Trip Type : Small Group Tour
Family Tanzania Safari tour

Family Tanzania Safari

Abercrombie & Kent Premier
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Travel Style: For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
8 days
From: $ 6,495 $ 812 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Experience the best of northern Tanzania while staying in classic, family-friendly safari lodges and a luxurious tented safari camp, all set amid landscapes teeming with wildlife
  • Enjoy the services of a dedicated Young Explorers Guide, who travels with the group and organizes activities for all age levels
  • Ride a tuk-tuk through a Tanzanian village, then set out on a family treasure hunt through its market for an authentic opportunity to interact with the locals
  • Take part in a cooking demonstration of local dishes with the chance to sample the results
  • Visit a Maasai village, meet with a village elder to learn about the traditions of this nomadic people and experience an artisan visit with a beadwork demonstration

Short Description

On this all-ages adventure, enjoy game drives in Tanzania's greatest wildlife refuges, ride by tuk-tuk through a Tanzanian village, set out on a family treasure hunt through a local market, and meet with a Maasai village elder.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Lodging Level Luxury - 5 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Arusha
End City Arusha

Trip Includes

  • All accommodations
  • Meals and fully guided sightseeing (including park and entrance fees) as noted in the itinerary.
  • Services of A&K Tour Director or appropriate Guide on extensions
  • Local bottled water during sightseeing
  • Hotel taxes and gratuities throughout, except to the Tour Director

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Arusha, Tanzania

Accommodation: Mount Meru Hotel

Arrive in Arusha and transfer to your accommodations, tucked into the lush acres of its fertile slopes and offering gorgeous vistas. Depending on arrival time, meet your A&K Young Explorers Guide, who will join your group for the journey.

Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park | Ilboru School Visit

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge

This morning, meet the children and staff of Ilboru Primary School, one of the few schools in the region that offers programs for deaf students and children with special needs — a project supported by Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy. Then, travel overland to small, wildlife-packed Lake Manyara National Park and your newly built luxury lodge nestled on the rim of the Great African Rift Valley, overlooking Lake Manyara. Children may cool off and join the Young Explorers Guide for a swimming competition at the lodge pool. Tonight, gather for a special welcome dinner.

Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park | A Day of Adventure

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge

Set off on a thrilling morning game drive, where you may spot hippos wallowing along the shore, pelicans scanning the surface, monkeys leaping between the trees and giraffes under the shade of a 1,000-year-old baobab. Return to your lodge for lunch. This afternoon, participate as a family in a cooking demonstration with the on-site chef, and sample the local dishes you create together, during an all-ages Chef’s Table experience.

Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater | Treasure Hunt & Tuk-Tuk Ride

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Oldeani Ngorongoro Mountain Lodge

Today, see the local community and nearby rice fields of the village of Mto wa Mbu, as you Ride Like a Local on a tuk-tuk. Then, stroll through the village market, where children go on a treasure hunt, setting out with money and a list of “treasures” to purchase. Afterward, journey to Ngorongoro Crater, stopping en route at Gibb’s Farm for an organic lunch. Proceed to your luxury lodge, situated a 15-minute drive from the Ngorongoro Gate. Once settled in, younger guests can join the Young Explorers Guide for crafts and games, or a dip in the lodge pool.

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater | Full-Day Game Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Oldeani Ngorongoro Mountain Lodge

Head into the Ngorongoro Crater, a haven for lions, rhinos, wildebeests, gazelles and many other species. Enjoy a picnic lunch before returning to your lodge later this afternoon.

Day 6: Serengeti National Park | Meet the Maasai

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Buffalo Luxury Camp

Fly to the Serengeti and settle into your luxurious tented safari camp, where you revel in its unique combination of comfort and exhilarating optional guided game walks, as well as night game drives. Later, take a game drive through the rambling park, site of the Great Migration. Then, as the equatorial sun sinks low on the horizon, gather with your Resident Tour Director for a thirst-quenching Scenic Sundowner. Tonight, relax in your split-level suite tent, enjoying your veranda, bathroom with a soaking tub, separate shower and flush toilet.

Day 7: Serengeti National Park | Land of the Migration

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Buffalo Luxury Camp

As the animals begin to stir, set off on a first-light game drive to view the prolific wildlife. You might spot hippos returning to water after foraging for food all night, elephants rustling through trees in search of breakfast, and sated lions, arriving back from a hunt. During the afternoon game drive, families visit the Ololosokwan Maasai tribe on what is sure to be one of the most rewarding experiences of your journey to Africa. Tonight, return to camp for a special farewell dinner in the bush.

Day 8: Depart Arusha

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Mount Meru Hotel (dayroom)

Fly to Arusha, where you may relax in a dayroom before departing for home.

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4.5 out of 5 (100+ reviews)
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Average 1
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Lodging
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Family Tanzania Safari

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The perfect way to experience African wildlife.

5.0
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Value3.0
Guide5.0
Activities5.0
Lodging5.0
Transportation5.0
Meals3.0
This is a luxury small group safari. 12 people, two land rovers. We spent the arrival night in a hotel in Arusha, two of the nights during the safari in hotels, and the rest of the nights in the luxury camp. The hotels were all good. The food was good, not great. The luxury camp is a two room canvas tent containing a queen size bed or two doubles. then there is a dressing area leading to the "bathroom" which is a toilet seat on a box over a hole in the ground. There is a shower stall in which they fill a canvas bag with hot water from the fire. They will not begrudge you a refill if you want to take your time. The day starts early in the dining tent with breakfast. then it is off to the land rovers to begin the safari. The guides from all the different safari's communicate to share where the most sought after animals are to be found. You will absolutely be up close and personal with lions, elephants, giraffes, monkeys, wildebeest, ostrich, zebra, hyrax, and the bird life. You will also see Water buffallo and hippos, but is best not to get close to them. and you will see plenty of Cheetah and some Rhinos, but usually from afar.

Lunch is usually conducted picnic style in the park. Our A&K picnics were the envy of every other group. Then it is touring until sunset.

When you get back to camp there is a camp fire going and the head guide will present a lecture, while everyone enjoys some much needed libations, of which there is great variety and unlimited quantity. Then dinner in the dining tent, and after dinner back to the campfire for more libations, and usually to review everyone's pictures from that day.

The guides are extremely knowledgeable and friendly. You will actually miss them on your last day. I had a great time and heartily recommend this safari and A&K.

The best part is being inside the game park all day and night. You really dont want to be going back to a hotel, but to stay out in nature.

Some tips: There is a generator in the camp so you may recharge your electrical items every day. They can also launder your clothes. Things to bring: plenty of strong repellent to deter the horse flies, do not skimp on memory cards for your camera, be sure to have a telescopic lens for your camera, a good pair of binoculars with good magnification, a flashlight, a device to view your photos on, a device to copy your photos onto. Dont forget a sweater, its cold at Ngorongoro Crater. For your digestive happiness, I had good results taking probiotic and charcoal capsules every day. You can see my pictures at https://flic.kr/s/aHsiUJWDur
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Excellent services to Ethiopia

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Meals5.0
The most luxurious company for a trip to Africa! Provide excellent services to Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania....

Amazing safari!

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Just sitting in the Nairobi airport after an amazing A&K Safari in Kenya and Tanzania. This experience far exceeded my expectations. The guides were warm, knowledgable, and passionate. and Frankly I teared up a bit when saying goodbye to our Kenya guide, Peter, before heading to the airport. Dr Cornelius, our Tanzania guide, is a veterinarian - he knows the animals outside AND in (he's treated giraffes!). Every hotel was filled with friendly staff. Ever day was filled with surprises. We saw over 10 days seven leopards AND a rhino - some of the most elusive animals. We saw baby hyenas from a few yards away playing. We saw a lion carrying her cub in we mouth. The list goes on. Our guides were diligent and determined to find what we hoped to see. A&K makes this experience even better - you really don't have to think about anything except what time we are leaving in the morning or meeting for dinner at night. Customer service at its best - they live up to their reputation!
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Words cannot describe the level of service

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Words cannot describe the level of service provided by A&K. I just returned from my trip to South Africa and Zimbabwe, and it was truly a trip of a lifetime.

Every single detail was executed with perfection. The pre-trip documentation was superb, the guides/drivers in each location were so knowledgable and professional, and our accommodations as well as the service provided at the accommodations was beyond First Class. Most of all, our guide was remarkable! Ananda van der Merwe was with us from start to finish, and she made our whole journey even more perfect than we could have ever imagined. She was so attentive, professional, knowledgeable, sweet, caring, thoughtful, patient, accommodating, smart, funny, and MORE!! Anyone traveling to South Africa should request that Ananda be their guide. You will not regret it!

Thank you for an incredible vacation. It was utter perfection from the moment we booked the trip to the moment we arrived back home.
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Exceeded expectations

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Exceeded expectation in hotels, logistics and advice on what to see when on holiday. The guides were excellent and very helpful.

An excellent trip

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Guide5.0
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Lodging5.0
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Meals5.0
We took a trip to Jordan and Oman planned through our travel councillor and A&K. We chose this upmarket company and certainly had an upmarket holiday. Everything was top notch from beginning to end. We saw all the amazing sights, were given excellent tour guides and the accommodation was 5 star all the way. They included a couple of unusual accommodation choices too such as a rather posh tent in the desert and an Eco tent at the turtle reserve in Oman.
Would fully recommend this whole tour and A&K.
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Details

Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 18

Limited to 18 guests.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation fees per person

Luxury Small Group Journeys, Marco Polo Journeys, Connections Land Journeys, and related Group Pre- and Post-Tour Extensions

  • If 91 days prior to departure or more cancellation fee is $500
  • Is 90-61 days prior to departure cancellation fee is 20% of program price
  • If 60-31 days prior to departure cancellation fee is 50% of program price
  • If 30 days prior to departure or less cancellation fee is 100% of the program price

Age Notes

Min. Age: 5

Additional Information:

Explore Dubai: Stopover Package, Days: 3 | From: $1,995

Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach (from $1,995)

Burj Al Arab Jumeirah (from $3,295)

Add a Remarkable Stopover to Your Journey

Take advantage of an incredible opportunity to fly one of the world's premier airlines at exclusive preferred business and first-class rates, and spend two nights in Dubai before or after your journey.

Days 1-3

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch on Day 2

Meals: Breakfast on Day 3

Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach or Burj Al Arab

Fly glamorous Emirates to Dubai and check in to your luxury hotel. The next day, discover the best of this dazzling city, viewing its remarkable architecture, visiting the Spice Market and colorful shops at the Deira Gold Souk, and ascending the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest skyscraper. On the last day, continue on to your journey or board your flight home.

 

  • Child Pricing | Children under 12 sharing with an adult save $800.
  • Complimentary Safari Duffel | Guests on this journey receive a custom-crafted A&K safari duffel.
  • Customize This Journey | If you would like to customize this itinerary and create a Tailor Made Journey just for you and your companions.

Trip ID#:

FanTanAbe

Trip Excludes

  • International and internal airfares
  • Costs associated with obtaining passports or entry visas
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Gratuities to the A&K Tour Director

Meals Included:

7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches and 6 Dinners

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