The African wilderness changes kids forever. It gives kids grounding and a love and understanding of nature that is hard for adults to grasp. You can have a fantastic safari with kids in Tanzania, if you keep the drives short, choose kid-friendly accommodation and mix things up with fun activities.
Tanzania lends itself to family safaris with a huge variety of interesting things to do besides sitting in a vehicle. Itineraries can be designed around any family's needs. Would you like to be active with kids, exploring remote little nooks of the bush? Or would you and your troop like to take is easy and enjoy each other's company in a stylish lodge? Or would you like to experience a little bit of all of that? Wayo Africa can design the perfect safari.
Day 1: Arusha
Arrive in Tanzania and overnight in the lovely Rivertrees Country Inn outside of Arusha.
Day 2: Arusha National Park
Enjoy a full day game drive inside Arusha National Park with a morning's easy walking, lunch in the forest and an afternoon canoeing safari. This will get you and the family right in the mood for what is to follow. Return to Rivertrees for overnight.
Day 3. Lake Manyara
Depart early in the morning for a transfer to Lake Manyara National Park. Enjoy a morning stroll or bike-ride through the local farming village of Mto Wa Mbu and have lunch at a banana plantation. Go into Lake Manyara National Park in the afternoon and game drive to the remote south of the park to your campsite on the banks of the Endabash River. Here you will camp in our stylish and comfortable camp, the perfect way to spend your first night in the bush.
Day 4: Lake Manyara
Enjoy a full day exploring the secret nooks of Lake Manyara and the forest. Spend the evening back in the same camp.
Day 5: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Enjoy a morning game drive out of the park and continue to Plantation Lodge. With its big gardens and pool this is the perfect place to enjoy a lazy afternoon or go for a hike to elephant caves or a bike ride in the crater highlands.
Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater
Full day game drive inside the Ngorongoro Crater. Return to Plantation Lodge for overnight.
Day 7: Ngorongoro, Serengeti
Morning transfer and game drive over the Ngorongoro Crater and into the Serengeti short grass plains. Spend the next few days in complete solitude in an area known as the Gol Mountains. Your camp will be next to an enormous boulder called Nasera Rock (great for climbing) and your tents will be lightweight camps. During this time of year this area will be filled with the migrating herds.
Day 8: Serengeti
Spend the next two days walking and game viewing in the area around camp. This is also Masaai homeland and Masaai tribes men will join you on walks, this is a great time for some authentic cultural interactions.
Day 9: Serengeti
Spend the next two days walking and game viewing in the area around camp.
Day 10: Serengeti
Game drive to the Ndutu area where the bulk of the migration will be and enjoy this spectacle. Overnight in a small luxury camp called Olakira Camp.
Day 11: Serengeti
Enjoy a full day game viewing in the Ndutu area and spend the evening back at Olakira Camp.
Day 12: Departure Serengeti
Board a morning scheduled flight from Ndutu either back to Arusha or to Zanzibar to enjoy a few days on the beach.
We can also incorporate all kind of activities in your safari, like canoeing, mountain biking, walking and cultural experiences.
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