Tanzania Family-Friendly Tours and Safaris

Treat your family to the adventure of a lifetime – during an unforgettable family holiday in Tanzania. Your kids can see how the animals from their picture books come alive, and you can relax knowing that Tanzania is a safe and family-friendly holiday destination. Discover national parks like the Serengeti, build sandcastles at pristine white beaches and enjoy the comfort of authentic lodges that fulfil not only your, but also your kids’ wishes.

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Family safaris in Tanzania

A Tanzania family safari is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to see incredible wild animals that you might only have glimpsed on TV or in books. View mighty lions, towering giraffes and massive elephants roaming free. In 4×4 safari vehicles, which we can adapt to your kids’ needs, you’ll discover national parks like the famous Serengeti, the massive Ngorongoro Crater and small gems like the Arusha National Park. Your children have a favourite African animal? Tell your guides and they’ll search for it!

If you happen to be in Tanzania at the right time, witnessing the Great Migration is a must-do. It is one of the greatest natural spectacles on Earth, with over 1.5 million wildebeests and hundreds of thousands of zebras and gazelles in search of lush grazing grounds. Standing amidst the coordinated hordes of animals stampeding across rivers and plains is an unbelievable sight… and will leave your family in awe.


Tanzania family tours – private and tailor-made

With our private Tanzania family tours, you get to customize your dream itinerary based on your family’s interests and style. Want to let the kids sleep in? Stay out late gazing at the Milky Way? Or return to camp early for swimming? Sure, simply let us know in time.

With your own kids-friendly, knowledgeable English-speaking guide and safari vehicle, you dictate the schedule during your Tanzania safari. The freedom of a private tour also means adjusting routes if your family spots an animal they wish to continue tracking across the savannah. Being able to spontaneously stop for bathroom breaks or photo ops, you can fully immerse in Tanzania’s stunning landscapes and exotic wildlife on your family’s terms.

Savannah and paradise: the perfect match

It may seem impossible to pull kids away from thrilling daily safari adventures, spotting lions, elephants and more wildlife up close. Yet the prospect of pristine beaches, aquamarine waters, and relaxing days swimming, snorkelling, and building sandcastles may just do the trick.

Combine the best of both worlds for your family holiday in Tanzania: first experience an unparalleled safari adventure and then enjoy an idyllic tropical beach getaway.

Family-friendly Zanzibar or more low-key alternatives like Mafia Island and Pemba are a great second act. Spend days chasing waves, feasting on fresh seafood BBQs on the beach, and letting kids make new friends while you enjoy island romance. This might just be the best 2-in-1-deal of your lifetime.

Adventures island-style

Of course you can also stay in explorer mode and spend your days on these beautiful islands with other thrilling activities. Your kids crave more animal memories? Then watch hundreds of baby turtles hatching at Mafia Island or dolphins and whales making waves in the ocean. Or you explore old ruins, instagrammable caves and forests with Jungle Book vibes. These islands are so much more than sandy beaches and glistening water.

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What to do with your family in Tanzania?

No matter if adventurous, fun or cultural: there’s a lot to do in Tanzania and its islands. Here are our hand-selected top three excursions to make your Tanzania family holiday one to remember.

  1. Hot air balloon safari: Soar over Tanzania’s epic landscapes in a hot air balloon for bird’s-eye views that thrill kids and adults alike. Float gently above salt flats and grassy savannahs, spotting wildlife roaming below, controlled by expert pilots. With premium views of Tanzania’s Eden, our hot air balloon rides create priceless shared memories.
  2. Semi-submarine experience: Board a semi-submarine vessel and immerse your family in Zanzibar’s incredible underwater habitats and marine life. After a magical submerged realm tour, a speedboat whisks you to a castaway-style sandbank picnic with white sand beaches for sun-soaked swimming and snorkelling in aquamarine waters amongst tropical fish.
  3. Visit a Maasai village: Learn more about Maasai traditions by visiting this fascinating tribe at home. Try spear-throwing with warriors, ride donkeys and dance like a Maasai! By experiencing the genuine Maasai lifestyle first-hand, your family connects deeply with this proud and welcoming tribe.

You want to see more? Sure, simply head over to our activity page, pick the region you want to go to or get inspired by all our excursions.

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Family-friendly accommodation

On a family vacation, the right Tanzania accommodation can make all the difference. Whether it’s a safari lodge, a treehouse from where you can spot monkeys or a safe, comfortable, tented area in the wilderness – each accommodation is carefully tested and selected by us. You’re welcome.

Some hotels even have their own waterhole. So if you or your kids might not want to spend the entire day out and about on safari, you can simply relax in your lodge and let the safari come to you.

As the adventure transitions from land to sea, beach resorts in Zanzibar spoil you with swimming pools, calm, kid-friendly beaches and candle-lit meals at sunset… truly something to make each member of the family happy.

In our blog article you can find more tips on how to pick the ideal accommodation for your family holiday in Tanzania as well as fun and thrilling activities for younger and older kids.

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