Has your family always wanted to head out into the great outdoors in search of wildlife in Tanzania? Well, you can do just that during a wildlife safari in Tanzania! There are plenty of tour options available for this wildlife safari. However, one of my personal favorites is ten days long. Those ten days are the perfect amount of time to see wildlife, explore nature, and spend time making memories with your family. Today, I am going to share a potential trip itinerary for a wildlife safari in Tanzania. You may love everything within this itinerary or you may prefer to have me personalize this trip even more for your family. Either option will have you enjoying your time in Tanzania during a family vacation.
A professional guide will be in charge of your wildlife safari in Tanzania. They will take you to areas like Lake Manyara, Serengeti National Park, and the Ngorongoro Crater. Your guide will provide everything you need for a day out in the bush, as you search for the wildlife that is native to the land.
The first day of your exciting wildlife safari in Tanzania will begin with you arriving at the Kilimanjaro International Airport. A private car will meet you to whisk you away to your accommodations for the evening. After a delicious dinner in Arusha, you can walk around or head to bed early in preparation for the next day.
Your family will be thrilled to be heading out to Tarangire National Park early in the morning. This area of Tanzania is where large numbers of elephants live. They get most of their water from the Tarangire River, which runs through the park.
During your visit, you will also see hundreds of Baobab trees. Keep your eyes open when you are near those trees. You never know when you will spot one of the tree climbing African pythons in one of them. Those snakes can startle you when you least expect it!
Everyone will be more than ready for an adventure inside Lake Manyara National Park on day three of your family vacation. This may be a small park, especially since the lake takes up most of it. However, there are plenty of animals to see during your game drive.
As you are being driven through this park, your guide will point out all the giraffes, elephants, buffalo, warthogs, zebras, and baboons. You may even be one of the lucky few to spot a tree climbing lion. Take a moment at the hippo pool to stretch your legs and take pictures to capture the beauty that surrounds you.
The fun will seem like it will never end on this wildlife safari in Tanzania! Day four will bring your family to the Ngorongoro Crater. This crater has earned the nickname, Africa’s Eden, thanks to the thirty thousand plus animals that live there.
You won’t be alone when you visit Ngorongoro Crater with your guide. Thousands of people travel to see this crater every year. This isn’t surprising since it is considered the Eighth Natural Wonder of the World.
When you reach the rim of the crater, you will see lions sleeping peacefully, as zebras and wildebeests graze nearby. You probably won’t arrive to see the black rhinos grazing, as they head into the forest as soon as the sun rises completely.
The highlight of your visit will be seeing the tall Maasais herding their cattle and goats. These people live amongst all the wildlife, as their ancestors had for many centuries.
On day five of your family vacation, you will wake up early. Your family will be more than ready to make the drive to Serengeti National Park. The drive will take some time, so plan on eating your packed lunch along the way. Don’t worry, you will arrive at Serengeti National Park before the sun sets. So, you will have ample time to see some of the animals before heading to your accommodations for the evening.
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Yes, you will have two more full days to spend inside Serengeti National Park. I recommend heading out on the early game drive to experience the sunrise in the park. A lot of the wildlife will be out and about before the heat of the day. Then take advantage of the mid-day game drive and evening drives if you want to get the most out of this wildlife safari experience.
Your family won’t be happy about leaving Serengeti National Park so soon, but it will be time to drive to Lake Natron. Your adventures today will take you to waterfalls, a gorge, the Ngarasero Escarpment, and the Oldonyo Lengai. This last one is an active volcano.
At one point during the day, you will find yourselves walking to the waterfalls and going for a swim.
Because one day is simply not enough at Lake Natron, your family will spend the morning on day nine there as well. Watching the sun come up over the lake is quite a sight, so wake up early to catch all the action. Check out the flamingos on the lake one last time before climbing into the vehicle to ride back to Arusha.
Your ten-day wildlife safari in Tanzania will officially be over when you wake up on this day. Thankfully, you will have a little time to do a little shopping before heading back to the airport to return home.
This is only one of many itineraries available for a wildlife safari in Tanzania. If you think your family will love going on an adventure like this, I can personalize an itinerary that fits your needs.
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