Tanzania is well known for its flora and fauna. But you need to think about all you want to do with your family because you cannot be on safari every day. You need to have many other activities to keep the little ones plugged into your activities. Here are some fun things to do for the whole family.
Arusha is a great place to allow you to head to a place to take in some amazing wildlife. There are no big predators in Arusha, but there is a large population of zebras, giraffes, and wart hogs. It is a great place to spend a morning walking in the plains near the mountain.
This is a great place to cool off and enjoy the beauty of the lake. It is possible to go canoeing in a two-person canoe and glide across the water and look for hippos as well as for antelope and birds.
There are many great places where you can find wooden carvings as well as souvenirs. You need to find and enjoy the local color of all the markets. Here you can find mounds of fresh fruit as well as many kinds of spices and foods. This is a great place to get fresh food and local favs for the little ones to try.
Finding the best accommodations can make a huge difference and you need to look for one of the best places to stay with kids. One of the best is a tented camp that is near Tarangire National Park. This is a great pool area for little ones to cool off. Right from the pool it is possible to see zebras as well as wildebeests who are passing by. This is a great place to take in a cool drink as well as enjoy the sunset and watch the locals taking you in as well.
There are many local tribes who live in the area around Lake Eyasi that is neat the Ngorongoro Crater. In this area you can experience the life of the local people with your children. This is a great place to learn about the archaeology of the region as well as the ways of the local people. It is possible to learn how to start a fire as well as how to fire a bow and arrow. There are many opportunities to hunt with the locals as well as have dinner in this remote region.
If you are looking for a quiet place to take in a ride, there are many places to ride in the banana plantations that are around Mto Wa Mbu. These are on the outside of the Rift Valley Escarpment and they are lovely. There are tons of tracks that you can enjoy and that you can ride as far as you like. You can also stop off if you must at a local shop for refreshments.
If you have children who are creative, you will love working with local artists to paint a painting. There are many options available and you can work with your kids in a class to learn the local stylized renditions of animals as well as the coloring methods for the vibrant Masai style.
While the Ngorongoro Crater is incredible to visit with kids, this is a lovely area that is more than just the crater. A fun trip also includes a trek up Mount Marakot which has a 3,132-meter peek that has a lovely view of the Olduvai Plain as well as Lake Eyasi.
The climb is different in landscape from the bottom to the top. You initially will pass through Masai pasture featuring sheep and goats. As you continue to climb, you are going to see very high grasses as well as forest. There are many trees in these areas that are filled with moss. The hike is about 5 hours in total and you will have a park ranger with you as a guide. There is not a minimum age but 10 and up is recommended for the best age group.
The slave market in Zanzibar is an important historic location that will teach children about the history of the slave trade. The historical significance of the location is explained in a way that is easy to understand. There are pictures as well as stories about slaves and traders. The information is presented in a manner that is thought provoking and informative.
There are many beaches that do not need much introduction with their beauty. There are so many places here for some great snorkeling and dolphin watching that kids will be blown away by the experience.