Family safari in Tanzania
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Description of Family safari in Tanzania
Do you want your kids’ jaws to drop? Show them lions in trees and pink flamingos on lakes on this epic family safari to Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro crater, and Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks – that’s four national parks over eight days!
You’ll go out on multiple game drives, where little eyes will need to stay peeled – who knows what you’ll spot.
Tarangire is famous for its large elephant herds. The Serengeti is perhaps most known for the Great Migration of wildebeest, but also supports the largest concentration of predators on earth, including 250 cheetahs. Hold onto your hats to discover Ngorongoro crater, quite literally a bowl of wildlife, brimming with zebra, elephants, wildebeest, and buffalo. You won’t see giraffes – it’s too steep for them to climb down.
The Masaai, whose traditions have captured the imaginations of many of the visitors to the National Parks, are just one of the tribes you’ll meet. Visiting with local tribes, such as the Hadzabe Bushmen, one of the few hunter-gatherer peoples left on earth, and the Datoga tribe, give you a deeper understanding of the country.
On a trip like this, it’s your guides who make all the difference. These tours stay in locally owned hotels and use local guides. In addition, a portion of your trip costs goes to fund the Kakoi Water Project which you will visit on this tour. This project is working to create a water source for the thousands of people that live on the border of Tarangire National Park.
This trip has been designed for families and multi-generational households and can be customised to suit your specific needs.
1 Reviews of Family safari in Tanzania
Reviewed on 09 Aug 2022 by Jessie Paul
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
Meeting the various tribes was a good way to learn about the country. We also enjoyed seeing the animals in the wild particularly Ngorongoro.
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
Interview the guide and ensure that there is a good fit between your objectives and his. The guide is the single most important factor of an enjoyable safari holiday. Ensure that you are clear about the balance between animal watching and leisure activities at the hotels.
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Yes, we did contribute financially to the tribes we visited. The water project was helpful to the local environment and we are contributing financially to that.
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?
It was a very memorable holiday.
PlanetTravel has the power to transform not only the traveler, but also our world. This belief forms the foundation of our business. We have a deep commitment to protecting and preserving the destinations we visit, and building a better world through sustainable travel.
To discourage the use of single-use plastics and comply with the recent plastic bag ban in Tanzania we provide 3 reusable canvas bags for our travelers to use while on tour.
We operate on a completely paperless basis when communicating with clients and our contacts on the ground, recycle all plastic bottles from the tours.
We encourage travelers to reduce waste and consumption wherever possible. Limiting water usage by actions like taking shorter showers and declining bedding changes can be very beneficial, specifically in the tented lodges in the Serengeti.
All park fees in Tanzania go to supporting sustainable management of wildlife resource and biodiversity conservation. Specialized and trained guides escort travelers through the National Parks and Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and clients are encouraged to treat wildlife with respect by not taking flash photography and remaining quiet to fully immerse in nature.
PeopleWe start by focusing our tours during the off season in Tanzania, which creates economic stability in the tourism sector in the country. By booking directly through our local partners, we are utilizing local safari guides, encouraging clients to buy local souvenirs, and staying at locally owned & operated lodges, not only do our travelers have better experiences but as much money as possible stays in Tanzania.
We reserve 5% of our clients’ total package cost to invest in the local communities and environment through our partnering 501(c)(3) Second Look Worldwide. These investments are tangible projects which our clients can see during their trip. All projects are determined by the communities and dependent on their most direct needs, however, we are focusing on projects that support water management solutions.
To date, 90.31% of the full cost of all tours booked with us has gone directly back into the local economies.
The Yaeda Valley REDD+ Project referenced above is an area that the Hadzabe tribe have called home for thousands of years. This not only has a positive environmental impact but also has a positive impact on the local population of the Hadzabe.
We recently completed our first community initiative, the Kakoi Water Project in Tanzania, a project that will provide a year-round source of water to the village of Kakoi and its surrounding communities, including three other villages, two schools, and a dispensary. By supporting these local communities that border Tarangire National Park in Tanzania, we contribute to their well-being and encourage them to make an extra effort to protect animals in the area.
We require all travelers to respect the local customs and traditions of Tanzania. Being mindful of our actions abroad always results in a better experience while traveling.
We encourage travelers to purchase locally produced goods and utilizing local services such as souvenirs, crafts, meals, guides, and establishments. These all can enhance the traveler experience and have a positive impact in Tanzania.
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