Tanzania Family Private Journey

Legendary Serengeti and Tarangire National Park

Overview

With its world-renowned game reserves, home to some of the largest concentrations of wildlife anywhere in the world, and its rich culture and welcoming people, including the legendary Maasai of the Serengeti, Tanzania is the perfect place for a fantastic family safari. We bring you to two of its world-renowned sanctuaries—Tarangire National Park, whose migrating wildlife is drawn by the permanent waters of the Tarangire River, and the famed Serengeti, where the earth’s greatest gathering of terrestrial wildlife roams freely on golden savannas. Expert private naturalist guides, exciting game drives, fantastic private camps, and special activities for kids—including Swahili lessons, perfectly paced bush walks, Maasai storytelling and jumping competitions, and an optional hot air balloon ride—combine to make this the quintessential family safari. You can add extra days at each camp if you like, and post-trip, enjoy a visit to the paradisiacal island of Zanzibar, Ngorongoro Crater, Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve, or track gorillas in Rwanda.

Itinerary at a Glance

Days 1-4
Arusha, Tanzania / Tarangire National Park

After an overnight in Arusha, fly by charter flight to your private safari camp in Tarangire, a haven for wildlife. Lions and leopards are the most common predators here, and herds of up to 300 elephants graze near the Tarangire River, while migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest, and eland crowd the shrinking lagoons. Tarangire has the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem, and is the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as the oryx and the gerenuk are regularly observed. Our close association with the local Maasai here is a special treat, and adds a lot to a family safari. Enjoy a special Olpul ceremony with an entertaining jumping competition, take a medicinal walk with a Maasai guide, make a traditional Maasai soup at camp, and more! Some evenings, you’ll take night game drives with a spotlight to see the nocturnal wildlife.

Olerai
Arusha, Tanzania
Day 1 (1 night), Day 8
Osunyai Lamarkau
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
Days 2 to 4 (3 nights)
Days 5-8
Serengeti / Serengeti Private Camp

From your exclusive private camp, enjoy the privilege of exploring the Serengeti by 4WD vehicle in a secluded section of the park, far from the lodges and other park facilities. Dawn and late-afternoon game drives bring you into varied regions, from the open plains and rock kopjes to river habitats, as game conditions dictate. You should see vast numbers of migrating wildebeest and zebra, along with Serengeti’s resident wildlife, including giraffe, buffalo, topi, hartebeest, waterbuck, impala, reedbuck, bushbuck, dikdik, hippopotamus, crocodile, warthog and diverse birdlife. Large prides of lion reside here, as well as clans of spotted hyena. Special activities for kids range from fun and interactive Swahili lessons to stargazing after dinner with the camp staff. Your remote mobile camp features roomy, custom-designed walk-in tents with attached bathrooms and open-air hot showers, and comfortable beds (queen or twin-bedded) made up with linen and a duvet. There is also a slightly larger family tent with room for one or two young children to stay in the same tent. Depart on Day 8 via Arusha.

Private Wilderness Travel Camps
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Days 5 to 7 (3 nights)

Highlights

Highlights

Special activities tailored for kids, including a special Maasai ceremony, a nature walk with Maasai, African cooking lesson and storytelling, Swahili lessons, Maasai beading, and more!
Exclusive luxury camps right at the heart of the Great Migration, away from the lodge circuit crowds—our camps are private for your group alone
Private expert guides and a delightful camp staff
Custom-designed Land Cruisers, carrying just five passengers, with a guaranteed window seat for all plus a rooftop viewing hatch
Optional extensions to Ngorongoro Crater, Masai Mara National Reserve, Zanzibar, Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda

Details

Length: 8 days
Cost From: $6995  
Arrive: Arusha, Tanzania
Depart: Arusha, Tanzania
Lodging: 6 nights private tented camps, 1 night lodge or hotel
Meals: All meals included as indicated in the Detailed Itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Activity: Cultural Adventures, Safaris
Trip Level:

Game viewing by open 4WD vehicle, optional game walks