15 day tour
Tanzania with Kids
- Safaris in world famous wildlife parks
- Fantastic mix between tented camps and comfortable lodges
- Relax on the exotic island of Zanzibar
You will arrive at Kilimanjaro airport. From here a driver will take you to the safari capital, Arusha. After a day of relaxation in Arusha you will visit Tarangire National Park, famous for its huge number of elephants and baobab trees. The following day you will visit Mto wa Mbu, a green oasis in the vast Maasai plains. Here you can go for a mountain bike ride to Lake Manyara. The following days you visit one of the most famous wildlife parks in the world, the Serengeti National Park. You will make your way back through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Karatu where you will stay in a farmhouse. The last day of safari you will drive through the unique Ngorongoro Crater back to Arusha again. The final few days of your trip you will spend on Zanzibar.
15 day tour of Tanzania:
Route: Kilimanjaro – Arusha – Tarangire – Mto Wa Mbu – Manyara – Serengeti – Karatu – Ngorongoro – Arusha – Zanzibar
Day 1 – Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha
On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met by our local representative . The drive to the lodge in Arusha takes approximately 1 hour.
Day 2 – Arusha
In the morning Henry will visit you at your accommodation to go through the trip day by day. The rest of the day you have time to relax next to the swimming pool. Or you can visit Arusha town and experience some local life. You can stroll around the lively markets or visit the Cultural Heritage gallery.
Day 3 – Arusha to Tarangire National Park
Your safari starts today! Your private driver with (4x4) safari vehicle is waiting for you. The driver is well educated and has a lot of knowledge about the country, animals, nature and much more, and is very passionate about it. The coming days, he will show you the beauty of his country. Tarangire National Park may not be a very famous park, but it has a lot to offer! With 550 different bird species, it is a bird’s paradise. The park is well known for its high density of elephants and baobab trees. It is about a 2-hour drive to Tarangire National Park. On your way to Tarangire National Park you travel through the Maasai steppes, pass by Maasai villages and see the Maasai herding their cattle. At the end of the afternoon you will drive to the tented camp where you will stay overnight.
Day 4 – Tarangire to Mto wa Mbu and Lake Manyara
After a relaxed breakfast the driver will take you to the village of Mto wa Mbu. It is an approximately 1-hour drive. Mto wa Mbu is a green oasis in the wide Maasai Planes. Because of the availability of water, even rice and bananas are grown here. The fertile area has also attracted a lot of different people from various backgrounds. You can find people here from more than 40 different tribes.
On a mountain bike you ride to Lake Manyara and cycle through the village to experience the local village life. Later in the afternoon you will leave Mto wa Mbu and proceed to your next lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 5 – Manyara to Serengeti National Park
In the morning you start your descent into the plains of Serengeti National Park. Today you will experience a big game drive. Serengeti National Park is one of the most famous and impressive wildlife parks of Africa and has a wide variety of animals, including elephants, giraffes, zebras and buffalo. Vast numbers of wildebeest accompanied by large numbers of zebras, and smaller numbers of Grant’s gazelles, Thompson’s gazelles, elands and impala move through the park during what is called the Great Wildebeest Migration.
Day 6 – Serengeti National Park
Wake up early in the morning and enjoy a delicious breakfast. Your driver is ready for you again to take you back inside the park in search for more wildlife! As far as the eye reaches you find plains, interrupted only by the occasional tree, kopjes (rock formatiosn) or wildlife. During the Great Migration these plains are literally covered in wildebeests, zebras and other animals in search of grazing grounds and water as they participate in one of the largest annual movements of mammals on earth. However, Serengeti National Park has more to offer than the Great Migration, large herds of buffaloes, various kinds of antelopes, such as the topi, hartebeest, dikdik, thomson and grant gazelles. It is the best place for spotting a lion, or more accurately: lions. The open plains also form an ideal hunting ground for the fastest mammal on earth: the cheetah.
Day 7 – Serengeti to Karatu
You will enjoy a game drive in the morning, after which you will leave the Serengeti and drive to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, game drive en route. In the Ngorongoro Conservation Area you will get a fantastic chance to have a look at how the Maasai live as you pass their ‘bomas’ (villages) or when watching them herd their cattle in the vast Ngorongoro Conservation Area. You will arrive back in Karatu, where you will stay in a farmhouse. If you would like, the lodge will organize a ‘walk around the farm’ that takes about 1-hour. A guide will show you the vegetable garden and the animals that live on the farm to give you an idea of how a farm is managed. Of course, there is also a nice swimming pool to refresh yourself!
Day 8 – Karatu to Ngorongoro Crater and Arusha
Today your driver takes you to one of the most special places of East Africa: the Ngorongoro Crater. The Crater is the largest intact caldera in the world. Before you descend into the crater you have a beautiful view from the crater rim. The crater is a non-active volcano, and reaching the crater floor is a fast and exhilarating drive. In the Ngorongoro crater the diversity of animals and flora is immense. All the animals of the “Big Five” (elephant, black rhino, buffalo, leopard and lion) can be found in the crater. At the end of the day you leave the crater to drive back to Arusha.
Day 9 – Arusha to Zanzibar
In the morning you will be transferred to Arusha Airport. You will fly straight to Zanzibar! The flight will take you approximately 1.5 hours and during the whole flight the panoramic views and flight over the ocean is a fantastic experience. The first night you will stay in Stone Town. Stone Town isn’t just any town. It is a sensory experience not found anywhere else in the world. This UNESCO World Heritage Site in Zanzibar City was once a flourishing trading hub. The history and melting pot of African, Arab, Indian and European cultures; the vivid shades of every colour imaginable; the textures; the vibrant energy of the seafront and markets; and the locals who greet you with “jambo!” (hello) and “karibu” (welcome) everyday will captivate you.
Day 10 – 14 – Sun, sea and beach
In the morning you can wander through the maze of winding roads and alleyways of Stone Town. Visit the former slave market, join a spice tour, explore the grand architecture and admire the famous Zanzibari doors or buy some souvenirs. Around noon you will be picked up to go to Jambiani, an hour’s drive from Stone Town. Here you will stay for the next 5 nights. There is always a nice breeze in Jambiani. Walk up and down the pristine beaches, enjoying the white sand and the turquoise waters.
Day 15 – Last day – Departure from Zanzibar / Return home
Your journey through Tanzania comes to an end today. A transfer will be organized from your hotel to the airport where you will board your flight home.