Family safari in the Ngorongoro

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Ngorongoro and the other reserves that comprise Tanzania’s northern safari circuit are well suited to family and small group safaris. Cost-wise, since almost all safaris are undertaken in 4x4s with pop-up tops, the optimum group size is four or five individuals, though larger groups can always be split between two or more vehicles. It is generally a good idea for groups to be reasonably compatible in terms of previous safari experience and special interests - repeat safari goers often have different priorities than first-timers, while passionate birdwatchers or photographers are likely to get up the noses of less dedicated fellow passengers. For this reason, unless your budget absolutely dictates it, we would recommend against joining a group safari with strangers.


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Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)

day 1

  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)

day 2

Tarangire National Park
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)

day 3

Tarangire National Park
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)

day 4

  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)

day 5

  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)

day 6

  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)
  • Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)

day 7 to 8

Serengeti National Park

day 9 to 10 to 11

Zanzibar

day 12

End of Journey

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