Kid-friendly activities and classic safari in Northern Tanzania

Tanzania family safari, Looking to plan a once-in-a-lifetime safari experience with your family that will delight all ages? These Tanzanian camps are the perfect base from which to introduce young children to the Serengeti's beauty and foster a love of wildlife and nature that will last long after you return home. Even if you don't have little ones in tow, this classic mix and slower pace is ideal for anyone who wants to dive deeper into the highlights of Northern Tanzania.

Stay a working farm that offers sweeping views over over the Great Rift Valley and the Ngorongoro Forest, where you and your family can learn about authentic sustainability and community engagement as well as explore the surrounding forest and Elephant Caves or relax at the camp's pool. Travel to the Northern Serengeti, where your camp is in a prime location for the world-famous wildebeest migration between July-October and offers spectacular game viewing and luxurious lodging. Enjoy private safari vehicles and experiences that will create magical moments in the bush and forge lifelong memories.

9 days/8 nights

DAY 1:

Arrive at Kilamanjaro Airport (JRO), drive to Hamerkop House in Arusha

DAYS 2, 3, 4 & 5:

Meet your private driver and head toward Gibb’s Farm. Stop for a cultural excursion at the village of Mto wa Mbu on the way.

DAYS 5, 6, 7 & 8:

Fly to Lemala Kuria Hills Lodge

DAY 9:

Fly to Kilamanjaro Airport, depart.


  • This 9-day Tanzania safari begins with a VIP meet & greet transfer from Kilimanjaro Airport to Hamerkop House in Arusha, where you will spend your first night in Africa.
  • Meet your private guide for the next 4 nights and set off for Gibbs Farm, a working farm and lodge in the Ngorongoro Highlands. On the way, you will stop at the village of Mto wa Mbu where you will spend a few hours visiting painters, carvers, a local primary school, and more by the local mode of transportation-a tuk tuk! This is a lively and colorful excursion meant to provide an authentic window into local life.
  • While at Gibbs Farm, participate in family-friendly activities such as bicycling, exploration of the farm's gardens and bakery, tours of the elephant caves, and walks through the Ngorongoro forest. The farm's charming cottages boast  private patios, fireplaces, and outdoor showers, and a family cottage is available as well, all nestled in a lush jungle landscape. A game drive into the Ngorongoro Crater will give your family its first taste of Tanzania's big wildlife. Let the kids stand on the seats and pop their heads out the roof for a new thrill!
  • Fly to the remote Northern Serengeti, where the plains near Kuria Hills host the millions of wildebeest and zebra that are part of the great migration, as well as the predators that follow them. The Lemala Kuria Hills camp is perfectly positioned at the center of the action and offers a gorgeous home base from which to explore the surrounding bush. Private vehicles are available for families to enjoy this inspiring experience together. The camp itself offers luxurious amenities and a swimming pool that children are sure to love.

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Hamerkop House by Lemala

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Gibb's Farm

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Lemala Kuria Hills

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