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Tanzania Family Safari Holidays

Tanzania is ideal for Tanzania Family Safari Holidays! Being located within Africa’s malaria belt means it’s not advisable for kids under 6. However, it’s perfect for wildlife-loving youngsters aged 6 and up.

Tanzania boasts incredible animal concentrations! Game drives are thrilling, especially in the regions of the renowned Northern Circuit. These areas are among Africa’s most budget-friendly spots for Tanzania Family Safari Holidays. Larger groups benefit from shared vehicle costs. Consider Nyerere National Park (formerly Selous) in the south, and enjoy adding a beach break on Zanzibar to your safari adventure!

Accommodations across northern and southern Tanzania cater well to families, offering family rooms or interconnecting options. Many feature pools and spacious communal areas. Some operators provide exclusive family activities, ensuring a flexible Tanzania Family Safari Holiday experience.

 

FAMILY SAFARI WHERE TO GO !

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

From witnessing the Great Migration to catching sight of the big cats that follow the herds, you and your children will be mesmerized by this national park every time you set off on a traditional game drive! The Serengeti is renowned for its vast plains and abundant wildlife, offering an unforgettable experience as you watch thousands of wildebeest and zebras cross the landscape. The excitement of seeing lions, leopards, and cheetahs in their natural habitat adds to the magic, making it a perfect destination for families who love nature and adventure.

NYERERE NATIONAL PARK

(formerly Selous) – Nyerere is a watery world filled with palm trees, boat cruises, and, of course, some wonderful wildlife. This reserve is perfect for a quieter family safari, offering a more relaxed and intimate experience compared to the busier parks. You can explore the park’s rivers and lakes by boat, giving your family a unique perspective on the wildlife, including hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of bird species. The tranquil environment and lush scenery make it an ideal spot for families looking to enjoy nature at a slower pace.

NGORONGORO CRATER

The views from the Crater rim are sure to have you and your little ones gasping with awe. Well worth a visit for the scenic vistas alone, the Crater is also steeped in history, providing an educational experience for children. As you descend into the caldera, you’ll encounter a diverse range of animals, from elephants and rhinos to flamingos and hippos. The rich biodiversity and the opportunity to learn about the area’s geological and anthropological significance make it a fascinating stop on your safari.

ZANZIBAR ISLAND

You can’t beat family time spent on the beach, and that’s why we recommend a few days post-safari along the white sandy beaches of Zanzibar! After the excitement of your safari, Zanzibar offers the perfect setting for relaxation and fun. The island is famous for its pristine beaches, clear turquoise waters, and vibrant marine life. Whether you’re building sandcastles, snorkeling among colorful coral reefs, or simply enjoying the warm sun, Zanzibar provides a wonderful backdrop for creating lasting family memories.

 

WHAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE ON A TANZANIA FAMILY SAFARI

A Tanzania family safari is more than just a vacation; it’s a journey of discovery, connection, and shared wonder. Each day unfolds with new adventures as you traverse the untamed landscapes of Tanzania, accompanied by knowledgeable guides who impart fascinating insights into animal behavior and local cultures. Experience the thrill of spotting the Big Five—lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros—while on game drives, and create lasting memories as you witness nature’s most extraordinary spectacles, from golden sunsets to star-filled skies. Interact with Maasai tribespeople and learn about their ancient customs and traditions, gaining a deeper understanding of Tanzania’s rich cultural heritage. Engage in immersive activities such as bush walks and birdwatching excursions, fostering a sense of appreciation for the natural world in young hearts.

Testimonials

What our Travelers are saying

Elisa M
Elisa M
2024-04-06
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Great Tour Company me and my girl friend went on 7days safari with Awe Safari, to Tarangire, Ngorongoro crater and Serengeti national park, Ray and his Company (Awe Safari) was wonderful and he was also funny Guide and knowledgeable, we had a great time and enjoyable trip, we saw all the animals that we expected to see, Ray went out of his way to make sure that everything is clear and well done, we'll go back again for wildebeest to Zebras Migration in Serengeti national park, I highly recommend this great company for both Kilimanjaro trekking and wildlife Safari, cheers and see you again
Cecilia C
Cecilia C
2024-04-02
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Excellent Safari with Raymond! We went on a safari with Raymond and had a truly amazing time! Raymon was so kind, funny, and knowledgeable. We learned so much and saw so many animals - all of the big 5 while with him! We always felt safe and had a wonderful time. We still think so fondly of our time with Raymond!! Thank you!
Gregg Yan
Gregg Yan
2024-04-01
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Excellent Value for Money Ray Shirima knows where the animals are. He'll get you to them safely. His tours are A-Grade and well worth your time and treasure.
Linda G
Linda G
2023-08-25
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Ray is an amazing guide! Me, my boyfriend and some friends went on a 4-days safari trip. It was one of the best days in my life! The owner Ray is an amazing guide. I highly recommend this company! /Linda from Sweden
VIRGINIA O
VIRGINIA O
2023-02-12
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A fabulous Safari! We went on a 6 day safari with Ray in Jan 2023. Ray is a very friendly young man with a great sense of humour. He is an experienced and knowledgeable guide with a keen eye for spotting elusive wildlife; he is a skilllful driver. He made every effort to make sure we were comfortable and had plenty of time to view and take pictures of the animals. He was accompanied by a chef, Victor, who prepared delicious Tanzanian meals, including a hot lunch. We certainly recommend Ray and Awe Safaris. Virginia O'Brien and Bob Audet
Ivan R
Ivan R
2022-03-15
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Almost there... Almost there... words, words I will never forget. Kili was my dream and after those words, I overcame it with the help of AWE Safari. it was hard and at the same time mental rest from the worries of everyday life. For the rest of my life I will remember that experience and thank Peter, Ino, Majka and of course Ray for organizing and finishing my dream to the end.
kitty_knows
kitty_knows
2021-08-14
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Inside knowledge pays off when you travel this far We did the 5-day camping tour including Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro. It took us ages to find the operator we wanted to go with. Firstly, because this kind of activity is expensive in Tanzania (the National Parks take a huge chunk of money), secondly because there are so many fake and frankly strange reviews that give little info and, thirdly because the Covid pandemic meant a wildly reduced offering. It is very difficult to imagine what you will really experience on a safari when you have never done one before and all the offers look similar. A lot of operators don’t have proper websites, which is a worry when you try to book. Here is what we luckily found out: Unless you have very specific needs regarding accommodation, tent and foods, the experience of the guide makes the difference between amazing experience, value for money and “ok”. With Ray we had a once-in-lifetime!!! And I will come back to Tansania to have a safari with him again, and I will continue to recommend him to friends and colleagues. The trick on a safari is to know where to go and when to have the best chance of seeing an animal before all the other guides find it. Inevitably, most of the cars in each park will converge on a spot. But if you have a guide like Ray you will have five or ten minutes to yourself before that happens. And this is what sets apart an experienced guide from a novice. The novice (or perhaps the lazy guides) can follow the other cars and their clients will end up seeing the same animals. But no money in the world can weigh up observing a heard of elephants or a mother lioness with her cubs in total calm with nobody else around. No chatter, no screaming children, no posing for pictures just watching. I must stress that this is also dependent on luck. And you will need a lot of it. You never know what you see on any given day. We saw absolutely everything Serengeti had to give. It was just nice. To close my review I will say that a good guide is kind to his clients, kind to all the other workers and kind to the animals. Ray is all of this. So big thumbs up. And hope to be back in Tansania soon!!!
Lone Asif
Lone Asif
2020-12-11
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Lifetime experience We had an amazing trip with Raymond Ray is a wonderful guy he knows everything .Everything was good like Car ' food ' camp ' and also price was affordable Ray is good speaking guide and also very helpful We had a great time with him .Ray is a very knowledgeable about the animals and environment and very good finding the animals .. You don't need to search more just do it with Raymond , you won't regret I highly recommend Raymond for everyone Will sure come again Best regards Lone Asif
Aytekin Bal
Aytekin Bal
2020-11-25
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Raymond is the right one... We had a great experience with Raymond. He is more than a guide… You become like friends in short time.. You dont need to search more. Just do it with Raymond, you won't regret...
Peoscar
Peoscar
2020-11-21
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Highly recommended Back in November of 2017 me, my wife and a friend couple was in Tanzania and had the pleasure of meeting Ray. He was our tour guide through a 4 day safari that can only be described as amazing! I'm really thrilled to hear that he has opened his own company!!! I would recommend his services to anyone. Top of the line; both in terms of professionalism and friendliness!