Our Tanzania family safari is a well-paced itinerary to cater to a group of family members to experience the maximum wildlife in the plains and highlands of Africa.
The time with your family will be well spent in well-equipped safari vehicles and camps and safari lodges with en-suite bathrooms and located within the wildlife in the pristine areas of wilderness.
We can customize each day to accommodate your family trip of a lifetime.
Arrival on Kilimanjaro airport meet and greet with Victor and Eric and we will transfer to Arusha crown Hotel for dinner and overnight.
We will meet in the morning at the Hotel for a Safari briefing with the family group.
We will go through the itinerary and discuss day to day activities and logistics and safari general code of conduct. We will also organize for bags that are not needed during the trip and can be stored at the hotel.
After breakfast drive to Tarangire National park for a full day game drive inside the park with picnic lunches.
Tarangire is famous for its big herds of Elephants and Baobab trees and occasional Leopards seen on trees and some of the longest and biggest Pythons.
In the evening we will drive to the lodge/tented where we will have dinner and enjoy the evening.
Tarangire National Park has a healthy population of animals dominated by big herds of Elephants and baobab trees. Some animals tend to migrate depending on the time of year. There is usually a good concentration of animals during the dry season along the Tarangire River.
Tarangire National park is the sixth largest national park in Tanzania. The name of the park originates from the Tarangire River that crosses the park. It covers an area of approximately 2,850 square kilometers (1,100 square miles.) The park landscape is composed of granitic ridges, river valley, and swamps.
The animals likely to be witnessed are elephants, giraffes, impalas, warthogs, zebras, wildebeests, dwarf mongoose and ostriches. Lions can however also be seen, as well as leopards and on some rare occasions even wild dogs have been spotted. Tarangire national park is home to 500+ species of birds.
The park with its baobab crested landscape is scenically one of the most beautiful parks. Baobab trees tower above the savannah and these age old trees play a vital role in the eco system as they act as homes for bees, birds and bats.
During the months of June to September the park sees a small migration during which thousands of wildebeests and zebras head to the park for better grazing grounds. Elephants and other animals gather along the Tarangire River, the most important permanent water source in the park. It is believed that 2000 elephants reside in the park.
Cats are also very much present in the park and lions can be found soaking up the sun on the river banks, whereas leopards are sometimes spotted resting in the baobab trees. Cheetahs are around but usually like to stay hidden from unsuspecting prey
Drive for a full day game drive in Lake Manyara national park with picnic lunch from Arusha.
Lake Manyara is a beautiful small park on the northern part of Tanzania.
The park has an area of 648.7 km2 (402 sq miles) of which 262.7 km2 (163 sq miles) is covered by lake and 386 km2 (240 sq miles) is dry land.
Lake Manyara covers two thirds of the park. At the backdrop is the wall of the Great Rift Valley, before which lies the ground water forest, areas of open grassland near the lake foreshore, and the Soda Lake.
We enjoy a picnic lunch in this area, which consists of open grassy areas, hot springs, dense woodlands and steep mountainsides. Lake Manyara National Park is a birding paradise that has more than 350 species of bird. The park is also famed for its unique and elusive tree-climbing lions.
Early evening we will drive out of the park and proceed to Twiga Campsite for dinner and overnight.
Dinner and Overnight in Lake Manyara on the top of Rift valley escarpment.
Mto wa Mbu Cultural Tourism program with a visit to Maasai boma, Banana farms and the shores of Lake Manyara with Bicycles and lunch prepared with a women group in Mto wa Mbu.
Dinner and overnight in the Ngorongoro highlands.
Drive to Serengeti National park for an afternoon and evening game drive.
Game drive in the late afternoon search for game sightings and introduce ourselves to the Serengeti national park as we get close to the Lodge.
Serengeti National park
is one of the largest parks in Tanzania and well known in Tanzania and beyond for its Wildebeest Migration and it is also a World heritage site.
The Park can be divided into 3 sections. The popular southern/central part (Seronera Valley), is what the Maasai called the “siringit”, the land of endless plains. Its classic savannah dotted with acacias and filled with wildlife. The western corridor is marked by the Grumeti River, and has more forests/bushland and dense bush. The north, Lobo area, meets up with Kenya’s Masai Mara Reserve, is the least visited section and with visitors only during the migration period.
It is the migration for which Serengeti is perhaps most famous. Over a million wildebeest and about 200,000 zebras flow south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short rains every October and November, and then swirl west and north after the long rains in April, May and June. So strong is the ancient instinct to move that no drought, gorge or crocodile infested river can hold them back
Dinner and Overnight Serengeti
Full day game drive in Serengeti with picnic lunches from the lodge.
A full day in the central Serengeti is very rewarding and with permanent rivers there are always a good number of animals to be seen. We will choose to start or after breakfast for our game drive, it is a very rewarding experience to start before breakfast and have breakfast in one of the picnic sites scattered around this endless park.
Game drive before sun rise maybe most rewarding given that many predators and prey animals are mostly active during these times before the scorching sun of Serengeti arise.
Dinner and Overnight in Serengeti
Serengeti Ecosystem overview
The name Serengeti sterns from the Maasai word “Siringeti” meaning the endless plains. The Serengeti is a vast area stretching with the entire ecosystem approximately at 27,000 square kilometers; The Serengeti National park is approximately 15,000square kilometers.
The Serengeti stretches from the endless plains in the south to the woodlands and mashes in Western corridor and North bordering the Kenya Maasai Mara. The size of the whole ecosystem is virtually the same size as Belgium.
The Serengeti and the Serengeti migration is one of the seven natural wonders of Africa and boasts the largest concentration of Wildlife in the world, thought to have more than 3 million large animals, home to the Great Wildebeest migration. The Migration of animals takes place every year to maintain the never ending circle of life.
Million plus strong herd move annually from the southern plains, where they give birth synchronically in February through March, in a span of 2-3 weeks close to 500.000 new calves will be born.
For Wildebeest and the animals of Migration safety is numbers. With each step passing through the obstacle from predators, thirsty and starvation the nature will make sure only the strongest will survive this 2000 kilometer journey in search of food, water and nutrients, with the big part covered at a run.
The Serengeti National Park is home to Lions, Cheetah, Leopard, Hunting Dogs, Elephant, Buffalo just to mention a few.
Morning and afternoon game drive in Serengeti central and south, late afternoon drive to Ngorongoro crater rim for dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa lodge with the view of the crater
Full day game drive inside Ngorongoro crater with picnic lunch inside the crater.
is a must visit even if you have only one day to visit an Tanzania game park. It is an award winning conservation area (One of the seven Natural Wonders of Africa). The crater is a place of sublime beauty, and repository of Africa’s finest wildlife. All the Big five are present – Rhino, Leopard, Buffalo, Elephant and Lion, living in a privileged existence on the 10o square miles and 21 kilometers wide there cannot be a better place for observing Lions lazily walking or sleeping close to the game drive roads, chance to see a cheetah running at a distance, the only place with a great chance of the seeing the endangered Black Rhino. Is crater views are stupendous.
The Ngorongoro crater is quite possibly the most famous of all Africa’s conservation areas.
The largest unbroken caldera in the world covering around 260 square km, it is 600 meter deep and a home to permanent population of more than 30,000 animals and is one of the place where you will have a chance of seeing the Big five animals. The Ngorongoro conservation area was established for a multipurpose land use between the local Maasai and Wildlife to co-exist, the unique arrangement will give us an opportunity to view and get a glimpse of this co-existence between the two hosts, sometimes you may witness the Maasai grazing their cattle on the floor and few meters away a Lion kill!
Drive out of the crater in the evening, dinner and overnight in the Ngorongoro highlands.
Drive back to Arusha after breakfast for further travel arrangement.
Arusha Crown Hotel is a newly constructed modern hotel fitted with the latest amenities of international standard offering accommodation and conference facilities. Strategically located in the centre of Arusha city. Giving you all the comfort and convenience of being centrally located with easy access to Arusha's main business centres. - Stadium, Central Bus Stand, Fruits Market, Bank / Bureau De Change, Pharmacies, Taxi Stand, and Internet Café's are all within walking distance
Twiga Lodge & Campsite is located at Mto wa Mbu -one and a half hour drive from Arusha town. Its extensive facilities and beautiful setting has made Twiga a very popular stopover along the route to many Northern Circuit Tourist attractions.
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge official site. Stay at one of the best safari lodges in Tanzania, right on the Ngorongoro Crater.