Our Tanzania family safari favourites

April 27th 2018  |  Family Safaris, Tanzania, Travel  |  by  Richard Smith
Mkombes House family Nomad Tanzania
Mkombe’s House, Serengeti

Tanzania, just like neighbouring Kenya, is a great spot for a family safari holiday.  There is a lovely choice of small camps and private houses; the latter are perfect for families as mealtimes and activities are completely flexible and they generally come with at least one private guide and vehicle. Here are some of Aardvark Safaris’ top family suggestions:

Singita Serengeti House, Grumeti  – an exclusive use retreat

 Singita Serengeti House, Grumeti  - an exclusive use retreat

  • Tanzania’s ultimate private house
  • Four enormous bedrooms – sleeps families of up to eight
  • 25m infinity pool, full gym, private tennis court and tented spa suite
  • Fantastic views of classic East African safari landscape
  • Waterhole in front of the house
  • Private guide and safari vehicle
  • Superb wildlife viewing including the wildebeest migration between June and October
  • A huge private reserve alongside the Serengeti means few other vehicles

Chem Chem Lodge, Lake Manyara – home from home in the African bush

 Tanzania family safari tent at Chem Chem

  • No predators so completely safe
  • Two bedroom family tent
  • Extraordinary Masai guides
  • Brilliant walking and sundowners
  • Incredible food
  • One of the best poolside views in Tanzania
  • Waterhole in front of the lodge brings in lots of African wildlife
  • Great relationship with the local community for those wanting cultural enagement

Mkombe’s House, Serengeti – a stunning private house in the heart of big game country

Tanzania family safari meals at Mkombe's House

  • Fantastic wildlife including the wildebeest migration between June and October
  • Fenced deck with two pools
  • Inside and outside dining
  • Children’s rooms are closed and parents have open – sleeps families of up to ten (four adults and six children)
  • Private guide, chef and safari vehicle
  • Interesting house built into the surrounding rock
  • Star beds

Gibb’s Farm, Ngorongoro Crater – Gracious hospitality on a working coffee farm

 Tanzania family safari Butsani House

  • Fabulous gardens and vegetable patches
  • Home grown food
  • Friendly and helpful staff
  • Huge number of activities
  • Easy access to the Ngorongoro Crater
  • Fantastic family cottage

Kiba Point, Selous Game Reserve – fabulous wilderness hideaway in a remote park

 Tanzania family safari tent at Kiba Point

  • “It’s like home, only better”
  • Perfectly located private safari house – four en-suite rooms
  • Varied activities including boating, fishing, fly camping and walking
  • Four impressively large open fronted rooms
  • Private deck and plunge pool with each room
  • Swimming pool in the large, main mess area

Legendary Serengeti Mobile Camp, Serengeti– a classic mobile camp that moves with the wildlife

 Tanzania family safari tent at Legendary Mobile Camp

  • Children of all ages welcome
  • Exclusive use safari camp for groups or families of six or more
  • Private vehicle and guide so can be completely flexible
  • Semi-permanent camp follows the wildlife to ensure superb game viewing
  • Luxury canvas tents with room for an extra child bed if required
  • Fabulous family tent
  • The chance to visit local tribes for a glimpse into their culture and traditions

Wayo Africa, northern Serengeti and Lake Manyara – super active and family friendly

 Tanzania family safari cycling at Wayo Africa

  • A choice of camps set in stunning locations in the Serengeti and Lake Manyara
  • An itinerary designed around your wishes with a private guide and safari vehicle
  • Mix and match stylish lodges with rustic bush camps
  • Fun and varied activities including walking, cycling, canoeing and cultural visits
  • Plenty of time out of the game vehicle

Mwagusi, Ruaha National Park – smart, rustic and owner-run by a brilliant guide

 Tanzania family safari tent at Mwagusi

  • Wonderful camp in off-the-beaten-track Ruaha National Park
  • Lovely authentic safari camp, rustic yet very comfortable
  • A great mix of activities
  • Owner-run by one of Tanzania’s elite guides
  • Excellent choice for adventurous families with teenagers

What next?

We would be delighted to help you plan a Tanzania family safari, or answer any questions if you’re at an earlier stage. Our team of experts have travelled widely throughout Africa. They can offer expert advice on every type of safari from family and beach holidays to riding and primate safaris.  If you would like to talk to someone who has been there and done it, please just send us an email or give us a call.

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