Tanzania: A Grand Family Safari Tauck Tours

Tanzania: A Grand Family Safari

Tauck Bridges - Family Discovery

Explore Tanzania on this unforgettable 10 day adventure created by Tauck and BBC Earth. Discover nature at its best on daily game drives in both the Serengeti and the Trangire national parks. With Mt. Kilimanjaro View the ”Big Five” and learn about the Maasai warriors.

The 10 day Tanzania: A Grand Family Safari from Tauck Tours really is a family affair. You'll experience the safari of a lifetime on your quest for the Big Five and get to meet the people who have lived here for generations. Your Morocco vacation will be ripe with exclusive experiences as you stay in the best accommodations in the country. This 10 day Tanzania: A Grand Family Safari is full of the great travel moments you'll be talking about for a long time to come.


10 Daysfr. $8,290

Tour Highlights & Offers

Arrive Arusha, Tanzania Location Information Description

Arusha, Tanzania

Tauck Bridges' family Africa tour departs: Kilimanjaro International Airport. A transfer is included from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Arumeru River Lodge in Arusha. Your African lodge, set in dreamlike tropical gardens, is located on the grounds of an old coffee farm. Our family Africa tours are among the world's greatest adventures – and your family's begins in the morning!

ARUMERU RIVER LODGE

Hiking in Kilimanjaro or a Game Drive Location Information Description

Arusha, Tanzania

A choice of adventures awaits to kick off Tauck Bridges' family Africa tour and safari today! You can choose to hike with us in Kilimanjaro National Park – home to Mount Kilimanjaro, one of the world's highest mountains. While you won't be going all the way to the top, you'll take an exciting walk up (and down) Kilimanjaro's Merengu Trail, keeping an eye out for inquisitive monkeys, doe-eyed antelopes and abundant birdlife; you'll also visit the traditional home of a member of the Chagga tribe.

Or, your family can join an experienced local guide on a full-day game drive in Arusha National Park (the first of many on your journey) to look for gentle giraffes, boisterous baboons, colorful flamingoes and big buffalo. Later, everybody meets back at the lodge for a welcome dinner tonight to share stories of the fun you'll have on this Africa tour.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

ARUMERU RIVER LODGE

Tarangire, where legends say life began Location Information Description

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Head to Tarangire National Park today – the place where life began, according to Maasai legend, and immortalized in many movies about Africa. Marvel at the classic African savannah stretching out all around you, the wildlife-rich plains studded with baobob trees. Hop aboard our open-topped safari vehicles for an afternoon game drive; look for big cats lounging under baobab trees or elephants cooling off at a watering hole. Enjoy dinner and the evening at Tarangire Safari Lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

TARANGIRE SAFARI LODGE

Game drives in the African bush Location Information Description

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

An up-close look at wildlife in Tarangire today begins with a morning game drive to Silale Swamp. After returning to the lodge for lunch and and some hands-on learning of Maasai crafts, head back out into the bush for an afternoon game drive and even more experiences guaranteed to create shared memories that will last lifetimes. Following dinner back at camp, learn some Swahili around the campfire, perhaps including such words as jambo (hello), kwa heri (goodbye), and simba (lion).

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

TARANGIRE SAFARI LODGE

A village school, Lake Manyara & a Maasai boma Location Information Description

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Make your way to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area today. En route, you'll stop for lunch in Lake Manyara National Park, a bird-lover's paradise; meet the students and teacher at a new primary school that Tauck helps support; and visit a Maasai boma (a traditional hut village preserving Maasai cultural customs).

Arrive late afternoon at your colonial lodge in Karatu, where your cottage-style accommodations for the next two nights overlook a coffee plantation and the eastern wall of the remarkable Ngorongoro Crater.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

TLOMA LODGE

Ngorongoro Crater, Africa's "Garden of Eden" Location Information Description

Ngorongoro, Tanzania

One of the best places on this Africa tour to spot the Big Five – elephants, leopards, lions, buffalo and the rare black rhinoceros – ancient Ngorongoro Crater, often called Africa's "Garden of Eden," is home to almost every species in Africa... except the giraffe, which can't negotiate the steep incline down into the caldera.

Game drives and a unique picnic lunch on the crater floor offer ample opportunities to spot lions, cheetahs, hippos and lots of birds. Then it's back to your lodge in Karatu for the evening.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

TLOMA LODGE

The "Cradle of Humankind," Oldupai Gorge Location Information Description

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Pack your own box lunch before heading out to Oldupai Gorge, in the Great Rift Valley, thought to be the home of some of Earth's earliest "people." Here, you'll see the place where anthropologists Louis and Mary Leakey found the fossilized remains of one of the first humans to walk upright; check out the Oldupai Museum and enjoy a talk by a docent.

Then travel across the seemingly endless plains of the Serengeti, taking part in a game drive before arriving at Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, in the heart of world-famous Serengeti National Park, where you'll spend the next three unforgettable nights of this Africa tour in luxury safari lodge accommodations.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

FOUR SEASONS SAFARI LODGE SERENGETI

Ballooning over the Serengeti & more Location Information Description

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Rise early for a whole new angle on the landscapes and wildlife of Serengeti National Park – an unforgettable ride over the vast Serengeti plains in a hot air balloon* – followed by a champagne breakfast in the bush and some game viewing later in the morning. After lunch at the lodge, look for zebras, hyenas, leopards and more on an afternoon game drive with your local guide. Back at your Four Seasons lodge tonight, enjoy a special dinner, where you'll have more stories to share.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

FOUR SEASONS SAFARI LODGE SERENGETI

Maasai traditions & a final game drive Location Information Description

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Your Four Seasons lodge in the Serengeti enables you to savor the African landscape, view even more wildlife, and discover local Maasai traditions and daily life on the last full day of your family's fun-filled Africa tour. The whole family will learn about Maasai crafts and local conservation projects in classes at the lodge's Discovery Center, and walks with the Center's Maasai staff.

After lunch, enjoy a farewell game drive in Serengeti National Park, where you can often see wildebeest and large numbers of lions and cheetahs, as well as herds of giraffe and zebra – an unforgettable spectacle of Africa's circle of life, right before your eyes! Equally impressive are Tanzania's magical sunsets, which you'll enjoy during a farewell reception on the terrace of your lodge on your final night on safari, followed by a festive farewell dinner and some authentic Maasai fun.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

FOUR SEASONS SAFARI LODGE SERENGETI

Back to Arusha & journey home Location Information Description

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Tauck Bridges' family Africa tour concludes after a flight back to the city of Arusha, lunch at the Cultural Heritage Center, and a guided tour of a local coffee plantation. Flights departing Africa leave late tonight; Tauck has reserved a day room for you at the Arumeru River Lodge so that you can repack and relax as you wish. A transfer is included from Arumeru River Lodge to Kilimanjaro International Airport this evening. Tauck Bridges' Africa tour ends: Kilimanjaro International Airport.

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Important information:

  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.
  • $500 Child Savings: Children 12 and under
  • Children under 18 must be booked in a room with at least one adult. Triples are usually a two-bedded room plus one rollaway cot, when available. Quad accommodations are not available on this tour.
  • Group size limited to 30! All departures are limited to 30 guests to ensure a more intimate safari experience!
  • Recommended age: 8+ – please note that the minimum age for children on this trip is 5; children must be at least 8 or older to participate in the hot air balloon ride on day 8.
  • For your family’s comfort and enjoyment, we recommend booking an additional hotel night before your journey.
  • Reserve your preferred 2020 departure date and we will advise you once the 2020 trip is finalized and priced. You will then have two weeks to cancel; should you cancel, you'll receive a full refund of your trip deposit and the cost of the Travel Protection Product (if purchased with Tauck Tours). If you are making your own air arrangements, do not book your flights until this trip is finalized as start and end cities may change.

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