Family Safari Southern Tanzania and Zanzibar 14 Days
Family safari Southern Tanzania a whole family traveling together in a private 4WD safari jeep visiting the Parks of Mikumi, Udzungwa, Ruaha lastly to exotic Zanzibar beach. Our affordable Family Safari Southern Tanzania and Zanzibar 14 days allow you to see amazing wildlife and beautiful scenery. Enjoy the sensational wildlife safari adventure and the beautiful Zanzibar white sand beaches.
During this tour you will visit Mikumi National Park and a hike at Udzungwa Mountain National Park before driving to the remote Ruaha National Parks, to enjoy Africa’s amazing wildlife. Lastly, fly to your final destination Zanzibar Island, Soothe in tropical white sand beaches at Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar on the North East coast of Zanzibar Island.
“The Big Cat” Family safari Southern Tanzania and Zanzibar is based on mid-range lodge accommodation and it fit in for discerning families with older children (8, 9+) who looking for a various family safari in sub-Saharan Africa. In case you would prefer more or less time in any of the places it will be our pleasure to include, or if you would like an upgrade accommodation apart from what we have offered, please contact us for a tailor-made quote.
Departure Scheduled and Operating Period
The Big Cat, family safari in Southern Tanzania and beach Zanzibar depart on any date during US and UK, European school holiday/vacation periods (subject to availability). The itinerary is based on a private departure with a minimum of 3 family members. Enjoy special Big Cats safari on the Southern Tanzania.
Months of Operation: January to December.
Highlights for Family Safari Southern Tanzania
Enjoy the first Big Cat game drives in Mikumi National Park
Enjoy the nature walks & the Sanje waterfalls spot large number of primates along the trial
Experience variety of wildlife including herds of elephant & big prides of lion that you have ever thought possible
Enjoy the white Sand Beach of Zanzibar Island & the old town of Zanzibar “The Stone town”
Share different experiences with Tanzanian in this untouched & almost un-explored Southern Tanzania safari circuit
Family Safari Southern Tanzania Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Dar es salaam
On arrive at Dar es Salaam International Airport you will be met by our representative and your driver guide and we will take you to Tanzanite Executive Suits or(similar) hotel in Dar es Salaam. Breakfast included.
Day 2: Dar es Salam – Mikumi National Park
After breakfast your family safari will start by driving to Mikumi National Park, (drive for some 5-7 hours) en route you will see a lot of local farms and a stunning view of Uluguru Mountain, (picnic lunch will be served on the way). Reach the lodge in the after noon, after check in and some rest, you will go out for an afternoon game drive at Mikumi National Park. Mikumi Park is a part of Selous Game Reserve ecosystem hence big animals like Elephants, Zebras, wildebeest and others migrate back and forth in this park, other animals to be seen are Lions, Hyenas, jackals, Giraffes, Buffaloes, Hippos and many antelopes. Rarely tree climbing lion can be spotted on the trees.
Overnight at Tan Swiss hotel or similar in Mikumi. All meals included.
Day 3: Full day Game Drive in Mikumi National Park
After breakfast leave the lodge for a morning game drive at Mikumi National Park, break for lunch at your lodge. After lunch and some rest embark on your sunset game drive. drive back to the lodge before or during the sunset.
Overnight at Tan Swiss hotel in Mikumi. All meals included.
Day 4: Mikumi – Udzungwa Mt. National Park
The Big Cat, family safari Southern Tanzania Mikumi/Udzungwa and the remote Ruaha combine Zanzibar Beaches continues, after breakfast depart the lodge for a hiking trip at Udzungwa Mountain National Park, first check in at Udzungwa forest Camp at the foot of the Mountain, and then start your way to the gate for registration before you hike. Picnic lunch will be taken on the mountain possibly at the water falls. Hiking is of about 2.5 kilometers in moderate and steep areas. You will visit the water falls drops in three stages 40 m, 70m and 200m all together known as Sanje Water Falls.The park is relatively small and the major activity in this park is hiking but one can never get tired when hiking in this Mountain, the park is beautiful, the water fall, animals and birds and the views of the areas around is a pure nature.
After breakfast depart the lodge for for a village tour and canoeing trip at Kilombero River. The canoeing trip includes fishing, Hippos and Crocodile are inhibit in this River. Lunch box will be served at the river bank or in the village. A village tour will take you to the local farms of sugarcane as they are very close to the big sugar factory of Kilombero, other areas of interest will be visited and general you will have a chance to experience the livelihood of the people around this area. Drive back to the Camp before or during the sunset.
Overnight at Udzungwa Forest Camp or similar in Udzungwa. All meals included.
Day 5: Udzungwa – Ruaha National Park
This day you will leave early in the morning for Ruaha National Park, the largest National Park in Tanzania after recently being combined with Usangu Game Reserve, now the Park covers an area of about 15,000 squre Kilometers and it is home to huge Elephant herds found nowhere else in this Continent of Africa. The Park has beautiful land scape and a high concentration of wildlife, its ecosystem is very unique, total wild and almost untouched. You will have lunch box on the way and arrive at the Park gate in the afternoon, after registration and some Park formalities you will start you game drive on the way to the lodge. Lions, Leopard, Hyenas, Jackals, Hippos, Buffaloes, Giraffes, Zebras and Many more are to be encountered in Ruaha. For bird lovers this is the place.
Overnight at Ruaha River Lodge. All meals included.
Day 6 – 8: Full Day of Game Drives in Ruaha National Park
Leave the Lodge after breakfast for a full day of game drives in Ruaha, if you wish you can carry lunch box with you and return to the lodge later afternoon or still you can come back to the lodge for hot lunch and some rest, then you go out again for the sunset game drive. There is an option of walking safari in one of these days.
Overnight at Ruaha River Lodge. All meals included.
Day 9: Ruaha – Zanzibar Islands
After breakfast we will take you to Mtemere airstrip to catch your flight to Zanzibar. On arrival at Zanzibar Airport you will be met and transfer to Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar on the North East of Zanzibar Island. You will then go through the Program for Zanzibar with our Representative.
Overnight at Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar or similar on the North East cost of Zanzibar Island. Diner and breakfast included.
Day 10 – 12: Zanzibar Beach
Relax and enjoy your family safari Southern Tanzania & Zanzibar Beach holidays. If you wish you can go out for snorkeling or fishing with local people.Various Sea sports can be organized with the Lodge.
Overnight at Sunshine Hotel Zanzibar or similar on the North East coast of Zanzibar Island. Diner and breakfast included.
Day 13: Zanzibar Beach to Stone town
After breakfast depart for Stone Town, on the way you will do the famous Spice tour, where you can get some in depth information not only about the spice but also for some organically grown herbs with some good information on their uses traditionally in cooking, cosmetics as well as in medicinal. You will also have a chance to test some of tropical fruits growing in this island. After a tour we will invite you for a delicious lunch cooked with spices. Then you drive to stone town and check in at Tembo House Hotel or similar in Stone Town.
Overnight at Tembo House Hotel in Stone town. Breakfast included.
Day 14: Departure Transfer
After Breakfast (depending on your Flight time) we will take you on our Historical Stone Town tour which mostly take 2 and a half hours or 3 hours. This tour takes you to the legendary Stone Town where history is still reflect to the peoples lives, with a visit to the Central Market of Zanzibar, the Former Slave Market, the House of Wanders, The Arab Fort, The People’s Place, Forodhani Garden and many places of interest, you will walk through the narrow lines where you will encounter many souvenir shops and others. After the tour you will go back to the lodge for some refreshment before we take you to Zanzibar Airport for your flight back home.
This is the end of your exclusive private family safari Southern Tanzania and Zanzibar, Mikumi, Udzungwa and Ruaha plus Zanzibar island.
Accommodation subjected to availability.