Family Holidays in Tanzania

When you think of a family holiday, Tanzania may not be the first destination that comes to mind, but that’s all the more reason to go! Explore somewhere new, experience the true spirit of Africa and take your family on a real adventure of a lifetime. From seeing the snowy peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro to witnessing a lion stalk its prey – Tanzania has so much to offer. While it’s true your holiday will need some preparation and planning, the memories you make will last a lifetime.

Wonderful Wildlife

If you want to see herds of Zebra and Wildebeest making their way over vast plains and volcanic craters – this is the place. Tanzania is famous for its wildlife and it’s easy to see why. No matter how many times the kids have seen The Lion King on TV, nothing can beat seeing the amazing sights of the Serengeti in real life. Tanzania gives them the opportunity to see these majestic animals in their natural habitat and share their amazing photos with friends back home. The best chance of spotting the ‘Big five’ is during the summer months, so school holidays are the perfect time to visit. Many safari tours have family focused guides that will help bring the landscape to life (quite literally) and have the whole family taking in every experience with a sense of wonder and excitement.

Something Different Every Day

One of the reasons Tanzania is a hit with families, is the choice of things to do. While safaris are the main activity here, there’s lots more on offer. You could spend the morning cycling through a banana plantation, then kayak on the lakes of Arusha National Park, or simply relax around the pool at your resort. Make your evening extra special by spending the night camping under the stars at one of Tanzania’s beautiful campsites – a real safari sleepover to remember.

Relaxing Beach Days

Tanzania has plenty of gorgeous beaches, with inviting golden sand and warm lush waters. But it’s the island of Zanzibar that truly steals the show. The tropical beaches are picture perfect and no trip to Tanzania would be complete without spending the day here. Get the whole family together and watch the sun set over the crystal-clear Indian ocean, as you enjoy a delicious barbeque on the beach – a dining experience like no other.

A few things to consider…

In a wild and wonderful place like Tanzania, it’s essential to do your research and plan your trip. Especially when travelling with children.

  • Children aged around 12 and over are going to be able to make the most of the activities here. Many resorts have age restrictions and don’t accommodate for children under 12.
  • The plains of Tanzania are stunning – but huge! Meaning travelling from place to place can take a while. If your child isn’t great on long car journeys, consider hiring a car and exploring yourself. This way you will have more control over journey times and bathroom breaks.
  • March to May is the rainy season, and when it rains here – it really rains!
  • Admission fees for the national parks can be pricey, so it’s best to plan where to visit around your budget.

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