9-Day Tanzania Family Safari with Serengeti

Tanzanian retreat to strengthen family ties.

This is the best way for families to witness the Big Five in their natural habitats.

  • Embark on an exhilarating Tanzania safari adventure with unlimited game drives, bush and crater walks, and a night game drive in national parks.
  • Experience the magic of Tanzania's wilderness with our comfortable and reliable 4x4 safari jeep and convenient fly-in safari packages.

We are happy to customize your itinerary to cater to your interests, adjust the schedule, and plan special themed events for birthdays, anniversaries, or children's entertainment.



from US$6,650 p/p

Best For:

Families with teenagers

Best Time:

Jul. - Oct.


One Domestic flight included, international on-request

Cancellation Policy:

100% Refund 22 Days before Arrival

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Journey Map (Suggested Route)

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Brief Itinerary for 9 Days in Tanzania

Day Highlights
Arush Arrival
Tarangire National Park
Bush walking and night safari
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Ngorongoro Crater Rim Walk
Serengeti National Park
Enjoy unlimited Safaris in Serengeti
9 Arusha depart
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Tour Highlights

Embark on unlimited game drives through Serengeti, and spot the fascinating Big Five and a diversity of animals.
game drive in Tanzania
Soar above the Serengeti on a fly-in safari, the stunning vistas and a profound connection with nature await.
fly in safari
Indulge in a bush dinner, where sunsets shimmer and nature's symphony serenades under the African sky.
bush dinner
Partake in a sundowner, relishing refreshing drinks and snacks amidst a backdrop of breathtaking sunsets.
Enjoy a morning walk safari, traversing diverse habitats and encountering a mesmerizing array of wildlife.
fly-in safari
Embrace the nocturnal allure on a thrilling night safari, where wildlife encounters await under the starlit expanse.
night safari
Traverse the Ngorongoro crater walk, and encounter a wealth of wildlife amidst breathtaking panoramic vistas.
crater walk
Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of the Maasai people, experiencing their traditions and way of life.
Maasai people jump dance

Itinerary Details

Day 1
Arusha Arrival
  • Welcome to the diverse land of Tanzania! As you arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, our English-speaking representative will be awaiting you in the arrival hall to extend a warm greeting.
  • Enjoy a warm and informative introduction to Tanzania, followed by a private transfer to your Arusha cozy hotel.
  • Global Highlights Tanzania packages come with Flying Doctors insurance, ensuring your peace of mind with emergency evacuation coverage to the nearest hospital.
Day 2
Arusha-Tarangire National Park | The Adventure Begins
Tarangire national parkElephants Walking by a Baobab Tree
  • In the morning, our private driver-guide will meet you at your hotel and transfer you to Tarangire National Park.
  • Witness Tanzania's vibrant colours and unique character, including the sight of Maasai herdsmen tending to their goats along the way.
  • Indulge in a delicious lunch at your Tarangire lodge, taking a refreshing break and preparing yourself for the thrilling game drive that awaits.
  • Embark on an enchanting afternoon game drive through Tarangire's vast golden savanna, adorned with unique baobab trees. Look up and you may spot the African python, one of the world's largest non-venomous snakes. Tarangire also boasts lions and leopards, often found lounging in the branches.
  • After the game drive, you will be escorted back to the lodge to freshen up before the lodge dinner.
Day 3
Tarangire National Park | Unveil Tarangire After Dark
night safari in TanrangireA Thirsty Lion at Night
  • Enjoy an exhilarating morning game drive through Tarangire's sun-kissed plains, teeming with diverse wildlife. Witness herds of elephants, pride of lions, baboon troops, and elegant giraffe towers. Explore the lush, green swamps and be amazed by over 500 species of vibrant birdlife attracted to the park's lagoons and rivers.
  • Delight in a scrumptious lunch at your Tarangire lodge, allowing yourself a revitalizing pause before embarking on the exciting night safari that lies ahead.
  • Experience an exclusive night game drive in Tarangire to discover rare nocturnal wildlife like leopards, lions, elephants, and more. Explore the captivating African night on this unforgettable adventure.
  • Retreat to your lodge and unwind with a peaceful night's sleep.
Day 4
Tarangire NP-Ngorongoro | A Walk Through the Savanna
bush walkA Walk Through the Savanna
  • Explore the enchanting Tarangire on a captivating 2 hours morning walking safari. With a knowledgeable ranger, traverse diverse habitats like flood plains, woodlands, savanna plains, and acacia forests. Witness the park's unique beauty up close, as you encounter a wide array of animal and bird species.
  • Return to your lodge for a freshen-up and head to Ngorongoro Conservation Area with your private driver-guide.
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant Maasai culture by visiting a Maasai community and gaining insights into their rich traditions, unique way of life, and the captivating dynamics of their village.
  • Check in your Ngorongoro lodge, and take some time to freshen up before indulging in a delightful dinner at the lodge.
Day 5
Ngorongoro Conservation Area | A Crater Rim Walk Awaits
Panorama of Ngorongoro CraterPanorama of Ngorongoro Crater
  • Experience the morning 2-hour Crater Rim Walk with an armed ranger, surrounded by stunning natural beauty. Spot an array of colorful birds and have close encounters with giraffes, zebras, and elephants. Learn about traditional uses of plants and marvel at the breathtaking panoramic view of the Crater.
  • Enjoy the thrill of game drives in Ngorongoro Crater, surrounded by lush forests teeming with birdlife. Encounter grazing herbivores and their predators, including the iconic Big Five. Marvel at the diverse wildlife such as cheetahs, gazelles, flamingos, and over 400 bird species.
  • Indulge in a delightful picnic lunch during the exhilarating game drives.
  • After a day of exploration, you will be escorted back to the lodge to freshen up before savoring a delectable dinner.
Day 6
Ngorongoro - Central Serengeti | The first Bite of Serengeti
Wild beest migrationWild beest migration in Serengeti
  • Depart from Ngorongoro lodge with your expert drive-guide and head to Serengeti National Park.
  • Immerse yourself in breathtaking wildlife encounters as you enter Serengeti National Park. Enjoy an exhilarating game-viewing drive, tracking through the park on your way to the lodge.
  • Embark on an afternoon game drive in Central Serengeti with your expert guide. Home to the African Big Five, black rhinos, cheetahs, hyenas, African wild dogs, and a wide range of bird species, this renowned park offers exceptional wildlife encounters.
  • Savor a delightful dinner and experience an enchanting overnight stay at your lodge.
Day 7
Central-Northern Serengeti | It's time for a Sundowner
Elephant and carGame Drives in Serengeti
  • Set out on a thrilling journey to the Northern Serengeti and immerse yourself in an en-route game drive, offering an abundance of opportunities to spot diverse wildlife. Elevate your chances of encountering a vast array of animals, compensating for any missed encounters during regular game drives.
  • Journey to the Mara region in hopes of witnessing the Great Migration, a remarkable event that unfolds between July and October, when millions of wildebeest, zebras, and other herbivores traverse vast distances in search of fresh grazing lands.
  • Experience the classic charm of a safari with a sundowner. Enjoy a refreshing drink and tasty homemade snacks while watching the sunset over the vast Serengeti plains.
  • Return to your lodge to refresh yourself before indulging in a sumptuous dinner.
Day 8
Northern Serengeti | All-day Game Drives
Herd of zebra in the SerengetiHerd of zebra in the Serengeti
  • Enjoy full-day game drives through Serengeti, witnessing an unparalleled spectacle of wildlife. From graceful giraffes and majestic elephants to cunning predators like lions and cheetahs, the Serengeti teems with life.
  • Savor a picnic lunch on the game drive, surrounded by the stunning scenery of the African savanna.
  • Witness the possible wildebeest migration, a remarkable event that sees millions of these animals, accompanied by zebras and gazelles, traversing the plains in search of fresh pastures between July and October.
  • Indulge in a bush dinner and immerse yourself in a remarkable dining experience beneath the stars, where relaxation, camaraderie, and a connection with nature await.
  • Retreat to your lodge and unwind with a peaceful night's sleep.
Day 9
Arusha Departure | Bon Voyage!
fly-in safariAdmire the panorama of Serengeti
  • Experience a morning game drive, immerse yourself in the symphony of nature as the sun paints the sky and spot diverse animals roaming the vast savanna.
  • Return to your lodge to freshen up, then you will be escorted to the airstrip for a fly-in safari and head to Arusha airport.
  • Upon your arrival, be greeted by our representative and escorted to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your departure flight.

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Price Includes

*Price from: $4,988 per child, $6,650 per adult

*The price is based on a family of 3 adults and 1 child below 12 years old staying in 4-star hotels during the low tourist season. We can offer an even more competitive price than the one stated if your family consists of 6 or more members. (tour code: gh-tz-1)

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One-to-one consultancy
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Knowledgeable local guides
Private drivers/driver guides and vehicles as listed
Private drivers/driver guides and vehicles as listed
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Breakfasts and meals as listed
Breakfasts and meals as listed
Entry to all attractions on the itinerary
Entry to all attractions on the itinerary
Transportation as listed
Transportation as listed
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