Family Safaris

Family safaris are purely delightful, not only for your family, but for our safari guides as well. It is pure enjoyment to watch a child’s excitement and curiosity about every aspect of being in Tanzania. Our commitment to designing a private itinerary is critical to your enjoyment of your family holiday. Parents understand their child’s interest, needs and behaviors and have the opportunity to advise us as well in terms of what will work for your family. We have had children as young as two years old on safari and we are available to speak to you about how to design an itinerary for any age and level of interest. Some children are already avid wildlife enthusiasts, other children may find it difficult spending so much time in a vehicle looking for interesting sights. That is why we take the time to get to know you and your children and listen to the experiences everyone is hoping to have. From there we suggest an itinerary that will allow your children to enjoy each day and yet have the down-time they might need to rejuvenate and absorb the experiences that Tanzania has to offer.

Below are examples of some activities we can plan for various families.

  • Provide a pen pal in advance of the safari so that children can establish a relationship with a local family.
  • Schedule a time to meet the pen pal family during their time in Tanzania.
  • Visit a local school with various levels of participation.
  • Provide various cultural visit to different tribes to get a sense of the unique diversity of Tanzania’s ethnic groups and their remarkable harmony with one another.
  • Arrange a field talk with researchers from either the Frankfurt Zoological Society, the Cheetah Watch, the Serengeti Elephant Project or the Serengeti Lion Project.
  • Guided bush walks in certain locations.
  • Visit an orphanage.
  • Provide a unique Maasai experience. Children and family members had the opportunity to observe and interact in the morning rituals and activities of a Maasai village, including milking the cattle and assisting the Maasai boys and men with bringing the goats and cattle out to graze. This particular activity has been the highlight for several families as it is a once in a lifetime experience for adults and children alike.

To learn more, contact us at 612-201-4461.