During this short family safari, you will explore untouched landscapes and view elusive wildlife in Tanzania including – the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Victoria, Africa's largest Lake. Nights are spent in one of Africa’s Best Safari Lodges - Gibb's Farm in Ngorongoro and our eco-friendly tented camp in the Serengeti offering an authentic and exceptional experience for your family. When you're tight on time, in need of a family getaway, and a theme park just won't cut it, this short African family safari is the right trip for you.
Laundry and Internet service if available at the lodge/ camp.
100% guaranteed departure. We've never canceled a trip.
Scheduled domestic flight from Mwanza to Dar es Salaam.
Emergency medical evacuation insurance; this should NOT replace your travel insurance.
Private 4-wheel drive custom safari vehicle with cool beverages and snacks, a pair of binoculars, animal and bird guidebooks, and bean bags for stabilizing long lenses.
What is NOT included in the tour
Items of a personal nature.
Airline-Imposed Fuel Surcharges.
Fees for Passport, Visa, or Immunizations.
Champagne, cognacs, cellar wines, cigars, and cigarettes.
Airline-Imposed Seat Assignment and Checked Baggage Fees.
Tips for your Tour Guide/ Driver (minimum US Dollar 20 per day)
Sightseeing and excursions other than those specified in the itinerary.
Visa (Available at the airport for $ 100 or less; costs vary significantly from country to country).
We don't want you to miss these!
Daily wildlife viewing keeps the whole family entertained
Awaken to the sound of monkeys running across the roof!
Escape modern-day distractions in eco-friendly camp and Award-winning lodge - Gibb's Farm
Arrival Tanzania via Kilimanjaro International Airport.
Upon arrival, you are met by your safari guide and transferred to Kiboko Lodge. Kiboko Lodge is a beautiful lodge and is located in a unique nature reserve on the edge of Arusha National Park. On a clear day, you have magnificent views of both Mount Meru and the snowy mountain peak of Kilimanjaro. The lodge is approximately 45 minutes drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport and about 7 km from the main road to the lodge is a, albeit wonderful, 'bush' route.
Soon after having your sumptuous breakfast; we depart for Ngorongoro Crater, we descend 2,000 feet into this magnificent crater to view wildlife. Here, a nearly perfect balance of predator and prey exist within the 102 square miles of the crater floor. Experience an unforgettable spectacle of African wildlife: a teeming world of elephant, rhinoceros, lion, hyena, zebra, wildebeest, to name a few, living in harmony in this unique eco-system. At the end of the day, we ascend the crater wall and drive to the lodge/ camp for a hot dinner.
Leaving the Ngorongoro Highland, we stop at the famed Olduvai Gorge, where some of the earliest remains of our species were unearthed by the dedicated Leakey family. Here in these desolate gullies, the jawbone of Zinjanthropus Man was discovered. The Gorge Museum explains the Leakeys' methods and their remarkable finds.
We then begin the journey into the great Serengeti traveling deep into the wilds of Africa. The sight of giraffe, lion, ostrich, zebra, and warthog will dazzle you. See herds of animals swiftly running across vast open spaces, and predators hunting prey. The multitude and diversity of species here are unrivaled.
We arrive at camp; the camp has a swimming pool for cooling off after the long hot days in the Serengeti. At the end of the day, you can stay at your veranda to see the spectacular colors of an equatorial African sunset.
Spend another day exploring the beauty of the Serengeti National park - you may opt to go for early morning game viewing and drive back for breakfast and later proceed with game viewing.
Today have an option for "HOT" air balloon safari, extra fee applies (US Dollar 598 per person).
Serengeti is arguably Africa’s breathtaking National park. It is the home of millions of large mammals, including what is so-called the Big 5: elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard, and the rarely seen black rhinoceros. Over 500 species of birds have been recorded in the area, birds of prey, vultures, lovebirds, cranes, Bateleur, weavers, and our very own Shrike-Northern White-crowned Shrike.
Nile Crocodiles, the largest crocodile lie in wait in Grumet River Serengeti...
Later drive to Mwanza city - 'the Rocky city' for the mighty Lake Victoria - Africa's largest lake.
Mwanza city | Dar es Salaam city or Zanzibar Island.
After a sumptuous breakfast at Malaika Beach Resort, you fly to Zanzibar for the beach holiday or Dar es Salaam city to connect with your International flight home. Depending on your flight time; a day room can be provided upon request for a shower, rest, shopping or a swim before your flight home...