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Tanzania Family Safaris

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Tanzania is often considered an excellent destination for family safaris due to its diverse wildlife, stunning landscapes, and a variety of family-friendly activities. It is also home to Zanzibar for those in search of a beach break. Find out why Tanzania is a great choice for your next family safari.

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Before planning a family safari to Tanzania, consider the age of your children, the activities they enjoy, and the time of year you plan to visit. This will help you choose the best parks and activities that align with your family's needs.

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Abundance of Wildlife

Tanzania is home to some of the most iconic and diverse wildlife in Africa. Families can witness the Great Migration in the Serengeti, spot the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros) in various national parks, and observe a wide range of other animals and bird species.

Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti is one of the most famous safari destinations in the world. It offers families the chance to witness the annual migration of wildebeests and zebras, providing a unique and awe-inspiring experience for children and adults alike.

Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is often referred to as the "eighth wonder of the world." It provides a natural enclosure for a diverse range of wildlife, making it easier for families to spot a variety of animals in a relatively small area.

Family-friendly Lodges

Tanzania offers a range of family-friendly accommodation options, including lodges and camps that cater specifically to families. These accommodations often provide spacious rooms, kid-friendly activities, and amenities to make the stay comfortable for all family members.

  • Elephants can live up to around 70 years
  • Elephants prefer one tusk over the other, like humans being left or right-handed
  • The Elephants trunk has 40,000 muscles
  • The trunk can sense the size, shape and temperature of an object
  • Elephants are the only mammal that cannot jump
  • Elephant babies, when born weigh approximately 250 pounds
  • The average weight of an Elephant heart is between 26 to 46 pounds
  • Elephant ears are used to cool the body down when warm
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Cultural Experiences

Tanzania has a rich cultural heritage, and families can engage in cultural activities such as visiting local villages, interacting with indigenous tribes like the Maasai, and experiencing traditional dances and ceremonies.

Zanzibar's Beaches

After a safari adventure, families can unwind on the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar. The island offers opportunities for water activities, relaxation, and cultural exploration, making it a well-rounded destination for families.

Guided Family Safaris

Many safari operators in Tanzania offer guided family safaris with experienced guides who are knowledgeable about the local wildlife and culture. These guides often tailor the safari experience to suit the needs and interests of families, making the trip educational and enjoyable for children.

Safe Environment

Tanzania is generally considered a safe destination for travelers. The safari areas are well-protected, and the local people are known for their hospitality, making it a comfortable destination for families.

  • Lions are the only cats that live in groups, known as prides.
  • A group of lions is typically composed of related females and their offspring, along with a few adult males.
  • Male lions are easily recognizable by their mane, which varies in colour from blonde to black and serves as a symbol of their strength and dominance.
  • The roar of a lion can be heard up to 5 miles (8 kilometers) away.
  • Female lions are the primary hunters in the pride, working together to stalk and ambush their prey.
  • The gestation period for a lioness is around 110 days, and she usually gives birth to a litter of 2-4 cubs.

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