It is very safe to make a Family Safari, it comes a time that you need to travel to Africa and you have children whom you don’t want to leave back home. You need to be close to the children or you need to give them this rare treat of a life time; taking them on a Family Safari to Tanzania.
You will be definitely asking yourself a lot of questions trying to see if it is possible to do so, but at Kuzoka African Safaris we offer the best Tanzania Family Safari. Safety is the number one priority when planning a trip to Africa with children if any and that is why we only include activities that are not only fun for kids but first and foremost safe for them.
Kilimanjaro International Airport / Arusha Airport
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport where we will pick you and transfer you to a lodge in Arusha. On this day our safari manager will meet you at the lodge to give you a short safari briefing and leave you to relax.
After your first night in Tanzania, this morning we leave for the Lake Manyara National Park, some One and a half hour drive from Arusha. We will arrive at around 10 Am and after registration formalities at the park we enter the park for game drives until time for lunch. Lunch will be served at one of the Picnic sites in this park then continue with Game drives all afternoon. In the late afternoon we will drive to the Lodge. Family rooms are available. Hot lunch can be served at the lodge if you wish and if necessary for children you will just have to inform us to make the booking before arrival.
Early in the morning if the children fancy or if some of you wishes, you will go for a game drive in the Lake Manyara National park then drive back to the lodge / tented camp for breakfast. There after a hearty breakfast at the lodge/tented camp, you will be driving Inside the Ngorongoro Conservation Area depending on which lodge you will be staying in – extra conservation fees apply. On arrival and after lunch it is time to relax at the lodge or go for a nature walk guided by a ranger or a warrior in the forests at Ngorongoro highlands. If you wish you can go for an afternoon guided walk.
The best of an African family Safari cannot be complete without a visit to the Ngorongoro Crater. The world largest unbroken caldera that is also the largest natural zoo; Ngorongoro Crater is unparalleled in terms of animal concentration in the whole world. This day will be spent exploring this eighth world wonder with picnic lunch served at the hippo pool side. If you are lucky you can spot all the big 5, in one day. Later in the afternoon you will drive up the Crater rim for overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.
After breakfast at the lodge on this day we drive on to Olduvai Gorge but first we make a brief stop at a Masai Village if you so wish. The Olduvai Gorge is the point where the hominids Australopithecus Boisei was discovered by Louis and Mary Leakey, a discovery that later led to the theory evolution and that Africa is the Cradle of mankind. We will continue on our way to Serengeti National Park via Naabi Hill Gate. We will continue with game drives all afternoon and later check in to the lodge/tented camp.
Here on this day you can go for a very early morning game drive if you wish then back to the lodge/tented camp for breakfast. After breakfast you will spend the rest of the day in the Serengeti plains doing game drives if you wish. You may choose to do a morning game drive and relax during the afternoon. Serengeti Sopa Lodge has a swimming pool where children can take an afternoon dip to cool off from the African Sun.
After breakfast you will check out of the lodge/camp and drive to the Seronera Airstrip with game drives en route. At Seronera you will take your flight to Zanzibar Island. On arrival you will be met at the Airport by driver who will transfer you to the hotel
You will spend these days at the beach resort relaxing. Here you may take on any activities offered at the beach resort where there is a diving Center at site.
You will check out of the beach resort this morning and rive to Stonetown with a visit to the Spice plantation on the way. You will be offered a guided and well informative tour of the ancient plantations. Lunch will be served at the Plantation then drive in the afternoon to Stonetown.
After breakfast you will relax until about 10 am when we go for a guided tour of the Stonetown. This tour will offer us the rare chance to explore this ancient town and get to see the old cathedrals and other historically important buildings in the island. These buildings include the people’s palace, House of wonders and the Old fort.
After breakfast at the beach resort you will be transferred to the Zanzibar Airport for your flight back home.
Depending on your departure time, you will be transferred to The Airport to take your flight back home. In case you are flying out of another airport fx Dar es Salaam or Nairobi, we can arrange your connection flight.
End of the Family Safari in Tanzania.