Tanzania family safaris make for an unforgettable holiday experience for the whole family as there is just so much to explore and learn. The little ones will feel a sense of adventure.
Children will love the thrill of spotting wildlife in their natural habitat and the breathtaking views of Tanzania’s landscapes are sure to remain as fond memories. With years of experience in giving families the ultimate Tanzania family safari experience, we know exactly how to cater for your needs.
There really is so much to love about our Tanzania family safaris, from enjoying picturesque landscapes to witnessing action in the wildlife parks, there’s something in Tanzania for all of the family to appreciate.
Looking for more reasons to love our Tanzania family safaris?
Tanzania is one of the best locations in Africa to see wildlife in their natural habitat with the greatest chance of spotting all of the Big 5. Tanzania also has the largest population of lions in Africa which will bring ‘The Lion King’ adventure alive in any child (or adult).
Experience some of the finest luxury lodges and camps, that cater very well to families with children and include activities and programs for everyone to enjoy. Learn about the Masai culture and visit a village or market to get a sense of how these extraordinary people live. End off your safari with a great tropical beach vacation, enjoying the sun, sea and marine life of Zanzibar.
Tanzania Family Safari FAQs
Where to go on a family safari in Tanzania?
Serengeti National Park - home to the largest lion population in Africa, the Serengeti National Park is well-known for its concentration of wildlife. Here, you and your family have the chance to spot the ‘Big 5’ and during the right time of year (between July and October), you can also witness the ‘Great Migration’ which sees over 2 million wildebeest, gazelles and zebras journey to find better pasture. School holidays couldn’t come at a more ideal time!
Selous Game Reserve - quieter than the Northern wildlife parks, Selous Game Reserve offers a more remote, truly ‘wild’ Tanzania family safari experience. It is the largest game reserve in Africa and you will even have the opportunity to see a wild dog. Whilst you may not spot wildlife in the high numbers you’d find in other parks, you’ll really feel at one with nature and can even enjoy boating safaris on the rivers.
Ngorongoro Crater - the world’s biggest inactive and intact volcanic caldera, Ngoronogro Crater is simply beautiful. With over 25,000 animals such as black rhinos, zebras, lions and hippos waiting for you to spot them, this is a hotspot for safari tours. Nearby are local communities for you to visit and plenty of stunning walking trails.
Can you take a toddler on a family safari?
Whilst we don’t recommend taking children below the age of six years on a safari, it is possible to bring along babies and toddlers on safaris. That said, many safari camps and tour operators may have age restrictions in place.
We advise families to consider the ages of the children they wish to bring as inevitably this could impact the overall experience for the whole family. It’s also important to consider malaria prophylactics to ensure everyone is kept safe.
Is Tanzania a good place to visit as a family?
Tanzania is a fantastic place to visit with your family. With rich cultures to immerse yourselves into and a wealth of wildlife to discover, Tanzania is the perfect destination which can blend learning and adventure together!
With so many other activities to get involved with when you’re not on an action-packed Tanzania family safari, such as exploring colourful markets and relaxing on the sandy beaches of Zanzibar, you’ll be able to please everyone in the group!
How long is the flight to Tanzania?
If you’re planning a Tanzania family safari, you may be wondering how long flights will be if you’re travelling with children. From the US, you should expect anywhere between 18 - 25 hours. From the UK, flights to Tanzania take approximately 12 hours and it’s worth noting that there may be stops or flight changes on route for both countries.
What vaccinations do the family need for Tanzania?
When travelling to Tanzania with your family, you may need to have vaccinations that will protect you from some diseases which are not found in the UK, USA, Canada or Australia (for example, hepatitis A & B, yellow fever and typhoid). To find out more about which vaccinations you and your family may need, take a look at the NHS travel vaccinations webpage or feel free to contact us for advice. It is also recommended that you see your GP at least 8 weeks prior to you travelling as some vaccinations will need to be given in advance to work effectively.
What is there to do in Tanzania for families?
Tanzania is a country of beauty which is rich in traditions and cultural heritage, as well as being home to diverse wildlife and the famous Mount Kilimanjaro. When planning a Tanzania family safari, you may wish to explore outside of the safari parks - we can tell you, you won’t be disappointed! Here are some family-friendly activities you can try whilst on holiday in Tanzania:
Discover Tanzania by bike - why not hire some bikes for your family and ride through villages and other beauty spots. One great place you could cycle around is Lake Manyara; with its flocks of flamingos and luscious aquatic landscapes, this national park makes for stunning views.
Visit the Meserani snake and Maasai cultural museum - Offering a chance to see some venomous snakes (safely!) and learn more about the maasai culture, this museum makes for a great day out for families.
Have a beach day - after all the excitement of a safari, you and your family can kick back and relax on one of Tanzania’s sandy beaches. You can even choose to spend some time on one of Tanzania’s islands, including the blissful Zanzibar which has magnificent snorkelling spots!
Shop at the local markets and pick up some souvenirs - Why not pick out something which has been handmade locally to help you and your family remember the trip of a lifetime?
Due to our well established, strong personal relationships with all of our ground operators, National Park Authorities and Conservation Management teams in Tanzania, we are always kept up to date on the most recent information of wildlife & conservation projects, ensuring you get to see Tanzania's wildlife like never before.
Tanzania Safari Experts
Rob & Clyde are two of the most knowledgeable experts on Tanzania safaris in the world and have travelled extensively to all Tanzania’s National Parks, camps and lodges.
Bespoke Tanzania Safaris
With Tailormade Africa, no two safari holidays itineraries are ever the same. The combination of our in-depth knowledge of the country and taking the time to get to know all of our clients' travel personalities ensures truly bespoke itineraries and a trip specifically tailored to you.
Our Top Tanzania Camps
Ubuntu Migration Camp South
Ubuntu Migration Camp South follows the colossal herds of wildebeest as they journey around the Serengeti. From the dramatic river crossings in the north to the fertile grasslands in the south where the wildebeest give birth ... Read more
Serian Kusini was created to make the most of the spectacular wildebeest migration. From December to May, it is perched on the edge of the short grass plains – a perfect vantage point over the vast space where the herds amass ... Read more
Lemala Ndutu Camp
One authentic mobile tented camp, but in two locations, Lemala Ndutu & Lemala Mara moves north and south with the seasons to ensure guests enjoy ringside seats to the spectacle of the magnificent wildebeest migration year-round ... Read more
Nasikia Migration Camp South
Nasikia Mobile Migration Camp is moved and constructed each year to follow the Great Wildebeest migration as well as other wildlife from the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to the Serengeti National Park ... Read more
Serengeti Safari Camp South
Nomad Tanzania's Serengeti Safari Camp was the first of it’s kind. It was designed with a purpose in mind; to be in the best possible location to view the wildebeest migration as it covers hundreds of miles of the Serengeti National Park each year ... Read more
Olakira Migration Camp South
Fine linens, fine dining and a touch of nomadic romance are the hallmarks of the superb Olakira Migration Camp, which all but disappears into the surrounding African bush ... Read more
Serengeti Under Canvas South
Experience a classic Tanzanian safari in spectacular solitude and soothing comfort at Serengeti Under Canvas - with only the canvas walls of your tent separating you from the wonder of the Serengeti ... Read more
Serian Serengeti South
Serian’s Serengeti is a mobile camp, which from mid-December to May, sets up on the southernmost extreme of the Serengeti’s short grass plains: prime position to spectate the wildebeest birthing season ... Read more
Book Your Tanzania Family Safari Today!
We offer bespoke Tanzania family safari holidays to travellers all over the world, from the UK to America. Unlike most safari operators, we specialise in bespoke trips based on a combination of your desires and our team’s expertise. They’ve travelled all of Africa, and know from experience how to craft the best safari experience for you. Contact Rob or Clyde today to start planning your next family adventure in Africa!