East Africa Family Safari Southbound Overview

Visit Kenya, tour Tanzania and relax on Zanzibar beaches. Spot wildlife on the Serengeti plains, visit the Usambara Mountains and Ngorongoro Crater, and explore Dar es Salaam.

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A family safari adventure through Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar.

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. Embark on a safari through Kenya and Tanzania where the grassy Serengeti plains offer the chance to spot the Big Five: lions, elephants, rhinos, buffalo and leopards. Meet local kids, learn about rural life in small villages and farms, walk through lush mountain terrain and then be rewarded with relaxation on tropical Zanzibar beaches. This is an exciting trip the whole family will remember and cherish for years to come!

  • Play in the sun and sand beside the Indian Ocean

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Nairobi, Kenya
  • Finish:

    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 21
  • Ages:

    Min 6
  • Meals:

    16 breakfasts, 11 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, 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. TRIP CHANGE 2013 This trip will be operated by our experienced local partner, Dragoman in 2013.

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Day 1 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.

Day 2 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.

Day 3 Karatu

With red dirt streets, green hills in the distance and plenty of smiling children, Karatu is a small town near the gateway to the Ngorongoro Crater.

Days 4-5 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 6 Ngorongoro Crater/Karatu

Photographic opportunities abound in the Ngorongoro Crater, a massive volcanic caldera with so many animals, it's hard to know where to look first. 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 7-8 Marangu

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

Days 9-10 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 11-12 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 13-16 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 17 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.
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