Family Travel in Tanzania, Africa

Africa’s wild and beautiful landscape is on many travelers’ bucket lists — and for good reason. Africa’s incredible terrain, wildlife and attractions are surrounded by some truly unbelievable accommodation options, providing travel opportunities for families, luxury sightseers, rustic culture-seekers and all travelers between.

Crossing elephant Tanzania, Africa

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The East African country of Tanzania is famous for its vast, wild landscape and safari plains. The country’s diverse landscape boasts a wide variety of lush jungles, pristine beaches and sprawling deserts — home to the “big five” species including the African lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and Cape buffalo. Introduce the kids to wild animals in their natural habitats along expertly planned tours and camping adventures. Compare safari options by region, tour style and price with Safari Bookings to get the best option for your group or family.

Begin in Unguja on Tanzania’s eastern coastline. There, visitors find incredible history and culture scattered in the city streets, museums and surrounding the island’s incredible beaches. As the largest and most populated island in the Zanzibar archipelago, Unguja offers idyllic natural landscape peppered with Persian-influenced architecture, markets, gardens and must-see attractions. Check out the Old Fort of Zanzibar and Sultan’s Palace for some old-world architecture.

Kilimanjaro Tanzania, Africa elephants

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A trip to Tanzania wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Serengeti National Park. Take a safari through the UNESCO World Heritage site, observing migrating wildebeest, zebras, black rhinos and giraffes. Located on the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, this northern region provides some of the most breathtaking and memorable views in Africa.

Petting elephant on tour

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Located just west of the Serengeti National Park, Arusha is a northern city at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. Hike the trail surrounding and leading to the dormant but volcanic Mt. Kilimanjaro — Africa’s tallest mountain at nearly a 20,000-foot elevation.

Enjoy the quaint town or head out hiking and nature walking to Mount Meru, visiting the safari lodge and waterfall. Catch a glimpse of migrating wildlife moving to and from the Serengeti. Whether upscale glamping and dining or rustic lodging your way through Tanzania, an African adventure with the family is a tough one to beat.