Africa & Middle East
Tanzania Tanzania Family Private

Tanzania with the Kids

This trip is a truly unique experience in Northern Tanzania for those who seek adventure. Combining walking and traditional safari game drives, this itinerary allows families more time and access to first hand experiences rather than ‘standard’ driving only safaris. Incorporating the Great Rift Valley, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, and the world famous Serengeti, this trip is designed for families with an adventurous spirit and desire to engage in their environment. The region offers an excellent habitat variety that features rolling hills, open plains, ground water forest, massive volcanoes, culture, and the Serengeti Migration.

B&R’s newest way to travel! This itinerary is one of our new locally supported, private trips. They use the hallmarks that we’re known for: great hotels, friendly and talented local guides plus memorable experiences, but it’s just your group and on the dates that work best for you.

Trip Details

Easygoing
Arusha to Arusha
10 Days / 9 Nights


Price per person from: $9,975
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Best Time to Visit

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Day by Day

Drive to Legendary Coffee Lodge for a relaxing first night. The lodge provides the perfect setting to unwind after a long day of travel and great jumping off point to visit some of the local sites such as Arusha National Park at the base of Mt. Meru.

Visit a traditional Maasi Boma followed by a stroll through the local market. For lunch, head out to one of the oldest coffee estates in Arusha and on to Manyara National Park (famous for its population of flamingoes and tree-climbing lions!) for a game drive.

Take an early morning game drive through the Lake Manyara National Park to view the vast herds of elephant, thousands of flamingos, cheetah, giraffe and hippo. Tonight, head out on a nocturnal game drive to discover the nighttime movement of predators.

Head toward Ngorongoro Crater, passing picturesque villages along the Great Rift Valley. Stop in the village of Tloma for a leisurely walk to visit to the primary school and either hike or bike to our home for the next two nights.

Drive to the famed Ngorongoro Crater in search for black rhinos and massive bull elephants. Serendipitous meetings with the Maasai on foot will provide a window into a way of life that has prevailed for millennia and yet, as now, is a way of life that is ever changing.

Today, fly either up to the northern Serengeti near the Mara River or to the south for some secret calving spots only privy to B&R. Spend the next three days exploring the magnificent Serengeti!

Start your day with a dawn balloon ride over the Serengeti giving you a birds eye view over this massive ecosystem. Activities for the kids include archery, bush walks around camp, and horseback riding. Take part in as much game driving as your family likes.

Kids will have the chance today to participate in a Mini Rangers course including tracking animals, butterfly capture and release, a cosmic safari and learning bush survival techniques. Parents are free to enjoy walking safaris with a ranger or more traditional game drives.

Depart camp after breakfast for the return flight from the Serengeti back to Arusha for connecting flights home or on to Zanzibar.

Hotels

Legendary Lodge, Arusha

Set in lush tropical gardens on a working coffee farm just outside Arusha the Legendary Lodge features six beautiful garden cottages, each with an inspiring view of Mount Meru from its own private veranda. Designed with a unique blend of African arts and crafts, combined with old, colonial-style luxury, the cottages offer king sized beds, a separate lounge with fireplace and ensuite bathrooms with deep tubs and refreshing showers.

Lake Manyara Tree Lodge, Lake Manyara National Park

As the only lodge in Lake Manyara National Park, Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is romantically exclusive with only 10 elegantly intimate stilted tree house suites. Located within a remote corner of the reserve, Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is cradled within the boughs of an ancient mahogany forest. Furnishings and decor combine with the natural beauty of this incredibly breathtaking reserve and compliment the cool leafy area that surrounds it. View hotel website »

Gibbs Farm, Karatu

A working farm located on the forested slopes of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. It comprises of warm rustic luxury; the Farmhouse and 20 ensuite cottages are the heart of the farm. Cozy living rooms and reading corners are just steps away from the dining room, bar, and gift shop. Fireplaces fill the Farmhouse with a verandah and floral garden that invite a sweeping view of the valley below. Organic coffee is grown, roasted and processed on the Farm, and a 10-acre organic fruit and vegetable garden provides 90% of the ingredients needed for fresh, home-cooked meals. View hotel website »

Singita Grumeti, Serengeti National Park

Situated adjacent to the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, Singita Grumeti Reserve is an integral part of the Serengeti-Mara Ecosystem. While there are several properties to choose from on the reserve itself the new Singita Mara River tented camp provides a new option on the Mara River in the Serengeti. View hotel website »

Activity Level

Easygoing

This trip is rated Easygoing to Moderate. Daily walking routes range from 2-4 hours long. Paths are not well-worn in some areas and definitely need an adventurous spirit.

Gear

Tanzania with the Kids

This trip is a truly unique experience in Northern Tanzania for those who seek adventure. Combining walking and traditional safari game drives, this itinerary allows families more time and access to first hand experiences rather than ‘standard’ driving only safaris. Incorporating the Great Rift Valley, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, and the world famous Serengeti, this trip is designed for families with an adventurous spirit and desire to engage in their environment. The region offers an excellent habitat variety that features rolling hills, open plains, ground water forest, massive volcanoes, culture, and the Serengeti Migration.

B&R’s newest way to travel! This itinerary is one of our new locally supported, private trips. They use the hallmarks that we’re known for: great hotels, friendly and talented local guides plus memorable experiences, but it’s just your group and on the dates that work best for you.

What's Included

    • All hotel accommodation
    • All meals and beverages (excluding premium brands)
    • Services of local guide(s)
    • All special events and private tours
    • All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
    • All baggage transportation

At Your Service

We take pride in choosing guides who are not only exceptional travelling companions, but who’ll go far beyond the call of duty to ensure an unforgettable experience.

Learn more about our guides »

Tanzania Family Private

Notes from the Road

  • Reunited with Rae RaeWhen six-year-old Emily left Rae Rae, her stuffed bunny, behind while on safari with B&R, she worried he was gone for good. But as Emily’s mom Amy explains, a little magic resulted in a rabbit being pulled out of a… well, a paper bag. By Amy Ramos, B …
  • Q&A with Ralph BousfieldYou could say that Ralph Bousfield knows a thing or two about safaris. I mean, you could say that. But you’d be significantly understating things. Hailing from a family whose history as safari guides dates back five generations(!), Ralph experienced …
  • A Dazzle of ZebrasPublished in Luxury Travel magazine | By Margo Pfeiff “A sounder of warthogs!” someone shouts as we cycle a dirt road through low desert shrubs. “A journey of giraffes!” comes another cry on the shoreline of a white salt plain. Spend enough time amid …

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