Tanzania Family Safari
from $6,890 adult
from $6,590 teen
from $5,890 child
Please call us to add international flights from most major U.S. cities.
Depart North America / Arrive Arusha, Tanzania
Your Thomson Guide will greet you at the airport and escort you to tonight’s lodge. Rest up—your adventure begins in the morning.
Overnight: Rivertrees Country Inn
Arusha National Park
First stop: Arusha National Park. Catch glimpses of black and white Colobus monkeys swinging in the forest canopy, bushbuck dashing across the savannah and giraffes drinking from a waterhole. Enjoy a leisurely walk to a waterfall before heading back to your lodge.
Overnight: Rivertrees Country Inn
Tarangire National Park
Onward you go to Tarangire National Park. Spend two days traversing the park’s unspoiled landscapes, best known for massive baobab trees and elephant herds. Spend your evenings under the stars in cozy nyumba camps.
Overnights: Thomson Tarangire Nyumba
Ngorongoro Highlands & Ngorongoro Crater
Spend your day touring the lush gardens of Gibb’s Farm—our base for the next two days. At Gibb’s Farm, there is something for everyone. You can hike the surrounding forests, explore the working farm, sip tea on the veranda, or indulge in Maasai-inspired spa treatments (additional fees apply).
On your second day, drive to the floor of Ngorongoro Crater, home to about 30,000 animals. With the help of your expert guide, you may spot hippos, ostriches, lions, and more.
Overnights: Gibb’s Farm
Serengeti National Park
This morning, journey to Serengeti National Park. On your two-day excursion here, you may witness lions sunbathe on kopjes (rock formation), antelopes leap across plains, zebra quench their thirst in waterholes, and more. Soccer, Frisbee, beading supplies, and books are all on hand for the kids. In the evenings, share stories around a fire or gaze at the stars back at camp.
Join an optional hot air balloon ride to take in sweeping views of the Serengeti from above. (Minimum height and age: four feet and seven years. Advanced reservations and additional fees apply).
Overnights: Thomson Serengeti Nyumbas
Eastern Serengeti Nature Refuge
Conclude your journey in the Eastern Serengeti Nature Refuge. Here, you'll have the opportunity to learn about the traditional customs of the people of Tanzania and catch some final glimpses of wildlife. Visit a local school where your kids will meet their Tanzanian pen pals. Families love this retreat because it offers authentic adventures in the wild.
Overnights: Thomson Eastern Serengeti Nyumba
Watch the VIDEO HIGHLIGHT to learn more about the Eastern Serengeti Nature Refuge.
Eastern Serengeti to Arusha / Return to North America
This morning, you’ll fly to Arusha, arriving in time for a hearty farewell lunch. Enjoy some last-minute shopping, and relax in a day room before your flight home.
Day room: Mount Meru Hotel
Extend your discoveries with one of our optional trip extensions. Stroll the colorful streets on the island of Zanzibar … catch intimate glimpses of gorillas in the Virunga Mountains … search for wildlife across uncharted plains in Ruaha National Park … and more.
Rivertrees Country Inn
Reminiscent of its legacy as a former German colonial farm and coffee estate, Rivertrees Country Inn blends simple elegance and modern convenience. Wake up in your farmhouse-style room to the sound of the rushing Usa River, and enjoy a hearty breakfast in an open-air, thatched-roof dining area.
Thomson Tarangire Nyumba
An authentic experience awaits you at this private camp in Tarangire. Conveniences like solar lighting and ensuite bathrooms with hot showers add a comforting touch to this safari retreat. In the evenings, enjoy dinner prepared from local ingredients, and chat with friendly staff and fellow travelers as you watch the sun set behind towering baobab trees.
Fresh food, fresh air, and fresh perspectives abound at Gibb’s Farm. At the end of full days of exploration, relax in your eco-friendly cottage, set amidst the farm’s lush gardens. You can even ask the attentive staff to provide insight into local culture and history.
Thomson Serengeti Nyumbas
These semi-permanent, seasonal camps are strategically plotted across the Serengeti according to wildlife migration patterns. Each location offers comfort in the heart of the wilderness. With spacious tents, cozy bedding, and ensuite bathrooms, you’ll have to take a look outside to be reminded that you’re deep in the bush. And no need to worry—with eco-friendly features like solar lighting, we’re not harming the landscape.
Thomson Eastern Serengeti Nyumba
Wake up with a hot shower in your ensuite bathroom, and marvel at sweeping views of the eastern Serengeti ecosystem’s remote savannah. After a day of adventure, you’ll appreciate the comforts of the camp. Enjoy a hearty dinner prepared fresh from local ingredients, and discuss the day’s excitement with your fellow travelers and attentive staff.
Mount Meru Hotel
The Mount Meru Hotel has been a mainstay of Arusha accommodations since it opened in the 1960's, when Tanzania tourism was still in its infancy. It was recently renovated top to bottom, and the finished product is even better than the original. With reliable modern conveniences, a variety of dining options, a beautiful pool, and a central location, it is one of the best places to start or end your safari or trek.
|Depart US||Return US||Adult||Teen||Child||Notes|
|June 10||June 22||$6,690||$6,390||$5,690||Sold Out|
|June 13||June 25||$6,690||$6,390||$5,690||Sold Out|
|June 16||June 28||$6,690||$6,390||$5,690||Limited Availability||Reserve Now|
|June 24||July 06||$6,690||$6,390||$5,690||Sold Out|
|June 25||July 07||$6,690||$6,390||$5,690||Sold Out|
|June 26||July 08||$6,890||$6,590||Teen Trip, Limited Availability||Reserve Now|
|June 30||July 12||$6,690||$6,390||$5,690||Sold Out|
|July 07||July 19||$6,890||$6,590||$5,890||Sold Out|
|July 10||July 22||$6,690||$6,390||$5,690||Sold Out|
|July 18||July 30||$6,890||$6,590||$5,890||Sold Out|
|July 25||August 06||$6,390||$6,090||$5,390||Sold Out|
|August 04||August 16||$6,890||$6,590||$5,890||Sold Out|
|August 07||August 19||$6,890||$6,590||Teen Trip, Limited Availability||Reserve Now|
|August 14||August 26||$6,890||$6,590||$5,890||Limited Availability||Reserve Now|
|December 20||January 01||$7,190||$6,890||$6,190||Sold Out|
|December 23||January 04||$7,190||$6,890||$6,190||Reserve Now|
|March 14||March 26||$6,890||$6,590||$5,890||Reserve Now|