Tanzania Ruaha Ikuka family safari

Southern Tanzania safari holiday

Experience a unique and memorable family safari adventure in Tanzania's southern parks

Guide Price

From £4,255 | $5,785 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12)

Duration

7 Nights

Best Months

July - October

Country

Tanzania

Summary

Our Southern Tanzania safari holiday encapsulates the epic wilderness and authenticity of a Tanzania luxury safari.

Tanzania Ruaha Ikuka family safari

Itinerary overview – Southern Tanzania safari holiday

Tanzania’s southern parks are less famous than their northern counterparts, however, they are no less spectacular. As access has improved in recent years, these parks have become our firm favourites for an authentic family adventure.

Over a period of 7 nights and 8 days, you’ll enjoy:

Activities included

On this fantastic luxury family safari holiday, you’ll enjoy incredible game-viewing in Ruaha’s vast open spaces, as well as enjoying the opportunity to partake in boat safaris in Nyerere National Park. The walking safaris in this part of Tanzania are particularly exceptional. You can even try a spot of fishing.

Pricing and considerations

This itinerary is best enjoyed from July to October when wildlife viewing is at its peak, however, if you really want to get away from it all and not see a soul then the green season from January to March is beautiful and the birdlife is phenomenal.

Our guide price for this itinerary is from £4,255 | $5,785 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12), using our best value accommodation in low season.

All our luxury family safari holidays are designed on an individual basis, so this price will vary depending on time of year, activities, transport methods and choice of accommodation.

The best way to start planning is to contact us.

Note – we don’t recommend this itinerary for very young children. Our advice would be for those 8 and above.

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Nyerere National Park

Day 1 - 3

After arriving at Dar Es Salaam international airport, you’ll be transferred to the domestic terminal and take a light-aircraft flight to Nyerere National Park for the first of your three nights in this picturesque park.

You’ll be on safari from the moment you arrive, as you’ll be collected from the airstrip by your guide and driven to your lodge. Your first game drive will bring to life the varied wildlife and landscapes of this incredible wilderness.

During the next three days, you’ll not only enjoy game drives throughout the park, you’ll also enjoy boat safaris on the waterways of Nyerere, observing hippos and crocodiles, and the game that come to the water’s edge. We also recommend taking a boat out in the afternoon and enjoying a spot of fishing with your guide before the sun sets.

The birdlife in this park is truly spectacular, and the calls of the African fish eagle drifting across the water are one of Africa’s most evocative sounds.

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Ruaha National Park

Day 4 - 7

On the morning of your fourth day, your guide will drive you to the airstrip and you’ll take your onward light aircraft flight to Ruaha National Park.

You’ll spend the next four nights in this incredible wilderness, enjoying all it has to offer. Ruaha has a unique landscape, as the acacia plains of the north begin transition to the miombo woodland of Southern Africa.

The landscape is dotted with ancient baobabs and wildlife is found in abundance, particularly in the dry season of July – October.

Over the coming days, you’ll enjoy stunning game drives and have the opportunity to look for the Big 5 (with the exception of rhino). The guides in Ruaha are amongst the most knowledgeable in Tanzania and a walking safari (age restrictions apply) is not to be missed.

As well as enjoying game drives, we recommend visiting local communities and partaking in a hot-air balloon ride (additional charges apply – only available from July – October).

On the morning of your ninth day, you’ll fly back to Dar Es Salaam for your onward journey home.

Note:- we recommend adding to this itinerary with some time in the Zanzibar Islands, if you’d like to relax at the beach following your safari.

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Why travel with Coral Tree?

We are the specialists in luxury Africa family safari holidays

We are Africa experts and also parents. We understand what makes a memorable family adventure.

Our knowledge and connections are unsurpassed

We have been living and working in African tourism for over two decades.

Every journey is tailored with your specific wishes in mind

No off-the-shelf packages or cookie-cutter itineraries. Unique family safaris.

Each trip funds grassroots conservation and girls education projects

You pay no more for the privilege, we support causes close to our hearts.

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