Family Tanzania

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Admit it, Tanzania was always on your getaway list until the children came knocking. But now, with the idyllic islands of the Zanzibar Archipelago and an abundance of family-friendly wildlife lodges and safaris, a Tanzania Family holiday could be the perfect excuse to tick it off that list.

Whether you'd like to tow behind the teens as they meander through Zanzibar's cobbled streets of Stone Town, slap on sun cream as you lay on a pristine Tanzanian beach, or go out spotting the Big Five on an open-top safari, our Original Travellers have been there and done that when it comes to a trip to Tanzania. Whether you want to find freedom in one of our hand-picked, child-friendly resorts, lodges or camps; or connect with the country while exploring with one of our local guides our specialists will design a tailor-made itinerary to suit the whole family.

The first stop on your mind might be the Zanzibar Archipelago - a perfect place to begin a Tanzania Family holiday. Idyllic beaches with soft, powdered sand; luxury resorts galore; and clear, blue water make trekking, snorkelling, and swimming a perfect way to wear out any energy mustered up from the flight. Once you've dragged your family from the coast, head inland to Jozani forest, or, if you'd like to inject some culture into the trip, delve into the Darajani Market to hone your haggling skills.

Continuing along the coast, stay on the shores of the Rufiji River in a luxury tented camp which borders the quieter, unspoiled Selous and Ruaha Reserves. By day, spot the Ruaha lions and crocodiles on boating and 4x4 safaris and, come evening, sip sundowners beside the fire pit while the little ones are kept happily entertained with our tailored Sharky & George packs, bursting to the brim with fun and engaging activities.

After you've ticked off the coast, make a beeline for one of Tanzania's many family-friendly game reserves. In the north, are the endless plains of the Serengeti - a wildlife savannah home to an incredible concentration of diverse wildlife. For the teenage thrill-seekers, explore the Serengeti on foot on a guided walking safari, or - for those with smaller children - enjoy the comfort and safety of one of our recommended private lodges and 4x4 experiences.

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Planning a successful family holiday takes a similar amount of organisation and fortitude as a small scale military operation. But fear not, our team of specialists (many of whom are parents themselves) are here to take the stress out of the planning process so those toddler tantrums and teenage meltdowns are kept to a minimum.

From our carefully curated Sharky & George fun packs, which keep children entertained on those long journeys, to knowing the most family-friendly hotels and holding client focus groups, we pride ourselves on making sure that you have the best family holiday imaginable because there's no more important time together.

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Katie and Charlotte C are our 'Family Tanzania' experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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