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Family Zanzibar, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Safari

Tanzania - Trip code FTZ Family
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Days 12
Deposit From US$567
Price from US$5670
Flights not included

Why book this trip?

Track Africa's greatest wildlife as we visit three of Tanzania's famous safari parks in search of the Big Five. Walk through coffee plantations and waterfalls on the slopes of Kilimanjaro, canoe on a crater lake and visit local tribes. From the mainland, fly to the exotic Spice Island of Zanzibar to explore the narrow streets of Stone Town and unwind beside the Indian Ocean.

  • Big Five - Seek out predators in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro National Park
  • Stone Town, Zanzibar - Discover a labyrinthine of alleys and whitewashed houses
  • Chagga tribe - Swim in rockpools near Materuni waterfall and meet local tribespeople
  • Included meals

    Breakfast: 11

    Lunch: 7

    Dinner: 7

  • Trip staff

    Explore Tour Leader


    Local Guide(s)

  • Transport




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    2 nights comfortable bungalow

    3 nights comfortable hotel

    3 nights premium lodge

    1 nights comfortable lodge

    2 nights premium tented camp

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    Trip pace:


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    Group Size:

    10 - 16


Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select the itinerary that you wish to explore.

Day 1 - Join trip in Moshi, Tanzania

Arrive in Moshi, gateway and capital of the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania.

There are no activities planned today, so you are free to arrive at any time. If you would like to receive a complimentary airport transfer today, you'll need to arrive into Arusha International Airport (airport code JRO), which is 25 miles, around 45 minutes from the airport.

Your local leader will meet you in the morning of day 2. If your flight arrives earlier in the day you can use the hotel swimming pool or take a walk in the hotels extensive grounds.


Grade: Premium Lodge

Single Room Unavailable

Swimming pool available

Meals Provided: Dinner

Day 2 - Visit Materuni village, home of the Chagga tribe. Take a forest walk and cool off in the waterfalls.

Our Leader plans to meet you in the hotel reception at 8.30 for the welcome meeting.

Heading directly from the lodge, the day starts with a walk around the grounds, comprising of 30 acres of arable land, all situated in the foothills of Kilimanjaro. We stroll through lush gardens, visit the coffee plantation and learn how coffee is grown, harvested and processed.

Heading further afield, we drive to the small village of Materuni, a short distance outside of the town of Moshi and set within a dramatic landscape covered in tropical rainforest. The village is home to the Chagga tribe. From the village it is a short walk to a 150m high waterfall. We pass along a network of waterways and irrigation systems feeding farmland where coffee, bananas and other fruit is grown.

There is ample opportunity for a refreshing swim near the waterfall, after which we return to our vehicle and drive back to Moshi. The rest of the day is free.


Grade: Premium Lodge

Single Room Unavailable

Swimming pool available

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Visit Lake Duluti for canoeing, drive to Arusha and visit Meserani Snake Park

Today we visit Lake Duluti, a small crater lake located to the east of Arusha. The dense forest around the lake is home to a variety of mammals, reptiles and over 140 species of birds including giant kingfisher, fish eagle, darters and barbet.

Take a canoe trip and paddle for a couple of hours on the tranquil waters of the lake, allowing us the chance of getting close to nature in this beautiful surrounding. Returning to Moshi and our hotel in the afternoon we make a stop at the Meserani Snake Park. Here we learn about some of the most dangerous snakes in the world, from the Black and Green Mamba, Egyptian Cobra and Puff Adders as well as watch the crocodiles at feeding time.


Grade: Comfortable Hotel

Single Room Unavailable

Swimming pool available

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Drive to Lake Manyara National Park: afternoon game drive

Our safari adventure really begins this morning as we drive toward the Great Rift Valley, one of the continent's most geologically important features. Today's destination is the western escarpment of Lake Manyara, a shallow soda lake that abounds with birds, hippos and elephants. On arrival at our lodge you may like to take an optional walk down to the waters edge with a local guide who will tell you about the flora and fauna of the area including the prolific birdlife. Alternatively why not relax and take a swim in the pool.

This afternoon we will embark on our first game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. Despite being one of Tanzania's smaller parks its incredible diversity has earned it status as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and much of the 360 sq km of parkland is taken up with water, affording a spectacular variety of habitats along the shoreline for a dazzling concentration of animal and birdlife. The algae rich waters of the lake attract huge flocks of flamingos, while the rich vegetation and cooling pools attract elephant, hippo and buffalo in large numbers. Antelope, zebra, giraffe and baboons also graze along the lakeshore and the rare sight of tree-climbing lions has also been seen in the park sharing the branches with some of the 380 recorded species of birds found here.

Please note that drones are not permitted in any Tanzania National Park without a permit, please refer to the equipment section of the trip notes for more information.


Grade: Comfortable Lodge

Single Room Unavailable

Swimming pool available

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Full day’s drive to Serengeti National Park via Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Today we have a long but rewarding journey into the world famous Serengeti National Park. The scenery and views are spectacular as we drive along the Ngorongoro Crater and through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. We pass several Maasai homesteads before arriving at Olduvai Gorge, where in 1959, anthropologists Dr and Mrs Leakey discovered the remains of an almost intact human skull named Nutcracker Man. It was here at this important prehistoric site, together with other startling discoveries, that have contributed to the furthering understanding of early human development. Olduvai Gorge and the fossils that it contains give a unique insight into the way that this part of the world has changed and humans with it. Accompanied by a local guide we visit Olduvai Gorge visitor centre and museum to learn more of this fascinating place and its secrets.

Later today we will enter the Serengeti at Naabi Hill Gate. Serengeti is the Maasai name that means the endless grass plains and it is through these plains interspersed with granite outcrops that we travel to our lodge. Once in the Serengeti we'll move slowly through the park, keeping a close eye out for game.


Grade: Premium Tented Camp

Single Room Unavailable

Swimming pool available

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Game Drives in Serengeti National Park spotting the rich variety of game including zebra, lion and giraffe

Covering some 15,000 sq km the Serengeti is the oldest and largest park in Tanzania. It is on these plains that we focus most of our attention with early morning and late afternoon game drives in search of the 'Big 5' and so much more. Our exact movements are dependent upon the location and concentration of wildlife.

We may head to the Retima Hippo Pool, the Moru Kopjies or perhaps the Seronera River area in search of leopard and lion. Cheetahs are often seen out on the Serengeti plains and during the annual migration hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra move north-westward, covering some 800 km from the central plains through the park's 'long corridor', towards richer grazing lands and fresh water. These spectacular journeys are often fraught with danger as their long trek invariably draws the attention of the ever present predators - lion, leopard, hyena and crocodile. This is nature in its rawest sense, where the struggle for survival is played out daily across these expansive plains.


Grade: Premium Tented Camp

Single Room Unavailable

Swimming pool available

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Drive back through the Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater for game viewing and continue on to Karatu

This incredible natural amphitheatre presents us with the perfect setting for some remarkable game viewing and this morning we enter the caldera in search of big game. Not that we have to look far, as this setting provides a rich haven for herbivores and carnivores alike. The open plains thunder beneath the hooves of countless zebra, buffalo, black rhino and antelope, whilst predators like lion and hyena thrive amidst this plentiful open-air buffet, and all against a stunning backdrop of dramatic cliffs and lush vegetation that present perfect photo opportunities. After our morning's safari we drive back through the Serengeti with further opportunities for game viewing including descending into the crator where we have lunch before heading to Karatu were we stay overnight.


Grade: Premium Lodge

Single Room Unavailable

Swimming pool available

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Drive back to Arusha, fly to Stone Town on Zanzibar

This morning we may have the opportunity of visiting a village orphanage in Mto Wa Mbu before returning to Arusha for our onward flight to Zanzibar. If you would like to give useful gifts such as stationary, footballs and toys to the children, this is possible - mention this to your local leader before the visit itself.

The exotic spice island of Zanzibar is a land of sun-kissed beaches, Arabian dhows and swaying palms, where the rich smell of spice in Stone Town's old quarter mingles with colonial and Arabic architecture to create a perfect getaway island. Zanzibar's glorious scenery, fascinating culture and remarkable history makes any visit to the island a captivating experience, with beaches and reefs to explore, plantations to wander through and a rich history of conquests, slavery and pirates to investigate.

Your Tour Leader will be with you throughout the safari however they will not continue with you to Zanzibar. Upon arrival on the island our local representative will meet you, assist with the transfers and be available for booking excursions, but essentially from this day onwards the tour is unaccompanied.


Grade: Comfortable Hotel

Single Room Unavailable

Swimming pool available

Meals Provided: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 9 - Walking tour of Stone Town. Optional afternoon trip around the island to discover the range of spices produced

Today we take a walking tour of Zanzibar's ancient capital of Stone Town, meandering through a landscape of labyrinthine alleys and whitewashed houses, where the pungent aroma of coffee and spices permeate the town and the backstreets are filled with a cacophony of noise and colour. Much of the town was built on the back of trade and slavery, which at its height saw some 60,000 unfortunate souls processed through these narrow streets, to be shipped off to the far lands of Arabia, India and the overseas colonies of the European powers.

The town still retains the feel of its Arab roots, many of the existing buildings dating back to the reign of Sultan Barghash in the 19th century. The end of the slave trade and a devastating cyclone saw the end of Zanzibar's heyday. The island passed from Arab to British to African hands over the intervening years and neglect followed, until Stone Town's inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage Listings saw a return to something of its previous glory. Those who wish to learn something of Zanzibar's rich history, visit the Sultan's palace and see clove plantations established by the Sultan in the 19th century can take an optional 'Spice Tour' of the island (including lunch).


Grade: Comfortable Hotel

Single Room Unavailable

Swimming pool available

Meals Provided: Breakfast

Day 10 - Drive to the east coast of Zanzibar, renowned for its white sandy beaches

Today we drive to Zanzibar's east coast, an enchanting community of fishing vessels, coral reefs and white sandy beaches. Our hotel for the next two days is located on Uroa Bay, a small rural coastal village with a expansive white sand beach. The rest of the day is free to explore, or just relax on the beach.


Grade: Comfortable Bungalow

Single Room Unavailable

Swimming pool available

Meals Provided: Breakfast

Day 11 - Free day for optionals & beach activities on the Indian Ocean

Our final day on the island has been left free for optional activities. It's easy to spend time watching the fishermen bringing in their catch. Stroll along the beach admiring the idyllic vistas, or venture out by boat onto the colourful offshore reefs with mask and snorkel. The rich seas around the island teem with a colourful array of tropical fish and marine life, everything from sharks and turtles to tiny bright damsel fish. For anyone qualified these waters also present fabulous opportunities to scuba dive.


Grade: Comfortable Bungalow

Single Room Unavailable

Swimming pool available

Meals Provided: Breakfast

Day 12 - Trip ends on Zanzibar

The trip ends after breakfast at our hotel on the coast.

It's possible to extend your holiday with additional nights on the coast or request a late check out, please speak to our reservations team should you wish to do so.

There are no activities planned today, so you are free to depart from Zanzibar at any time. If you would like to receive a complimentary airport transfer today, you'll need to depart from Zanzibar International Airport (ZNZ), which is around 90 minutes drive, 40 miles.

Meals Provided: Breakfast

Trip information

Climate and country information



The climate is tropical but varies greatly with altitude. Coastal areas and islands are hot and humid, while the central plateau is dry and arid. Tanzania can be visited all year round and its seasons can be defined as green and dry. The dry season is generally from June to October and January to February, with most days being fine and sunny weather with temperatures and humidity rising throughout the day. It can be cold at night, particularly in June & July. The green season includes the rains of March to May (with the peak in April – generally during the afternoon) and November to early December. This pattern can be unpredictable. The weather system during these periods refreshes the landscape creating luscious green scenery which is not witnessed during the dry season. The Zanzibar archipelago is a year-round destination but does have dry and rainy seasons. The dry season is between June to October and January to February. The ‘short rains’ are between November to December, when a short, afternoon rainstorm can be a daily occurrence. The ‘long rains’ occur between March to May, when days can be humid and rainy, however, sunshine is still often frequent. The changing weather patterns does mean the ‘rainy’ season is becoming less predictable. Weather at altitude can vary to the above seasons, with the evenings being cold. Kilimanjaro features its own array of climates and biomes; between 1,800 to 2,800 metres is a rainforest climate (humid and hot), from 2,800 to 4,000 metres is dry mountain vegetation – please note night time temperatures can fall to below 0 degrees from this level. A cold desert climate with a strong equatorial sun during the day but cold nights is found between 4,000 to 5,000 metres. The summit generally has clear days though the evenings can be very cold featuring snow.

Time difference to GMT



3 Pin (as per the UK), best to travel with an adapter as some lodges have 2 pin sockets.


Christian, Islam


Swahili, English

Budgeting and packing

Optional activities

The following excursions and/or activities are usually available and may be arranged locally. Estimated costs are provided below for guidance only, are on a per person basis unless shown otherwise, and may depend on the number of participants. Prices quoted are correct as of the date these tour notes were originally issued but may change at any time due to currency fluctuations. Please note: These activities are booked and paid for direct with the supplier and do not form part of your Explore holiday contract.

Half day Spice Island Tour from Stone Town US$27 - 40pp, from North Coast Beach Hotel US$43 - 82pp; Sunset Dhow cruise from Stone Town US$47pp, from North Coast Beach Hotel US$75 - 107pp;
Full day boat ride from Stone Town US$43 - 94 pp, from North Coast Beach Hotel US$55 - 119pp;
North Coast Tour from Stone Town US$43 - 88pp.
Excursions fees are dependent on number of passengers booking.


Clothing should be lightweight. A waterproof is recommended for the wetter months (April to May and mid November to mid December). Although it has been known to rain through June, July and August on the plateau. Warm sweaters or fleeces are advisable for tours in July and August, especially at the Ngorongoro Crater, and for the evenings and on early morning game drives. Bring a swimming costume and a towel plus water shoes. A scarf is useful to protect you from dust on game drives. Bright clothes should be avoided for walking safaris. A laundry service is available in some of the accommodation, your tour leader will advise accordingly. Binoculars are certainly handy.


Lightweight safari boots or walking shoes/trainers and sandals plus plastic sandals or water shoes for the beach due to sea urchins.



Luggage: On tour

One main piece of baggage (a kitbag or holdall) plus daypack. Please note that it is important to keep within these restrictions. The limit does not include your camera equipment.

Please note that the flight to/from Zanzibar allows a maximum luggage allowance of 15kg, for both hold and hand luggage combined. Any additional weight is applicable to excess luggage fees.


A water bottle, sunhat, sunscreen and sunblock. Binoculars are useful, as is a telephoto lens - for photographing game. Snorkel and mask may be useful for Zanzibar and, while normally available locally, you may prefer to bring your own.

Drones: Are not permitted in any National Park in Tanzania without a permit. Permits cost approximately US$250 per 24 hrs. Please advise us at time of booking if you wish to take a drone with you into the National Park, as permits are difficult to obtain. If you launch a drone without a permit this will be confiscated by the Park officials.

Plastic Bag Ban:
With effect from 01 June 2019, it is illegal to use, manufacture and/or import plastic bags into Tanzania and Zanzibar. Any person found with plastic bags of any type including shopping bags on arrival into the country can receive a heavy fine. Small plastic bags used for hand luggage toiletries are permitted but must be in a reusable condition and not disposed of in the country. Please ensure you do not have any non-permitted types of plastic bag in your hand luggage or luggage. Any plastic bags obtained whilst travelling are disposed of before arriving into Tanzania or are surrendered at the designated desk available at all entry points into the country.


Explore leader
Tipping isn't compulsory, and we work hard to ensure that our leaders all receive a fair wage. However, you might want to recognise a leader that's done a great job or really added to your trip by giving them a tip. We're often asked about the recommended amount. It's a tricky one, and down to personal preference, but we'd recommend between £15 to £20 per person per week as a guideline.
Local crew
Although entirely voluntary, tipping is a recognized part of life in this region of the world. Some local staff will look to members of the group for personal recognition of particular services provided. In order to make things easier for you, your leader may organise a group's tips kitty for included activities and meals and if this is the case, they will account for it throughout the tour.

Accordingly, you should allow US$30.00 per family member for group tipping.

For all non-included services and meals on your trip please tip independently at your discretion.
International Departure Taxes
Please note that a $48 departure tax is applicable on all international flights departing from Zanzibar. Most international tickets should include this tax in the cost of the ticket, please ensure you check with your flight agent/company concerning this. If your international ticket does not include the tax, it must be paid in cash at the airport.


Food and drink

The costs for meals may vary depending upon location, type of restaurant and number of courses eaten and so the prices given are an average guide. Local restaurants located off the beaten track may be less expensive, whereas an upmarket restaurant located in the centre of a major city may charge more.

Lunch price
Dinner price
Beer price
Water price
Foreign Exchange
Local currency
Tanzanian Shilling.
Recommended Currency For Exchange
US Dollars are preferable. Please be aware that any notes issued before 2006 will not be accepted
Where To Exchange
Banks or 'Forex' offices only in main towns/cities. Your Tour Leader will advise you on arrival.
ATM Availability
Major towns and cities will have ATMs available.
Credit Card Acceptance
Credit cards are generally not accepted.
Travellers Cheques
Take some to act as reserve funds.
Transport, Accommodation & Meals

Transport Information

4WD, Flight, Minibus

Accommodation notes

Our first two night's accommodation is located at the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro and is an ideal base for safaris into the National Parks. The lodge is surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens with facilities that include a bar and restaurant which is in the main building that was originally the farmhouse for the coffee plantation. Local and international cuisine is served. The swimming pool has great views of Kilimanjaro itself and the rooms are tastefully decorated in a traditional design.

We then move onto a hotel that is just outside Arusha city, located with splendid views of a banana plantation and close to the countries National Parks. The rooms are stylish, with all modern amenities combined with a restaurant, bar and lounge facility. There is also a veranda which overlooks the swimming pool with an extensive sun deck.

The safari camp in Manyara is close by the Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Manyara game reserves and is set in wilderness surrounded by the rugged hills of the rift valley escarpment and views of the hills and Lake Manyara. Accommodation is in safari tents and cottages, complete with modern facilities with a restaurant serving continental classics and contemporary Indian and traditional dishes - vegetables and herbs are grown from the local villages. The swimming pool is located in front of the dining area which is great for cooling off after a day spent on safari.

We then move into the Serengeti National Park with a stay in tented accommodation with dining and lounge facilities that have been specifically designed for minimum impact on the environment and to blend into the surrounding habitat. Each tented unit contains an en-suite shower and toilet facility which uses solar water heating and a deck that overlooks the savannah woodland of the Serengeti. Power connections are available for charging telephones and cameras. As the camp is located in a wilderness area, wildlife can frequently enter the camp which provides a close up safari experience.

In Karatu, we stay on an old colonial farm house which faces the Oldeani Volcano. The accommodation is rustically decorated with local materials and rooms are spacious with en-suite bathrooms and built in showers. Meals are normally served in the main building close to the pool.

Finally our hotel accommodation in Zanzibar once served as the American consulate and has a range of antique furniture and ornaments from all over the world including wood carved furniture which are rarely seen in other countries. We sleep on the unique Swahili beds with most rooms over-looking the beach and swimming pool courtyard. Each air-conditioned bedroom is self-contained. Facilities include a restaurant, swimming pool and roof terrace. The final two nights are spent in the beach resort in the north of the island in bungalows by the beach with great views of the Indian Ocean. All the properties used on this tour have Wi-Fi.

Family swimming

There are swimming pools at the hotels and bungalows and more swimming opportunities on the island of Zanzibar

Essential Information

Government Travel Safety Advice

We strongly recommend that you check your government's travel advisory for up-to-date information and advice about your destination: safety and security, entry requirements, health, local laws and customs. For UK citizens, check the latest Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office advice.

Please refer to our COVID-19 entry requirements page for any country-specific conditions of entry. Whilst we strive to update this on a regular basis we recommend you also check the FCDO website for the latest advice on entry requirements in this fast-evolving situation. Information can change at any time.

Under 18 immigration guidance

Please note that some countries require proof of parental consent when travelling overseas with under 18s. Please check requirements with the relevant embassy or consular office well in advance of travel if this applies to your party.

Price Guarantee

Once your booking has been confirmed we guarantee the price will not increase, whatever the circumstances. Before booking please ensure you have read our important tour pricing information.Booking Conditions

Visa and Passport Information

Tanzania: A single visa is required by UK, New Zealand, Australian, US & Canadian citizens. Only single entry visas can be arranged on arrival, but due to queues at immigration we recommend for the visa to be arranged in advance.

An E-visa for Tanzania can be obtained prior to departure via the e-visa website:
Click on the e-Services tab and then select Online Visa Application, please ensure you read the Visa Application Guidelines before applying for your e-visa. Please refer to the Explore visa letter you will receive for information required to complete your e-visa application.
You will need to print a copy of your e-visa approval letter and present this with your passport and final documents at your entry point into the country. The approval letter takes approximately 10 days to approve if there are no queries on the application. We therefore advise for you to apply at least 15 workings days prior to travelling. Please ensure you have enough validity left on the visa through to the end of the tour before you travel.
The Tanzanian High Commission in London no longer processes or issues visas.

American nationals are required to apply for a multiple entry e-visa for all tourism visits to Tanzania; the ordinary single entry e-visa is unavailable for Americans to apply to.

Passports must have a minimum validity of 6 months and at least 1 blank/unused page at time of travel.

Plastic Bag Ban:
With effect from 01 June 2019, it is illegal to use, manufacture and/or import plastic bags into Tanzania and Zanzibar. Any person found with plastic bags of any type including shopping bags on arrival into the country can receive a heavy fine. Small plastic bags used for hand luggage toiletries are permitted but must be in a reusable condition and not disposed of in the country. Please ensure you do not have any non-permitted types of plastic bag in your hand luggage or luggage. Any plastic bags obtained whilst travelling are disposed of before arriving into Tanzania or are surrendered at the designated desk available at all entry points into the country.

If you do require assistance in obtaining a visa then you may be able to apply through Explore's recommended visa service in the UK, Travcour. See to download the relevant visa application for your trip, if applicable (UK citizens only), along with details of how to apply for your visa through Travcour. The Team at Travcour will be happy to answer specific questions relating to visa applications, please call them directly on 0208 5431846.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of a full passport, with the correct validity for your chosen destination.

Booking conditions

Before booking your Explore trip, please ensure that you read both our Essential Information and Booking Conditions.

Minimum age restrictions

For our group tours, the minimum age is 16. The minimum age on Family trips varies between 7 and 11 - please check the 'Family information' section of the trip page for more information. 

Your safety and enjoyment on tour

We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable holiday, so we ask you to confirm when booking this trip that you are fit and able to fully participate in all elements of the itinerary. If you have any concerns about your fitness or ability to complete any of the activities, please get in touch with our Customer Relations team at as soon as possible. Our tour leaders are trained and experienced in managing differing abilities within a group, but if they have concerns about a group member’s ability to safely participate in any element of the itinerary or believe someone’s presence could affect the safety or enjoyment of the holiday for others, in accordance with our Booking Conditions our tour leaders have the authority to ask an individual to miss an activity or activities. This decision would never be taken lightly, but on the rare occasions our tour leaders ask someone to sit out part of the tour, refunds will not be offered and individuals may be liable for additional costs incurred. 


Find out more about Trip Transfer Terms and Conditions before you book.

Booking a land only package with Explore

Customers who have chosen to book on the ‘Land Only’ arrangements of our tour, please ensure that you have checked your tour specific ‘Joining Instructions’ prior to booking your own travel arrangements. Your joining instructions can be found below in the dates and prices information. 

You may also be eligible for the Free Explore Transfer.

Joining Tour Abroad

Customers booked on the ‘Land Only’ arrangements will receive a Free Transfer, provided you arrive and depart on the tour only itinerary start and end dates. The complimentary transfers will be arranged from the Explore designated airport or train station to your trips joining point, and then back from the ending point to the designated airport or train station. Generally the airport or station that Explore have selected will be the one that is closest to the town or city where the trip starts, or the one nearest to the joining point. It will be either an airport or train station but not both.

The exception to this rule is customers who are booked on a tour where the joining and ending point is at the designated airport or train station.  

Free transfers are not available for Self-Guided, Polar, Tailormade or Tours for Churches customers.

If you are not eligible for the Free Transfer then you will need to make your own way through to the joining and ending point. On a majority of our tours Explore will be able to provide a private transfer at an additional cost. Please ask for a quote at the time of booking.  

For more information regarding the Explore Free Transfer click here


It is a condition of booking with Explore that you have adequate valid travel insurance. It is your responsibility to arrange appropriate travel insurance and ensure you have read and understood the full terms and conditions of your travel insurance policy to ensure that you are covered for all activities you intend to undertake whilst on the tour, including all optional activities. Your Insurance Policy must fully cover you for medical expenses and emergency repatriation to your home country. Please ensure your policy includes medical emergency helicopter evacuation in the event of illness or injury and covers the entire duration of your holiday. If you are trekking at altitude please ensure that there is no upper altitude limit which may limit or exclude cover for your trip. The cost of many of our Polar Voyages will exceed the capped amount covered by standard insurance premiums and you will be required to pay an additional premium to cover the full value of your trip. Please ensure that you are covered for the full amount of your holiday cost, as insufficient cover could invalidate a claim under the policy. Medical and repatriation insurance cover is not mandatory for UK residents who are travelling on trips within the United Kingdom.
Read more information about what travel insurance is required.

Flight information

Explore offers a wide range of flexible flying options to make joining and leaving our trips easy. Read more about them here.

Flight Information

You are able to book this tour on a 'land only' basis or as a ‘flight inclusive’ package. Your flight inclusive package will be fully protected by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) ATOL protection scheme.


Booking a flight inclusive package with Explore

We have a good selection of flights not only from London but from many regional airports around the UK allowing us to compare fares between scheduled carriers as well as low cost and charter airlines. Our dedicated flights team will match the best flight options to your arrival and departure airport.

On our website we display a UK flight inclusive package guide price which is generally based on a London departure. To avoid paying supplements or to secure your preferred flight option, we recommend booking as early as possible, especially for peak travel dates.

Ability to swim

An ability to swim is essential for your safe enjoyment of the water based activities on this trip. If you wish to participate in these activities then we insist that you are able to swim.



A Yellow Fever vaccination and certificate is only required when travelling to Tanzania from a country with risk of yellow fever transmission. We strongly recommend protection against malaria, hepatitis A, tetanus, typhoid, polio and yellow fever. Please note you are required to produce a valid yellow fever certificate on arrival in Tanzania. Consult your travel clinic for latest advice on different prophylaxis available against malaria. Travellers may also wish to take immunisation against meningococcal meningitis. Please check the latest requirements with your travel clinic or doctor prior to departure. The above is not an exhaustive list. Further information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice can be found by following the NHS and NaTHNaC links at Explore Travel Health and from your local healthcare provider. Visa and vaccination requirements are subject to change and should be confirmed by you before travelling.

Plastic bag fees

Please do not bring plastic bags into Tanzania as this could incur a fine. etc etc

Family information
On safari
Beach time, Zanzibar Island
Travelling with kids on safari: We believe the key to a great all round safari trip in East Africa is to offer as much variety as possible. Whilst there is no doubt the experience of game drives will be the stand out highlight, we have blended additional family friendly activities alongside experiencing some of the premier national parks, which means you don’t get a procession of long days in a safari vehicle. Everyone gets their spectacular close up wildlife encounters and the children get a chance to try out some exciting activities along the way, seeing a different side of Tanzania.
Visit a coffee plantation in Moshi, get a taste of life of the local Chagga tribe, take a swim in the rockpools near Materuni waterfall and canoe on Lake Duluti; as well as time on some of the most stunning Zanzibar beaches on the north of the island. A classic African safari family holiday.
Triple Rooms: This trip allows the option for triple rooms to be included within the booking in all the lodges and camps within this trip. If you would like this option please ask our Sales team for further information, we have a limited number of triple rooms available on each date.

Average Age: As a guide we have identified the actual average age of the children who have travelled on this trip over the last 5 years, to help you decide whether it's the right one for your family. The average age on this trip is 14 years old.

Minimum age: This trip is suitable for children of all ages from 7 upwards, although younger children may struggle with some of the longer game drives and road journeys.
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Why book this trip

Families who are looking to view a wide range of wildlife need look no further than our adventure around Tanzania. The country boasts a number of premium game viewing locations including the famous Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater which is renowned for its plentify wildlife and this is combined with canoeing, meeting the local villagers and tribes and relaxing on the beach with swimming opportunities in Zanzibar. A wide range of accommodation awaits and a number of meals are included which all contribute to a good value game orientated holiday.

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