunities including free education and support community development. Their goal is a normal life for all the children in their community, free from poverty and illness.

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