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Tips for your family safari in Tanzania

Nomad Tanzania’s 5 point guide to going on safari with your family.



Africa Specialist
Published on

06 Oct 2017

Updated on

21 Jul 2020

Nomad Tanzania Family Serengeti Safari

This short 5 point guide to going on safari with your family is written by our partners Nomad Tanzania – a superb safari operation based in Tanzania.

Nomad operate camps and lodges in Northern, Western and Southern Tanzania, including Lamai Camp in the Serengeti and Sand Rivers in the Selous Game Reserve – two of Bens favourite Camps of all time.

Anyway onto the tips from the professionals… Nomad say:

“We have so many enduring memories from our family safaris over the years and have learnt some invaluable lessons along the way. Here’s our - Nomad’s Top 5 tips for Family safaris in Tanzania”
Nomad Tanzania Happy Family On Safari At Lamai Camp In The Serengeti
Lamai Camp, Serengeti

1. Include fewer locations so that they can spend valuable time together – with longer in each place.

Nomad Tanzania Adjoining Bedroom For Children
Lamai Childrens Room
Nomad Tanzania Lamai Serengeti Swimming Pool
Lamai Swimming Pool

2. Mix up the camps and lodges for a variety of adventure and creature comforts.

Nomad Tanzania Children Getting Their Hands Dirty Activities On A Serengeti Family Safari
Family Safari Activities
Nomad Tanzania Giraffe Skeleton On A Family Walking Safari In The Serengeti
Walking Safari in the Serengeti

3. Choose locations with lots of different activities to keep the little ones interested.

Nomad Tanzania Family Walking Safari In The Serengeti
Family Walking Safari

4. Flexibility is absolutely key, nothing beats a camp where families can choose how their days are run.

Nomad Tanzania Family Safari In The Selous Game Reserve
Selous Game Reserve

5. Consider a private guide and vehicle for ultimate flexibility on safari activities.

If you’d like to organise a family safari in the Serengeti, the Selous or elsewhere in Africa, then speak to one of our team or give our favourite family safari ideas and planning tips a read. Ben has been on plenty of safaris with his 3 children (6 months, 3 yrs & 4 yrs as of late 2017) – so he is a good starting point.

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