Family Safari For All Ages
8 Days/7 Nights
Why not take a family safari holiday?
At SafariHQ, we offer a well paced tours designed with the kids in mind. You will find that our luxury family safaris are suitable for children of all ages, and they are not too rushed – giving you plenty of time to get organised.
Extending over eight days and seven nights, you will find that this provides just the right amount of time away from home. This safari is a great educational journey for everyone and combines exciting game drives with educational cultural visits. These include a Maasai Boma visit and a trip to Mto wa Mbu Village with an archaeological trip to the world famous Olduvai Gorge Museum. The family safari tour culminates with an aerial view of the Serengeti as you leave by small plane and make your way back to Arusha.
You will enjoy our child friendly accommodation featuring warm African hospitality and spectacular views. Combining a tour with a beach break in Zanzibar makes for a great holiday, as it allows for some essential rest and relaxation. Take a look at our beach breaks today for a great way to conclude your family safari holiday, or call us here at SafariHQ with any questions you might have.
- Tarangire National Park
- Ngorongoro Highlands
- Ngorongoro Crater
- Serengeti National Park
- Game Viewing
- Mto wa Mbu Village
- Cultural Walk
- Masaai Boma
- Olduvai Gorge Museum
- Flight over the Serengeti
Safari at a Glance
Day 1: Arusha
Jambo, welcome to Tanzania. A SafariHQ guide will meet your family at the airport and transfer you to your accommodation at Olasiti Lodge, in the bustling small town of Arusha. For the remainder of the day you may wish to relax and enjoy a swim in the pool. Alternatively, you may enjoy a culture walk that is organised by the hotel and lasts about 1 hour. The walk takes in some of the sights of Arusha including the Clock Tower and the markets.
Day 2: Tarangire National Park
After breakfast you will be greeted at your accommodation by your SafariHQ guide who will brief you about safety in the parks whilst on safari. We will then depart for your first day of safari and make our way to the picturesque Tarangire National Park for an adventure packed day of game driving. We will reach your accommodation at Tarangire Safari Lodge in time for you and the family to settle in and enjoy a hot lunch. In the afternoon you will enjoy an afternoon game drive. Tarangire National Park is dominated by the perennial Tarangire River and is characteristically known for its giant baobab tress that stretch and wind their branches into the blue sky. The most spectacular feature of Tarangire is its large elephant population. In fact, it has the largest population of any park in northern Tanzania. These gentle giants abound in excess of 3,000. Tarangire is currently experiencing and elephant baby boom and you will notice a lot of juniors and babies as members of the herd. Also expect to see zebra, eland, mongoose, giraffe, bushbuck, hartebeest, dik dik, impala, warthog, reedbuck. Primates you may encounter are olive baboon, vervet monkey and bushbaby. Many carnivores are abundant throughout the park such as lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena and jackal.
Day 3: Tarangire National Park
After breakfast, enjoy an adventure packed day of game driving in Tarangire National Park. Beside herds of elephants you can also expect to see zebra, eland, mongoose, giraffe, bushbuck, hartebeest, dik dik, impala, warthog, reedbuck. Many carnivores are abundant throughout the park such as lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena and jackal. Retire to Tarangire Safari Lodge to enjoy a sundowner while watching the kids take a swim in the pool.
Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater
This morning we will make our way to the stunning Ngorongoro Conservation Area. On the way we will take the opportunity to stretch your legs and take a break and spend it exploring the nearby Mto wa Mbu village. Try your hand at bargaining with the locals in the markets, pick up some authentic souvenirs or just immerse yourself in the culture. Mid morning we continue on our way to the picturesque Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Enjoy the beautiful panoramic views as we drive up into the highlands to your accommodation at Tloma Lodge. Enjoy the spectacular views of the Ngorongoro Highlands from the lodge or spend the afternoon relaxing with a massage. A solar-heated swimming pool is always popular after a day of walking around the farm or in the local village.
Bird watching is a favourite pastime at the lodge and guests will have the luxury of watching birds from the comfort of the lodge. Guided morning and evening nature walks through the Tloma farm is a great introduction to Wairak culture and traditions.
Guests will have an opportunity to view a beautiful waterfall on an escorted walk through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This extraordinary volcanic landscape boasts stunning craters and lakes.
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater
At sunrise, we descend 600 metres into the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater for a game drive. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most densely crowded African wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals including some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino. Animals that you may find in the crater include wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo and elephant. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park is the dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. Tour the Lerai Forest with its yellow-barked acacias, searching for giant-tusked elephant, rare black rhino and black- maned lion. Bird lovers can view flamingo and other species, which share the shallow waters with big game. You may also see Maasai herdsmen and their cattle — the crater is in their territory, and the Maasai continue to coexist with wildlife as they have for centuries. Stop for a picnic lunch near the hippo pool and watch resident hippos bobbling in the river. Ascend the crater in the early afternoon and return to Tloma Lodge.
Day 6: Serengeti National Park
Enjoy breakfast, before departing through the rolling hills of the Ngorongoro Highlands to visit a traditional Maasai village. Here you will be greeted by the Chief who will guide you around the nearby bomas and explain the culture of the Maasai people. After saying goodbye to the Maasai people, you will head towards the Serengeti National Park via Olduvai Gorge to visit the museum. This world famous archaeological site containing fossils of our early human ancestors, thought to be over 2 million years old. Enjoy lunch en-route as you head towards the entry gate for the world famous Serengeti National Park. Tanzania’s oldest and most popular National Park, also a world heritage site and recently proclaimed a 7th world wide wonder, the Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa. Dinner and overnight stay at Seronera Wildlife Lodge.
Day 7: Serengeti National Park
This morning, embark on an optional hot air balloon ride over the boundless Serengeti plains, just as animals begin to stir. For those not enjoying a balloon safari you may opt for an early morning game drive. At sunrise you may encounter animals grazing in the beautiful light of sunrise and predators may still be busy hunting before retiring to rest for the day. Sunrise on the Serengeti is not to be missed and extraordinary photographic opportunities will abound at this magical time of day. You have the option to return to your accommodation for a hot lunch or to opt for a packed lunch which can be enjoyed at one of the various picnic sites found in the Serengeti. After lunch you will continue on a game drive. Around the time of dusk be on the lookout for lion. Cheetah can also be spotted on the plains in the early morning and late afternoon when temperatures are not too high. They rely on daylight and speed to catch their prey. Hippo pods can be seen in the bigger pools and rivers while crocodiles can be seen sunning themselves on the riverbanks. Return to Seronera Wildlife Lodge for drinks and an overnight stay.
Day 8: Arusha
After breakfast enjoy your last opportunity to witness the mornings sun rays as they kiss this pristine and majestic landscape of the Serengeti. This will also be your last opportunity to observe the Serengeti’s diverse range of animal and birdlife. We bid the Serengeti farewell as we head to Seronera Airstrip for your flight back to Arusha where you may rest before your international flight. You may wish to add one of our optional activities as your next destination. A beach break in Zanzibar is a great way to relax and unwind before concluding the holiday of a lifetime.
Cost and Availability
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- Prices in $USD
- Prices are based on twin share
- Airport transfer as per itinerary
- All meals & accommodation as per itinerary
- National Park & entry fees
- Transportion in 4×4 with safari driver/guide
- Bottled water
What's Not Included?
- International flights
- Tips & gratuities