Tauck Bridges Family Travel

Tanzania: A Grand Family Safari

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Includes On-tour Air
Journey Type
Tauck Bridges
Time of Year
Jun - Aug, Dec
Cities & Landmarks
Arusha, Karatu, Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Kilimanjaro
Tanzania Grand Family Safari
Kenya

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Experience With TAUCK

 

TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – On-tour film vignettes custom-made for Tauck by BBC Earth natural history experts plus other select BBC Earth touches

 

Small group departures are limited to 30 guests for a more intimate safari experience

 

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES

 

On-Tour Air (2 flights)

 

Gratuities to Tauck Director, local guides and drivers included

 

Hot air balloon over the Serengeti

 

Private game drives in open-top safari vehicles – a window seat for everyone

 

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Activity

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Guests should be able to easily walk one to two miles, which may include climbing one or two flights of stairs and walking over uneven pavement, groomed hiking trails or cobblestones. Standing up to one hour or more may be required.

Pace

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Consistently robust – very full and active days, extended travel times, use of different modes of local transport, and a possibility of early starts.

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Our family safari in Africa will be one of your family's most memorable vacations. Ever.

World Travel. Family Discovery.

Where the wild things are...  your family discovers the spirit of adventure witnessing the "Big Five" during morning, afternoon and evening safari game drives... a two-million-year-old crater... Mt. Kilimanjaro.... elephant herds that dwarf their neighbors, antelope, zebra, gazelle... buffalo, wildebeest and long-necked giraffes..  and in the Serengeti, golden-maned lions playing their part in the circle of life. 

Wake up to views of Mt. Kilimanjaro from your African lodge... and discover who lives on the slopes of this mighty mountain. Experience the real life home of Maasai warriors and Africa's Big Five. Get a true taste of daily life in the African bush when you learn how to make beaded jewelry and throw a spear, and go inside a village school. You may see lions resting under enormous baobab trees... wildebeest making their way past herds of elephants and gazelles... elephants, up close. Travel aboard our open-top Africa safari vehicles where everyone has a great view of Tanzania's amazing wildlife during morning and afternoon game drives. Your Tauck Director provides a window into an unknown, unseen world that introduces Tanzania’s nocturnal society, revealing what would normally be hidden in darkness... And from your tented camp in "the place where life began".... to your lodge next to Africa's "Garden of Eden"... to your safari lodge in the Serengeti, your family becomes part of the unbelievable wilderness pageant that comes alive right outside your door! Read Less

Private game drives throughout your trip

Days 2 – 9

See Tanzania's wildlife from open-topped safari vehicles

On most days of your Tauck family safari, you'll hop aboard your open-top safari vehicle – most of which seat six passengers to a car, with a window seat for everyone – and make tracks on a game drive across the classic African savannah stretching out before you, in search of the "Big Five" (lions, Cape buffalo, black rhinos, leopards and African elephants) plus zebra, gazelles, antelope, wildebeest, giraffes, impalas and more. And guiding you on your trek are our expert drivers, trackers, rangers, and Tauck Directors... all well-versed in the local geography and wildlife, and eager to share their knowledge while keeping everyone engaged, safe and sound. It's truly the adventure of a lifetime!

Soaring over the Serengeti

Day 8

Hot air ballooning over the Serengeti plains

Wake up before the animals do as you climb aboard a private hot air balloon at dawn for a ride over the savanna and open woodlands of Serengeti National Park... “the place where the land moves on forever.” From your perch in the sky, you'll have a birds-eye view of vast herds of animals like zebras, giraffes and elephants as they start their day in the wilderness... then touch down for your own breakfast in the bush!

Meet the Maasai people

Day 5

Learn the ways of the Maasai at a traditional boma

A highlight of your family's Tanzania safari is your visit to a Maasai boma – a nomadic village preserving traditonal Maasai cultural customs, consisting of small huts made of mud and cow dung for sleeping and cooking. Can you picture living here with your family? During your visit, Maasai villagers will demonstrate their spear-throwing, bow-and-arrow and other traditional skills. You'll also have an opportunity to visit a local primary school to talk with the children and their teacher.

Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti

Days 7, 8 and 9

A safari lodge your family will love

Ever gone swimming... next to an elephants’ watering hole? During your family’s stay at Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, you will! Set within Serengeti National Park, this luxury safari lodge puts you where the wildlife action is… and serves as a perfect base from which your family will go on safari drives and learn skills from the Maasai. But you really need to check out the infinity pool. It’s a great place to hang out and watch the wildlife up close, because it overlooks the animals’ own five-star watering hole – a favorite bathing spot for local elephants!

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With Tauck Bridges, everything is taken care of; just pack and go! Everything is included in one upfront price so you don't have to worry... no extra costs, no hidden fees, no worries. Most every travel expense is included in one upfront price – all hotels, gratuities, most meals, admissions fees, sightseeing, exclusive experiences and more.

Airport Transfers Included

Upon arrival and departure, transfers to and from your hotel are included as noted.

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Traveling with Tauck ensures more than a memorable travel experience; it also enables you to take advantage of additional do-it-for-you travel services that take the hassle out of arranging them yourself. As an added service, we can make flight arrangements for your journey, if your travels originate in Canada or the United States, offering you a number of welcome advantages. With Tauck, you can reserve your flights now and pay later when tickets are issued; benefit from Tauck’s lenient change and refund policies; earn Frequent Flyer mileage on most airlines; and more.

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No matter where your destination may be, you should bring identification with you; a valid passport is always an appropriate form of identification. Contact your booking agent for information about all necessary documents required for your journey, such as passport and visa information or documentation required for transportation security measures.

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Health and Activity

You'll find Activity and Pace Levels on all of our trips to give you a better idea of physical activity level – higher numbers mean a more active journey. To fully enjoy most journeys, you should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances; some of the most memorable sightseeing can only be accomplished on foot and may include unpaved and uneven surfaces. Please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice.

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