Why Tanzania is the perfect place for a family holiday

If you are looking for a holiday destination that is excellent for all ages Tanzania is for you. But if you are a young family it is not that easy thing to travel individually through the Country. Entering an ordinary travel agency office in your country, you can get there quite normal catalogue offers: Usually you have to decide between a relaxing Tanzania or Zanzibar hotel and beach holiday or a Tanzania round trip. Unfortunately the round trip typically is prepared for a small group of people but not for families. But there are a lot of changes in the travel market: Several tour providers, e.g. the Tanzania specialist Intakt-Reisen from Germany, are starting offer with a round trips with special focus on families.

What makes it such a perfect family holiday in Tanzania? You get to share the excitement of the entire holiday with everyone in your family; be it grandparents, the children, or the parents and you get to cherish the moments you have created on this trip. Every safari we offer is different from the previous one as each wildlife experience is so unique that even family members who are older will not have seen any of it before.

Tanzania is a highly rewarding trip destination and it is excellent for all types and sizes of families. Some of the biggest and most popular destinations in Tanzania that you could visit while there include:

  • the stunning Ngorongoro crater which is a wonder filled with spectacular wildlife.

  • The Serengeti National Park which is well-known for the significantly large wildebeest population and their predators in relation to the abundance of water

  • The breathtaking riverine scenery offered in Selous and its rich wildlife, which never fails to impress and has fewer people compared to the northern Tanzanian parks

  • For a killer combination of beach and safari, Saadani is your best bet

  • Last but certainly not least, Zanzibar where you will find plenty of Swahili history to last you a lifetime and some of the best beaches you will ever see and experience in Africa.

We can plan a wonderful family holiday trip for you and your family. We put in sufficient consideration and planning based on your family composition. This is especially true when it comes to composing the ideal family itinerary to ensure each member of your family has something they can do or see on the trip that they enjoy. There are some varying factors for the holidays to consider in various lodges such as special rates for children, child-friendly activities or the availability of extra beds or family suites for families with children.


Some lodges do not offer family suites and they are relatively far between and fewer in said lodges but the ones that do have them are excellent. Lodges with family units for families on holiday in Tanzania include Lake Manze in south Tanzania’s Selous, Sasakwa in the Northern Serengeti and Ngorongor Crater Lodge. Other areas with great family accommodation include the new White Sand Villas on Zanzibar, Ras Nungwi, Essque Zalu, Baraza, Tides and at Ras Kutani on the mainland coast.


The child pricing policies for lodges available in Tanzania eccentrically and considerably vary. Children under 12 are usually half price but Nomad allows a child rate for individuals up to age 21 while lodges like Selous charge full price for individuals age 12 and above! Our job is to find the best possible value according to the ages of children on your trip if any.

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