One of the world's greatest safari destinations, Tanzania’s rolling plains, abundant wildlife and unique ecosystems make it ideal for a family adventure. Explore it at your leisure on this tailor-made adventure.
On this trip, you will visit the big highlights of this amazing country, enjoying game drives to witness some of the best wildlife in the world, as well as cycle tours to explore the local area, before spending a few days on the Spice Island of Zanzibar where you will meet the locals and explore historic Stone Town.
This itinerary can be adapted as you wish to suit your family's interests, and the time you have available.
Overnight flight from the UK to Kilimanjaro.
Arrive Kilimanjaro airport in the morning. You’ll be met and driven to Lake Manyara, around a three hour drive from the airport, and then the rest of the day is free to relax. Stay in an established camp with a cosy atmosphere and pool.
Enjoy an early morning game drive in Lake Manyara National Park, where zebras, impalas, monkeys, giraffes, buffalos, hippos and warthogs are frequently seen, as well as elephants and incredible numbers of flamingos. After lunch go on a guided bike ride through a local village, banana plantations and woodlands before returning back to camp over the salt flats.
Visit the Ngorongoro Conservation area for an early morning game drive and stop at the rim of the crater for fantastic views. Continue to the Oldupai Gorge, an archeological site where early human fossils were first discovered. In the evening, enjoy a game drive in the Serengeti when the carnivores come out to hunt. Tonight, you will stay at a Masai run camp.
Today, after an early breakfast, enjoy a full day safari drive through the Serengeti National Park, crossing the whole of the Serengeti through Seronera and into the western corridor, with fanastic widlife viewing opportunities along the way.
Explore, by canoe, the narrow waterways leading to the massive expanse of Lake Victoria, the best site in Tanzania for birding. In the afternoon, enjoy a bike ride through local farms and fishing villages between the shores of Lake Victoria and the Serengeti National Park. This evening, enjoy drinks and dinner around the campfire.
Today it's time to leave the mainland and fly (via Dar Es Salaam) to the island of Zanzibar, situated off the off the coast of East Africa.
Enjoy a historical walking tour in Stone Town, strolling through the narrow alleys, carved balconies and numerous locations of historical significance. After the city tour, transfer to your beach hotel, home for the next three nights.
Days 9-10 :
The next two days can be filled with as much or as little as you wish: watersports, diving, snorkelling, sunset cruises, village walks and spice tours can all be arranged locally.
After a leisurely, breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Stone Town, stopping en route at a spice farm for a fascinating guided tour. Afterwards you will be taken to the Dhow Palace Hotel where you will have access to a family day room to rest and freshen up before a transfer to the airport for your overnight flight home.
Day 12: Arrive UK
- Prices from (exc. international flights): £3,199 per adult, £2,299 per child
- Prices from (inc. flights from/to UK): £4,299 per adult, £3,139 per child
Flight prices are subject to change, and prices tend to be higher during peak periods.
Child prices apply for ages 11 and under at the time of travel.
- Duration: 12 days
- Ideal for ages: 8+
- Itinerary type: Trip idea
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