Tanzania Family Safaris

from $191 /person

Best Time for Tanzania Family Safaris and Holiday

The best time for a Tanzania family safari and holiday largely depends on what you want to see and do. Generally, the dry season, from June to October, is considered optimal for wildlife viewing as animals tend to congregate around water sources, making them easier to spot. However, the wet season, from November to May, offers lush landscapes, fewer tourists, and the chance to witness the Great Migration in the Serengeti from December to March.

What to Expect During Tanzania Family Safaris

During your Tanzania family safari, you can expect to encounter a diverse range of wildlife, including lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, and more. Your family will have the opportunity to go on game drives in iconic national parks such as the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, where knowledgeable guides will lead you to prime viewing spots. Additionally, cultural experiences with local tribes like the Maasai may be included, providing insights into traditional Tanzanian life.

Where to Stay for Tanzania Family Safaris

Budget Accommodations

  • Campsites: Ideal for families on a tight budget, campsites offer basic amenities and the chance to experience nature up close.
  • Budget Lodges: Simple yet comfortable lodges provide a convenient base for exploring national parks without breaking the bank.

Mid-Range Accommodations

  • Tented Camps: Combining the thrill of camping with the comfort of permanent structures, tented camps offer a more upscale experience without sacrificing the feeling of being immersed in the wild.
  • Mid-Range Lodges: These lodges offer more amenities and comfort than budget options, including swimming pools and on-site restaurants.

Luxury Accommodations

  • Luxury Tented Camps: Lavish tents with en-suite bathrooms, gourmet dining, and personalized service provide a luxurious retreat in the heart of the wilderness.
  • Luxury Lodges: Pamper your family with spacious suites, spa facilities, and gourmet cuisine in stunning locations with breathtaking views.

FAQs for Tanzania Family Safaris

Q: Is Tanzania safe for family safaris?
A: Yes, Tanzania is generally safe for family safaris, especially when traveling with reputable tour operators who prioritize safety.

Q: Are children allowed on safari?
A: Yes, many safari lodges and tour operators welcome children, offering family-friendly activities and accommodations.

Q: What should we pack for a Tanzania family safari?
A: Essentials include lightweight clothing, sturdy shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent, binoculars, and a camera to capture unforgettable moments.

Q: Can dietary preferences be accommodated during the safari?
A: Most lodges and camps can accommodate dietary preferences with advance notice, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.

Q: Is it necessary to take malaria prophylaxis?
A: Malaria is prevalent in Tanzania, so it’s recommended to consult with a healthcare professional about malaria prophylaxis before your trip and to take precautions such as using insect repellent and sleeping under mosquito nets.

These are just a few common questions, but feel free to ask your tour operator for more specific information tailored to your family’s needs.