Going on a family safari in Africa will be one of the most rewarding and exciting vacations you’ll ever take!
It is safe, fun and rewarding to travel with children in Africa. Africa is a treasure chest of adventure and learning for the whole family. Every Family has a unique blend of interests, desires and circumstances, so we listen to you, then use our experience to create the perfect safari adventure just for your family.
Good safaris are expensive compared with many other destinations. An African exclusive family safari is an excellent value for your money, giving you the best of everything with exploration, history and a chance to view unique wildlife in such abundance.
This family safari takes in the highlights of Tanzania, from the dramatic landscape of Lake Manyara to the endless plains of the Serengeti and the magnificent views of the Ngorongoro Crater. Watch out for the famous tree climbing lions and admire endless flocks of flamingos on the shores of Lake Manyara. Discover the abundant resident wildlife of the Serengeti or experience the massed game of the annual Great Migration with its thundering hordes of zebra and wildebeest. Marvel at the breathtaking beauty of the world’s largest intact caldera at the Ngorongoro Crater and experience the incredible density of animals on the Crater floor.
2-Week Family Safari Itinerary
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner. BB refers to Bed and Breakfast
Day 1 – Arusha, 1 night Arusha Mountain Village. BBArrive to a friendly rep. who’ll transfer you to this oasis of serenity for a good night’s sleep.
Day 2 – Lake Manyara National Park, 1 night Serena Lodge. FBA Serena breakfast will satisfy appetites of every size to prepare you for the drive north with your private guide and vehicle. Arriving in time to lunch at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, your afternoon will kick off with a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 3 – Lake Manyara National Park, 1 night Serena Lodge. FBToday, thrilling game drives take guests around the wildlife-teeming shores of Lake Manyara for breathtaking views of fabulous flamingos and magnificent pelicans.
Day 4 – Ngorongoro Conservancy, 1 night Serena Lodge. FBAfter breakfast, a drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area will get you there in time for lunch. Freshen up at the lodge before taking it easy or exploring this ‘eighth wonder of the world’. In the afternoon, you descend into the famous Ngorongoro Crater. You’ll enjoy superb game viewing and a half-day crater tour before heading back to the Lodge. Enjoy dinner in the wilderness and another night in this lost world.
Day 5 – Serengeti National Park, 1 night Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp. FBAfter breakfast, you will head toward the Serengeti National Park, stopping on route to visit the famous Olduvai Gorge (world-famous hominid fossil site). Proceed to Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp, located at the epicenter of the Serengeti within easy reach of the prime wildlife theatres.
Day 6 – Serengeti National Park, 1 night Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp. FBEnjoy a full day in the Serengeti eco-system, exploring the famous Serengeti Plains. Take a picnic lunch and spend the whole day in search of the wildlife, or go back to your lodge for lunch, going out again in the cool of the afternoon. Back at the tented camp for a lantern-lit bush supper.
Day 7 to 13 – Zanzibar, 7 nights Ocean Paradise Resort – Superior Room. HBPrepare for a transfer to paradise after your repast. Upon arriving in Zanzibar you’ll be met and transferred to the Ocean Paradise Resort. Each day there is something different to keep you entertained — from traditional African dancers, acrobats and the resort’s resident band, to big screen sports broadcasts and sports competitions. You can enjoy the sandy beaches or snorkeling in the crystal clear waters. The Guest Relations department is on hand to look after your requirements and help you select the best tours to get the most out of your Zanzibar holiday.
Day 14 – DepartureTransfer to the airport to connect with your onward flight.
- Accommodation and meals as indicated.
- Game drives and transfers with an English speaking Driver/Guide and private 4×4 vehicle.
- Park entrance fees.
- Government taxes and levies.
- Medical evacuation cover.
- Bottled water in the vehicle during the safari tour.
- Internal flights as per itinerary.
- Local departure taxes except out of Zanzibar airport.
- International airfares.
- Health and medical insurance.
- Tips and gratuities.
- Visas (currently USD$ 50 per person all nationalities, except US and Irish nationals USD $100 per person).
- Departure taxes out of Zanzibar, USD $6 per person on domestic flights & USD $30 per person on international flights (payable at the time of check-in at Zanzibar Airport).