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Tanzania’s rolling savannahs, plentiful wildlife and the unique ecosystem of the Ngorongoro Crater make it one of the world’s greatest safari destinations. This itinerary offers families opportunities to see a wealth of animals in the wild, and enjoy some memorable cultural experiences.

  • Spot wildlife on a safari
  • Stand at the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater
  • Go canoeing to spot hidden animals
  • Visit the historic sights of Stone Town
  • Relax on the beaches of Zanzibar

A perfect family adventure, this trip will show you the big highlights as well as taking you to more exclusive parts of this amazing country.

Your children will love seeing elephants, lions and giraffes out in the wild, as well as exploring local villages and bird watching by canoe. Days are filled with wildlife safaris and boat trips, with evenings spent around the campfire, reliving everything seen during the day. This really is the ultimate African safari!.

Typical Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Depart UK

    Fly to Dar es Salaam on an overnight flight.

  2. Day 2: Arrive Dar es Salaam

    On arrival, make your way to the group hotel in Dar es Salaam. The rest of the day is at leisure.

  3. Day 3: Fly to Kilimanjaro, transfer to Lake Manyara, afternoon safari

    You will be met on arrival by our local representative and transferred to your tented camp overlooking Lake Manyara.

  4. Day 4: Wildlife safari in Tarangire National Park

    After breakfast, head out for a full day’s game drive in Tarangire National Park, famous for its great herds of elephants.

  5. Day 5: Cycling at Lake Manyara

    Your guide will take you on a bicycle ride to the shores of Lake Manyara, from where you can cycle through the forest and onto a nearby village. The afternoon is free to relax or to enjoy optional activities locally.

  6. Day 6: Elephant Caves & Ngorongoro Forest

    Drive to Karatu on the edge of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, where you can enjoy a walk through the forest to the elephant caves.

  7. Day 7: Full day wildlife safari through Ngorongoro highlands & Serengeti

    Today enjoy a game drive through the Ngorongoro Highlands, stopping to enjoy the spectacular views from the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. Continue through the western corridor of the Serengeti before arriving at your camp, situated on the waterways of the famous source of the Nile, Lake Victoria.

  8. Day 8: Village visit & canoeing

    Take a motor boat across Lake Victoria to a traditional village where you will see the morning fish market in progress, before exploring the waterways of Victoria Island by canoe in the afternoon. 

  9. Day 9: Wildlife safari in the Serengeti

    A full day’s game drive through the diverse western corridor of the Serengeti, where children should be on the lookout for gatherings of wildebeest and zebra, as well as buffalo, elephants and giraffes.

  10. Day 10: Transfer to Mwanza, fly to Zanzibar

    Drive to Mwanza for a flight via Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar, where you will be met and transferred to your beach hotel in Nungwi.

  11. Day 11: Zanzibar: Village walking tour

    Explore local life with a walk along the beach to the nearby village and sample some local foods.

  12. Day 12: Zanzibar: Free day in Nungwi

    Today is free to explore Nungwi, relax on the beach or at the hotel, or take part in optional activities in the area.

  13. Day 13: Walking tour of Stone Town & fly back to the UK

    Transfer to Stone Town for a walking tour around the city, and visit a spice farm. Depart this evening for your overnight flights back to the UK. 

    Alternatively, you may wish to extend your trip with a few extra days on Zanzibar to truly unwind.

  14. Day 14: Arrive UK

You should note: You can extend this family holiday with an extra few days in Tanzania. Zanzibar is one of those bucket list, tropical islands that you simply won’t want to leave! Activities include sea kayaking, snorkelling and forest treks, or simply relaxing at your hotel or on the beach.

Guide prices

  • Prices from (exc. international flights): £3,099 per adult, £2,199 per child
  • Prices from (inc. flights from/to UK): £437 per adult, £3,179 per child

Child prices apply for ages 11 and under at the time of travel.

Other information

  • Duration: 14 days
  • Ideal for ages: 7+
  • Itinerary type: Small group

Departure Guide

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What’s Included

All prices are per person and include:

  • Accommodation

    At Lake Manyara, we stay at a beautiful wildlife camp overlooking the lake, either in self-contained stone cottages or tented lodges. We stay in a lodge with self-contained chalets near to the Ngorongoro conservation area. Our next camp is located on the floodplain of Lake Victoria, ideally situated for canoe rides through the Lake Victoria marshland. In Zanzibar, you will stay in a boutique beach hotel, with en suite facilities, swimming pool, spa and restaurant.
  • Meals

    11 breakfasts, 7 lunches & 10 dinners
  • Activities

    • Boat trip

    • Canoeing

    • City tour

    • Cycling

    • Hiking

    • Nature walk

    • Safari

    • Swimming

Flights

You can typically expect to pay from £1,275 for an adult, and from £980 for a child aged 11 and under.

Flight prices are subject to change, and prices tend to be higher during peak periods or when booking late.

For peace of mind, we recommend that you book your flights with us. If you choose your own flights, please ask us to confirm all arrangements first.

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Departures

Choose your preferred departure date from the 4 options below, then make a no obligation booking request, or enquire if you would like to ask us a question.

Our small group holidays require a minimum of just four participants to operate. Most of our holidays are also available on a private basis or can be tailored to meet your requirements.

Itinerary Dates Prices Per Person From (Exc. Flights)
Year Starts Ends Adult price, excluding flights, from Child price, excluding flights, from Holiday Status Options
* Available: this holiday is available to book. ** Guaranteed: this holiday is available to book and has reached a minimum of four participants, so is guaranteed to run.
2018 23 Dec 3 Jan £2,659 £1,999 Available* Book or Enquire
2019 4 Aug 15 Aug £3,099 £2,199 Available* Book or Enquire
2019 18 Aug 29 Aug £3,099 £2,199 Available* Book or Enquire
2019 22 Dec 2 Jan £3,099 £2,199 Available* Book or Enquire