8 days Family Safari Tanzania Highlights – Fly-out

8 days Family Safari Tanzania Highlights (Fly-out)

This tour is designed to be the ultimate safari experience for families with children. We do have quite a lot of experience in traveling with children and we don’t mind at all to adjust the day-program while traveling. The schedule of our family safaris allows time for walking, swimming and playing. All accommodations in our example family safari are lodges or tented lodges with a swimming pool. However, if you prefer nature camping with your kids in one of the Natural Parks (or a combination of nature camping and lodges), please contact us for a proposal. Depending on the age of your children we can adjust the program. For example, if you travel with children of 13-18 years, a visit to a vocational school for former street children will be unforgettable and a true ope-opener. 

This example safari is suitable for all holidays in between June and November. Please contact us if you would like to travel in a different period so that we can adjust the program according to the season.

  • Family Safari Tanzania Highlights: Maasai Experience, Tarangire, Ngorongoro and Serengeti.
  • The most spectacular highlights of Tanzania on a compact tour with plenty of time to swim, play and relax. To avoid a full day in the car, this program is based on flying out of the Serengeti (back to Arusha or Zanzibar)
  • Duration: 8 days/7 nights
  • Best time: June-March
  • Start/finish: Arusha
  • Activities: Game drives and unique Maasai experience
  • Accommodation: Tented Lodges and Lodges
  • Comfort: very comfortable

Day 1: Kilimanjaro Airport – Osiligilai lodge (close to Arusha)
Day 2: Amazing Maasai Experience – full day
Day 3: Arusha – Tarangire National Park
Day 4: Game drive in Tarangire – drive to Karatu
Day 5: Crater Tour – drive to Serengeti Central
Day 6: Serengeti Central – full day
Day 7: Serengeti Central – full day
Day 8: Serengeti Central – fly back to Arusha

Day to day program

Details 8 days Family Safari Tanzania Highlights (fly-out)

Day 1: Arrival Kilimanjaro Airport – Osiligilai Maasai lodge

A staff member of the lodge will be waiting for you at Kilimanjaro Airport and bring you to your lodge (about 1-hour drive). This spectacular, scenic eco-lodge is run by a very welcoming local Maasai.
Dinner and overnight: Osiligilai Maasai Lodge

Day 2: Be happy and enjoy the local traditions

Submerge yourself in the pure life and tradition of the Maasai Warriors and enjoy a full day of astonishment, connection and lots of fun with the Maasai. You can go for a nature walk with an explanation about traditional herbs and get answers to all your questions. How is the division between men and women? Is it true that a man has more than one wife? And how does this look like in daily life? Why do you see young boys walking the cattle, why are they not in school? How do they survive from eating meat, milk and blood only? You can spend the afternoon at the swimming pool with magnificent views or choose one of the many optional activities, such as a donkey ride or visit to the nearby Maasai Boma. At the end of the day, you will be invited to join the spear-throwing competition and a great Sundowner with Maasai singing and dancing on top of a hill with views of the Kilimanjaro and chat with the Maasai at the campfire.
Dinner and overnight: Osiligilai Maasai Lodge

Day 3: Arusha – Tarangire National Park

Distance:  200 km
Time/road condition: about 3,5-4 hours on mostly paved roads.
After an early breakfast, you will drive to Tarangire National Park for your first game drive with picnic lunch en-route. Tarangire is one of the most beautiful parks in the North of Tanzania where you can be sure to see herds elephants and many other species of wildlife.

Tonight you will stay in a luxury tented lodge on the shores of Lake Burunge. Stretch your legs and walk to the shores of the lake or take a dive in the swimming pool.
Dinner and overnight: Burunge Tented Lodge

Day 4: Full day game drive in Tarangire National Park

Program depending on your wishes, it can be a full day game drive in Tarangire National Park or a slow start with a relaxed breakfast, a dive in the swimming pool and another game drive in Tarangire National Park. It’s all up to you to decide together with your guide. Late afternoon drive to Karatu for dinner and overnight.
Dinner and overnight: Marera Valley Lodge

Day 5: Crater Tour and drive to The Serengeti

Distance: 50 km (1 hour) to the Crater, from the Crater to the Camp in the Serengeti about 150 km (3-4 hours) with game drive en route.

Early morning depart for a game drive in the famous Ngorongoro Crater. You wind our way down into the caldera, with the most breathtaking views along the way. Armed with your guide’s years of experience and his ‘eagle-eyes’, you might even spot a rhino. The chance of seeing an active pride of lions at close quarters is high on the list of possibilities. 

Picnic lunch at the Hippo Pool, where you will enjoy all the sights and sounds of the ‘laughing’ hippos enjoying a wallow in the cool water and a mud-bath. After lunch drive to the Serengeti with game drive en-route.

Tonight, you will stay in a socially responsible ecolodge, using electricity and hot water (24/7) from solar panels and working with Swiss hospitality standards and quality, following strict environmental, health and safety guidelines.
Dinner and overnight: The Whisper Serengeti

Day 6 en 7: Two full days in The Serengeti to follow The Great Migration

Two full days to explore this part of the Serengeti where you can follow the migration of the animals on the plains along the shores of the Mara River. Crocodiles are waiting for wildebeest who risk the crossing. With good planning and a bit of luck, you will be witnessing a spectacle that is hard to put into words. Watching a crossing and hear all the noises is a very impressive experience that you’ll never forget! This is also the area where you can be quite sure to see a hunter like a hyena, cheetah, lion or leopard. Together with your guide, you will decide how to spend the two days in the bush, depending on the movements of the animals and your wishes.

Dinner and overnight: The Whisper Serengeti

Dag 8: Domestic flight to Arusha Airport

After breakfast, your guide will drive you to the Seronera Airstrip (20 minutes) for your flight to Arusha Airport. You can also drive back to Arusha (7-8 hours).


Price 8 days Family Safari Tanzania Highlights (fly-out)

Based on 1 room shared by 2 adults and 2 children (between 6-12 years, sharing)*:

Fly out: $ 1.975 p.p. (total $ 7.900)
If you prefer to drive back to Arusha: $ 1.785 (total $ 7.180)

* rates for different family compositions on request

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  • Breakfast 7x (day 2-8), lunch 8x (day 1-8), dinner 8x (day 1-8)
  • 7 overnight stays in accommodations according to the program
  • Admissions, game drives, and activities according to the program
  • Transport in 4×4 safari car with a roof hatch
  • Transfer from and to the airport
  • Fly out: including domestic flight
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Bottled water in the car

Not included: international flights, optional activities, visa, cancellation and travel insurance, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, and tips.

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