A vacation in Africa is very different compared to other popular destinations. Nature entertains you, the sound of the wild soothes your soul and often simply gazing at the ocean during dusk is the best way to relax yourself. Traveling with family to Tanzania, the top safari destination can get even more exciting. Besides watching animals and taking a dip in the magical coast, here are some exceptional family adventures to indulge in Tanzania.
1. Visit the Ngurdoto Crater
If you are interested for a safari and hiking experience, The Ngurdoto Crater in Arusha National Park makes for a perfect family getaway. Also known as the ‘Little Ngorongoro’ The Ngurdoto is a protected Caldera covered with dense rainforest on the rim and marshy grassland carpet; home to leopards, monkeys, buffalos, spotted hyenas and elephants. Walk along the crater rim and explore the beauty of this collapsed volcano as you learn about the multitude of birds and animal species.
2. Canoeing in the Lake
Another adventure option during your family safari holidays is water sports. Canoeing is a new and unique way to explore wildlife closely and enjoy breath taking views around. The soda shores of Lake Manyara, home to the flamingoes, the calm waters around Lake Duluti and the fresh water Lake Momella around the Ngurdoto crater are inviting spots for wildlife enthusiasts. Families that opt for a Zanzibar holiday package can also enjoy some canoe time when the tide is calm especially during sunsets. Get to learn and spot various fishes, active wildlife and fauna during your family adventure in Tanzania.
3. Staying on Tree Tops
A luxury safari in Tanzania with family lures you to stay in immaculate high end lodges that you may have never imagined. The Tarangire tree tops and Manyara tree lodges blend into the natural surrounding and are centered on the concept of staying at an elevated level in a tree. Experience the finesse of services with magnificent rooms and views, Masai chants and animal callings that just enhance your African vacation. If you plan to stay by the coast, the Chole Mjini tree houses are another fantastic natural accommodation option to consider in Mafia islands.
4. Go for a Bush Walk
Many families opt for walking safaris to enhance their holiday experience and get close to nature. Selous and Ruaha in the southern circuit are brilliant parks to explore on foot. Walk with a ranger and a Bushmen who will take you around the vast landscapes and enlighten you about the co-existence of the ecosystem and the human beings. The Ngorongoro conservation area, Arusha and Serengeti National Park are inviting spots for walking safaris and enhance your adventure experience during your big 5 safari.
5. Cycling Tours
Tanzania is rich in history in culture and the best way to understand traditions of ages is to visit the local tribes. Besides village visits, we also recommend cycling tours that give you the liberty to indulge in adventure and also get to learn closely about the daily lives of the local people. The coastal regions of pangani, Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam are some great places explore on a bicycle and enrich your local experiences during your holiday in Tanzania.
What kind of experiences are you looking forward to during your family holidays in Tanzania? Kearsleys specializes in custom- made family itineraries and would love to hear back from you. Let us plan your exciting vacation.