Tanzania Safari: A Family Adventure


Choreographed for families so that everyone has a great time, from children to parents to grandparents, explore the dusty tracks of the African wilderness on a fabulous family safari in search of the "Big Five" on the Serengeti.

Adult starting at: $6,290
Child starting at: $5,290
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 Elephants at a watering hole  On safari  Group of lion cubs. Credit: Andy Biggs  Wildebeest, zebras, and flamingoes at Ngorongoro Crater  Zebra sighting on safari  Masaai Tribesmen  Zebra on the Serengeti. Credit: Andy Biggs  Travelers marvel at a herd of zebras
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TOUR BROCHURE

WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

It was such a harmonious experience from beginning to end. I recommend it enthusiastically to anyone who wants a bonding experience with their child or grandchild. I was expecting a lot, but this was twice as good.


Happy P.

Our family safari in Tanzania was first-rate. We saw and learned so much and believe our grandsons had an experience they'll cherish always.


Lynn H.

I thoroughly enjoyed this adventure. My family had an opportunity to see a beautiful country and breathtaking animals in their natural habitat. We'll talk about these eleven days for a lifetime! 


Keith Z.

Your people are incredible. The experience was wonderful… We felt very cared for by Thomson. Your outfit is a cut above the rest. 


Henschen Family

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Mount Meru Game Lodge

Arusha, Tanzania

This former private residence is a unique property located on the outskirts of Arusha; it has been a refuge for injured or orphaned animals for over 15 years. Homey, comfortable cottages are placed throughout the garden, while in the main building, an elegant lounge and dining area offer a quiet place to relax and share safari stories. At one end of the picturesque garden, there is a semi-enclosed park-like setting where marabou stork, zebra, gazelle, warthog, and even elephant recover from injuries obtained in the wild. Depending on their condition, every effort is made to reintroduce them to the wild. You may be lucky enough to hear monkeys chattering in the trees in the evening or scampering over the roof in the morning.

Number of nights: 1

Thomson Nyumbas

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Serengeti National Park, Eastern Serengeti Ecosystem Private Nature Reserve, Tanzania

Swahili for "home," Thomson's Nyumbas are eco-friendly, mobile, tented camps, well-located for the best wildlife viewing in northern Tanzania. Designed exclusively by Thomson Family Adventures, and based on over 30 years of experience, these seasonal camps allow you direct access to the wildlife while keeping your family comfortable during your safari. Nyumbas are canvas structures luxuriously appointed with handcrafted furnishings, sisal rugs, Maasai beading, fine linens and antique textiles. The spacious layout offers plenty of room and each includes a spacious private verandah with comfortable seating and a writing table. Oversized, fine-mesh windows look out over beautiful African vistas while allowing the fresh breeze in off the savannah. Private, en suite bathroom facilities include self-contained, pump-flush toilets that do not require fixed plumbing. You will have all you need with plenty of washing water at any time, safari-style hot showers, a private dressing area, water basins, soft bath towels and hand-made soaps, and fine bedding. These eco-friendly camps feature superior service, delicious gourmet and kid-friendly cuisine, and the luxury of peaceful and sustainable co-existence with the surrounding landscape and wildlife.

Number of nights: 2

Gibb's Farm

Karatu, Tanzania

Gibb’s Farm is a small and intimate lodge nestled on the outer slopes of the Ngorongoro Highlands, four kilometers from the small town of Karatu. Surrounded by coffee plantations and a vegetable farm, it offers expansive views over lush and verdant agricultural country. The main facilities—a lounge, dining room, and shop—are situated in the old farmhouse, graced with locally crafted furniture and African hospitality. The sleeping accommodations are cozy bungalows set amidst the colorful gardens. The cuisine is among the best you'll have on safari, prepared from produce from their own organic garden.

Number of nights: 2

Mount Meru Hotel

Arusha, Tanzania

An Arusha mainstay near the busy downtown area, the Mount Meru Hotel sits on a 15-acre garden and provides comfortable, modern accommodations. Amenities include cable TV in all rooms, Internet access, currency exchange facilities, concierge, massage services, babysitting on request, playground for children, outdoor swimming pool, sun bed, a volleyball court, and a nearby golf course. The Themi Grill serves both international and African cuisine.