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Tanzania Family Safari

10 days Africa, Tanzania
Adventure level: 
2. Gentle
5
2
Family Holidays | Min age 5yrs
Trip code: 
YTFL
Trip Highlights: 
Learn about Elephant Conservation Project
Spot an ambundence of wildlife
Enjoy wildlife walks and a unique boat safari
Stay in superb stilted lodges
Spot animals from a watch tower at night
Prices without flights from
Child £1,616 Adult £1,795
Price includes everything listed above, excluding flights and transfers.
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Itinerary

Trip Highlights: 
Learn about Elephant Conservation Project
Spot an ambundence of wildlife
Enjoy wildlife walks and a unique boat safari
Stay in superb stilted lodges
Spot animals from a watch tower at night
Trip Overview: 

Comfortable lodgings, secluded Indian Ocean coastline, one of Tanzania’s least-visited wildlife sanctuaries and the unmatched knowledge of local guides – this specially designed African family adventure takes in the best of Tanzania’s wild side. Seek out the continent’s iconic big mammals, birdlife and sea creatures on driving safaris, riverboat tours and guided walking safaris through Saadani National Park. Learn the tricks to tracking game by their prints, see how to set up camera traps and hear about local turtle and elephant conservation efforts. This Tanzania Family Adventure has it all.

Day
1

Fly to Dar es Salaam

Jambo! Welcome to Tanzania.
Meet the group at Dar es Salaam International airport where you will be transferred to your hotel for the evening, Depending on your arrival time you may have an afternoon to relax. There is a lovely swimming pool and sun terrace plus shops and a waterfront restaurant.

Accommodation - The Slipway Hotel - 1 night

Day
2
Arrive at Saadani

Arrive at Saadani

After an early breakfast we transfer by road to Saadani National Park and arrive at Roof of Saadani Camp for 3 whole days of amazing safaris and wildlife adventure. Saadani National Park is located on the northern coast of Tanzania and is the only wildlife sanctuary in the country that borders the sea, offering safari and beach in one location. The unique combination of both marine and mainland flora and fauna makes this destination extra special. On top of that, the park remains relatively unknown, so you can expect to avoid the crowds

Accommodation: Saadani Tented Bandas (1 nt)

Day
3
Saadani National Park

Saadani National Park

This morning we are up early for a sunrise walking safari on the salt flats of Saadani. Here you will learn about animal prints and form a story about what went on the night before by studying animal prints. This evening, we take a night drive to check out the nocturnal animals.

Accommodation: Saadani Tented Bandas (1 nt)

Day
4
Saadani National Park

Saadani National Park

 

Today we leave camp mid morning and head down to the Wami River for an amazing boat safari. We take a packed lunch on the river, where we should see plenty of hippos before we take another game drive on the way back to camp.

Accommodation: Saadani Tented Bandas (1 nt)

Day
5
Saadani National Park

Saadani National Park

After breakfast we say goodbye to Roof of Saadani Camp and transfer to our new home - Tent with a View safari lodge, located on the Indian Ocean Coast and surrounded by national park. After settling in to our new base, we take lunch in the sea view restaurant surround by fantastic bush.

Accommodation: Saadani Tented Bandas (1 nt)

 

Day
6
Saadani National Park

Saadani National Park

After an early breakfast we head out to a nearby sandbar for snorkelling and swimming before returning to camp to for lunch and a canoe ride. Alternatively you may wish to take one of the many colour-coded nature trails around the lodge grounds with a guide.

Accommodation Permanent Tented Camp (1 nt)

Day
7

Saadani National Park

This morning we head up to the local fishing village and visit a hospital supported by the Tent with a view foundation. After lunch we will have a talk on the wildlife conservation projects including elephant collaring in Saadani and a new lion project. Check our camera traps before dinner to see what we have captured.

Accommodation Permanent Tented Camp (1 nt)

Day
8

Saadani National Park

Today we will spend the morning learning about how to be a Massai. We will learn about Maasai clothes, hair and face paint and also learn how to make Maasai jewellery. We will have dance lesson and in the evening we have the opportunity to dress up in our Maasai blankets or "Shuka" and joint the traditional Swahili BBQ party on the beach with Maasai dancing.

Accommodation Permanent Tented Camp (1 nt)

Day
9

Saadani National Park

This morning after breakfast we will travel a short distance to the marine park at Madete to see endangered Green Turtles hatching from their nests on the turtle breeding beach and heading out to sea. After lunch back at the lodge, there will be an afternoon quiz where we split into teams to answer questions on everything learned during the week. This will be great fun and there is also an camera trap competition for the best photo.
n.b the best time for turtle hatching is June through September. If no turtles are hatching, this trip will be replaced with an alternative itinerary.

Accommodation Permanent Tented Camp (1 nt)

Day
10

Dar es Salaam

Today the trip ends after breakfast, say goodbye to Saadani and transfer by road back to Dar es Salaam to connect with your flight home.

Video highlights

Saadani National ParkIt’s certainly hard to beat the excitement of a walking safari, spotting elephants, zebra, giraffe, buffalo and more. A relaxing river boat trip will also allow a glimpse of hippos and crocodiles! You’ll also go to a watch tower to observe animals at night. The variety of viewing opportunities makes this trip fantastic!

Elephant & Turtle Conservation A real highlight of this trip is getting close to the elephant conservation project, meeting the collaring team, and playing your part tracking the animals and monitoring their behaviour. Not only this, if you travel during July and September you may be lucky enough to witness the green turtle hatching on the beach and may be asked to help them back to the safety of the Ocean.

Our Longleat African Safari trip is just one of our many Africa Family tours. To find out more visit our Africa holidays page.

What's included: 

Transport -4x4 Safari Vehicle, Minibus, Plane, River boat

Accommodation - Hotel (1 nt), Permanent tented camp (8 nts)

Meals - 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches & 8 dinners. All meals when camping

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