Tanzania Lodge Safari

Visit to Tanzania will offer you a unique Northern Tanzania safari to the bush and thereafter follows a relaxation to the white palm-fringed beaches of Zanzibar. This safari is one of our most requested programs, and we have adjusted it to make it even more suitable for the needs of families and children.

It combines all Tanzanian highlights like Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro with some outdoor activities ‘apart from game drive’. Emphasis has been laid on short distances between destinations and family/children friendly accommodations – all with family rooms or interconnecting rooms, and occasionally a swimming pool to freshen up after a long dusty day on game viewing.

14 Days / 13 Nights Tanzania Family Safari

Day 1: Arrival
Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will meet our representative, after greetings you will drive to Moshi town to a designated hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Arusha National Park
After breakfast you will meet your driver guide for safari briefing thereafter drive to Arusha National Park. You pass by herds of zebra, buffalo, and giraffe on the savannah. Enjoy a picnic lunch at Momella Lake, famous for huge flocks of colourful flamingos and its views at majestic Mountain Kilimanjaro. You continue in the afternoon with a game drive around the different habitats in this truly beautiful national park. Arusha National Park is among the few Tanzania parks which offer nature walks accompanied by armed ranger. There are black and white colobus monkeys, Sykes’s and vervet monkeys, shy forest duikers, elusive leopards and substantial herds of antelope. Later in the afternoon drive back to the hotel for hot shower, dinner, and overnight at Meru View Lodge or Kiboko Lodge in Arusha. All meals included

Day 3: Lake Manyara
After breakfast we depart for Lake Manyara National Park. Nestling at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, the park is recognized for its incredible beauty. You can see many game animals such as Tree climbing Lions, African Buffalo, Elephant, Giraffe, Impala, hippo and others.Overnight at the nice, intimate Rift Valley Lodge perched on a escarpment granting great views over Lake Manyara with grazing animals towards the Rift Valley Escarpment. All meals included

Day 4: Exploring Lake Manyara and its surroundings
After spending most of the previous days in the car you might enjoy to get out of the car for some physical activities and to explore the area at the Rift Valley Escarpment by walk guided by well trained local guides in other words “You will do cultural tourism activities with Mto Wa Mbu cultural tourism program”. First you walk through Mto wa Mbu Village where your guides introduce you to the local village and social life, to economic activities, education and many others things. Instead of the village tour your guides can also take you to a large banana plantation, one of the basics of local economy life and explain you about this agricultural meaning. Later you can walk through a small forest inhabited by monkeys and dikdiks which leads to Miwaleni River. Following the river is a thrilling (maybe little strenuous) hike and climb over rocks and stones until you finally reach Miwaleni Waterfall hidden in the Rift Valley Escarpment:

After hot lunch at Mto Wa Mbu cultural center and some rest you can go for a bicycle ride in the plains towards Lake Manyara or return to the lodge for total relaxation, thereafter hot shower, dinner and overnight at Rift Valley Lodge. All meals included.

Day 5: Lake Manyara-Serengeti
After breakfast you start on your way to Serengeti National Park. En-route you will see grazing zebras, antelopes and giraffes and sometimes some buffalos hiding in the bush. You will visit a Maasai Boma (traditional village) where some Maasai Warriors will welcome you, show you around and explain their traditional life. They will also show you their famous jumping dance and invite you to join in if you like! You can also see inside houses, meet children, ask questions and take photos!

After stopping for your picnic lunch on a kopje (rock outcropping) in Serengeti you will continue further into the park and go on a game drive in the afternoon. Depending on the time of year and the migration of the herds you can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes and many birds and other species.

Tonight and the following night you spend in a comfortable tented camp at the edge of the famous Serengeti, with views over the endless savannah with some animals and typically African acacia trees. Enjoy some relaxing hours at the camp fire under open sky after dinner, chatting with other guests and the charismatic security guards.

Dinner and overnight at Mapito Tented Camp at Ikoma or similar accommodation, Northern Serengeti. All meals included

Day 6: Serengeti
Early start today for an early morning game drive to see also predators returning from hunting and animals waking up in early morning. You can take breakfast boxes with you and have a bush breakfast when the sun is up before you visit the interesting documentation center about Serengeti at Seronera. Return to your lodge for a relaxed lunch under the shade of an old acacia tree.

In the afternoon you can go out again on game drives or undertake a nature walk around the camp with some resident tribesmen. They are happy to share their knowledge of plants and animals surrounding them and introduce you into their use of traditional bow and arrow for hunting.

Dinner and overnight at Mapito Tented Camp at Ikoma or similar accommodation, Northern Serengeti. All meals included

Day 7: Ngorongoro
After breakfast you pass into Ngorongoro Conservation Area and descend into the crater for a wonderful game drive (with a picnic lunch). Ngorongoro Crater often is described as one of the wonders of the world. It is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and a natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s densest animal populations. It is one of the few places where the rare black rhino can be observed in their natural setting. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. With a bit of luck the ‘Big Five’ can be spotted during one game drive only.

Overnight at Endoro Lodge, Bouganvillea Safari Lodge or similar accommodation. All meals included

Day 8: Ngorongoro- Arusha -Zanzibar
After breakfast we take you to Arusha Airport, for your flight to Zanzibar. Upon arriving to Zanzibar you will meet our representative and been transferred to Zanzibar Hotel for hot lunch. The rest of the day will be resting and relaxing at the hotel later in the evening hot shower, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 9 – 13: Zanzibar Activities
Zanzibar has a lot of activities to offer please check on our Zanzibar page to choose your preference. Some of them include; but not limited Explore Stone Town, Jozani Forest, Dive the Mnemba Atoll, Spice Tour, visiting the Anglican Cathedral, Swim with Wild Dolphins, Snorkeling and visiting Prison Island.

Day 14: Departure
Departure transfer to Zanzibar Airport for your departure.