Tanzania is often lauded as one of Africa’s friendliest countries and, with regards to family safaris, this is certainly the case. As with its neighbor Kenya, Tanzania is one of the few countries in Africa that can easily combine a beach holiday with a safari and, with regards to family safaris there is a very large range of options that you can choose from. Please have a look at the different recommendations and options below.
Each of the boutique hotels and lodges on your trip has been chosen for their social responsibility to their environment. They have been designed to have as little impact on their surroundings as possible, as many of them are built in the heart of national parks and wild bush land.
Local materials, local craftsmen and recycled products are all used wherever possible. This in turn helps to keep local businesses thriving and much more willing to practice a more sympathetic approach to their environment.
Our safari ground agents choose their guides with utmost care because these are the people who will be showing you the incredible sights of the National Parks and helping to protect and care for this environment for generations to come. On average, guides have 12 years of experience leading safari travelers. The most experienced guides train our newer guides and all are certified and receive on-going training and education.
When you travel with us you know that you are travelling with a company that respects the people, the places and the wildlife you came to see in the first place. We believe that tourism should be sustainable – and not just in the narrow economic sense. On our tours we engage local businesses and employ local people, and we are more likely to accommodate our guests in small boutique hotels than large chain hotels that do little to benefit local economies.
Each of the hotels and lodges you stay at on this trip are part of the Elewana Collection. This group works closely with local community projects including local orphanages and charities and each hotel has its own unique cause it supports. Elewana means ‘harmony’ and ‘understanding’ in kiswahlili and these are the principles it adheres to.
For example Arusha Coffee Lodge works closely with the local community and employs and trains local people. Guests staying at Arusha can donate (if they wish) to these local charities, safe in the knowledge that the money goes straight to where it is needed, with no third parties involved.
Similarly, our safari ground agents endeavor to improve the quality of life for children in need: through multiple services and projects, focusing particularly on children in extreme poverty. They are striving to reduce the illness, child mortality, provide educational opportunities including free education and support community development. Their goal is a normal life for all the children in their community, free from poverty and illness.
An eight day tailor made trip that takes in some of the finest wilderness areas in Africa, while making sure everything is suitably family friendly”
Arusha | Tarangire National Park | Ngorongoro Crater | Serengeti National Park
DESCRIPTION OF TANZANIA FAMILY SAFARI
Your 8 day trip starts amid the lush coffee plantations of Arusha. Enjoy a complimentary upgrade to a suite and recover from your flight. Make sure to take advantage of a plantation tour before you leave.
Your first stop on your safari tour is Tarangire National Park. Famous for its enormous herds of elephants, you will have plenty of opportunity to catch sight of these majestic creatures. Your nights will be spent high in a baobab tree canopy in a luxurious tree-house style lodge. Next stop is Ngorongoro Crater, a natural volcanic basin which is teeming with wildlife. You have your best chance of spotting the Big Five here along with countless other animals and birds.
Finally you will head to the iconic Serengeti – the most famous of the African plains. Along the way you will stay in boutique accommodation, enjoy refreshing sundowners, visits to local markets and villages and embark on plenty of game drives.