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Tanzania family tours

Tanzania family tours

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Family vacation in Tanzania
Length 10 days Approx. $2,370
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Slow family safari
Length 11 days Approx. $3,780

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Is Tanzania the right destination for you?

Tanzania! Words just cannot express the beauty of the nature… any attempts to describe seem empty and pale in the face of the splendor and variety of this wilderness. Try to picture peaceful herds of elephants along a riverbank. You are not dreaming, you are in the Tarangire national park! Raise your head and open your eyes and ears: in ... Tanzania! Words just cannot express the beauty of the nature… any attempts to describe seem empty and pale in the face of the splendor and variety of this wilderness. Try to picture peaceful herds of elephants along a riverbank. You are not dreaming, you are in the Tarangire national park! Raise your head and open your eyes and ears: in the Ngorongoro preservation area you can observe 400 species of birds. Lift the head again and Mount Kilimanjaro will catch your eye. Once a myth it is now accessible in six days by the Machame route! Return to the ground in the Serengeti plains. The oldest and without a doubt the most popular of the Tanzanian parks: You will find hundreds of thousands of zebras, gazelles and gnus which migrate annually in search of greener pastures. Elephants, giraffes and elk are in constant movement...
Your tailor made holiday to Tanzania doesn’t only cover natural wildlife. It also includes meeting with unique ethnic groups, like the Maasai, the proud semi-nomadic people. Tanzania is also a place to kick back and relax along the superb beaches of Zanzibar.
Luxury travel or beneath a tent, for a safari between friends or a honeymoon, a trip to Tanzania is a dream come true!
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A family vacation in Tanzania is educational and thrilling for both adults and children. This East African country is known for its stunning scenery and wildlife, and there’s a rich mix of cultural and historical influences. Whether on safari or on a beach vacation, your family will love a trip to Tanzania.

What makes Tanzania a great destination for families?

A Tanzanian family vacation offers a blend of natural beauty and cultural discovery. Your adventures will take you to a variety of places, from white sandy beaches to sweeping plains teeming with wildlife, or even into rugged mountain ranges and volcanoes. And you’ll meet friendly locals and diverse tribespeople along the way, introducing the children to new cultures as you go. 

Best things to do in Tanzania with kids

For kids, Tanzania is an awe-inspiring destination. They'll find fun in a wide range of activities throughout the country, whether it's canoeing trips, meeting and learning with tribespeople, or visiting prehistoric sites. These are the top activities to do with kids in Tanzania.

Meet ancient animals on an island

Known to locals as Changu, Prison Island has a long and interesting history. Visit with a local guide to get the lowdown, then explore the tortoise sanctuary. You'll encounter the endangered Aldabra tortoises, some believed to be over 150 years old.

See wildlife up close in the national parks

Family trips in Tanzania must include a wildlife safari in one of the numerous national parks. While the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti are the best-known areas, Katavi and Tarangire National Parks are also spectacular. You'll have the unforgettable thrill of watching lions, buffalo, giraffes, and elephants in their natural habitat. 

Canoe through a national park

A different kind of safari involves canoeing through Arusha National Park. It's a great way to bond with the family, and offers a scenic change from riding in vans or cars. These professionally-guided lake trips take you past various animals and birds along the shore.

Bike through the countryside

Biking trips are a great option for active families, and routes are generally smooth and flat. Spot animals such as impala, zebras, or monkeys, and experience a slice of rural Tanzania as you pass through farmland and villages. Choose from various itineraries suiting all ages and abilities.

Plunge into beautiful island waters

The atolls scattered off the island of Zanzibar are favorites for scuba divers and snorkelers. Various companies provide quality excursions that explore some of the world's most beautiful reefs. You'll be wowed by the colorful coral and sea life, including fish and even dolphins.

Tips for planning a family vacation in Tanzania

Tanzania is a fantastic experience for families, as long as you do some proper preparation. Consult with your doctor for medical precautions, such as vaccinations. The best time for traveling around Tanzania is during the dry, cooler season from June to September. Traveling by road can take longer due distance and road quality, so plan accordingly and provide extra books and games for the kids.

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