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12 Days Luxury Tanzania Family Safari

The 12-day Luxury Tanzania Family Safari offers an exceptional blend of adventure, luxury, and unforgettable experiences tailored to delight every member of the family.  While, the diversity of landscapes— from desert-like savannah to wetlands, and from rocky outcrops to Baobab trees offer ever-changing points of interest and also translate into a wide array of A-list wildlife  such as Giraffe, Lion, Buffalo, Zebra, Wildebeest, Hippo. Besides, game drives and exciting boat safaris add to the adventure, making this a natural choice for families with older children or teenagers.

What is expected to do

Ruaha National Park

Ruaha National Park is one of Tanzania’s largest and most diverse national parks, located in the southern part of the country. It’s known for its unique landscapes, abundant wildlife, and a sense of remote wilderness. Here’s an overview of Ruaha National Park:

  • Location: Ruaha National Park is situated in central Tanzania, covering an area of approximately 20,226 square kilometers (7,809 square miles). It’s part of the larger Rungwa-Kizigo-Muhesi Ecosystem, which extends beyond the park’s boundaries.
  • Landscape: The park’s landscapes are characterized by a mix of rolling hills, open savannas, rocky escarpments, riverine forests, and the Great Ruaha River, which is a lifeline for wildlife during the dry season. The varied terrain creates diverse habitats that support a wide range of wildlife species.
  • Wildlife: Ruaha National Park is renowned for its impressive diversity of wildlife. The park is home to a significant population of elephants, as well as lions, leopards, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, buffalo, antelopes, and more. The park’s location at the interface of eastern and southern Africa leads to a unique blend of species from both regions.
  • Birdlife: Ruaha is a birdwatcher’s paradise, with over 570 bird species recorded. Bird enthusiasts can spot raptors, waterbirds, and a variety of other avian species along the rivers and in the park’s different habitats.
  • Great Ruaha River: The Great Ruaha River is a focal point of the park, especially during the dry season when water sources elsewhere in the region are scarce. This river attracts wildlife, providing excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing.
  • Game Drives: Game drives are the primary way to explore Ruaha National Park. The park’s diverse landscapes and wildlife densities make for exciting and rewarding game drives.
  • Walking Safaris: Some areas of Ruaha National Park offer walking safari opportunities, allowing you to experience the environment up close while accompanied by experienced guides.
  • Remote Wilderness: Compared to some of Tanzania’s more popular northern parks, Ruaha is relatively less visited. This gives visitors a sense of wilderness and exclusivity.
  • Scenic Beauty: The park’s landscapes, including rocky outcrops and hills, provide picturesque backdrops for wildlife photography.

 

Zanzibar

An enchanting tropical paradise located off the coast of mainland Tanzania in East Africa. It’s famous for its pristine white-sand beaches, turquoise waters, rich history, vibrant culture, and unique blend of African, Arab, and Indian influences. Here’s what you can expect when visiting Zanzibar’s beautiful beaches:

Beaches: Zanzibar boasts a range of stunning beaches that cater to different preferences. Some of the popular beach areas include:

  • Nungwi Beach: Located on the northern tip of the island, Nungwi is known for its clear waters, water sports, and vibrant nightlife.
  • Kendwa Beach: Adjacent to Nungwi, Kendwa offers a relaxed atmosphere, beautiful sunsets, and opportunities for beachfront relaxation.
  • Paje Beach: Situated on the east coast, Paje is known for its wide sandy beaches and is a hub for kite surfing and other water sports.
  • Bwejuu Beach: Another picturesque spot on the east coast, Bwejuu offers tranquility, shallow waters, and a chance to experience Zanzibar’s laid-back vibe.
  • Matemwe Beach: Found on the northeast coast, Matemwe is known for its peacefulness, white sands, and clear blue waters.

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Dar es Salam & Air Transfer to Nyerere National Park

For the moment, arrive in Dar es Salaam and then transfer to Nyerere National Park, located around a 45-minute flight from Tanzania’s bustling capital in the south. Your home for the next few nights will be the effortlessly stylish Siwandu Camp on the banks of Lake Nzerakera where luxury tented suites offer that back-to-nature feel, but with all the comforts of an exceptional safari experience.

A family tented suite offers interconnected rooms, which is especially important for children as the camp is not fenced and can be home to all manner of wildlife by night. furthermore, the comfortable main area or shaded swimming pool are the perfect places to relax after your safaris.

The camp accepts children aged 6 to 15, while walking safaris and fly-camping activities are available to those above 16.

Main Destination: Nyerere National Park

Accommodation option:

Siwandu Camp

Luxury tented camp

Meals plan:

Break first, lunch and dinner

Water and fruits throughout

Day 2-3: On safari in Nyerere National Park

However, Nyerere National Park is a true haven for safari-goers of an adventurous persuasion. meanwhile, its three times the size of South Africa’s iconic Kruger National Park and teeming with Africa’s largest and most undisturbed wildlife populations, it makes for an unrivalled safari experience.

On safari in Nyerere,12Day Luxury Tanzania Family you are unlikely to encounter other tourists, making for a peaceful and authentic experience. Children will enjoy the varied game activities and wildlife they will see as a result of its remarkable topography, from boat rides on the river to game drives in open-sided vehicles.

Eventually, visiting in the dry season (July-October) is ideal, as a remarkable density of game congregates around the water sources, making for captivating and frequent game spotting that keeps children engaged.

Main Destination: Nyerere National Park

Accommodation option:

Siwandu Camp

Luxury tented camp

Meals plan:

Break first, lunch and dinner

Water and fruits throughout

Day 4: Fly to Ruaha National Park

This morning after an early activity with Siwandu, they will transfer you to the airstrip for your flight to Ruaha, a flight of around 1 and a half hours. Contrast the lush and aqueous landscape of Nyerere with Ruaha’s comparatively more desert-like conditions, home to savannah flats, rocky outcrops and surreal baobab trees. Ruaha National Park can also boast Tanzania’s largest elephant population—an enduring game favorite amongst adults and youngsters alike.

eventually, your destination is the luxury Ikuka Safari Camp,12Day Luxury Tanzania Family perched on top of an escarpment in the heart of the park, the lodge has spectacular views. however, the family Banda can house up to five and children over the age of seven are welcome at the camp.

Main Destination: Ruaha National Park

 Accommodation option:

Ikuka Safari Camp

Luxury lodge

Meals plan;

Break first, lunch and dinner

Water and fruits throughout

Day 5-6: On Safari in Ruaha National Park

Twice daily activities are included during your stay and you will focus mostly on game drives in open-sided vehicles. However,12Day Luxury Tanzania Family walking safaris are also possible for those over 16. In other words, Wildlife viewing is fantastic in this park.

Main Destination: Ruaha National Park

Accommodation option:

Ikuka Safari Camp

Luxury lodge

Meals plan;

Break first, lunch and dinner

Water and fruits throughout

Day 7: Fly to Zanzibar

After the best part of a week on safari, time to unwind at the beach is most certainly in order. Ikuka Safari Lodge will transport you to the airstrip in time for your internal flight to Zanzibar. It is a beautiful flight especially as you near Zanzibar and glimpse the azure waters lapping at the island.

Meanwhile, upon arrival at Zanzibar, 12Day Luxury Tanzania Family you will be met by a driver and transported to Barraza Resort & Spa where you will stay for the next five nights on an all-inclusive basis in a Two-Bedroom Villa. from the airport, it will be a drive of around an hour to the Michamvi Peninsula on the eastern coast of the island to the all-inclusive resort which is located in beautiful gardens along a long stretch of white sandy beach.

Main Destination Zanzibar Island (Beach)

 Accommodation option:

Barraza Resort & Spa

Luxury resort

Meals plan;

Break first, lunch and dinner

Water and fruits throughout

Day 8-11: Beach Time on Zanzibar

Famously Barraza has 30 villas of varying styles. For families, we recommend either a Garden View Villa or Sultan’s Sea Facing Villa. As well as ideal accommodation options, which make it one of the best family-friendly options on the island.

However, there is a stunning sandy beach, sheltered lagoon, swimming pool, gardens, a water sports Centre and a children’s club.

Main Destination Zanzibar Island (Beach)

Accommodation option:

Barraza Resort & Spa

Luxury resort

Meals plan: Break first, lunch and dinner

Water and fruits throughout

Day 12: Transfer to Zanzibar Airport

However, today marks your departure from Tanzania. meanwhile, it’s time to bid ocean breezes adieu and be transferred to Zanzibar Airport, ready to meet your international flight. Thus the end of tour.

Main Destination Zanzibar Airport (Airport/Airstrip)

 Accommodation option: No accommodation(end of tour)

Meals plan; Break first(lunch and dinner)

Water and fruits throughout

Price Includes:

Transportation in a 4×4 WD safari Land Cruiser

Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary

Park entrance fees.

Gorilla trekking permit in Uganda

Game drive

Ranger guide

Services on an English speaking guide

Community walk Bwindi

Enroot lunches

 

Price Excludes:

International flights

Hire / purchase of Hiking Gear

Personal Travel insurance

Visa Fees, Drinks, Cigarettes

Tips, Souvenirs

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