FAMILY SAFARI TOURS IN TANZANIA
When it comes to picking your next family holiday destination, Africa is the best destination. Nothing more incredible than heading out on safari together with your family viewing wild animals in their natural habitat, appreciating the beautiful scenery of Serengeti National Park , Ngorongoro crater and many other parks in Tanzania.
For children, a family safari is a chance to spend time together whilst learning more about the world. Whether it’s going on game drives or exploring the lodge, children will be immersed in a completely new environment, soaking in the sights and making memories that are sure to last well into their adult lives.
We have variety of accommodations at which parent can stay with their children as family. Most of the lodges and camps offer programs that engage kids, like guided walks, cultural village visits and sometimes hands-on junior ranger programs. Some properties do have swimming pools too. One of the best African experiences for children is private mobile camping, where kids can experience the thrill of sleeping under canvas in the African bush.
Tanzania’s northern safari circuit is prime wildlife-viewing country. Although not renowned for its affordability, kids will love seeing the well-habituated animals, as well as the vibrant Maasai culture. A good selection of child-friendly lodges, camps, hotels and restaurants ensures that there is plenty of choice. The southern safari circuit is definitely a more adventurous option and should probably be restricted to families with older children who will better appreciate longer and wilder safaris in open-top game viewing vehicles.
The mellow beaches of Zanzibar and the other Spice Islands are reason enough to recommend the Indian Ocean islands as ideally suited to families and children. Many Zanzibari hotels also have swimming pools (ideal for swimming with kids in a controlled environment when seas are rough or while the tide is out) as well as spacious hotel grounds where kids can run wild and burn off energy in a safe place. Because many families visit Zanzibar, there is also a wide choice of child-friendly cuisine on almost every menu.
Families travelling with small kids and tighter budgets might find it easier to base themselves in major centers like Arusha (where there are shops, medical facilities and other support services) and do shorter excursions from that base. An example of an easy and rewarding day tours would be to nearby Arusha National Park where there is plenty of wildlife, but for the full experience a trip further afield to Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire or Lake Manyara would be more impressive.