A Tanzania family safari will create memories to be treasure by the whole family for a lifetime. The northern parks are the most popular for Tanzania family safaris.
The parks are namely the Serengeti National Park, Ngorogoro crater, Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire National Park and Arusha National Park. The Serengeti is famed for the wildebeest migration that sees over 2 million wildebeests, Thomson’s gazelle, zebra and eland trek from the park to Kenya’s Masai Mara following the rains and in search of greener pastures.
Ngorongoro crater is one of the world’s largest intact volcanic calderas and it is full of wildlife. Lake Manyara is famed for its tree climbing lions. Tarangire offers a lot of wildlife, but it’s only seasonally good. If Arusha National Park is in your itinerary it is most likely the first park you will visit, as it is close to Arusha, the town from where the northern parks are explored.
Off-the-beaten-track adventure can be had in the super-remote Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania’s biggest wildlife park or when chimpanzee tracking in the rainforests of Mahale and Gombe.
A cultural experience can be had during a Tanzania family safari by visiting the Maasai people, a pastoral community that inhabit southern Kenya and northern Tanzania. The Maasai have become an international symbol of the African tribal life.
A beach holiday in the island of Zanzibar is a popular add-on to a Tanzania family safari. At the beach the family gets to relax in gorgeous sun-drenched beaches, snorkel, dhow sail, windsurf and kitesurf. Less popular, but good, alternative beach destinations are Pemba Island, Mafia Island or Pangani.
Activities that amuse, educate, entertain and enthral the entire family also abound Tanzania family safaris. These include making fire, learning to read animal tracks, Maasai necklace making, balloon safaris, bicycling, jungle walks and canoeing.
Vaccination is recommended when travelling to Tanzania. There are anti-malarial tablets and syrups for babies and young children.
Complete and up-to-date information about travellers’ health in Tanzania can be found in the following resources: Australia – www.travelclinic.com.au, Canada – www.iamat.org (Vaccinations / Malaria), New Zealand – www.iamat.org (Vaccinations / Malaria), United Kingdom – www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk, United States of America – wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel.
Malaria is high risk throughout Tanzania except in high altitude mountains over 2000meters including Ngorongoro crater rim, Mount Kilimanjaro and parts of the Eastern Arc Mountains.
Most of the wildlife parks are high-risk zones. The highest risk of transition is in the rainy season from November to May.
Also don’t forget to take out adequate travel insurance for the entire family.
These tips on wildlife photography will help you take better pictures during your Tanzania family safari.
Below are the best Tanzania family safari holiday packages. The tours can be customised to meet individual requirements.
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Tanzania Family Safari Tour Packages
3 Day Family Safari in Tanzania
Among the popular short Tanzania family safaris. This private camping or lodge safari takes you to Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park and Ngorongoro Crater.
Comfort level: Mid-range Accommodation: Mixed i.e. Lodge and Camping $840 per person
6 Day Fun Safari in Tanzania’s Northern Parks
This private African safari takes you to Tanzania’s Northern parks i.e. Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro crater, Lake Manyara NP, Tarangire NP and Arusha NP. The Tanzania family safari offers you the choice of lodge or camping.
Comfort level: Mid-range Accommodation: Mixed i.e. Lodge and Camping $1,490 per person
7 Day Cultural Tourism and Wildlife Safari in Tanzania
Experience Tanzania’s off the beaten path on this wildlife and cultural safari. Encounter the Hadzabe people, the last bushmen in Tanzania, and the Maasai people. Visit Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro crater and the Serengeti.
Comfort level: Mid-range Accommodation: Camping $1,687 per person
9 Day Unique Family Safari in Tanzania
This Tanzania family safari offers a wonderful experience. The itinerary gives you lodges with swimming pools to fill up the time in between game drives and keep the young ones entertained. It is a private safari so you can set your own pace. Visit Arusha National Park, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire and the Serengeti National Park.
Comfort level: Luxury Accommodation: Lodge $3,505 per person
13 Day East African Safari – Kenya and Tanzania
Among the popular family safaris, this private safari takes you to famous parks and reserves in Kenya and Tanzania – Masai Mara (Kenya), Samburu (Kenya), Amboseli (Kenya), Ngorongoro crater (Tanzania) and the Serengeti (Tanzania). The family safari holiday package can be customized to suit your requirements.
Comfort level: Luxury Accommodation: Lodge $8,375 per person
14 Day Two in One: Family Safari – Kenya and Tanzania
This family safari takes you to top wildlife parks in Kenya and Tanzania – Samburu NR (Kenya), Masai Mara NR (Kenya), Lake Manyara NP, Serengeti NP (Tanzania), Ngorongoro crater (Tanzania) and Tarangire NP (Tanzania).
Comfort level: Luxury Accommodation: Lodge $7,643 per person
16 Day Kenya and Tanzania – Family Biking and Wildlife Adventure
This East African family adventure includes extra family friendly activities. It takes you to Amboseli National Park (Kenya), Kilimanjaro National Park (Tanzania), Ngorongoro crater (Tanzania) and Saadani National Park (Tanzania).
Comfort level: Mid-range Accommodation: Mixed i.e. Lodge and Camping $3,100 per person
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