10 Things To Do In Tanzania With Kids

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Traveling to Tanzania with your family may seem a bit daunting. You may be thinking about all the dangers of traveling to East Africa, the challenges with the weather, and what you would do with your kids on a grueling safari. However, Tanzania is a perfect place for your next family vacation. Your kids will learn about the many amazing and unique things about nature and culture. Apart from this, it will be an exciting adventure for them. 10 things you can do in Tanzania with your kids include: 


Canoeing is a fun-filled activity that you can do safely with your kids. Arusha National Park is an exciting place to go canoeing with your kids. Once you get to the national park, you will take a walking safari where you can explore the beautiful national park while witnessing the giraffes in their natural habitat. You will then go to the lake, where you can go canoeing.

Safari in Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater is home to many exotic animals. Your kids will love the range of beautiful animals they will witness, including the famous and breathtaking Big Five. You can go on a game drive through the national park to enjoy a fun and adventure-packed day with your kids.


Given that culture will be a significant part of your trip to Tanzania, your kids can spend the day learning how to paint using the many traditional painting styles, including painting Masai warriors. Your kids can take home their masterpiece, which also serves as fun memorabilia of the trip.

Witnessing the Great Migration

The Great Migration is a phenomenal animal migratory movement known globally. Your kids will be bedazzled by the millions of wildebeests who migrate from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara every year.

Mto Wa Mbu

Mto Wa Mbu is another fantastic place to visit for a cultural and educational journey. The farming community welcomes many tourists and is proud to demonstrate their way of life to the travelers. You can also go on a cycling tour through the plantations with your family. The kids will love the experience.

Flying Fox Sanctuary

The Pemba Flying Fox is a large bat species that is only found on Pemba Island. The Flying Fox Sanctuary is home to over 35,000 bats. If your kids love animals, especially bats, this is the best place to visit.

Strolling Stone Town

Stone Town is a unique cultural market in Zanzibar. It is an iconic place that you must visit with your kids. The kids can learn about the local culture by browsing through the many street shops and admiring the skills and craftsmanship of the locals. 

Jozani Sea Turtle Sanctuary

The Jozani Sea Turtle Sanctuary is beautiful in Zanzibar dedicated to protecting turtles. Apart from the turtles and tortoise that call this sanctuary home, the people that work at the sanctuary are amicable and have much knowledge about the animals. Your kids will learn incredible things.

Zanzibar Butterfly Center

The Butterfly Center in Zanzibar is a magnificent place, home to an array of indigenous butterfly species. You can spend time with your kids strolling through the center to witness these beautiful butterflies, including the four stages of a butterfly’s life.

Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond

The Mnarani Marine Turles Conservation Pond is an organization that manages a natural tidal pool, providing shelter to turtles that are caught in fishers’ nets. The turtles brought here are taken care of until they are ready to be returned to the wild. Your kids can interact and feed the turtles.


Tanzania is an exciting, adventurous, and fun destination for your entire family. You can also read our Top 10 Tanzania Travel Tips to prepare for your journey.  


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