Enjoy activities built for kids, parents and grandparents alike as well as our most popular cultural and wildlife staples. Soccer matches, Maasai storytellers, wildlife scouting and legendary landscapes abound on this unforgettable family adventure.
Travel to Arusha, Tanzania
Your guide will meet you at Kilimanjaro International Airport and escort you to tonight’s accommodations in Arusha. As local Tanzanians, our guides know the country with unrivaled familiarity, so you’ll be in good hands from the moment you land to the moment you leave.
Rivertrees Country Inn
Rivertrees Country Inn blends simple elegance and modern convenience for the perfect storybook beginning of your family adventure. Wake up in your farmhouse-style room to the sound of the rushing Usa River. Explore gorgeous gardens lined with yellow acacias and giant fig trees. Relax before trekking into the bush.
Eastern Serengeti Nature Refuge
Take a short, scenic flight to a private nature refuge in the eastern Serengeti. Enjoy hikes with your guide and a local wildlife scout, identifying rare species and teaching the kids how to distinguish animal tracks. Listen to a Maasai storyteller share the legends of her people. Find nocturnal wildlife by moonlight on a captivating night drive.
Eastern Serengeti Nyumba
Wake up to the sweeping views of the eastern Serengeti ecosystem’s remote savannah. After a day of adventure, you’ll appreciate the comforts of the camp—and a hot shower in your en suite bathroom. Enjoy a hearty dinner prepared fresh from local ingredients, and discuss the day’s excitement with your family, fellow travelers and attentive staff.
Serengeti National Park
Head for the iconic Serengeti, where acacia trees and granite kopjes dot the seas of waving grass. Come face-to-face with Tanzania’s most impressive wildlife—including big cats—and mesmerize the family with nature’s most dramatic moments in the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebras.
These seasonal camps are strategically located across the Serengeti to place you at the center of migrating wildlife. Relax with spacious tents, comfortable beds and en suite bathrooms, as sounds of the surrounding wildlife fill your ears. And no need to worry—with eco-friendly features like solar lighting, your stay won't harm the landscape.
Just 10 miles wide, Ngorongoro Crater was formed from a collapsed volcano. It’s now a self-sustaining ecosystem with the densest predator population in all of Africa – you may be able to spot the Big 5 in a single afternoon! Camping on the Crater’s rim offers you early morning access to its wildlife-filled floor before any other safari-goers.
Set on the eastern edge of the Ngorongoro Crater’s rim, this Nyumba offers the best possible access to the Crater—all within a remote, private setting. With temperatures as low as 40 degrees at this camp, you’ll want to remember to bundle up. But don’t worry: our chefs will treat you to a traditional Tanzanian meal to warm you up.
Explore the highlands' lush hills at Gibb’s Farm – Travel + Leisure’s #1 African Safari Lodge. Gibb's is an 80-year-old working coffee estate offering farm-to-table dining, luxurious rooms with private verandas and optional spa services. Treat the kids to optional youth soccer matches, school visits and pen pal introductions.
Fresh food, fresh air, and fresh perspectives abound at Gibb’s Farm (Travel + Leisure World’s Best List #1 African Safari Lodge 2017). After full days of exploration, relax in your eco-friendly cottage, set amidst the farm’s lush gardens. Enjoy an outdoor shower, in-room spa treatment, farm-to-table dining, private verandas and learning about local culture from the attentive staff.
Head to Arusha, where you’ll enjoy a farewell lunch at Arusha Coffee Lodge. Relax in a day room before your flight home.
Day room at Mount Meru hotel.
With years of experience and encyclopedic knowledge of the wildlife, culture and land, our local guides are Tanzania’s ultimate ambassadors and your perfect hosts.
No need to end your safari so soon! From gorilla trekking to scuba diving—and beyond—you can go bigger with our safari add-ons.
Dates & Prices*
Mar 13 - Mar 22
Mar 19 - Mar 28
Jun 12 - Jun 21
Jun 20 - Jun 29
Jun 25 - Jul 04
Jul 02 - Jul 11
Jul 11 - Jul 20
Jul 25 - Aug 03
Aug 07 - Aug 16
Aug 16 - Aug 25
Dec 19 - Dec 28
Dec 23 - Jan 01
* Plus $300 VAT. As of July 1, 2016, Tanzania imposed a new Value Added Tax (VAT) on tourism activities. Single accommodations start at $700. All prices are subject to change without notice.