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Exploring Southern Tanzania and Zanzibar - Game Parks, Highlands and Beaches
Travelling in a private 4x4 safari vehicle and accompanied by an experienced driver-wildlife guide your family will encounter a remarkable diversity of wildlife and scenery on this exciting adventure safari through Southern Tanzania.
First, enjoy watching Africa's amazing wildlife in Mikumi and the remote Ruaha National Parks. Then stay in log cabins amidst tea plantations, lake and rivers in the cooling highland air at Mufindi in the Southern Highlands. Finally, fly to your final destination, a relaxing tropical beach stay at Fumba Beach on the Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar.
This Tanzania Family Safari holiday is based on mid-range lodge accommodation and is ideal for discerning families with older children (8+) who seek a diverse family safari in sub-Saharan Africa. If you’d prefer more or less time in any of the locations we include, or if you'd like to upgrade our chosen accommodation, please contact us for a tailored quote.
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Safari Holiday Highlights
|1||Excitement of first family game drives in Mikumi National Park.|
|2||Walk to waterfalls and spot monkeys in Udzungwa National Park.|
|3||Wide choice of family activities in the Southern Highlands.|
|4||Big game viewing in own private vehicle in Ruaha National Park.|
|5||Enjoy beach fun for all the family on Zanzibar Island.|
|6||Chance to share a diversity of Tanzanian experiences.|
Brief Itinerary of Tanzania Family Safari - Big Cats of the South
|Day 1||Mikumi N. Park||Arrive Dar es Salaam; drive to Mikumi.|
|Day 2||Mikumi N. Park||Game drives in Mikumi.|
|Day 3||Mikumi N. Park||Optional day trip to the Udzungwa Mountains N. Park or game drives.|
|Day 4||Mufindi Highlands||Drive to tea estate and lodge in Mufindi via Iringa.|
|Day 5||Mufindi Highlands||Optional walks, biking, horse-riding, fishing, visit to tea factory.|
|Day 6||Mufindi Highlands||Choice of activities at Mufindi.|
|Day 7||Ruaha N. Park||Drive to Ruaha N. Park via the Isimila Stone Age Site.|
|Day 8||Ruaha N. Park||Morning and afternoon game drives in Ruaha.|
|Day 9||Ruaha N. Park||Another day of game viewing; optional walking safari.|
|Day 10||Ruaha N. Park||Game viewing in Ruaha; option to do full day game drive.|
|Day 11||Zanzibar Beach||Fly to Zanzibar and transfer to Fumba beach.|
|Day 12||Zanzibar Beach||At leisure, optional excursions to Stone Town or the Marine Park.|
|Day 13||Zanzibar Beach||At leisure at Fumba.|
|Day 14||Zanzibar Beach||At leisure at Fumba.|
|Day 15||Fly to Dar es Salaam where holiday ends.|
Responsible Tour Operating in Tanzania
Specialist Tanzania works in close partnership with several locally owned and managed companies in Tanzania. We feel this approach has a more direct benefit on the local distribution of income from tourism. We support and fully endorse the recruitment and training of local guides, local group tour managers, drivers and representation staff. With our guiding principle of employing local people wherever possible our guests see a direct benefit in the improved local knowledge of our local team, whether that be knowledge of flora, fauna, history or just general Tanzanian life. Through this approach we can also maximise the amount of your tourism revenue that is delivered directly into the heart of the local economy.
Specialist Tanzania is also determined to do what we can to help minimise any negative impacts on the environmental, wildlife and cultural welfare of Tanzania through promoting responsible visitor behaviour; promoting waste reduction; facilitating cultural exchange between guests and local communities; supporting local businesses, goods and services; encouraging guests to eat local foods rather than imported foods; encouraging the conservation of natural resources like electricity and water; and promoting the importance of protecting the local environment and nature.
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