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The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Tanzania Family Safaris

Tanzania offers a unique adventure for a family safari holiday adventure with kids friendly guides.

More than 30 million tourists visit Africa every year. Over half of the international arrivals are for family safari holidays and vacation!
Africa’s unique wildlife and the landscapes it inhabits make for a magical family vacation safari experience. But making the most of this dream journey into the African wilds requires careful planning.

Tanzania Family Safari Budget level

When considering getting family on vacation you have to think about average family safari price (Tanzania family Safari costs) you’re going to spend that covered the following items ) Flights international & both local & flights, ii) accommodations.
  • Insurance for your Family Holiday

Typical Tanzania family safari prices and costs around $3500-$4500 per person per 7days covering Destinations like Serengeti National park, Tarangire National park, & Lake Manyara this is mid-range safari excluding Flights international & both local & flights, insurance, All items of a personal nature.

Number of Day Spend on Safari with family

It depends on family decisions on how many days they will like to spend on their holidays and at which safari park & destination! Most Tanzania safari is a custom individual tailor-made private family vacation from 1-5weeks.

Seasonal to take the family on Vacation

The best season to go on Tanzania vacation in Africa, the best months an African family safari are June-August, September, October, March, or April when temperatures aren’t so scorching hot. Tanzania is the best safari destination for family and it’s valuable all through yearly.

Where to go for a Tanzania family Safaris

All in all in choosing the Tanzania safari locations or National parks to visit. These is very important things to consider even the days to spend in that National for spotting Wildlife, Nature, and scenery!

Serengeti National Park Without a doubt is the best safari destination for family holidays in Tanzania, Serengeti National Park is one of the most famous national parks in Africa.

Its large concentrations of wildlife with one of the highest predators’ numbers. You can easily witness all the game animals at Serengeti including the elusive black rhino, kongoni, giraffe, elephant, eland, topi, buffalo.

The most obvious attraction of the Serengeti is the Great Migration phenomenon in which around two million wildebeest along with zebras, elands migrate the endless plains of Serengeti to the Maasai Mara in Kenya in search of grazing land every year. Apart from its diverse wildlife Serengeti has a varied birdlife with over 500 bird species documented at the park.

Best time to visit

Serengeti National Park is open for visitors all year round, however particular areas are best at particular times. The overall best time for wildlife viewing is during the dry season i.e., from late June up to September with the wildebeest migration as its ultimate highlight. However, the timing of the migration varies every year, with the best chance of witnessing wildebeest river crossing is during June and July while from late January to February is the best time to watch the wildebeest calving.

  • What to see

Without a doubt, the wildlife viewing is the main attraction of Serengeti National Park. Apart, from its varied wildlife, you can witness the mesmerizing landscape of the park.

You can easily spot the Big Five of Africa along with millions of wildebeests, zebras, antelopes, crocodile and other varied species of animals can be spotted at Serengeti.

You can also visit the Oldupai Gorge and the Kopjes of during your game drives and discover them.

  • How to get there

Serengeti National Park is accessible by both roadways and airways.

Roadways: It is about 8 hours drive time from Arusha Town. You can reach Serengeti from Arusha either by taking private taxis or shuttle buses.

Airways: Serengeti is well connected by domestic flights from Kilimanjaro International Airport and Julius Nyerere International Airport. Direct charter flights from Kilimanjaro or Julius Nyerere International Airport are also available to the park’s airstrip. Arusha Airport/ARK


At Serengeti National Park you can do an array of activities such as:

  • Game drives
  • Walking Safari
  • Hot- Air Balloon Safari
  • Bird watching
  • Picnicking
  • Bush dinners

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park is among the most assorted parks in Tanzania. It is a little diamond on the Northern Safari Circuit. The Park is 2850 sq. km in size and is found 118 km southwest of Arusha. It gets its name from the Tarangire River, which gives the main changeless water to wildlife in the region.

Groups of up to 300 elephants can regularly be seen, as they delve for water in the dry riverbeds, searching for underground streams, while transitory wildebeest, zebra, bison, impala, gazelle, hartebeest, and eland swarm the fields.

Tarangire is outstanding for its antiquated baobab trees and the living space is totally not quite the same as different parks. Amid the dry season from June to October, a large number of animals relocate to Tarangire National Park from Lake Manyara National Park, and it winds up a home to in excess of 550 species. While amid the green season the park changes into a prospering rich garden. The park has magnificent encounters to offer consistently. Transient fowls are available from November to April. A haven for bird enthusiasts, the park swamps have one of the biggest determinations of reproducing flying creatures anyplace on the planet.

Tarangire National Park is open for the guest throughout the year. The best time to visit Tarangire is amid the dry season, from late June to October. You can without much of a stretch recognize the wildlife thinking around the Tarangire River for water amid this period. If it is possible then avoid the months of March and April as it is the peak of the wet season.

What to Expect for a Tanzania family Safaris

Tarangire is celebrated or its tree-climbing lions, pythons, and mammoth crowds’ elephant, it has the biggest number of the elephant in Tanzania. You can likewise detect, the typical catchment of predators, wildebeest, zebra, giraffes, impalas, gazelle, oryx, and gerenuk.

Tarangire brags of more than 550 types of winged animals including lovebirds, weavers, ostrich, hornbills, and scavengers.

Additionally, the perplexing enormous Baobab trees spread over the parks are one of the principal attractions.

Roadways: The closest town Arusha, which is the beginning for most of the Northern circuit destinations, is around 2-3 hours drive to Tarangire. You can likewise take bus transport from Arusha to Tarangire National Park.

Airways: The closest airplane terminal is the Kilimanjaro International Airport. You can likewise take sanction flights from Arusha air terminal or Kilimanjaro International Airport to the Tarangire airstrip.

Tanzania Family Safari | Activities

You can do an array of activities at Tarangire National Park such as

Where to Stay during  Tanzania family safari

You have to make a decision on which level of accommodation you’re going to take during your holidays to Tanzania

As Tanzania safari, we offer different levels of safari accommodation from budget safari accommodation, Midrange/comfort safari to Luxury plus 5-star lodges, and hotels. Get a look on our 8days Tanzania safari

Balloon Safari

What to Bring on Tanzania family safari

As tour operator the things you are supposed to take during your family vacation to Tanzania to avoid carrying a lot of staff which are not needs on your African family safari holidays & Vacation!

What to bring

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Tanzania family safari is an Exciting vocational holiday in Tanzania that will take you to the best locations in Tanzania that you never experience before like Serengeti National park, Ngorongoro crater, and Lake Eyasi or Lake Natron. Family safari travel to Tanzania– particularly for a large family can be your dream holiday.