Family Safari Basic
Tanzania is full of safe, fun-filled safari adventures and almost year-round sunshine: the perfect family holiday destination. This Safari has a great mix of real African adventure with magnificent wildlife and comfortable accommodation.
Day to day schedule:
1 – 2 Kilimanjaro international Airport - KIA-Lodge
Welcome to KIA Lodge - "Your door to Tanzania". Only a few minutes drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport. KIA Lodge is situated in the heart of beautiful savannah scenery that is so typical of East Africa. Centrally placed between the northern towns of Moshi and Arusha, KIA Lodge is ideally situated whatever your onward journey.
2 – 3 Lake Manyara
Lying in a shallow depression of the Great East African Rift Valley, Lake Manyara National Park spreads out across the valley, the alkaline lake dominating a vast landscape. Often called Tanzania's water wonderland due to the large number of birds and animals the lake supports, Lake Manyara is also famous for its tree-climbing lions often to be found dozing in the shade up in the branch of a tree - a unique phenomenon to the area.
3 – 4 Crater Forest
This new tented lodge is located at Karatu, Tanzania, close to the Ngorongoro Crater, set a ten kilometre scenic drive away from the main road. Lying in a coffee plantation, 1800 m.a.s.l., this lodge offers fantastic views over the Ngorongoro Highland. The eco-friendly lodge is operated as a small scale lodge with only 15 tented rooms, all on platforms with magnificent views over the Ngorongoro Forest. Due to its size you will find personalised and tentative service. The rooms are spacious and all have ensuite bathrooms with hot showers and toilets. For those chilly upland nights enjoy the warmth of your own African-style firepot. The lodge offer mountain bike tours, bird watching, coffee Estate tours and forest tours as activities.
4 – 6 Ndutu Logde
Surrounded by giant, flat-topped acacias, with Lake Ndutu glittering beyond, Ndutu is the only lodge from which you can witness the spectacle of the wildebeest migration in the calving season. Sights abound, so do sounds. Listen to the murmurs of a million doves greeting the sunrise, a cacophony of guinea fowl as they startle away, the swish of a hawk through the clear air. Hyenas howling, zebras and jackals barking, the rich chorus of Ndutu rings round, night and day.
6 – 7 Ikoma Grumeti River
Set in the midst of an incredible vista of savannah and skies, sheltered in a grove of acacia trees is Serengeti Tented Camp. Ideally situated along the path of the migrating wildebeest between Kenya and Tanzania, the camp is situated at the border of the world-renowned Serengeti National Park. There you will find yourself on probably one of the best game drives in the area - along the western corridor of the park, taking in Kirawira and the Grumeti river - home to the infamous wildebeest-eating giant crocodiles. There is no better place to take in one of the world's greatest wildlife spectacles.
7 – 9 Lake Victoria
Embraced by savannah, the Lodge looks like a small village, stretched out along the shores of the lake. The main buildings and luxury accommodation are round in form, built to perfection, painted white and thatched with a grass roof in the traditional style of the local tribe, the Sukuma. Excursions in boats and on mountain bikes are offered, so you can truly experience Africa; you can fish from the beach for Tilapia, enjoy the peacefulness, or wander around on the Lodge's 100 hectares of savannah, looking for birds.
9 – 10 Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
Perched on the jagged rim of the crater, wreathed in morning mist, camouflaged in river-stone and cloaked in indigenous creepers, the Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is a triumph of ecological and architectural fusion. Sensitively constructed so as to take nothing from its environment whilst affording endless vistas over the heat-shimmering reaches of the crater below, the clustered boulder-built buildings of the Lodge hug the crater rim, linked by rope-lashed timber walkways that skirt the buttressed roots of ancient, liana-hung trees.
Optional Zanzibar -> Fumba Lodge / Unguja Lodge