Finding the right destination for family holiday packages to enjoy can be a very hard task, but with our Tanzania Family Safaris, there is no need to worry. Everyone will have the best Tanzania family tour and the highest form of tranquility, comfort, and entertainment within the beautiful destination of Serengeti, Ngorongoro, and Zanzibar. We organize the best Tanzania family safari holidays with the ultimate kind of safety so the only thing your family has to question is how much fun everyone is going to have through our Tanzania family holiday packages.
All of our Tanzania family safaris are created to fit the needs of every single member of the family regardless of their age and secure his or her safety and comfort. You and your family will enjoy absolute freedom during your phenomenal vacation in Tanzania, to create some precious memories with your loved ones. Our Tanzania Family safaris offer everything any tourist would desire. Cultural buffs will enjoy authentic Masai Cultural Experiences.
Those who enjoy excellent game viewing with their family, relaxing at the idyllic beaches, or any water-related activities have many options to choose from through our Tanzania family vacations.
Tanzania Family Safaris and Holiday Packages with Kids
Is Tanzania good for kids?
If you have ever wondered about taking your kids on a safari to Africa, the East African country Tanzania could be the best place to start. First of all, Tanzania offers world-class national parks and safari attractions that appeal to all ages.
There are safari parks in Tanzania where you can see some of the most fascinating animals on the planet; your kids will never be able to visit a zoo again after a visit here.
What is more, Tanzania’s Indian Ocean beaches of Zanzibar are equally special, with sheltered, accessible shorelines. Although some holiday activities may be age-specific for safety reasons, adventures like snorkeling amid the vibrant marine life of Zanzibar’s islands and reefs could be your child’s starting point for a lifelong love affair with the ocean. Tanzania is also renowned for having highly experienced and professional tourism Sector.
Whether the focus of your Tanzania family safari is a safari in the country’s national parks or a relaxing beach holiday in the towns and resorts of the coast – we highly suggest combining both.
Accommodation places here are well set up to host families and have been doing so for many years. Above all else though, it is the people of Tanzania who make this a special place to visit on family holiday. Watch how your new guide’s face lights up when he or she meets your children for the first time and you will understand what we mean.
Where is best in Tanzania for A Family Trip with kids?
There are two main areas in Tanzania where traveling with kids makes the most sense. The first is northern Tanzania Safari circuit, which has a number of national parks to choose from.
Accommodation and tour operators in this northern region of Tanzania have more experience in catering to families than their counterparts elsewhere in the country.
And the wildlife you will see in northern Tanzania is some of the best anywhere in Africa. The second main area that is ideal for Tanzania family holidays is Zanzibar, which is more focused on cultural and beach tourism but has a tourism industry that is comparable in experience to the safari sector.
Best things To Do On Tanzania Family Safaris with babies and toddlers
1. A beach holiday
If you are planning a Tanzania safari with a baby or a toddler, a holiday at the beaches of Zanzibar makes far more sense than a wildlife viewing safari. Taking a really young child out into the bush is anything but relaxing: you will spend your whole time making sure your toddler does not crawl off into the unfenced bush, blissfully unaware of the dangers of creature’s great (lions, hyenas, leopards, cheetahs, elephants) and small fire ants.
Zanzibar has outstanding beach resorts and hotels with child-friendly swimming pools, expansive lawns, playgrounds and restaurants. In area like Nungwi, at Zanzibar’s northern tip, the beaches front onto gentle, almost wave-free lagoon waters.
Best Things To Do On Tanzania Family Safaris With Kids
1. Wildlife viewing safari
There is nothing quite like seeing your first lion, hyena, leopard or elephant in the wild, and it an experience that your children will never forget. Most wildlife safari drives in Tanzania are conducted in open-sided 4×4 safari vehicles with canvas roofs and tiered seating, which means there is nothing between you and the animals.
Yes, it is perfectly safe, but the heart of even the calmest kid will skip a beat when a lion or elephant looks at them from just a few meters away. Serengeti National Park is possibly the best safari destinations in the whole world. The stunning Ngorongoro Crater, as well as Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks, are all within a short drive of each other, and can be just as thrilling for seeing wild animals of Africa.
2. Maasai cultural visits
Most of Tanzania’s northern occupy the traditional lands of the Maasai People, and there are numerous opportunities for a guided cultural encounter with a Maasai Village.
This is especially the case around the Ngorongoro Conservation – where village visits take you through a Maasai community. Children here are always treated as special guests and will be invited into family homes and to take park in cultural ceremonial dances. As long as you visit with an expert Maasai guide, it can be a soulful encounter that your kids will talk about long after they have returned home.
3. Beach activities
You may just want to rest in a beach resort, but there are plenty opportunities for something a little more. The Indian waters of Zanzibar and other amazing coastal areas (such as Mafia and Pemba Island) are rich in marine life and coral reef, meaning that snorkeling is always a possibility. The perfect excursions will take you out onto the turquoise blue water of the Ocean in a dhow/a traditional wooden sailing boat with a picnic lunch.
Best Things to Do on Tanzania Family Safaris with tweenagers and teenagers
Many safari activities that kids enjoy such as wildlife safaris, cultural encounters and snorkeling will also go down well with tweens and teens.
1. Hot-air balloon safari
A hot-air balloon safari over the endless plains of Serengeti National Park is a truly magical way to see a truly magical place. Of course it is an expensive adventure, but this is a once-in-a-lifetime safari experience, whether it is looking down on a herd of migrating wildebeest or marveling at the endless savannah plains as the sun appears over the horizon.
2. Learn how to hunt with the Hadzabe
Tanzania’s Lake Eyasi area is home to Hadzabe tribal people who still live in the traditional manner. Unlike cultural encounters elsewhere in Tanzania, visits to the Hadzabe communities include joining the morning hunt for food, which the Hadzabe people would be doing whether the visitors were there or not. It is an exciting immersion into a local culture that has someway survived the trappings of the modern world.
3. Cooking classes
A recurrent theme across Tanzania, from Arusha to Zanzibar, is tours where you go shopping in the local market with a local chef and then learn how to cook local Swahili dishes. It is a great change of pace for a day and provides many treasured insights into everyday local life here.
4. Scuba Diving
Tanzania has several dive schools, and some teens on Tanzania family safaris and holiday may love to try something a little more challenging than snorkeling. This can open up a whole new world and imagine them returning home to tell their friends that they learned to scuba dive while away in Africa.
Tips for Planning a Family Safari to Tanzania
- Taking a baby on safari can be expensive. Everyone will be happier if (and some operators will insist that) you organize a private safari so that the cries of even the best-behaved toddlers don’t frighten off the animals and spoil the safari experience of other travelers.
- Consider traveling in low season when accommodation and tour rates are cheaper and there are fewer other travelers around.
- No matter how old your kids, talk to them about safari etiquette and ensure that they follow the advice of their guides at all time.
- Avoid covering too much ground, particularly if you are traveling with younger kids. Plan to see a few places – well.
- These days, most accommodation has Wi-Fi, even out in the wilds on safari, although it is often restricted to public areas. Ensure you manage expectations and find out in advance where you are likely to have access to Wi-Fi so your kids know where they will be able to touch base with friends back home.
Ready For A Tanzania Family Safari Holiday?
Browse our range of Tanzania family safaris and tours above, and if you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for contact us and we will tailor-make an itinerary that will ensure everyone has an unbelievable time from dad the birding fanatic to lion-obsessed junior.