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Tanzania Family Safari
Tanzania Family Safari

Top 10 Family Activities in Tanzania

What To Do For Families In Tanzania?
If your concern on safari is being stuck in a convoy of minibuses, never fear! At Journeysmiths we take you out into the wilds to enjoy all kinds of activities. With expert, personable guides who will keep you safe and open up an amazing world of natural wonder. Walking, boats, canoes, balloons, horses, even bikes can feature on your luxury family safari adventure. And vehicles, of course.

We highlight the top ten Tanzania family safari adventures.
  • Experience the Great Migration in privacy
  • Take a hot air balloon over the Great Rift Valley
  • Meet the Wahadzabe people of Lake Eyasi
  • Fly camp in the Selous
  • See the Big Five in Ngorongoro
  • Take a private safari in Ruaha
  • Track chimpanzees in Mahale
  • Take a cheetah safari at Namiri Plains
  • Swim with dolphins off Zanzibar
  • Hike up a volcano
Istock 838552608 Serengeti Plains Tanzania Africa Wildebeest Migration Animals Wildlife Safari Trees Road Gras
1. Experience the Great Migration in Privacy
Gaze in awe as nearly two million animals move across the Serengeti. We make sure the experience is as private as possible. We can even arrange for your family to have your own mobile camp and support team to shadow the great herds.

We also use semi-mobile camps and private and luxurious safari villas like Mkombe’s House in the remote north of the park.
Hot Air Balloon Safari Chem Chem Lodge Tanzania
2. Take a Hot Air Balloon Over the Great Rift Valley
From beautiful Chem Chem Lodge, your family can take off at dawn and soar above spectacular scenery. This is the best way to appreciate the incredible sunken Rift Valley.

Drift over beautiful Lake Manyara, seeing elephant among the sausage trees. To the west is the towering mass of Ngorongoro.
Datoga Blacksmith Lake Eyasi Tanzania
3. Meet the Wahadzabe People of Lake Eyasi
The Wahadzabe bushmen are hunter-gatherers living a traditional lifestyle beside Lake Eyasi. We can arrange for your family to spend a day with them, learning how to make a poisoned arrow and hunting with the tribesmen.

See how the women make jewellery from porcupine quills. There’s also plenty of wildlife to spot near the lake.
Nomadflycamping Selous Tanzania
4. Fly Camp in the Selous
Imagine sleeping out in the middle of the vast Selous. During your stay at Sand Rivers Lodge, we can arrange for your family to set off on foot with a guide and support team. They will set up a simple fly camp as you watch for elephant and giraffe.

Chat around the campfire, enjoy a delicious meal and sleep in the wild heart of Africa.
Ngorongoro Crater Ss
5. See the Big Five in Ngorongoro
Set your guide the challenge of tracking down the Big Five in a single day! The most amazing setting is inside the 2,000 foot walls of the Ngorongoro Crater. It will take an early start and you’ll spend a whole day covering the 90-square mile crater floor.

Record it all on camera as you encounter lion, rhinoceros, buffalo, leopard and elephant.
Ruaha Scenery Istock 92204260 Credit Dsukhov
6. Take a Private Safari in Ruaha
Amazing Kichaka Camp deep in Ruaha only takes eight guests. We can book the whole camp just for your family for an unforgettable multi-day safari. Hosts Moli and Noelle will take you exploring, fly-camping, walking, swimming and fishing in the river.

Ruaha is remote, spectacular and full of amazing wildlife.
Chimpanzee In Gombe Tanzania Istock 468161713 By Seppfriedhuber
7. Track Chimpanzees in Mahale
The forested Mahale Mountains are one of a handful of places where you can spend time with chimpanzees. Chimp families have been habituated over many years. The mountains run down to Lake Tanganyika and on the beach is Greystoke Mahale.

It’s one of the most remote places in Africa and in the most glorious of settings.
Cheetah Serengeti
8. Take a cheetah Safari at Namiri Plains
Cheetah are extremely elusive big cats. They are vulnerable to larger predators and use their incredible speed to survive and hunt. They do 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds! Luxurious Namiri Plains Camp is on a private reserve in the remote eastern Serengeti.

The reserve has long been the centre of a cheetah conservation project, so it’s the ideal place to encounter them.
Jumping Dolphins Baraza Zanzibar Island By Monica Diaz Colomers
9. Swim with Dolphins off Zanzibar
With all this talk of safaris, remember that historic Zanzibar is part of Tanzania. We can arrange for you to round off your safari at a beach hideaway where you can snorkel, dive and swim with dolphins.

Set aside a day to see ancient architecture of the Old Stone Town.
Elephants In Front Of Mount Kilimanjaro
10. Hike Up a volcano
If you have the time and the stamina, we can arrange a private six to ten day hike up Mount Kilimanjaro. You’ll take a quiet, spectacular route with your own guide and support team who’ll set up camp beside glaciers.

If you can’t fit it in, try a couple of days on Mount Meru, or a one day hike up the beautifully conical Ol Donyo Lengai volcano.
Family In The Wilderness Tanzania
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