Tanzania Family Safari – Giraffe, Pumbaa & Nala the lion

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10 Days - 9 Nights
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TANZANIA FAMILY SAFARI – GIRAFFE, PUMBAA & NALA THE LION

What could be more special than some quality family safari time in the African wilderness? Without the distractions and technology of day to day life, you can take the time to connect with each other on a whole new level and share a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that you’ll be talking about for years to come!

This slow-paced itinerary has been curated to invite safari-goers of all ages to discover their favorite childhood book and movie characters, including Nala the lion, Pumbaa the warthog, and many more! From the “Big Five” to the “Ugly Five”, the game-filled northern safari parks of Tarangire, Arusha National Park, Ngorongoro and the vast Serengeti are sure to offer the greatest family adventure of your lives! To add even more fun and magic into the mix, our selection of family experiences – including walking and biking safaris, tingatinga painting and Swahili cooking lessons, canoeing and hot air ballooning – will keep everyone entertained. To get the most out of a family safari, it’s worth thinking about booking a private house or villa, and private vehicles, so that you and your kids can enjoy your own space and flexibility.

ARRIVE LOCATION  

  • Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

DEPARTURE LOCATION

  • Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

INCLUDED

  • Professional private English-speaking safari guide;
  • Exclusive use of safari Landcruiser 4×4 (open-sided or enclosed with pop-up roof for game viewing);
  • Accommodation as detailed (family suite, private villa);
  • All domestic flights;
  • All national park entrance fees for sightseeing, concession and camping fees;
  • All food – breakfasts, packed lunches and evening meals during safari;
  • All local brand drinks (house wine, beer & spirits, soft drinks, bottled water, tea & coffee, juices)
  • Donations and payments to local community projects
  • All government taxes and fees
  • Emergency evacuation insurance

EXCLUDED

  • International flights
  • Travel and personal accident insurance
  • Visa, passport, vaccinations, medicines
  • Gratuities for airport transfer drivers, safari guide, hotel and camp staff
  •  Expenditure on personal bar bills for premium brand drinks (those not included), souvenirs, etc.
  • Optional excursions/activities not detailed in itinerary

INQUIRE ABOUT THIS FAMILY SAFARI ITINERARY

This itinerary is intended as inspiration, giving you an idea of how to capture the soul of Tanzania’s wilds and touch the real heart of Africa. It makes a great starting point for planning your unique adventure through this stunning landscape, but we will work with you to customize, tweak and tailor your trip so that you can start looking forward to the safari of your dreams.

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DAY 1 & 2: ARUSHA COFFEE LODGE (TWO NIGHTS)

Welcome to Tanzania! Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) you will be warmly welcomed by a Wito Africa private vehicle and driver who will transfer you to Arusha Coffee Lodge for a pre-safari briefing and overnight stay. Dinner will be served in the main Plantation House and your butler will then show you to your family cottage, where you will spend two nights.

The next day, after a leisurely breakfast, your Wito Africa private guide will greet you and take you to Arusha National Park, where you will enjoy an exciting game drive and exploration. The Arusha National Park is home to the highest concentration of giraffes of any park in Africa, as well as Tanzania's second highest mountain, Mt. Meru (14,977ft). Known for its stunning scenic views and its Ngurdoto Crater, Arusha National Park will give you a good introduction to the thrilling family adventures of the northern safari circuit. At the Momella Gate, an armed ranger will be waiting to accompany you on your walking safari, which will give you the chance to experience the wildlife up close. You will have a picnic lunch, followed by an afternoon game drive through the pristine areas of the Arusha National Park. Return to your accommodation in Arusha for dinner and an overnight stay.

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DAY 3 & 4: TARANGIRE TREETOPS (TWO NIGHTS)

After a delicious breakfast, your Wito Africa private field guide and vehicle will transfer you to Tarangire National Park for a morning game drive and exploration. Tarangire is known for its massive elephant herds, true sense of wilderness and backdrop of baobabs. During your game drives, you will marvel at your first sightings of what is probably one of Africa’s largest population of elephants, along with Cape buffalos, impalas, giraffes, zebras, and wildebeest who— in addition to some big cats and an abundance of mammal species—call the park their home. Lunch will be a classic safari picnic inside the park, while enjoying a glimpse of the great wilds of Northern Tanzania.  In the afternoon, check in to your beautiful and intimate camp, get settled and enjoy sundowners and a magical African sunset by the campfire. Mouthwatering, locally sourced, slow-cooked meals will be served at your camp’s unique dining setting.

The next day, your guide will greet you and take you for another exciting morning game drive in Tarangire. Return to the camp for lunch and relaxation before setting out again in the afternoon for further exploration.

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DAY 5 & 6: THE HIGHLANDS NGORONGORO (TWO NIGHTS)

After a leisurely breakfast, your Wito Africa private guide will greet you at the lodge and transfer you in the direction of the Great Rift Valley to the crater highlands, for a taste of culture. Your guide will take you to a local Maasai village, or perhaps to the FAME Africa Hospital, where you will meet the people who started this local hospital in order to help the people of Tanzania (you could choose to visit a school, orphanage, village, hospital ... whatever most interests you!). After lunch, transfer to the crater rim for relaxation and an overnight stay.

The next day, after an early breakfast, you will descend with your private safari guide to the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater, where you will find spectacular scenery (arriving nice and early gives you the best chance of witnessing the predators returning from their overnight hunts) and game viewing in what has been described by UNESCO as the eighth wonder of the world. Ngorongoro is a collapsed volcano - an incredible natural amphitheater, 25 km across, and teeming with more than 30,000 protected animals, including all members of The Big Five. Depart from the lodge with a picnic so that you can maximize your time in the Crater. In the late afternoon, return to your lodge for sundowners and relaxation before your scrumptious dinner.

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DAY 7, 8 & 9: MKOMBE’S HOUSE LAMAI (THREE NIGHTS)

After a leisurely breakfast, your Wito Africa private guide will transfer you to the Lake Manyara airstrip for your scheduled flight to the Northern Serengeti. You will be greeted at Kogatende airstrip by a private safari guide and vehicle and taken on a gentle game drive on your way to your intimate lodge. From your Serengeti luxury accommodation, you will enjoy breathtaking views of the endless plains and stunning wildlife. A stay here offers a front row seat to the Great Wildebeest Migration. For the next three days and nights, you will explore the resident wildlife and stunning landscapes, and venture to the river for a chance to witness the dramatic river crossing!

OPTIONAL – Why not take an unforgettable flight over the Serengeti in a hot air balloon!

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DAY 10: KILIMANJARO & BEYOND (DAY ROOM AT ARUSHA COFFEE LODGE)

You will say goodbye to the Serengeti with hearts and minds full of incredible memories, and board your scheduled flight to Arusha Airport. Since your flight home will probably not depart until later in the evening, we have arranged a day room for you at the unparalleled Arusha Coffee Lodge. Here, you can wash up, rest and relax by the pool, take a tour of the coffee estate, and visit the remarkable workshop and gift store, Shanga. Shanga is an inspiring local initiative that strives to support the lives of Tanzanians with disabilities. We love connecting our clients to Shanga and encourage them to support their fair trade, handmade goods (made from recycled materials) as a way for us to highlight their amazing work.  

In the evening, your driver will greet you and transfer you to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your scheduled flight home.


PRICING

Your total cost will vary depending on seasonality, size of group and specific travel arrangements, but this is a good guideline for an all-inclusive safari (everything except international flights):

  • $499 USD per person per day for 3-star accommodation
  • $699 USD pp per day for 4-star
  • $999+ USD pp per day for 5-star

It’s worth noting that, depending on your itinerary, your lodge cost will make up about 75–85% of your total safari trip cost.

FIND YOUR SAFARI STYLE:

It’s your adventure of a lifetime, so make it your own by picking and choosing from the huge selection of safari activities, trips and tours on offer. There’s something for every age, group, budget and timescale so whatever you dream of, you’ll find it here…

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