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Family Activity Children Serengeti Safari Camp Tanzania
Family Activity Children Serengeti Safari Camp Tanzania

Tanzania Family Safaris

A diverse family safari in Tanzania.
The Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater are truly spectacular settings filled with great herds and big cats. We take you far from the crowds and minibuses with your own private guide, staying in exclusive accommodation. Families with older teenagers will love the wildly remote Selous, Ruaha and Mahale, where you can walk, canoe and even track chimpanzees. Round it off on exotic Zanzibar.

Your family can track the Great Migration as it moves across the immense Serengeti plains. You can even have your own luxury mobile camp! See big cats, fearsome crocodiles and almost every African animal you can imagine with your own private guide. Spend time with remote tribal communities like the Hadzabe. Stay in the fairytale like accommodation of Ngorongoro Crater Lodge perched on the rim of the ten mile wide crater and then explore the Rift Valley and beautiful Tarangire where 3,000 elephant migrate during the summer school holidays.

Older children will relish the adventure of flying into Southern Tanzania’s enormous remote reserves. You can walk, canoe and fly camp with amazing guides surrounded by wildlife and the vastness of Africa. Track chimpanzees in the Mahale Mountains before cooling off with a swim in Lake Tanganyika. It combines wonderfully with Zanzibar.
Why Choose Tanzania For Your Family Safari?
Would Tanzania be the ideal country for your family safari? It’s less travelled than neighbouring Kenya. Yet within Tanzania’s borders are some of Africa’s icons: the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Kilimanjaro. In the south, are vast relatively untouched national parks which have the ingredients for a thrilling family trip with teenagers.Would Tanzania be the ideal country for your family safari? It’s less travelled than neighbouring Kenya. Yet within Tanzania’s borders are some of Africa’s icons: the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Kilimanjaro. In the south, are vast relatively untouched national parks which have the ingredients for a thrilling family trip with teenagers.
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Family Children And Guide Exploring Binoculars Botswana
Family Children And Guide Exploring Binoculars Botswana
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Top 10 Tanzania Experiences for Families
If you think that being on safari is all about sitting in a vehicle, think again. With Journeysmiths, your luxury family travel to Tanzania will be full of adventure and new experiences.If you think that being on safari is all about sitting in a vehicle, think again. With Journeysmiths, your luxury family travel to Tanzania will be full of adventure and new experiences.
What is the Best Time to Go on a Tanzania Safari
Tanzania is located just south of the Equator and has generally dry, warm weather. The exception is from mid-April to mid-June when the main rains arrive. Tanzania also sees some rain for part of November. These November “short rains” don’t really interfere with your safari. The coast and Zanzibar receive more rainfall and are hotter and more humid than the inland safari regions.Tanzania is located just south of the Equator and has generally dry, warm weather. The exception is from mid-April to mid-June when the main rains arrive. Tanzania also sees some rain for part of November. These November “short rains” don’t really interfere with your safari. The coast and Zanzibar receive more rainfall and are hotter and more humid than the inland safari regions.
Which Areas of Tanzania Should You Visit?
It’s 180 miles from Kilimanjaro to the middle of the Serengeti. Packed into that space you have Africa’s tallest mountain, the Great Rift Valley, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti plains. And more besides! Then there are the south and west, perhaps Africa’s greatest areas of untapped potential. Selous, Ruaha, Katavi and the Mahale Mountains are wild places, where an adventurous family can enjoy luxury travel of a lifetime.It’s 180 miles from Kilimanjaro to the middle of the Serengeti. Packed into that space you have Africa’s tallest mountain, the Great Rift Valley, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti plains. And more besides! Then there are the south and west, perhaps Africa’s greatest areas of untapped potential. Selous, Ruaha, Katavi and the Mahale Mountains are wild places, where an adventurous family can enjoy luxury travel of a lifetime.
Cheetah In Serengeti Portrait Istock 886340966 By Pchoui
Cheetah In Serengeti Portrait Istock 886340966 By Pchoui
Serengeti National Park
The Serengeti covers 11,500 square miles, so it’s nearly 20 times bigger than Greater London. It has richly diverse habitats of forests, rivers, hills and those wonderful endless plains. Animals, especially big lion prides are everywhere. You could devote 10 days just to exploring the Serengeti — three nights minimum! Our advice is to follow the Great Migration and build your trip around that epic event. We track the migration and know the best camps in each part of the Serengeti.
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Ngorongoro Crater Ss
Ngorongoro Crater Ss
Ngorongoro Crater
The Ngorongoro Crater is 8,000 feet high, 10 miles across and 2,000 feet deep. Around 20,000 animals roam the 100 square mile crater floor. Everybody wants to experience it! We will make your safari as private as possible by selecting small, exclusive accommodation on or very near the crater rim. We wake you early and get you down onto the crater floor at the earliest opportunity in your private vehicle. Then when it gets busy, we take you off to explore other amazing areas nearby.
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Elephant In The Tarangire
Elephant In The Tarangire
Tarangire National Park
Iconic baobab trees and termite mounds dot Tarangire’s remote landscape. Amongst them wander waterbuck, giraffe, dik-dik, and impala, as well as the more unusual banded mongoose and olive baboon. Tarangire has a strong population of elephant and big cats, and there are even rare sightings of dwarf mongoose, oryx, and gerenuk, a funny antelope that stand on their hind legs to reach the trees.
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Lake Manyara Istock 1040302998 Credit Pilesasmiles
Lake Manyara Istock 1040302998 Credit Pilesasmiles
Lake Manyara National Park
Most guests visit Lake Manyara en route to the Ngorongoro Crater, but it’s a pity to rush your time idea: the park has a special atmosphere all of its own. The park is famous for its elephant and large numbers of baboon, but also for buffalo and those tree-clibming lion. The birdlife is varied, with flocks of flamingo and pelican floating blissfully in the middle of the lake. In the enchanting evergreen forests you are likely to spot exciting species of bird such as the noisy silvery-cheeked hornbill, crowned eagle, crested guinea fowl, and raptor species.
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The Selous Istock 1026656292 Credit Brytta
The Selous Istock 1026656292 Credit Brytta
Nyerere National Park (Selous)
This is Africa’s largest protected area of land and a place of great adventure. Your family can enjoy canoeing rivers, camping out in elephant country and tracking lion on foot. Sand Rivers Lodge beside the Great Rufiji River and Beho Beho up in the cooler hills are our favourite hideaways. They are both among the best lodges in East Africa, long established with superb guides and a base for memorable safari adventures.
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Ruaha Scenery Istock 92204260 Credit Dsukhov
Ruaha Scenery Istock 92204260 Credit Dsukhov
Ruaha National Park
Ruaha sits on the convergence zone where East African and Southern African bird and mammal species meet. This means that it has an incredible variety of mammals and 530 bird species. It has an enormous lion population as well as wild dog cheetah and leopard. We know some superb little camps like Kichaka which takes only 8 guests on superbly guided walking safaris. Ruaha is 50% bigger than the Serengeti with 10% of the tourists. It embraces mountains, savannahs, rich forests and major rivers.
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Chimpanzee In Gombe Tanzania Istock 468161713 By Seppfriedhuber
Chimpanzee In Gombe Tanzania Istock 468161713 By Seppfriedhuber
Mahale Mountains
Mahale is unlike anywhere else in Africa! Steep sided mountains clothed in rainforest run down to the awesomely deep Lake Tanganyika. On the beach where the mountains meet the lake is Greystoke Mahale Lodge. You arrive by light aircraft and river dhow and spend your days wandering the mountains encountering habituated families of chimpanzee. There are countless birds and seven other species of primate. In the afternoon dive off a dhow into the clear waters of the lake and swim to your heart’s content.
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Zebra In Katavi By Tobias Brixen Flickr
Zebra In Katavi By Tobias Brixen Flickr
Katavi National Park
The light aircraft that takes you to Mahale also calls in at Katavi and these contrasting places combine perfectly for a week’s safari. Four great floodplains are the setting for rising degrees of animal mayhem as the dry season advances from June to late October. Immense herds of buffalo and elephant, antelope and plains game gather as rivers diminish to pools. Noisy commotions break out as tempers fray among the hippo community. Lurking crocodiles and greedy prides of lion complete the picture. And with just a handful of tiny camps you have the place pretty well to yourselves.
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