What to expect on 9 Days Tanzania Family Safari
This magical safari and beach tour explores the very best that Tanzania has to offer. Expect nothing but the best of Tanzania from the far-reaching unspoilt plains of the Serengeti, breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater, and the wildlife teeming Lake Manyara, before saying goodbye to exhilarating wildlife encounters and hello to the Zanzibar Archipelago – home to white beaches and warm waters. This tour explores ancient cultures, experiences close-up encounters with wildlife, and soaks up all the beauty of this East African nation.
Day to day Itinerary
2 Night in Arusha
Arusha in Africa is your gateway to Tanzania’s treasure trove
Day 1 & 2
Arrive Kilimanjaro International Airport, and proceed to the Immigration desk for VISA Stamp. Before leaving the desk make sure your passport is correctly stamped with correct dates as well. Outside the airport you will meet with your safari guide with a sign board with one of your names. Our safari guides have gone through COVID 19 standard procedure course, and they will make sure they follow all the protocols. Depart the airport and drive to Haradalis home for dinner and overnight. www.haradalihome.com
Because of a long flight, the children will be tired and need time to relax a little bit before starting wildlife safari experience. Having a day to relax will give them a chance to adopt the weather and the new environment as well. Let them walk around, have bike ride, visit the market, swimming and so on. Let them be everywhere. The home has a big library with different books, they can also use the library. All meals are included on your day.
2 Nights Northern Serengeti
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Day 3 & 4
To minimize driving time, I will advise that you take a flight from Arusha to Northern Serengeti. Why northern Serengeti? After the heavy rains in April and May, in July the ground begins to dry again, and availability of green grass and water become a problem, large herds of wildebeests accompanied by zebras begin to search for water and green grass. At this time of the year, you will find most of them in the Grumenti and Mara river areas. Travelling between mid-July to October gives you a chance to see the river crossing. Imagine seeing thousands of wildebeest singing solidarity song while crossing the river. It is amazing!
The flight will depart Arusha at 9:00am and arrive in the Serengeti at 11:00am. In Serengeti you will find your guide already waiting for you eagerly to show you the beauty of Tanzania. He will receive you and continue with the game drive towards the hotel for lunch. After lunch and a little rest, you will go again for a game drive in the afternoon. you will return for dinner and overnight at Mara under canvas where you will stay for 2 nights.
1 Night in Central Serengeti
Discover more about Central Serengeti
After breakfast, depart with packed lunch for morning game drive in the northern Serengeti again before living to the central Serengeti To maximize your game drive opportunity, your safari guide will make sure your packed lunches are in your safari car. Stop at the picnic site, enjoy your lunch and proceed with game drive on your way to Kubukubu Tented Lodge for dinner and overnight.
1 Night On A Crater Rim
World’s largest inactive, intact & unfilled volcanic caldera, home to ample wildlife & bird species.
It is time to say goodbye again to the lodge staff, depart with packed lunch for morning game drive then proceed to Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority. Arrive late afternoon, relax before dinner. All meals and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge. Ngorongoro Serena Lodge is located on the crater rim with very beautiful view of the crater, Enjoy the view!
Today you can choose to stop at Olduvai George as well or Masai boma, let us know if you will be interested and we can organize accordingly.
2 Nights In Tarangire
Famous for its baobabs and massive elephant herds, Tarangire shows its quieter side in the park’s southern half
Day 7 & 8
Crater is very beautiful and animals are more active early in the morning, you can decide to have breakfast at the hotel or depart with packed breakfast and packed lunch. Always discuss with your safari guide. Have full day game drive in this beautiful crater. From the comfort of your 4 x 4 vehicle crafted exclusively for game viewing will give an opportunity to spot Big five – Elephant, buffalo, leopard, black mane lion and the rare black rhino as well as hyenas, jackals, flamingos and more. Enjoy a delightful picnic lunch in the heart of this ancient volcanic crater close to the hippo pool. Early evening drive to Maramboi Tented Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Maramboi is located close to lake Manyara, a beautiful place to stay as harmless animals like Zebra, warthogs, wildebeest and many are all the time around the lodge eating grass. You will like the place
If you are departing with KLM, then you will have enough time to relax, have lunch at Maramboi Tented Lodge then depart. Stop at our home for the children to have a little break then proceed to Kilimanjaro Airport for your departure flight.
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Includes & Excludes
- Full board accommodation throughout the safari,
- Exclusive use of safari vehicle with fridge and charging device
- Service of professional English speaking Safari Guide
- Flight from Arusha to Northern Serengeti
- All park Entry fees
- Crater fees
- Drinking water in the car
- Coffee and Tea in the car
- All airport Transfers
- Soft drinks, wine and beers at Mara under Canvas, Kubukubu, and Maramboi Tented Lodge
- International flights
- Any item for personal use such us telephone bills
- Tips to safari guides and porters
- Health / travel insurance
- Masai boma visit and Olduvai Visit ( costs $ 50 per person)