East Africa Family Safari Northbound Itinerary

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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Day 1 Dar es Salaam

Welcome to the tropical coast of Tanzania. Stay beside gorgeous Kipepeo Beach and laze by the water, spot locals herding camels along the beach or perhaps visit nearby villagers. This is the perfect way to ease into the East African family adventure.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 2-5 Zanzibar

Tour exotic island plantations to see how spices including vanilla, cinnamon and ginger are made. Relax on Zanzibar's sandy beaches and splash in the warm Indian Ocean - or perhaps take a dhow boat trip around the islands.
ACCOM: Hotel - 4

Day 6 Dar es Salaam

Travel back to Dar es Salaam and enjoy more time relaxing on tropical beaches.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 7-8 Usambara Mountains

Journey into the heart of Tanzania to the Usambara Mountains. Take a walk from Lushoto to the Irente Viewpoint for amazing views over the region. For a different insight into rural Africa, visit a cultural centre and stop by a working farm.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 9-10 Marangu

Rise early to catch a glimpse of Mt Kilimanjaro before visiting an inspirational school for street kids. Then soak up the day-to-day life of the Chagga people who live on the slopes of this mighty mountain.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 11 Arusha/Karatu

Meet the very special kids of the Amani Children's Home in Moshi, which gives street children a safe place to stay as well as educational and emotional support. Pass through Arusha, the safari capital of Tanzania, situated at the base of Mt Meru. Explore a wide variety of bars and restaurants before staying the night in Karatu.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 12-13 Serengeti National Park

The vast grassy plains of the Serengeti National Park shelter big cats, wildebeest, zebras and gazelles. Travel out on thrilling game drives to spot them in the early morning and late afternoon. Camp in the park, falling asleep to its nocturnal sounds.
ACCOM: Camping (with basic facilities) - 2

Day 14 Ngorongoro Crater

Jump in a 4x4 with a local guide to explore Ngorongoro Crater - a vast, extinct volcano that is believed to house one of the biggest populations of wildlife in East Africa. Meet some of Africa's iconic crocodiles, lizards, turtles and super-poisonous snakes at Meserani Snake Park.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 15 Mto wa Mbu

Learn about the Maasai way of life on a guided walk through Mto Wa Mbu village.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 16-17 Nairobi

Admire the long-legged, gentle giants at Langata Giraffe Sanctuary. End the family adventure by picking up colourful mementos from one of Nairobi's bustling markets.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1