Gameviewing on a family safari, Tanzania

Tanzania Family Safari and Beach Itinerary

An exciting Tanzania safari and beach holiday for the whole family.

11 days from £3,200pp plus international flights.

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Game drive in Tarangire National Park Tanzania © AGMarks

Day 1


When you arrive at Kilimanjaro airport you'll be met and driven to Tarangire National Park. Depending on the your arrival time you may have time for some game viewing this afternoon. You're staying at Maweninga Camp tonight, a favourite for families. Perched on top of granite rock, the camp overlooks Lake Manyara and Burunge.

Lunch, dinner

Elephants in Tarangire National Park Tanzania © AGMarks

Day 2

In Tarangire, then to Karatu (near Ngorongoro)

Most of the day is spent game viewing in Tarangire National Park, in your private 4x4 safari vehicle with your personal driver/guide. Tarangire is a large reserve centred on the Tarangire River which provides permanent water. Resident wildlife includes big herds of zebra, impala, wildebeest as well as buffalo, giraffe, warthog, eland, big cats (especially cheetah) and many birds. It is the number of elephants that will probably make the deepest impression on you though. In the dry season, huge herds are often seen along the Tarangire River. later in the day you then travel to Karatu and your overnight accommodation at Bougainvillea Lodge.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

A tower of giraffes, Serengeti, Tanzania © MattiaATH,Shutterstock

Day 3

To the Serengeti

You depart the lodge after breakfast, travelling through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area en-route to the Serengeti, game viewing on the way. Lunch will be a picnic affair on the road, maximising on your game viewing time. Your first day in the Serengeti is sure to leave a lasting impession. You should reach Togoro Lodge in the afternoon. You'll have time to enjoy your new surroundings before dinner.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

On a family safari, Tanzania © AGMarks

Day 4

Game viewing in the Serengeti

Today you have a full day in the world-famous Serengeti National Park and can arrange your activities with your driver/guide. The landscape is mainly grassy plains, with occasional rocky outcrops and acacia woodland. The sheer number of plains animals attracts all types of predators, and game drives here are always exciting. You could see zebra, wildebeest and gazelle, giraffe and buffalo and of course the big cats - lion, cheetah and leopard.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Ostrich in Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania © AGMarks

Day 5

To Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast you drive you to Ngorongoro Crater, another excellent game viewing area. There is a profusion of wildlife here and you are almost bound to see lions, elephants, buffalo, hippos, zebra, wildebeest, antelope and occasionally you can even find leopard or black rhino. The views from the rim are breath-taking. Drive to nearby Karatu, this time staying at Plantation Lodge, arriving in time for dinner.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Beach view at Breezes Beach Club & Spa, Zanzibar, Tanzania © Breezes Beach Club

Day 6

To Zanzibar

You will be driven to Arusha for the flight to Zanzibar. Following several busy days on safari including early starts, you now have five days on this exotic Indian Ocean island. You're staying at Breezes Beach Club on the east coast, a family-run establishment where you'll all receive a warm welcome. The pace of life is agreeably slower here and you'll soon adapt, relaxing after your safari, walking on the sandy beach, swimming in the pool and enjoying tasty food.

Breakfast, dinner

Watersports at Breezes Beach Club & Spa, Zanzibar, Tanzania © Ragnvid,Breezes Beach Club

Day 7


A full day to enjoy life at Breezes Beach Club. The topical gardens lead down to a pristine beach and the clear waters of the Indian Ocean. You can take your pick from a number of water-based activities including diving, snorkelling, kite surfing, kayaking, sailing and pedalos. On the beach staff arrange various activities such as games of football, volleyball and sandcastle-building competitions, so there's something for every member of the family. When it comes to refreshments, the hotel has a selection of al fresco restaurants specialising in different cuisines and styles of cooking, and a choice of bars.

Breakfast, dinner

Zanzibar red colobus, Tanzania © AGMarks

Days 8-10


Three more days on the fabled 'spice island'. As well as the wealth of marine activities, staff at Breezes are happy to organise tours to different parts of the island, such as Jozani Forest where you can spot red colobus monkeys among the trees. There are also regular 'classes' on the beach where you can learn to weave using palm fronds, and pick up a few words of Swahili to impress friends back home. The staff here take great pleasure in ensuring you enjoy your stay and it's no surprise that many people come back time and again.

Breakfast, dinner

Pool area at Breezes Beach Club & Spa, Zanzibar, Tanzania © Breezes Beach Club

Day 11


After breakfast it's time to pack up your bags ready for the journey home. Depending on your flight schedule, you may have time for a final stroll along the beach or to relax in the lounge before you're driven back to the airport, arriving in time to check in for your flight.


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