Amazing Family Vacations In Africa with Tauck 

Amazing Family Vacations In Africa with Tauck 

Are you dreaming of taking a unique and exciting trip together with your family? Now is the best time to book your next family trip for some quality time and to create amazing memories together in a great destination!

Africa is the best place to take in incredible wildlife viewing, cultural experiences, natural wonders, and so much more! Younger children as well as older children and parents will love experiencing top safari destinations with Tauck.

Keep reading this blog to see why Africa is the ideal place for your next family holiday!

The Tauck Difference

Tauck is a business and also a travel-obsessed family! Tauck has been a family-owned travel company for almost 98 years, and throughout that time, their ideals and mission have been constant: always do the right thing and deliver more than what’s expected.

Tauck is proud to be named on Travel & Leisure’s “World’s Best” list for a record-breaking 25 years. They are constantly exploring innovative methods to enhance travel experiences that will be remembered for a lifetime. Tauck journeys have taken travelers across 7 continents, to over 100 destinations, and to 70+ countries.

With Tauck travelers will experience:

Unique, Exclusive Access

Your perspective on the world will change when you travel with Tauck thanks to its special access to locations throughout the globe. They offer authentic experiences that provide visitors exclusive access to must-see attractions and hidden gems at off-peak hours. Their guests will be able to enter areas that are not open to the public and go behind the scenes. With Tauck, you will see the world differently than how you would see it on your own!

Closer Connections

The best vacations involve more than just taking in impressive sights. They’re also about the little things you do along the road, the unique encounters and happy accidents that add character to your travels and your memories. With Tauck, you will meet locals and learn about their daily lives along with cultural insights, secrets of nature, stories of the past, special skills, and more. 

Being Guided by the Best

The hallmark of Tauck Directors and their carefully selected local guides is personal, caring service. Together, they offer a rich, authentic travel experience as Africa travel experts. Tauck Directors have an average experience of 10 years, representing 41 different nations, and are multilingual in 52 different languages. Your private guide will show you the globe in ways you couldn’t experience on your own thanks to their knowledge of local culture, traditions, and customs. This makes the difference between a trip and the trip of a lifetime.

Traveling Confidently

Simply plan your trip, pack, and depart. As Tauck handles every aspect of your trip from beginning to end, you can relax and enjoy your time away without worrying. Tauck’s extensive built-in support system, which has been developed over the course of nearly 98 years, is included with your trip. Beginning with the consideration and local expertise of their Tauck Directors, it spreads to the network of outstanding partners around the globe. The skilled Global Response Team is prepared to act quickly to address crises as they arise. Tauck takes care of both the large and minor unexpected events so you can unwind and take it all in.

It’s easy to see why traveling with Tauck is an excellent option for the whole family!

Keep reading to learn all about their amazing Family Bridges tour to Africa on their Tanzania: A Grand Family Safari tour. 

What is Tauck Bridges?

Tauck Bridges vacations are made for families to enjoy together, regardless of age or generation. We think they are the best way to make unique memories together as a family!

These journeys help create understanding between young and old, locals and tourists, all around the world by celebrating other cultures and traditions, uncovering natural beauty, and learning about history firsthand, together. Additionally, they are planned to contain engaging interactive elements that not only encourage audience engagement, but also provide hours of entertainment for people of all ages.

Incredible Adventures for All Ages

Look no further than Taucks’ family trip to Africa, Tanzania: A Grand Family Safari, if you’re searching for that once-in-a-lifetime family holiday in a natural paradise where exotic animals and outdoor adventures beckon just outside your door. Every day, you’ll look forward to waking up knowing that Tauck has unforgettable, fun activities in store for your whole family.

What does a typical safari day look like? When the animals wake up, it’s time to get moving toward their natural habitat. On your daily game drives through the African wilderness, you’ll observe wild animals of all kinds, you might see hippos enjoying a bath, elephants crossing your route, lions lounging around, and giraffes that are taller than the tree tops. Additionally, you’ll get to meet the Maasai, enjoy a picnic in an ancient crater, and ride a hot air balloon over the beautiful plains to see a new perspective of the diverse country of Tanzania!

Tanzania: A Grand Family Safari

During this family travel experience, you’ll explore national parks, stay in traditional safari lodges, partake in fun outdoor activities, go on village visits, and experience an African safari experience many times throughout your tour. Visiting Africa with Tauck is an excellent option to experience a family-friendly safari that everyone will enjoy.

Please note this trip is for children 5 years old and up.

Day 1

Enter Tanzania’s Arusha

Kilimanjaro International Airport is where the tour starts. Kilimanjaro International Airport to Meliá Arusha transportation is included. This overnight stay is at a five-star resort situated next to a traditional coffee plantation. Your African family safari gets underway in the morning!


Day 2

First Game Drive, Arusha National Park

Join a knowledgeable local guide for a full-day game drive in Arusha National Park this morning, the first of many you will take on your trip, to search for peaceful giraffes, raucous baboons, vibrant flamingos, and large buffalo. You’ll ride in one of Tauck’s open-top Africa safari vehicles where everyone gets a fantastic view of Tanzania’s spectacular wildlife. Midway through the day, return to the hotel for some free time before a welcome reception and dinner with some special treats.

Day 3


Today, visit Tarangire National Park, which has been immortalized in numerous films about Africa as the site where life first began, according to Maasai legend. Admire the traditional African savannah that spreads out all around you, the plains teeming with wildlife and baobab trees. Go on an afternoon game drive in Tauck’s open-topped safari vehicle and search for big cats relaxing under baobab trees or elephants cooling off at a watering hole. Enjoy your evening at Tarangire Safari Lodge over dinner.

Day 4

Safaris Through the African Wilderness

Today’s close-up encounter with animals in Tarangire starts with an early-morning game drive to Silale Swamp. After returning to the lodge for lunch and some hands-on Maasai craft instruction, go back into the bush for an afternoon wildlife drive and even more adventures that are sure to leave a lasting impression on everyone. Learn some Swahili around the campfire after dinner, maybe incorporating phrases like jambo (hello), kwa heri (goodbye), simba (lion) and ninafurahia (I am having a great time)!

Day 5

A Maasai boma, Lake Manyara, and a Village School

Visit the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. You’ll meet the pupils and teachers at local schools that Tauck supports along the way, stop for lunch in Lake Manyara National Park, a haven for birdwatchers, and explore a Maasai boma (a traditional hut village preserving Maasai cultural customs). Arrive late in the day at the colonial lodge in Karatu, where you will spend the next two nights in cottage-style rooms with views of a coffee plantation and the amazing Ngorongoro Crater.

Day 6

The “Garden of Eden” of Africa: Ngorongoro Crater

The ancient Ngorongoro Crater, also known as Africa’s “Garden of Eden,” is one of the best places on this Africa tour to see the Big Five, which includes elephants, leopards, lions, buffalo, and the endangered black rhinoceros. There are many opportunities to see lions, cheetahs, hippos, and a variety of birds on game drives and over a special picnic lunch on the crater floor. The evening is spent at your accommodation in Karatu.

Day 7

Go to the Serengeti via Air

This morning, you’ll catch a flight from Lake Manyara to the Seronera airstrip in Serengeti National Park after leaving Tloma Lodge. As you do, you’ll fly above Oldupai Gorge, the site of the discovery of some of the earliest known human species, said to be 1.8 million years old, by archaeologists Louis and Mary Leakey more than 50 years ago. You’ll start your three-night stay at the Meliá Serengeti Lodge when you reach there late in the morning in the middle of the enormous Serengeti plains. After lunch, take a late-afternoon game drive across Serengeti National Park to look for local wildlife. You might encounter lions, antelopes, elephants, and zebras going about their daily routines. After dinner at the lodge, head back to camp for a briefing on tomorrow’s journey in a hot air balloon over the Serengeti.

Day 8 

Soaring over the Serengeti

Rise early for a spectacular hot air balloon trip* over the wide Serengeti plains, followed by a champagne breakfast in the bush and some game viewing later in the morning. This will give you a completely fresh perspective on the scenery and creatures of Serengeti National Park. On an afternoon game drive with your local guide, search for zebras, hyenas, leopards, and other wildlife after lunch at the lodge. 

*Please note that there is an age restriction of 7 years old for the hot air balloon ride.  

Day 9 

Maasai Culture and One Last Wildlife Drive

On the final full day of your family’s exciting Africa tour, your lodge in the Serengeti allows you to take in the African scenery, see more wildlife, and learn about the customs and way of life of the local Maasai people.  The whole family can take hikes with the Maasai employees of the lodge while learning about local conservation efforts and Maasai crafts. After lunch, have a final game drive in Serengeti National Park where you can frequently see herds of wildebeest, lion and cheetah packs, giraffes, and zebra, as well as other animals. This will be your last chance to witness the incredible circle of life in Africa. On your final night on safari, you’ll partake in a lively farewell meal and some authentic Maasai fun after enjoying Tanzania’s mesmerizing sunsets during a farewell reception on the terrace of your lodge.

Day 10 

Return to Arusha and Depart for Home

Kilimanjaro International Airport marks the end of the tour. After returning to Arusha, the tour comes to an end with a stop at the Shanga community project and lunch at the Cultural Heritage Center. Tauck will reserve a day room for you at the Meliá Arusha so that you can repack and unwind as you choose before your flights out of Africa that depart late tonight. This evening, a transfer to the Kilimanjaro International Airport is included from the Meliá Arusha. 

Travel Dates For The Tour

There is no perfect time to visit Tanzania because it is a beautiful place to visit at every time of the year! With Tauck, you can find available dates for this tour from June to August and dates in December of this year. If you can’t travel this year, don’t worry – they already have the same dates available for 2024! 

If you’re interested in learning more about this once-in-a-lifetime family experience, fill out the form below and one of our travel consultants will get back to you with more details about this life-changing trip!


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