While the Serengeti and Ngogongoro Crater are sure to be places you want to see, Northern Tanzania has many amazing wildlife and scenic areas that are less well known. From July to October, beautiful Tarangire near the rift valley is the setting for a migration of 3,000 elephant drawn to the reliable waters of the Tarangire River. Lake Manyara, the majestic Gol Mountains, and Lake Eyasi where the Hadzabe tribe carry on their ancient way of life, are just a few remote and fascinating possibilities for your family safari.
Northern Tanzania, stretching from Mount Kilimanjaro to the western Serengeti, is a series of spectacular landscapes which are home to an immense variety of wildlife. We can arrange for your family to explore the parts which attract you, with your own private vehicle and expert private guide. The landscapes have been formed by awesome volcanic eruptions and the creation of the Great Rift valley with its lakes, rivers and escarpments.
If you want to ascend a volcano but can’t spare a week to climb Kilimanjaro, try neighbouring Mount Meru which is quiet, scenically sublime, and has quite abundant wildlife and birds. After your safari in the unique Ngorongoro Crater, stay a few more days and trek on some of the lesser known volcanoes like the active Ol Donyo Lengai. The view from the summit encompasses the salt flats towards Lake Natron and the Ngorongoro Highlands.
Tarangire should certainly be on your itinerary from July to October. This beautiful National Park has an abundance of gorgeous trees and a particularly wide range of animals from leopard to ostrich, which are joined in the summer by a mighty elephant migration around the Tarangire River. If your family wants a walking safari we know several outstanding camps on the edge the National Park.