7 Day Tanzania Family Tented Safari
Visit Arusha offers quality family Safari; we are also committed to ensuring that you can relax, secure in the knowledge that your family is having as great a holiday as you are. With this in mind, we choose the hotels and lodges to offers a wide range of family-friendly accommodation options. The safari can be customized to suit your dates and requirements – perhaps add on or swap in luxury or midrange accommodations. Children over the age of 8 years are welcome on this trip and would really enjoy it – family accommodation is available.
Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania:
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will meet us at the arrival point with the signboard written your names on it. We will arrange a pickup transfer from the airport to Arusha safari lodge to prepare for your safari adventure. We will gather in the hotel for a pre-safari briefing and an equipment check. We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.
Dinner and overnight at Mount meru Hotel: Half board
Day 2: Game drive in Tarangire National Park:
Today we drive to Tarangire National Park, for excellent game viewing. Tarangire is a small park which offers some excellent sights. Generally in the dry seasons Tarangire comes alive as wildlife and birdlife congregate on the Tarangire River, which is a permanent source of water. We spend the night in our lodge beautifully set outside the park with stunning views and a unique atmosphere. In the late fternoon we make a short journey from the park to our special tented camp. Dinner and overnight at Kirurumu tented camp: Full board.
Day 3: Game drive in Serengeti National Park:
We head towards the Serengeti National Park. En route there is an opportunity to visit Olduvai Gorge. It is within this steep sided ravine that Louis and Mary Leakey made some of the world’s most important archaeological discoveries in the 1950s. Here in a small museum we are able to see evidence of our ancestors that have been dated back 2.5 million years. After lunch we drive into the Serengeti itself and the rest of the afternoon is spent game viewing in the vast plains that are broken only by stands of acacia trees and the occasional kopje. In December, January and February we will normally meet the migration with large herds of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle. There are always plenty of resident animals, such as giraffe, buffalo, and elephant, and many large predators such as lion, cheetah, and leopard. We return to our special tented camp for the night. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Kirurumu tented camp: Full board.
Day 4: Game drive in Serengeti National Park:
We have another full day in this wonderful park, rising early to make the most of our time. Our guides will choose the best spotting locations for the time of year; we can spend time at the Hippo pool watching these majestic animals laze about in the cool water happily living alongside the crocodiles, watch a big pride of lions, be in the middle of the migration, sometimes surrounded by wildebeest, sometimes by zebras, which travel with the wildebeest. We journey from the wide open plains to the kopjes: these volcanic rocky outcrops provide protection and shelter for a wide variety of animals and from the top we can look out across the vast grasslands of the Serengeti. This diverse and interesting landscape will provide us with the ultimate in game viewing, we will hopefully see all of the plain games; elephants, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, lions and it you are lucky the elusive leopard and cheetah, as well as huge amounts of interesting bird life, from the elegant secretary birds to the flightless ostrich. We return to our special tented camp for the night. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Kirurumu tented camp: Full board.
Day 5: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater:
We start the day with an early morning game drive before heading to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Ngorongoro is a special place in that it is a Conservation Area, not a National Park; this means that the whole area is managed for both the animals and the local Masai people who graze their cattle alongside the indigenous wildlife. During the drive in Ngorongoro we have a chance to glimpse something of the Masai way of life. After stopping at the entrance gate, where there is a chance to learn more about this fascinating volcanic landscape, we will drive around the rim of the Crater itself, and from here we can look down and see the herd of wildebeest or buffalos. Finally we descend into the crater. The crater walls provide a natural sanctuary for the animals, which means there is plenty to see: lions, elephants, buffalo, rhino and leopard (if you are lucky). The only animal you won’t see in here is a giraffe, whose long legs are unable to cope with the steeps sides of the crater. In the late afternoon we travel back to our special tented camp. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Kirurumu tented camp: Full board.
Day 6: A full day game drive in Ngorongoro Crater:
Today we will descend 2000 feet (over 600 meters) to the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater for your crater tour. Here you we will explore the forest areas inhabited by monkeys and elephants, the lake area, here we may see flamingos. We will also visit the open savannah where the lions hunt. Picnic lunch will be served in the crater. In late afternoon we make a short journey to Lake Manyara at Kirurumo tented camp. Dinner and overnight at Kirurumo tented camp: Full board.
Day 7: Game drive in Lake Manyara National Park:
We depart from your lodge in Lake Manyara and proceed to Lake Manyara National Park. Although small in size, this park is one of the most diverse reserves in the country. Lake Manyara covers two thirds of the park. At the backdrop is the wall of the Great Rift Valley, before which lies the ground water forest, areas of open grassland near the lake foreshore, and the Soda Lake. We enjoy a picnic lunch in this area, which consists of open grassy areas, hot springs, dense woodlands and steep ountainsides. Lake Manyara National Park is a birding paradise that has more than 350 species of bird. The park is also famed for its unique and elusive tree-climbing lions. After lunch time we will drive direct to Kilimanjaro International Airport for the evening flight.
END OF OUR 7 DAYS TOUR
The safari and tour prices above include:
• 7 day game safari to Tanzania’s northern circuit as per sample itinerary
• Hotel/lodge accommodation for the duration of the seven day safari
• Animal tours according to your itinerary preferences
• Private 4 wheel drive vehicle with a roof hatch
• Professional safari and tour guide / driver
• All Lake Manyara/Serengeti/Ngorongoro Crater national park fees
• All meals on the safari
• All game viewing activities specified
• Price quoted per person sharing
• Tanzania VAT on tourism activities and park fees
• Ngorongoro Conservation area vehicle permit increase
• Ngorongoro crater fees
The safari and tour prices above exclude: