Tanzania Family Safari

from $6,490 adult

from $6,190 teen

from $5,490 child

13 days

Please call to discuss flight options.

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Two Lion cubs in Tanzania Photo credit: Danny Nestor
family safari travelers in Tarangire, Tanzania Photo credit: Sharon Navarro

Trip Highlights

See the animals you’ve dreamed of seeing on safari
Participate in activities for the whole family
Learn how to throw a spear, build a mud hut, or milk a cow with our local friends
Kids meet their Tanzanian pen pals at a local school
Travel insurance is included so parents can relax
Explore off the beaten trail in a private nature refuge

Areas Visited

Arusha National Park
Tarangire National Park
Ngorongoro Highlands
Ngorongoro Crater
Serengeti National Park
Eastern Serengeti Nature Refuge

Thomson Safaris guests visit school children in Tanzania

Days 1-2
Depart North America / Arrive Arusha, Tanzania

Arrive into Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). Your guide will meet you at the airport and escort you to tonight’s lodge in Arusha. 

Overnight: Rivertrees Country Inn

Day 3
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

Days 4-5
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: Tarangire Nyumba

Days 6-7
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

Days 8-9
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: Serengeti Nyumbas

Days 10-11
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: Eastern Serengeti Nyumba

Watch the  VIDEO HIGHLIGHT  to learn more about the Eastern Serengeti Nature Refuge.

Days 12-13
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.

Additional Details:

Single Accommodations: $700

Optional Hot Air Balloon Excursion: $540

Please call us to discuss options for international flights to Tanzania.
Ask us about our competitive Business Class fares.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

Gibb's Farm

Fresh food, fresh air, and fresh perspectives abound at Gibb’s Farm (2013 and 2014 Conde Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Award winner). 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. 

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, your stay won't harm the landscape. 

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