Family adventure to Tanzania

Duration 10 days
Price guide
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Make lasting memories with your family as you explore Tanzania, from bustling Arusha to the shores of Lake Manyara, and from the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater to the stunning Serengeti.

Trip highlight

  • Spend a night in Arusha and take in a little of the city
  • Marvel at thousands of flamingos at Lake Manyara
  • Head out on a bush walk with a Maasai warrior guide
  • Float lazily through Lake Manyara on your own canoe watching the wildlife on the banks
  • Visit the incredible elephant caves in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Enjoy incredible wildlife viewing excursions in the Serengeti

Bespoke trips with Jacada

We design one-of-a-kind journeys incorporating luxury in all its forms. Our bespoke trips include:

  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Privately guided tours
  • Private transfers
  • Meticulously selected experiences
  • Expertise and support from your Jacada Concierge
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  • Days 1–2 Arusha
  • Days 2–5 Lake Manyara
  • Days 5–7 Ngorongoro Crater
  • Days 7–10 Serengeti National Park
Family adventure to Tanzania
Price guide
  • Days 1–2 Arusha
  • Days 2–5 Lake Manyara
  • Days 5–7 Ngorongoro Crater
  • Days 7–10 Serengeti National Park

Itinerary in detail

Every Jacada trip is tailored to your personal preferences and interests. Below you’ll find a sample itinerary to inspire your own custom-designed journey.

Days 1–2

Overnight Arusha

Arguably the safari capital of East Africa, Arusha is a bustling city in northern Tanzania and the main hub for those who are going to be embarking on a safari in this extensively game rich country. With a little time to spare before your safari begins tomorrow, you could visit the Museum of Natural History which offers insight into the country’s history, geography, flora and fauna and can be quite an interesting experience for the whole family. The Cultural Centre has a variety of typically traditional carvings, gemstones and artefacts that help to summarise the past and present lives of over 120 Tanzanian tribes and is paired well the Maasai Market where you can get some wonderful souvenirs.

Days 2–5

Thriving Lake Manyara

By managing to squeeze a majority of Tanzania‘s diverse habitats, animals and birdlife into just one, and by most standards, small national park (33,000 hectares) Lake Manyara is a very popular park, made even more so for its tree-climbing lions, thriving herds of giraffe and broad range of bird species. Set between Arusha and the Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara National Park runs along the Rift Valley escarpment and where two-thirds of its hectarage lies under the waters of its alkaline lake. Everyone, from the youngest adventurers to the more seasoned traveller, can keep an eye out for baboons, blue monkeys and bushbuck in its evergreen forests, buffalo, wildebeest, giraffe and zebra on its flood plains, whereas its acacia woodland is popular amongst its leopards and those tree-climbing lions.

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Bush skills

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Kids of safari at Chem Chem

From learning bush skills from Maasai warriors and discovering new cultures to interactive cooking in camp and encountering wildlife – children have the chance to create unforgettable memories on safari. Children 8 years and older are welcome at Little Chem Chem, children 4 years and older are welcome at Chem Chem Lodge, and children of all ages are welcome at Forest Chem Chem.

See the flamingos at Lake Manyara

Marvel at the sight of thousands of pink famingos feeding on algae on the shores of Lake Manyara. It’s quite an impressive sight during the wet season. There are also a variety of other aquatic birds to look out for including pelicans, ducks, storks, kingfishers and spoonbills.

Days 5–7

Spectacular Ngorongoro

Nearly 20 kilometres in diameter, the Ngorongoro Crater measures in as the largest intact volcanic caldera in the world. Views from atop the 600m high walls are spectacular and open up a new world of wonder to those visiting this gorgeous country. Your family will spend a day exploring all the dramatic scenery of the crater.  Bright flamingos can be seen wading through the central soda lake and the freshwater lakes provide some excellent birdwatching opportunities, so keep your binoculars handy. Hyena are sometimes seen following the lions from a distance in hopes of a meal and jackal can often be spotted skulking around the bushier areas of the crater. Keep your eyes peeled for tusker elephants and a population of black rhino. You’ll also head into Manyara for more exploring.

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In the treetops

Canoe fun

Bike adventure

Treetop Walkway in Manyara Forest

The Manyara Treetop Walkway takes you on a sky-high adventure through the beautiful forest of Lake Manyara. Walk among the treetops and experience untouched nature and wildlife from a unique perspective. This 370m air-walk starts with a short board-walk that gradually rises from ground level up through the canopy of the forest. You walk over a series of suspension bridges with thick netting on the sides, and reach a height of 18m off the ground. Stop on platforms along the way to enjoy life in the canopy among butterflies, monkeys and birds.

Canoeing in Manyara National Park

Drift on the crystal waters and witness the magnificent giraffes, elephants and buffalos that frequent the shoreline in this beautiful forest. Watch the diverse birdlife unfold against the epic backdrop of the rift valley walls as you float through Lake Manyara on your own canoe. You will hear and may see a pod of hippos that rests along the hot spring of Majimoto. This unforgettable 2.5 hour water safari departs from the picturesque Endala Picnic Site. Get ready to embrace the thrilling waters of Tanzania.

Mountain biking in Manyara

Take the road less traveled on an exciting mountain bike ride across the farming village of Mto Wa Mbu. Glide through local farms, immersing yourself in the sights and sounds of this vibrant community. Inhale the refreshing mountain air as you pedal toward the lakeshore, treated to breathtaking vistas of the lake, the Rift Valley Wall, as well as a variety of birds and mammals.

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On horseback

Explore on foot

Caves and waterfalls

Horse-riding through the hills

If you stay at The Manor, you’ll have the chance to visit the excellent stables here. A most enjoyable way to take in the surrounds is to saddle up and head out on an hour-long trek through the surrounding hills. The activity is suitable for all riding experience levels and your instructor will guide you along the way.

Highland walk

Leave the car behind and join a guide as you head out into the fresh highland air together. You’ll be joined by a Maasai scout who will share this spectacular part of the natural world with you. You will also be accompanied by an experienced and armed ranger.

Elephant caves walk

From Gibb’s Farm you can take a two-hour walking safari through the forested slopes of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Discover towering waterfalls and the incredible “elephant caves”, created by elephants digging through dense rock with their tusks to ingest the vitamin-rich soil.

Days 7–10

Stunning Serengeti

The Serengeti is one of the world’s most famous national parks, and the perfect place to wind up your family’s wonderful exploration of Tanzania. The Great Migration of over 1.5 million wildebeest and 250,000 zebra who follow the grass to and from the neighbouring Maasai Mara in Kenya, passes through the region annually, but there is an incredible variety of wildlife resident year-round. Let your expert guides lead you through the natural wonders of the Serengeti on exciting bush walks, enjoy the mesmerising African sky with a spot of star gazing and experience the pristine natural atmosphere at the break of dawn on an exciting morning game drive.

“Fantastic safari to Tanzania organized…‌”

Fantastic safari to Tanzania organized by Em from Jacada. The process was seamless, and Em made sure every detail was in place before we went. This was truly one of the most remarkable trips I have ever taken, and the memories will stay with me forever.

Published 26th October 2019 on Trustpilot

Why book with Jacada

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Safari expertise

Our experts bring decades of first-hand expertise. They’ve lived and travelled across Africa and are regularly on the ground reviewing the most exclusive camps and experiences. You’ll also have the support of a personal concierge, based in region.

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Unforgettable guides

We handpick the most knowledgeable guides, who bring each destination to life with care and passion. They’re chosen for their ability to provide unrivalled insight into the region’s wildlife and landscapes as well as a genuine, memorable experience.

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Positive impact

By travelling with us, you directly support a range of initiatives spanning wildlife conservation to community engagement. Our luxury trips are designed to prioritise experiences that are positive for you and the places you visit.