Tanzania is the ultimate destination for a family holiday. A vacation with a family and children can be difficult, but in Tanzania, there are many opportunities for families to have a fun filled, unforgettable, and educational trip steeped in nature, wildlife, beaches and even historic sites children will enjoy. Some locations in Tanzania must be visited by families to make their vacation special and memorable! We present here a few options from different locations.
In Zanzibar’s Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park, families can visit the tranquil Forest and find the rare, endangered red colobus monkeys, as well as 50 various butterfly species and 40 species of exotic birds. The Forest acts as an attraction for people of all ages and interests, as it offers peace, knowledge, relaxation, and beauty, and everyone marvels at the spectacles it offers.
At Peponi Beach, in Pangani, Tanzania, families can relax. Peponi resort has private and comfortable tents which are perfect for tourist families. Parents can relax while children play at the heavenly beach. Tourists can enjoy breathtaking views of the crystal clear sea water, blue skies, and magnificent mangroves. Tourists can walk on the beach, explore the tidal flats, enjoy local seafood, and do something exciting such as snorkelling, kayaking, or a dhow trip.
At Pemba island, the serenity and beauty is unmatched. The island is home to many exotic species such as the Pemba flying fox (a fruit bat), violet breasted sunbirds, and miniature antelopes. The islands of Zanzibar allow travellers to view pristine beaches, colorful sunsets, and shimmering waters. While enjoying a spectacular snorkelling or scuba diving experience, travellers can spot colorful corals, tropical fish, deep sea turtles, manta rays etc. At Kizimkazi, families can enjoy swimming and snorkelling with bottlenose and humpback dolphins.
Another wonderful destination is Zanzibar’s Prison Island where visitors can see the Giant Tortoise, while National Parks offer the views of many species of turtles, birds, and butterflies. This location is perfect for travellers with children because kids can play at the old prison ruins and families can feed and observe the giant land tortoise!
The Zanzibar Butterfly Centre is one of the most unique destinations in Zanzibar. The sanctuary is home to hundreds of butterfly species, has experienced tour guides, and shows beautiful natural habitats. The interesting exhibit is great for children of all ages, who can observe the stunning butterflies and learn about their ecology and cycle of life.
At Stone Town, families can visit the Old Fort, Arab Houses, the beautiful Palace Museum, or the National Museum (commonly known as the House of Wonders) to learn about the rich history of Tanzania and Zanzibar. This town has been proclaimed a UNESCO Heritage Site. Families can enjoy local food, which comes in a huge variety so the needs of all ages and interests are catered to. Families can choose a spice tour for their vacation, where spice farms and plantations allow them to see and taste many types of beautiful and unique spices and fruits. Kids and adults alike can enjoy viewing the plants of everyday spices, and tasting rich flavours such as nutmeg, cumin, turmeric, cloves, and lemongrass!
At Serengeti National Park, families can enjoy safaris, wildlife viewing, and hot air balloon rides, which fascinate children and adults alike! A trip to Ngorongoro Crater or Maasai Mara can also be an exciting and adventurous experience. Families can spot the Big 5 on Safaris: rhinoceros, lions, buffaloes, elephants, and leopards, as well as giraffes, zebras, exotic birds, hippopotamus, cheetahs, antelopes, gazelles, mongooses, and meerkats etc. Families could even travel to the beautiful Mount Kilimanjaro for sightseeing and adventures such as climbing and camping.
Tanzania is the ultimate destination for a family holiday as it offers a range of diverse experiences which cater to the needs and requirements of people of all ages. The region offers good cuisine, comfort, luxury, relaxation, excitement, adventure, beauty, knowledge, culture, and serenity, all at the same time, and is therefore the perfect destination for a family vacation!