East Africa Family Safari Northbound Overview

See iconic animals, wild open plains and visit local communities on this epic East Africa family adventure. Travel through Kenya and Tanzania on safari.

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Discover iconic sights in Kenya and Tanzania as a family.

Take a family trip to the zoo - or better yet, see iconic animals up close and in the wild on this astounding adventure through colourful East Africa. Travel on safari in the world famous game reserves of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater for a chance to spot Africa's Big Five: lions, elephants, rhinos, buffaloes and leopards. Also visit smaller parks and farms that shelter monkeys, deadly snakes, giraffes, flamingos and more. Meet local school k ids in Tanzania and ride a camel to meet Kenya's noble Maasai tribespeople. This awesome family adventure in East Africa will create colourful memories to last a lifetime.

  • Get up close to giraffes in Nairobi

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Finish:

    Nairobi, Kenya
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 21
  • Ages:

    Min 6
  • Meals:

    16 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 11 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nts), Camping (with facilities) (9 nts), Hotel (5 nts)
  • Transport:

    Ferry, Overland vehicle
  • Included activities:

    Amani Children's Home visit, Irente - walk & local lunch, Langata Giraffe Sanctuary, Mto Wa Mbu - Village Walk & market Visit, Ngorongoro Crater - Game drive, Serengeti - Game drive, Usambara Village Education Project visit, village walk & lunch, Zanzibar Spice tour

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    509kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    A discount of 10% is available for children up tot he age of 11. Please enquire at time of booking.

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East Africa Family Safari Northbound Summary

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Day 1 Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam lies by the Indian Ocean and is abuzz with busy streets, laidback restaurants, colourful markets, interesting architecture and lots of water-based activities.

Days 2-5 Zanzibar

Famed for its fragrant spices and infamous for its slave-trading history, Zanzibar mixes divine beaches, an atmospheric main town and Middle Eastern flair with an African beat.

Day 6 Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam roughly means 'haven of peace' and has a long history of trade with India, the Middle East and Germany, making it a fascinating blend of cultures.

Days 7-8 Usambara Mountains

Covered in tropical rainforest and being around 100 million years old, the lush Usambara Mountains have wonderful hiking trails and lovely villages to visit.

Days 9-10 Marangu

Nestled at the foot of Mt Kilimanjaro, Marangu is a small village surrounded by stunning vistas and lush forest.

Day 11 Arusha/Karatu

Situated close to the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Mount Kilimanjaro, Arusha is a relaxed, friendly city with a wealth of famous sites on its doorstep. Experience fascinating markets and friendly locals in the small town of Karatu, located in a fertile region close to the extinct Ol Deani Volcano.

Days 12-13 Serengeti National Park

Teeming with animals and home to the famous migration of the wildebeest, the Serengeti is a marvel with rolling plains, iconic acacia trees and mesmerising skies.

Day 14 Ngorongoro Crater

Photographic opportunities abound in the Ngorongoro Crater, a massive volcanic caldera with so many animals, it's hard to know where to look first.

Day 15 Mto wa Mbu

Situated around halfway between Arusha and Ngorongoro, Mto Wa Mbu is a tiny town located near three rivers which is known for its curios and red-skinned bananas.

Days 16-17 Nairobi

Once a swamp but now called the 'green city in the sun', Nairobi is a relatively multicultural city with a range of cuisines, museums and cultural centres to enjoy.
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