• Tour Code:: TZ001
  • Availablity: 2016/01/01~2016/04/30

Family Tanzania Safari (2016)

Luxury Small Group Journeys: The finest small-group travel experience

Limited to 18 guests | Days: 8

On this all-ages adventure, enjoy game drives in Tanzania’s greatest wildlife refuges, set out on a family treasure hunt through a local market in the Ngorongoro Highlands, and meet with a Maasai village elder.

Africalink Advantages
•Experience the best of northern Tanzania while staying in classic, family-friendly safari lodges and a luxurious permanent tented camp, all set amid landscapes teeming with wildlife
•Enjoy the services of a dedicated Young Explorers Guide, who travels with the group and organizes activities for all age levels
•Set out on a family treasure hunt through a local market in the Ngorongoro Highlands
•Take part in a hands-on cooking demonstration of local dishes with the chance to sample the results
•Visit a Maasai village, meet with a village elder to learn about the traditions of this nomadic people and experience an Artisan Visit with a beadwork demonstration

Signature Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Arusha, Tanzania

Arrive in Arusha and transfer to your accommodations, tucked into the lush acres of its fertile slopes, and offering gorgeous, wildlife-filled vistas. Depending on arrival time, meet your Africalink Young Explorers Guide, who will join your group for the journey.
Mount Meru Hotel

Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park | Ilboru School Visit

Travel overland to small, wildlife-packed Lake Manyara National Park and your newly built luxury lodge nestled on the rim of the Great African Rift Valley, overlooking Lake Manyara. Children may cool off and join the Young Explorers Guide for a swimming competition at the lodge pool. Tonight, gather for a special welcome dinner.
Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge | Meals: B L D

Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park | A Day of Adventure

Set off on a thrilling morning game drive, where you may spot hippos wallowing along the shore, pelicans scanning the surface, monkeys leaping between the trees and giraffes under the shade of a 1,000-year-old baobab. Return to your lodge for lunch. This afternoon, families can participate in a cooking demonstration with the chef and sample the local dishes they create together.
Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge | Meals: B L D

Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater | Market Visit with Treasure Hunt

Start your day with an exciting Market Visit to Mto wa Mbu, where children go on a treasure hunt through the market, setting off with money and a list of “treasures” to purchase. Afterward journey to Ngorongoro Crater, stopping en route at Gibb’s Farm for an organic lunch. Proceed to your luxury lodge, styled like a neo-Colonial farmhouse and situated a 15-minute drive from the Ngorongoro Gate. Once settled in, younger guests can join the Young Explorers Guide for crafts and games, or a dip in the lodge pool.
Oldeani Ngorongoro Mountain Lodge | Meals: B L D

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater | Full-Day Game Drive

Head into the Ngorongoro Crater, a haven for lions, elephants, wildebeests, gazelles and many other species. Enjoy a picnic lunch before returning to your lodge later this afternoon.
Oldeani Ngorongoro Mountain Lodge | Meals: B L D

Day 6: Serengeti National Park | Meet the Maasai

Fly to the Serengeti and settle into your luxurious permanent tented camp. Enjoy lunch before heading out on an afternoon game drive. Back in camp, revel in its unique combination of comfort and exhilarating optional guided game walks, as well as night game drives. Also, gain fascinating insight into the culture of the local Maasai tribesmen and women. Later, take a game drive through the rambling park, site of the Great Migration. Relax tonight in your split-level suite tent, enjoying your veranda, bathroom with a soaking tub, separate shower and flush toilet.
Buffalo Luxury Camp | Meals: B L D

Day 7: Serengeti National Park | Land of the Migration

As the animals begin to stir, set off on a first-light game drive to view the prolific wildlife. You might spot hippos returning to water after foraging for food all night, elephants rustling through trees in search of breakfast, and sated lions, arriving back from a hunt. During the afternoon game drive, families visit the Ololosokwan Maasai tribe. This time spent among the local people of Tanzania can easily become one of the most rewarding experiences of your journey to Africa. Tonight, return to camp for a special farewell dinner in the bush.
Buffalo Luxury Camp | Meals: B L D

Day 8: Depart Arusha

Fly to Arusha, where you may relax in a dayroom before departing for home.
Mount Meru Hotel | Meals: B

Dates and Prices

Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

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