Tanganyika Experience Safaris has specialized in Family Safaris and we have the recepie to keep everyone in the family happy. Here are some important ingredients:
- Special lodges with big enough rooms
- Lodges with flexible price policy
- Lodges that are children safe and with special features
- Itineraries with few changes – at least two nights in every place
- Itineraries with non-wildlife activities allowing the children to go out for jungle walks, bicycling, beadings with Masai, rock climbing, canoeing and making fire etc.
This 12 day family safari and Zanzibar explores the most famous parks in Tanzania:
Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara. The itinerary is packed with activities to keep restless children, and their parents, happy. If you want tomodify this itinerary just contact us, would be happy to help.
Day 1: ARRIVAL
Your Family Safari Zanzibar starts when you are met at the International Airport of Kilimanjaro by your driver/guide and our representative. We will take you the Loasis Lodge, a simple but charming lodge at the foot of Mt. Meru. Traditional round huts are clustered in the tropical garden, and a small pool guarantees refreshing moments on a hot day. Our safari manager will come to meet you and provide you with a safari briefing.
Accommodations will be in a family room where 3-4 persons can comfortably sleep. Dinner included
Day 2: Lake Manyara
After breakfast the family safari starts and we depart for Lake Manyara (driving time some 2.5-3 hours). Nestling at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, the park is recognized for its increadible beauty. You can see many game animals such as Buffalo, Elephants, Giraffe, Impala, Hippo and others.
Overnight at the nice, intimate kirurumu Lodge perched on escarpment granting great views over Lake Manyara with grazing animals towards the Rift Valley Escarpment. All meals included
Transfer time without game viewing, 2.5 hours
Day 3: Exploring Lake Manyara and its surroundings
After spending most of the previous days in the car you might enjoy to get out of the car for some physical activities and to explore the area at the Rift Valley Escarpment by walk guided by well trained local guides. First you walk through Mto wa Mbu Village where your guides introduce you to the local village and social life, to economic activities, education and many other things. Instead of the village tour your guides can also take you to a large banana plantation, one of the basics of local economy life and explain you about this agricultural meaning. Later you can walk through a small forest inhabited by monkeys and dikdiks which leads to Miwaleni River. Following the river is a thrilling (maybe little strenuous) hike and climb over rocks and stones until you finally reach Miwaleni Waterfall hidden in the Rift Valley Escarpment.
After lunch at your lodge and some rest you can go for a bicycle ride in the plains towards Lake Manyara.
Overnight at kirurumu Lodge. All meals included
Day 4: Ngorongoro
After breakfast you pass into Ngorongoro Conservation Area and descend into the crater for a wonderful game drive (with a picnic lunch) inside the Ngorongoro Crater often described as one of the wonders of the world. It’s the world largest intact caldera and a natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s densest animal populations. It is one of the few places where the rare black rhino can be observed in their natural setting. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingoes, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. With a bit of luck the ‘Big Five’ can be spotted during one game drive only.
Overnight at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge. All meals included
Day 5: Ngorongoro – Serengeti
After breakfast you start on your way to Serengeti National Park (driving time some 4 hours, but with plenty to see on the way!) En route you will see grazing zebras, antelopes and giraffes and sometimes some buffaloes hiding in the bush. You will visit a Masai Boma (traditional village) where some Masai Warriors will welcome you, show you around and explain their traditional life. They will also show you their famous jumping dance and invite you to join in if you like! You can also see inside houses, meet children, ask questions and take photos!
After stopping for you picnic lunch on a kopje (rock outcropping) in Serengeti you will continue further into the park and go on a game drive in the afternoon. Depending on the time of year and the migration of the herds you can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes, and many birds and other species.
Tonight and the following night you spend in a comfortable tented camp at the edge of the famous Serengeto, with views over the endless savannah with some animals and typically African acacia trees. Enjoy some relaxing hours at the camp fire under open sky after dinner, chatting with other guests and the charismatic guards.
Transfer time without game viewing 3, 5-4 hours
Overnight at Ikoma tented Camp at Ikoma, Northern Serengeti. All meals included
Day 6: Serengeti
Early start today for an early morning game drive to see also nocturnal predators returning from hunting and animals walking up in early morning light . You can take breakfast boxes with you and have a bush breakfast when the sun is up before you visit the interesting documentation centre about Serengeti at seronera . Return to your lodge for a relaxed lunch under the at lodge. In the afternoon you can go out again on game drives. 2ndovernight at Ikoma Tented camp at ikoma northern Serengeti centre . All meals included .
DAY 7: SERENGETI – ZANZIBAR
After breakfast at your Lodge we take you to Seronera Air strip in the Serengeti , for your flight to Zanzibar , then transfer to coastal beach hotel which you are going to choose . Dinner and breakfast included
DAY 8 – 10: BEACH EXTENSION
Relax and enjoy the beaches of Zanzibar. Dinner and breakfast included
DAY 11: SPICE TOUR
After breakfast Transfer to town. On the way we will do the famous Spice Tour. We have developed a special spice tour and visit historical building and big Local Market .Your Hotel is located in the heart of stone town .Overnight at Tembo Hotel breakfast included
DAY 12: DEPARTURE
Departure transfer to Zanzibar airport for you departure .
NB: IF YOU DEPART FROM ANOTHER AIRPORT THAN Zanzibar we’ll arrange Domestic flight connections to your departure airport to Dar Es salaam or Kilimanjaro
End of our service
Price on request and will valid for families of 2 parents and with children sharing parents’ bedroom maximum 4 person
Note that routing subject to change if necessary
All accommodations subject to availability
- Airport transfers in private cars
- Domestic flight Serengeti – Zanzibar include departure tax
- 07 days private safaris
- Transport and wildlife drives in extended modified 4WD Land Cruiser or Land Rover with photographic roof hatch and guaranteed window seats
- Services of professional, English speaking or French or Germany safari guide
- All wildlife reserve entry fees
- All game drives as mentioned
- 2 liter mineral water per person/ day during game drives
- Coffee/Tea with picnic lunches
- 01 x HB at Rivertrees Country Inn, Arusha (or similar lodge)
- 04 x FB at safari lodges or tented camps as per your itinerary
- 03 x HB at hotels beaches on HB
- Day Tour Zanzibar incl lunch
- Flying doctor insurance ( first aid on the spot and rescue flights)
New Tourist development levy
- International airfare & flights
- All items of a personal nature
- Gratuities for safari guide
- Travel insurance
- Visa fees (50 US$ for Americans & Irish Citizens)- to be paid upon arrival)
- Laundry services
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and beverages