Tanzania Family Safaris

It is safe, fun and rewarding to travel with children in Tanzania. Tanzania is a treasure chest of adventure and learning, with almost year-round sunshine, making it the perfect family holiday destination in Africa. For the best private family safari vacations in Tanzania our tours & safari packages are designed to give you the best what Tanzania has to offer
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Tanzania Family Safari Holidays

When it comes to picking your next family holiday destination, Tanzania is the best destination. Nothing more incredible than heading out on safari together with your family viewing wild animals in their natural habitat, appreciating the beautiful scenery of Serengeti National Park , Ngorongoro crater and many other parks in Tanzania.

A Tanzania safari is a delight for all ages, and as such is an ideal family holiday. The excitement of the adventure is truly shared, allowing parents, grandparents and children to treasure memories for ever after.  Every Tanzania safari is so different; each wildlife moment is so distinct, that even old timers cannot claim to have seen it all before.

For children, this type of Adventure safari is a chance to spend time together whilst learning more about the world and its nature. Whether it’s going on game drives or exploring the lodge, children will be immersed in a completely new environment, soaking in the sights and making memories that are sure to last well into their adult lives.

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PLAN YOUR FAMILY SAFARI VACATION TO TANZANIA

 If you have no idea how to spend your Family Holiday in Tanzania, do not hesitate to contact us for the best Safari Itineraries that will make your holiday unforgettable.

Where to go in Tanzania on your family safari vacation

Tanzania offers a variety of destinations for a memorable family holiday. Explore the best places to visit in both the Northern and Southern circuits of Tanzania, from the Serengeti National Park to Zanzibar’s stunning beaches.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME FOR A FAMILY SAFARI IN TANZANIA

The ideal period for a family safari in Tanzania is determined by a number of variables, including the climate, the sightings of animals, and school breaks. Although there is year-round travel to Tanzania, the best time to go is in the dry season, which runs from late June to October. In the Serengeti, June and July offer the best chances of witnessing the wildebeest migration, while late January to early February is the optimum period to watch the calving of the animals. Unlike the more well-known northern circuit parks, which are open year-round, the southern and western circuit parks are best visited during the dry season, which runs from June to October. The one exception is Tarangire, where you can see much better animals during the dry season.

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Creating Unforgettable Memories: Family Safari Activities in Tanzania

Private Game Drives

Embark on guided game drives through iconic national parks such as the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Witness the majesty of the Big Five and other wildlife as expert guides unveil their secrets, enriching your safari experience with insights into their behavior and habitats.

Balloon Safaris

Rise with the sun and take to the skies in a hot air balloon for a breathtaking aerial view of the Serengeti or other national parks. Float above the savannah, witnessing wildlife stirring in the early light, and culminate the experience with a champagne breakfast upon landing.

Family Bonding Activities

Experience unforgettable family bonding in Tanzania's safari wonderland. Embark on thrilling game drives in the Serengeti, immerse in Maasai culture with village visits, and enjoy guided walking safaris. End each day around the campfire, creating lasting memories beneath the African sky.

Private Guided Walks

Embark on a journey through the bush on an intimate private guided walking safari, hand in hand with your beloved. Delight in uncovering the delicate intricacies of the ecosystem, while basking in the exclusive serenity of this enchanting experience.

Tanzania Family Safari Holiday Tours and Travel Packages

For the Best Holiday Tour Packages to Have Fun and Enjoy with your Kids, Toto Africa Adventures offers the best and Unforgettable African Family Holiday Tours for the Best Price you will get a chance and an opportunity to discover the amazing wildlife and environment, combined with variety of activities, game viewing with big possibility of spotting the Big 5 & the big cats, walking safaris with Masai, Hunting with bushman & cultural tours that can make children more active with amazing Experience.

Start thinking about your experience. These itineraries are simply suggestions, they’re just for inspiration, worry out if you have your own idea and preferences kindly don’t hesitate to contact us since your trip will be created around your particular tastes.

Exploring Tanzania with Kids: Frequently Asked Questions about Family Safaris

Yes, Tanzania offers fantastic opportunities for family safaris and safaris with kids. Many national parks and reserves have family-friendly accommodations and activities suitable for children of all ages.

Children of all ages can go on safari in Tanzania. However, it’s essential to consider the individual needs and interests of your children when planning the trip. Some lodges and camps may have age restrictions for certain activities, such as guided walks or hot air balloon rides.

Tanzania offers a range of family-friendly activities, including game drives, nature walks, cultural visits to local villages, and even child-oriented educational programs at some lodges and camps. Many lodges also provide specialized activities and babysitting services to ensure both parents and children have an enjoyable experience.

While Tanzania is generally safe for family safaris, it’s essential to follow safety guidelines. Keep children supervised at all times, especially around wildlife, and follow the instructions of experienced guides during game drives and other activities.

When packing for a family safari in Tanzania, consider essentials such as lightweight clothing suitable for hot weather, sunscreen, insect repellent, hats, comfortable walking shoes, and any necessary medications. Additionally, don’t forget to bring binoculars and cameras to capture the memorable moments of your safari adventure. Check Our Safari Packing Guideline

Traveling with infants or toddlers on safari may require additional planning. It’s essential to bring along necessary supplies such as diapers, formula, baby food, and any favorite toys or comfort items. Some lodges and camps may provide cribs or high chairs upon request, so be sure to inquire when making reservations. Additionally, consider the timing of game drives and other activities to accommodate nap schedules and ensure a comfortable experience for young children.

Yes, most visitors to Tanzania require a visa, which can be obtained upon arrival at major airports or land borders. Ensure you meet the visa requirements based on your nationality and plan accordingly.

What to Expect on Our Tanzania Family Safaris?

Don't take our word for it— let their testimonials be your guide

We have been receiving reviews from our served clients and Toto Africa Adventures is rated 5/5 by customers. This honor is given to us by customers because we always remain committed to all our customers to do whatever is needed by them to make their safari fully satisfied.

Eric Salley
Eric Salley
2024-04-15
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The Ultimate Luxury Family Travel Experience: Secure, Adaptable, Flexible, Affordable, with Helpful Staff and Beautiful Accommod We recently returned from a 10-day Luxury family safari with Toto Africa Adventures, and we had an amazing time. While organizing our vacation, we looked at several safari operators; in the end, when we contacted Toto Africa in our first correspondence with Chris Japheth, we were impressed by his promptness and adaptability in creating a personalized safari itinerary we decided on Toto Africa Adventures because they provided the best itinerary accommodations for our Family requirements and were the most professional and attentive. Our safari was made extremely enjoyable, safe, and enlightening by our driver guide, Benard. He made an effort to find out what we were most interested in seeing at the start of the trip, and we were able to see a lot more than that. He has an extensive understanding of Tanzania's ecosystems as well as its animal and wildlife populations. He provided comprehensive answers to all of our inquiries and offered insightful commentary on Tanzanian culture and daily life. He made us laugh every day, drove very safely and skillfully, and was always polite. We visited Tarangire Park which is a beautiful park filled with Baobabs and Acacias with a large variety of game such as zebras, buffalo, giraffes, and waterbuck. Of note during this time are the massed elephants along the Tarangire River a tremendous sight and the healthy pride of lions. From there, we head to the Ngorongoro. This is the largest intact crater in the world abundant with wild game including elephants, rhinos, cheetahs, lions, leopards, and hyenas. we also visit the Serengeti, Tanzania’s most famous and largest national park and one of the most spectacular parks in the world. And we spend 4 days in Zanzibar with Toto Africa Adventures. Our chef Alli always prepares super tasty, fresh, and delicious meals every day. They brought various kinds of meals including meat, vegetables, fish, and fruits. We also had special dietary requirements that were met without a problem. We thank the Toto Africa Adventures team for the wonderful 10-day Luxury family safari. Without a doubt, we will tell our friends about Toto Africa Adventures in the future.
Dan S
Dan S
2024-04-13
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Amazing family safari in Tanzania. Miss Neema and Guide Mr. Ben of Toto Africa Adventures truly exceeded our expectations! Their personalized service and expertise made our journey through Tanzania unforgettable. Miss Neema's attention to detail ensured every aspect of our trip was seamless, while Guide Mr. Ben's extensive knowledge of the region's wildlife and culture enriched our experience beyond measure. Together, they created an atmosphere of warmth and hospitality that made us feel like family. We can't thank them enough for their dedication and professionalism, and we highly recommend Toto Africa Adventures to anyone looking for an authentic and rewarding African safari experience.
Spencer M
Spencer M
2024-04-11
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Really great trip With the most amiable, knowledgeable, and compassionate local guide, Livingstone, my spouse and I enjoyed the most amazing nine-day customized vacation around Tanzania. Every activity, including game drives, boat safaris, trekking with gorillas and chimpanzees, really cozy hotels, and delectable cuisine, was well planned to let us to make the most of our time in the nation! I heartily suggest taking Toto Africa Adventures tour.
Sienna H
Sienna H
2024-04-09
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Excellent Adventure It was an amazing five days on safari with Toto. Director Japheth ensured a smooth planning process by creating a custom schedule that included exhilarating game drives and luxurious lodge accommodations. Because of guide Livingstone's knowledge and enthusiasm for animals, amazing encounters and fascinating tales resulted. Everything about the experience—from breathtaking animal sightings to opulent lodgings—surpassed expectations. A trip that will never be forgotten is ensured by Toto's commitment to providing individualized excursions in conjunction with professionals like Japheth and Livingstone. Toto is a great choice for anybody looking for a customized safari experience full of unique experiences.
Ruth M
Ruth M
2023-09-15
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All amazing ! Our safari experience was all that we could have wished . It was relaxed with fabulous close up respectful views of the animals . We were a family of five on a camping safari.. Ben our guide , was a magician in finding the animals and was very easy company .Japheth punctually made our arrangements and Brighton cooked delicious local and European food helped by Inno who taught us Swahili
Anna B
Anna B
2023-09-15
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A trip of a lifetime! Toto Africa gave us a family holiday we will never forget! Our 6 day itinerary was the perfect combination of safari and culture that really showcased Tanzania. I can not recommend them highly enough for organising your perfect African adventure!
Gareth
Gareth
2023-09-07
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Family Tanzania experience We heard about Toto Africa Adventures from a good friend who had travelled with them recently. As a family of 5, mum dad and three daughters in their 20s, we were not disappointed, and the trip represented good value for money. A great combination of safari camping, cultural experiences and hot spring swimming was wonderfully put together by Japheth, who answered our many questions quickly prior to arrival. Special mention to our safari guide Ben, and also to the wonderful food cooked beautifully. Thank you Japheth, we will be back to conquer kili with you! Do remember to ‘ go with the flow’ as this is an adventure, Toto Africa adventures is thoroughly recommended.
Pippa Watts
Pippa Watts
2023-08-18
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Affordable tailored holiday in Tanzania We had such an amazing two week holiday thanks to Chris Japheth and Toto Africa. He put together an itinerary that was exactly what we wanted and ensured we had some truly unforgettable experiences - seeing the Wildebeest crossing the Mara river in the Northern Serengeti, a wonderful picknick in the Serenget near the Kenyan border. A hot air balloon safari, stunning hiking in the Usambara Miuntains and a relaxing end to the holiday on the coast. The guides were wonderful. All in all a great experience. Would definitely recommend booking with Toto Africa.
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Tour41822323453
2023-08-11
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A superb experience! My spouse and I just finished an incredible 9-day journey through Tanzania to see the Great Migration and it was all thanks to Toto Africa and its owner, Chris Japeth. We shopped nearly half a dozen tour operators and this was the best value for our itinerary. We booked a 5-day safari and beach holiday opting for the mid range package (Note: We booked the all-inclusive resort in Zanzibar separately as that saved us a couple hundred dollars). During our initial emails with Chris, we were captured by not only his responsiveness but also his flexibility in crafting a custom Safari schedule to fit our unique travel needs - 9 days is super short for this type of trip. Whenever we had a request the answer was always “yes”. Chris put up with dozens of our emails/WhatsApp messages and responded quickly and made us feel at ease. He even took the time to message us early in the mornings to make sure we didn’t miss our flights. What a guy! Toto arranged everything from our tasty meals on the safari, beautiful accommodations, and last but not least, airport pickups and drop offs. Special shout-out to our Safari guide Ben with over 20 YEARS of experience who went above and beyond to make sure we saw the as many incredible animals as possible while patiently answering our endless questions about nature and the culture in this incredible country. When we were tired and wanted to give up, Ben kept pushing us to keep looking and it paid off. We saw a Leopard, Cheetah, nearly a dozen lions, and all the grazing animals as well. Most importantly, we were one of only 15-20 vehicles to see the largest wildebeest crossing the entire day in Northern Serengeti and this was all because of Ben. Ben was also very respectful of the animals and would keep appropriate distance while other younger and more inexperience drivers would get too close to the animals. It was evident the other Safari guides respect him a great deal. All in all everything was great and if we could do the trip again, we would make only a couple of changes. For example, we would break up our drive from Northern Serengeti to Arusha/Moshi into 2 days because it’s a very long 11 hour drive otherwise. I would spend extra time in the central Serengeti and skip Tarangire National Park since while beautiful, it has similar animals as the Serengeti and is almost 3 hours away from the Southern entrance to Serengeti National Park. Also, bring a mask and saline nasal spray since there’s lots of dust on the drive and you want to be able to keep the windows of the land cruiser open to keep cool. Mosquitos were surprisingly not a big issue on the Safari but at the resort in Zanzibar they came out in swarms. I wish someone had told us this stuff. Have a great journey with Toto Africa and tell them hi for us!
Selma Turki
Selma Turki
2023-01-08
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Perfect experience I did 7 days Kilimanjaro climb, 3 days safari and 4 days Zanzibar with Toto Africa Adventures. Japheth is the manager of the company. He was always available to respond to my questions and to reassure me about the process. I trusted him because of his availability months before coming. And I was totally right. He has a great team for Kilimanjaro and safari ( I did Tarangire Ngorongoro and lake manara) he also has good advice and he’s always present to help in case of a problem or a change of plans. He took care of every detail and every need that I felt. It’s the best trip that I never had thanks to his commitment and work !