FAMILY SAFARI

Highlights:

  • Enjoy activities & experiences for all ages
  • Hike to a beautiful waterfall in Arusha National Park
  • Take a break from the heat of the day with a midday swim in Tarangire
  • Meet the local Ikoma people and listen to stories and learn traditional Tanzanian games
  • Sit around the campfire at night and reminisce about the details from your exciting day

Areas Visited:

  • Arusha National Park
  • Tarangire National Park
  • Ngorongoro Highlands
  • Ngorongoro Crater
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Grumeti Private Reserve

Days 1: Arrive to Arusha
Depart your country of origin and begin your journey to Tanzania.
Once you arrive to Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met by
Aardvark Safaris staff and transferred to your lodge where you will
enjoy a late night snack & restful night’s sleep before beginning your
adventure the next morning.
Overnight: Arusha Lodge

Day 2: Arusha National Park
Just outside of Arusha city, you will find a special gem of a National
Park. Arusha National Park offers lush mountain forests that are home
to the endangered colobus monkey and an estimated 575 bird species.
Here, you will head to the foothills and embark on a serene hike,
following a gentle uphill trail to the Tulutuluisia Waterfall where you will
have beautiful views of the park’s diverse landscapes. The trail is a
beginner’s level trail and is great for all ages!
Overnight: Arusha Lodge

Day 3: Tarangire National Park
After breakfast, you will hop in the safari vehicle and begin to make
your way to Tarangire National Park, Tanzania’s fourth largest National
Park. The drive is picturesque and soon you will begin to see the diverse
scenery Tarangire has to offer, including the dramatic baobab trees. In
the evening, sit around the campfire, telling stories and reviewing your
great day, while taking in the beauty of the star-studded sky.
Overnight: Maramboi Tented Camp

Day 4: Tarangire National Park
Enjoy a full day exploring Tarangire National Park, one of the best places
to view elephant herds. Keep your eyes peeled near Tarangire’s
riverbanks looking for lions, leopards, giraffes, gerenuks, reedbucks, and
even the rare fringe-eared oryx. Lunch will be served at Tarangire Safari
Lodge, where the kids will enjoy cooling off in a swimming pool during
the heat of the day.
Overnight: Maramboi Tented Camp

Day 5: Ngorongoro Highlands
Continue your journey by traveling west through the rolling hills and
vibrant colors of the Great Rift Valley as you make your way to the
Ngorongoro Highlands. After months of anticipation, you finally get to
meet your pen pals today! This visit to their school is often a highlight,
as the kids learn from each other’s cultures and interact in activities,
from soccer to arts and crafts. After you visit at the school, you will
check into the award winning lodge, Gibb’s Farm, which offers you and
your family the perfect blend of relaxation and activities. Choose from a
variety of afternoon activities including biking, bird watching, spa
services, coffee roasting, tea on the veranda, a visit to the artist in
residence, and more!
Overnight: Gibb’s Farm – Conde Nast Traveler’s 2014 Gold List Winner – Best Hotel

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater
The Ngorongoro Crater is a geological marvel boasting several
vegetation zones from lakes to forest to savannah. Despite its limited
size of only 10 miles wide, the Crater is home to about 30,000 animals,
including lion, hippo, the rare black rhino, hyena, wildebeest, zebra,
African buffalo and much more. You will enjoy a full day of wildlife
viewing in Ngorongoro Crater, today.
Overnight: Gibb’s Farm – Conde Nast Traveler’s 2014 Gold List Winner– Best Hotel

Day 7: Serengeti National Park
After breakfast at Gibb’s Farm, make your way into the Serengeti, a
pristine and unique sanctuary that will give you a glimpse into “the
world as it was in the beginning.” Once to Serengeti, you will have a full
day of wildlife viewing and taking in your exquisite surroundings. You
will arrive at your new camp in time to wash up and enjoy some snacks
before dinner.
Overnight: Serengeti Katikati Camp

Day 8: Serengeti National Park
After your morning game drive, set out on foot to the local village
where you can learn more about Tanzanian life. The people who inhabit
this village, the Ikoma, are known for their drumming, dancing and
storytelling. Relax at your camp in the evening while the kids learn
traditional Tanzanian games.
Today would be a great day to experience the Serengeti from the air with one of our hot air balloon excursions!  Visit our “Extensions” tab for more information.
Overnight: Serengeti Katikati Camp

Day 9: Serengeti, Grumeti Private Reserve
After breakfast, you will start your drive to Grumeti Private Reserve in
western Serengeti, an exclusive area for Private guests in the Serengeti
ecosystem. Your family will appreciate the opportunities to stretch their
legs and explore the area on foot.
Overnight: Sabora Camp

Day 10: Serengeti, Grumeti Private Reserve
This remote and pristine region is a private reserve – its unique
geography and its location outside the park make it a perfect
destination for families who wish to enjoy a true wilderness and
exploration experience. In the afternoon, you will learn more about the
local people by visiting their villages. Later, the cultural exchange
continues, as your new friends gather around the campfire at your camp
to share traditional folklore stories.
Overnight: Sabora Camp

Day 11: Arusha
Depart on a scenic flight late this morning, arriving in Arusha in time for
a farewell lunch, some souvenir shopping, and a dayroom to prepare for
your flight home this evening. Your Aardvark Safaris guide will make
sure you have everything you need before transporting you and your
family, to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight home.
Dayroom: Mount Meru Hotel

Lake Manyara
A small park, but one not to be missed! Lake Manyara lies on the western wall
of the Great Rift Valley at 3,150 feet altitude. It is noted for its elephant population
and tree-climbing lions. The park has 88 square miles of lakes where abundant
flamingos and hippos inhabit the lake shores.
Days: 1
370 USD per person

Serengeti Hot Air Balloon Excursion
Enjoy a bird’s eye view, as you peacefully float above the stunning Serengeti,
just as the sun starts to rise and the animals below become active. The
hour-long float trip will provide you with endless photographic opportunities
and an experience of a lifetime. Once back on land, celebrate with a champagne (or
orange juice for the young ones!) toast and full breakfast in the bush, prepared just for you!
545 USD per person
Advanced reservations required

Post-Safari Extension: Volunteer Service
Want to give back to the local community of Arusha? We can arrange a volunteer
opportunity for you that will not only be rewarding for the local Tanzanians,
but an experience you will never forget. From visiting the orphanage Aardvark
Safari’s founder, Augustine, and his wife, started and currently run, to visiting
local hospitals, schools or villages, we will set up a volunteer experience that
perfectly suits your interests and passion.
Suggested Days: 3-5
260 USD per person

Post-Safari Extension: Zanzibar
What better way to conclude and reflect on your safari adventure, by relaxing
on the pristine beaches or pools of Zanzibar? Zanzibar not only offers a leisurely
beach getaway, but has many exciting activities to choose from, the whole
family will love! You may choose to try out the diving and snorkeling, or guided
reef & village walks, or perhaps kayaking. You definitely won’t want to miss
visiting Stone Town and its world famous spice tours, and its narrow streets,
shops and markets. Experience the sights, sounds and spices of the capital by
ending your family’s memorable journey, in Zanzibar.
Suggested Days: 3-5
1980 USD per person

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