Tanzania Family Safari

A family safari in Tanzania can give you a sense of completion. Your children have encountered these iconic animals in National Geographic, Animal Planet, or textbooks. Now take this opportunity to introduce them face-to-face to the wildlife and nature of your Tanzania safari.

How to plan a family safari in Tanzania?

Before getting into the ins and outs, it’s important to know a few basic truths about family safaris in Tanzania. Firstly, most tented camps, safari camps, and safari lodges have age restrictions and only allow children of a minimum age, which is usually between 8 and 12 years old. This is of course due to safety concerns with the proximity to local wildlife in any national park on a Tanzanian safari.

Second, it is important to work with a local tour operator with first-hand knowledge of Tanzania so that any special requests and unique needs of your family during safari activities can be seamlessly accommodated. You may want to do a little advanced research on family safaris to find out which lodges have the most experience working with family trips and with children on safaris.

For example, some safari lodges have swimming pools, which can be a fun activity when you’re not out in the African bush. You want your children to have the best possible experience of seeing wildlife in the bush for the first time, as well as opportunities to visit with the local community.