Tanzania Family Active Safari - Teens & Kids
Tanzania Family Active Safari - Teens & Kids
Tanzania Family Active Safari - Teens & Kids
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Tanzania Safari Multi-Adventure Tour
Tanzania Family Active Safari - Teens & Kids
Tanzania Family Active Safari - Teens & Kids
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Tanzania Safari Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Teens & Kids
Tanzania Family Active Safari - Teens & Kids
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Tanzania Active Safari - For Families with Teens & Kids

Serengeti Wildlife & Maasai Villages

Best for ages 9+ (Ages 4+ ok) | Min. age to ride own bike: 7+ | Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Family — Teens & Kids

9 days 8 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

Premiere Hotels

From: $12,799 pp dbl occ

Plus $1,450 internal air

($3,000 for sgl occ)

Adventure runs wild in Tanzania. Experience it as you bike from craters to highlands. Hike trails through acacia-dotted savannas. From a classic safari vehicle, witness lions stalking across the plains, elephants lumbering through the bush and the balletic gait of a pink flamingo. Then end your day at a splendid lodge. This family journey is wild—and wonderful.

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Tanzania Active Safari Multi-Adventure Tour
Tanzania Active Safari Multi-Adventure Tour

Tanzania

Start/End Arusha

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

Highlights

  • Luxuriate at extraordinary lodges in remote wilderness, seamlessly linking distinct pockets of Tanzania by private charter flights
  • Bike and hike in World Heritage landscapes, from the wildlife-strewn Ngorongoro Crater to the boundless savanna of the Serengeti
  • Experience a vast array of animals and scenery, with chances to see Africa's legendary Big Five, including the rare black rhino
  • Discover a thriving land and its people with a Maasai village encounter, interpretive walking safaris and a coffee plantation tour

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Itinerary

Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
9 Days Premiere Hotels*
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2
Description

Kick off your family adventure with a bike ride in the beautiful Great Rift Valley | Walk the shore of Lake Manyara, a bird-watching haven famous for its pink flamingos | At night, spot bat-eared foxes and leopards searching for prey | Join a nature walk in Lake Manyara National Park, where buffalo, giraffe and baboon roam | Enjoy a family dinner beneath a canopy of stars.

Accommodations
andBeyond Tree Tops Lodge
&Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge
Lake Manyara National Park
| Premiere Hotel

Magnificent tree house suites comprise this luxurious lodge, cradled in the boughs of a mahogany forest. (pool, spa)

Days 3-4
Description

Ride through serene farmland to the picturesque shore of Lake Manyara | Sip sundowners while kids play at our luxurious hideaway | Hike and bike in the green Tanzanian highlands and tour a coffee farm | Splash around or relax by the pool.

Accommodations
Gibbs Farms, Tanzania
Gibb's Farm
Karatu
| Premiere Hotel

The rich traditions of East African life infuse every aspect of this distinctive rustic luxury retreat, crafted on a former coffee farm and surrounded by ancient trees and organic gardens. (spa)
 

Day 5
Description

Safari inside Ngorongoro's caldera, a World Heritage site rich with incredible wildlife and beauty | Keep an eye out for a lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros or buffalo—there's nothing like spotting the Big Five | Take a family hike the caldera's forested rim for breathtaking views of vast grasslands.

Accommodations
Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp
Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp
Ngorongoro
| *Casual Plus Hotel

A classic luxury tented safari camp set among striking acacia trees on the crater's rim, a place where wildlife and scenic beauty are the central attractions.

Days 6-9
Description

Take a chartered flight to the extraordinary Serengeti, seemingly endless plains with spectacular game | Stay on the only private reserve to border both the Serengeti and Maasai Mara National Parks | On hikes and game drives, families explore wide-open savanna, tufts of forest, meandering streams and rocky outcroppings | Join an interpretive bush walk, with chances to see herds of wildebeest and zebra | Visit a traditional Maasai village to learn about their unique pastoral heritage and culture | Swap stories by the fire or take a moonlit game drive | Early risers enjoy one last game walk or safari in the Serengeti before our private charter flight back to Arusha.

Accommodations
andBeyond Klein's Camp
&Beyond Klein's Camp
Serengeti
| Premiere Hotel

Take in sweeping views over the vast Serengeti and Maasai Mara at this lavish camp, nestled in the remote Kuka Hills. (pool, spa)

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

Click on dates for pricing, itinerary variations and to book your trip. Price is per person, double occupancy.

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Activity Level: 1-3

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Route notes

On this trip, we'll be using titanium mountain bikes that are just right for the non-technical dirt road riding as well as the paved riding.

Daily Route Options

Day 1
Biking
Level 1 | 12 miles | 700 ft. gain
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 6 miles | 300 ft. gain
Other
Lake Manyara Night Game Drive (2 hours)
Day 2
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | minimal elevation gain
Other
Lake Manyara Morning Game Drive & Hike (4 hours)
Lake Manyara Night Game Drive (2 hours)
Day 3
Biking
Level 1 | 12 miles | 900 ft. gain
Other
Lake Manyara Morning Game Drive (2 hours)
Maasai Village Visit (30 minutes)
Day 4
Biking
Level 2 | 12 miles | 1300 ft. gain
Walking & Hiking
Level 3 | 6 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Other
Coffee Farm Tour (30 minutes)
Day 5
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 4 miles | 300 ft. gain
Other
Crater Sunset Interpretive Hike (2 hours)
Day 6
Biking
Level 2 | 12 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 4 miles | 300 ft. gain
Other
Ngorongoro Crater Morning Game Drive (4 hours)
Afternoon Game Drive (2 hours)
Day 7
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 4 miles | 300 ft. gain
Other
Serengeti Morning Game Drive (4 hours)
Serengeti Night Game Drive (2 hours)
Day 8
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 4 miles | 300 ft. gain
Other
Serengeti Morning Game Drive (4 hours)
Serengeti Night Game Drive (2 hours)
Day 9
Other
Serengeti Morning Game Drive or Hike (3 hours)

What's Included

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day's ride is a bike that's perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

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Included in your trip price

On this trip we locally source the best bikes we can for the terrain (we’re not able to import our custom titanium bikes to this locale).

Child's Bike
Child's Bike
Kids' Bikes

Included in your trip price

Backroads is the only travel company to manufacture its own line of kid's bikes. While the wheels might be small, the performance is big—it's the perfect choice for kids. On our Family Trips, you'll find 20" and 24" bikes.

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Straight talk

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Flights

On this trip, we occasionally travel by 12–17-passenger turboprop plane to reach the exclusive hotels and activities this destination has to offer.

Accommodations

We stay one night at Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp, a comfortable property located on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. By staying in this ideal location, we'll spend less time driving to the crater and will be among the first visitors in the crater in the morning, when wildlife viewing is optimal. The private tents have simple ensuite bathrooms complete with the quintessential bucket shower experience and electricity, but their canvas walls and doors means sounds may carry from other tents nearby...the perfect way to doze off while listening to the peaceful sounds of the African night.

Biking in an Emerging World

Your journey through Tanzania will probably be unlike anything you've experienced. The people you'll meet and places you'll visit will likely stay with you for a very long time—especially if you've got a lot of memory for your camera, so be sure to come prepared! As wonderfully fulfilling as travel is in this country, it's not always easy. Even something as simple as crossing the road can be a challenge. Keep in mind that this is a developing country. And yet, the beauty of the people, culture and landscape shines through, making for an exotic experience that's completely worthwhile. Plus, our itineraries and Trip Leaders remove as many obstacles and inconveniences as possible, making your next extraordinary encounter always within reach. If you can be flexible and approach the region with a curious mind and good humor, you'll enjoy your trip to the fullest.

Pedaling a bicycle on rural roads in Africa is both a physical and cultural adventure that requires quick thinking, patience and humor (watch out for that motorbike, cow or zebra!) Due to the less than ideal and ever-changing cycling conditions on this trip, Backroads provides specially fitted mountain bikes with touring tires and upright handlebars to maximize your comfort and control.

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