Tanzania Family Safari

8 Days | Take a walk on the wild side in Kenya and Tanzania

4.9 out of 5 based on 20 reviews submitted.
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Experience East Africa with your family as you discover the wildlife, history, people, culture and beauty that spans across this incredible landscape. Roam the famous Serengeti National Park, nearly 15,000 sq km of rolling savanna that shelters an astounding array of animals, from miniature dik-dik antelopes to the noble African elephant. Spot wildlife while taking in mind-blowing views from the edge of Ngorongoro Crater and listen to the sounds of the African night in a thrilling camping experience. This is also a human journey that puts you in the heart of the valleys once inhabited by some of humankind's earliest ancestors – where you’ll have the opportunity to learn from the Maasai community – hear about the customs and traditions of village life and even prepare a local Swahili dish. If you’re looking for a family adventure full of friendly folk and some of the best game-viewing in Africa, then this will truly be a trip to remember!

Trip overview

Map of Tanzania Family Safari including Kenya and Tanzania, United Republic Of
Start
Nairobi, Kenya
Finish
Nairobi, Kenya
Theme
Family
Destinations
Tanzania, Kenya
Physical rating
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Style
Basix
Ages
Min 5
Group size
Min 2 - Max 16
Trip code
YGFA
This trip generates 43 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Encounter roaring lions and magnificent zebra in the famous Serengeti National Park as our small safari vehicles get you close to the action in this spectacular wildlife arena.
  • Experience the thrill of camping among nature and drift off to sleep to the sounds of the African night.
  • Meet some Maasai Mamas (the name for women artisans in Tanzania) and learn about their village life, including how to prepare a local Swahili dish.
  • Take a mind-blowing safari across the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater for a chance to see the endangered black rhinoceros.
  • Accompanied by a local crew – a leader, driver and cook – you and your family are in excellent hands for the duration of your adventure.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This is an overland trip. That means you’ll be travelling with a group in a purpose-built vehicle, visiting remote communities, setting up your own tent, occasionally roughing it in the bush with no facilities, and getting the best possible views of the Big Five. While the trucks don’t have air conditioning, they do have sliding windows which let in the breeze and make it even easier to take spectacular snaps of the local wildlife. The drive days can be long, but it’s as much about the journey as the destination, and half the fun is the camaraderie. For more info on this style of travel, see our Africa overland page: intrepidtravel.com/africa/overland
  • Please take into consideration if you are travelling with younger children that the going can be slow over the long distances and often bumpy roads. A little bit of patience will go a long way towards your enjoyment of this beautiful land! Some days have driving times of 6-7 hours. You’ll experience some early mornings, when Africa is at its best.
  • This is a participatory camping trip and everyone will embrace the team spirit by helping with camp setup, food preparation and cleaning. You and your family will be putting up and taking down your tent as you move from place to place.
  • Please consider the season and research the weather conditions. Remember to come prepared with adequate clothing.
  • If you wish to spend more time in Nairobi, we'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability).

Itinerary

Map of Tanzania Family Safari including Kenya and Tanzania, United Republic Of

Inclusions

Meals

7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 3 dinners

Transport

Overland vehicle, 4x4 Safari Vehicle

Accommodation

Hotels (3 nights), Camping with basic facilities (4 nights)

Activities
  • Kisongo - Cooking class, crafts & village walk
  • Serengeti National Park - Overland Vehicle Game Drive
  • Serengeti National Park - Overland Vehicle Game drive
  • Mto wa Mbu - Village walk and lunch
Add on activities
  • Nairobi - City Experience Urban Adventure - USD55
  • Nairobi - Karen Blixen museum - USD14
  • Nairobi - Bomas of Kenya - USD12
  • Nairobi - Langata Giraffe Sanctuary - KES1200
  • Serengeti National Park - Balloon Ride (from price) - USD745

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. Please note that these trips are for adults and children travelling together and there must be at least one child under 18 with you.
3. Minimum age for children on this trip is 5 years old.
4. A discount of 10% applies on this trip to children 17 years and under at time of travel.

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 20 reviews submitted.
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Adam · Traveled September 2023
Fantastic family safari!!!
Review submitted 29 Sep 2023

Frank · Traveled September 2023
Great and well organised trip to see some of the most amazing and unforgettable wildlife and scenery. Highly recommended for all ages.
Review submitted 28 Sep 2023

Sarah · Traveled July 2023
Fun and economical way to take the kids of safari - great to benefit from local guides in a responsible way. My fifth intrepid trip - first with my kids. I suspect there will be more…
Review submitted 04 Aug 2023

Ollie · Traveled July 2023
Amazing guide (Cornelius) who made an engaging itinerary in a spectacular setting (Tanzania) infinitely better which has helped me to experience the best holiday of my life
Review submitted 04 Aug 2023

Barbara · Traveled July 2023
I would recommend booking one week of safari with kids. The two-week agenda is too long for kids, in my opinion. The one-week trip is quite fulfilling and gives kids the opportunity to see a lot of wildlife.
Review submitted 04 Aug 2023
Tanzania Family Safari
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EUR €1,950