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Family Safari Holidays in Tanzania

Family Safari Holiday

Family and kid friendly safaris, holidays and tours

Famous for lion prides in the Serengeti, the pristine beaches of Zanzibar, and its friendly people, families with a good sense of adventure can enjoy an exciting safari in Tanzania. Tanzania is a ten-hour flight from the UK, but with only a two-hour time difference, so is easily accessible without worries about jet-lagged youngsters. We would suggest children age seven years and older will get the most out of a safari, and there are a number of camps that welcome children and have facilities such as swimming pools for hot days. Activity highlights include learning about and spotting the Big 5 on safari, meeting the Maasai, trying your hand at traditional line fishing, snorkeling in the warm Indian Ocean, and activities such as beach volleyball on Zanzibar.

Recommended family activities in Tanzania

Family game drives

– Game drives in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater are pretty special. If you stay at a property that supplies a private vehicle for your family, you’ll be able to explore well away from the crowds. These areas also offer cultural activities with appeal for all ages. Adults can enjoy interacting with work-age and elderly members of a community, while kids can meet the local children.

Family activities in the Serengeti

– The Serengeti really excels when it comes to safari activities for youngsters – tracking, making bows-and-arrows, and going on walks around camp with staff, are just a few examples of what kids can get up to here. There’s always something to look at close to camp, from birds to smaller mammals, and the staff is great at entertaining children.

Family activities in the Selous

– In the Selous, there’s fishing and canoeing, at least for older children. Walking has a minimum age requirement of 15 years, so this activity is available for mid-to-late teenagers. Walks provide thrilling opportunities to experience the bush, offering a different perspective from game drives.

Family activities in Zanzibar

– Zanzibar offers plenty of things to do too, such as playing on the beach, trying a few watersports, and taking trips to spice farms, Jozani Forest, and tortoise-plastic Prison Island!

Family flying safaris

– Flying safaris also open up a number of northern Tanzania’s most expensive properties: &Beyond’s Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Serengeti Under Canvas and Mnemba Island Lodge all have family units. Find out more about the advantages of opting-in for comfort and style on a breathtaking Tanzania flying family safari holiday.

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