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Northern Tanzania Family Safari Circuit

Inspirational safari family holiday to Tanzania

This safari is for families who love the outdoors. It's best for slightly older children and to keep their interest, there are 3 stops in 3 vastly different wildlife regions of Tanzania's northern circuit. First up, at stay in the family tent at Little Chem Chem Camp in a private concession of the Tarangire. Aside from game drives in this beautiful park the children will learn bush skills from Maasai warriors, including how to make a fire, and use a bow and arrow. There's also the opportunity to visit local schools and villages to expose them to different cultures.

Journey then to the famous Ngorongoro Crater. Not only offering a spectacular setting, the Crater is also the best place in East Africa to see the Big 5 - rhino, elephant, lion, leopard and buffalo. Retreat for evenings at the beautiful Gibb's Farm, which also offers fun-filled farm activities. Complete the adventure at Mila Tented Camp in the Serengeti National Park offering year-round wildlife encounters, and the chance to catch the annual wildebeest migration (in season). With your own private guide and vehicle at Mila, you have complete freedom to enjoy your drives at your own pace.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Kilimanjaro
  • 1 night - Legendary Lodge, Arusha, Tanzania
  • 2 nights - Little Chem Chem, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
  • 2 nights - Gibb's Farm, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
  • 3 nights - Mila Tented Camp, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves, Tanzania
  • Ends - Transfer to Kilimanjaro for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Tanzania
  • Nights Icon 8 Nights
  • Safari Icon Safari
  • Scenic Icon Scenic

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
Price per person based on a family of 4
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  • Tanzania's northern circuit - Africa's most celebrated safari area
  • See the Big 5 at the Ngorongoro Crater, the floor of an extinct volcano
  • Serengeti's wildebeest migration and phenomenal game concentration
  • Kids Club in the wild - outdoor, nature-based activities the kids will love
  • Family meals around a campfire under the African night sky
Itinerary Details


Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Kilimanjaro

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Day 1

Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport where a driver will meet you and drive the family to the lodge in Arusha.

  • 1 night

Legendary Lodge
Full Board | Meru Cottage

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Day 2 - 4

Today a guide will drive you to your camp in a private concession area bordering the Tarangire National Park.

  • 2 nights
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Little Chem Chem
All Inclusive | Family Unit

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Day 4 - 6

Today you will journey to the Ngorongoro Crater region and to Gibbs Farm.

  • 2 nights

Gibb's Farm
Half Board | Farm Cottage

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Day 6 - 9

Today you will be driven to Lake Manyara Airstrip to catch a light aircraft flight to the Serengeti National Park. Awaiting you will be a guide to transport you to your next camp.

  • 3 nights

Mila Tented Camp
All Inclusive | Family Tent

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Day 9

Fly by light aircraft to Kilimanjaro Airport. Here you will connect with your onward flight home.

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  • Meals and accommodation as per itinerary
  • All road transfers as indicated in the itinerary
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • Light aircraft transfers as per itinerary
  • Carbon-offsetting with One Tree Planted
  • Conservation donation to Save the Rhino
  • Community projects contribution with Uthando
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  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Any sightseeing activities mentioned
  • Beverages with the exception of all inclusive hotels
  • Premium brands whilst all inclusive
Indulge your passions


This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

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  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Helicopter Flights Icon Helicopter Flights
  • Hot Air Balloon Flights Icon Hot Air Balloon Flights
  • Conservation Experience Icon Conservation Experience
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
  • Kids Club Icon Family Activities
  • Cycling Icon Cycle Tour
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walk
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Excursion
Enriching encounters


Whether you want to tick the Big Five off your bucket list or seek out specific safari species, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect on this sample trip.

  • Zebra
  • Wildebeest
  • Thompson Gazelle
    Thompson's Gazelle
  • Spotted Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
  • Ostrich
  • Lion
  • Leopard
  • Impala
  • Hippo
  • Elephant
  • Crocodile
  • Cheetah
  • Buffalo
  • Black Rhino
    Black Rhino
  • African Fish Eagle
    African Fish Eagle
  • Maasai Giraffe
    Maasai Giraffe
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