Day 0: Arrival and transfer to the Hotel in Arusha
Day 2: Arusha Museum, Maasai Market and Artist's workshop
Today's itinerary includes an exploration of Arusha's cultural tapestry. We will begin by discovering the city's heritage at its vibrant museums, followed by immersing yourself in the lively ambiance of local Maasai markets. Finally, witness the creative process firsthand at an artist's workshop, offering a diverse range of experiences tailored to every traveler's interests. Subsequently, later in the afternoon the children will venture out for a canoeing excursion at Lake Duluti. Overnight in Arusha (Bed and Breakfast).
Day 3: Arusha to Tarangire National Park
Today you will be picked up at your hotel after breakfast and hit the road in direction of Tarangire National Park. Tarangire is a lovely, quiet park in Northern Tanzania. It is most famous for its elephant migration, birding and authentic safari atmosphere. Every year during the dry season from June to November, the wildlife migrates through the park allowing for a very large number of different species to be seen here. As most of this part of the country is dry, the Tarangire River remains the only source of water and consequently attracts large numbers of wildebeests, elephants, gazelles, zebras, hartebeest, buffaloes and various predators such as lions and cheetahs that come to drink and graze around the river banks. Large swathes of Tarangire remain almost untouched, especially in the southern region of the park. With game-viewing that is exceptional in the dry season, this Tanzanian safari park is a small gem on the Northern safari circuit, especially if you love elephants! After your amazing full-day game drive, you will head to Karatu Eileens Tree Inn or Similar hotel (Full Board)
Day 4: Karatu to Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast drive 15 minutes to the entrance gate, then proceed for 30 min to the crater rim. We will descend 600 meters down Ngorongoro conservation area for the game drive. This magnificent crater is one of the most densely crowded African wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals including some of Tanzania’s last remaining Black Rhino. Supported by a year-round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro crater support a vast variety of animals, which include herds of Wildebeest, Zebra, Buffalo, Eland, Warthog, Hippo, and giant African Elephants. Another uniqueness of the crater is its huge population of predators, which include Lions, Hyenas, Jackals, Cheetahs and the ever-elusive Leopard. On the afternoon, you will enjoy your picnic lunch at the Hippo pool. You will continue with afternoon game drive, then you will ascend to the top of the crater and at 2pm you will proceed to Karatu Eileens Tree Inn or Similar hotel (Full Board)
Day 5: Lake Manyara Game Drive and Mto wa Mbu Village tour
After breakfast at Baobab Tented Camp, you will start your day to Lake Manyara National Park which is about 30min drive hours’ drive from Karatu. You will check inn about 15 minutes then proceed with game drive for 3 hours. Lake Manyara National Park will provide you a unique wilderness experience including diverse landscapes such as the Rift Valley soda lake, open grasslands, dense woodlands, stunning mountainsides and abundant wildlife. You will have an opportunity to spot greater and lesser pink flamingos on Lake Manyara shores. Around noon you will have your picnic lunch at the picnic site. After lunch, you will proceed to Mto wa mbu a village adjacent to the park. Your guide will be from the village itself so you will have a unique opportunity to see the community through his eyes. Tours last around 1 hour, but are flexible. During your visit you’ll get a good feel for the social side of the village – the farms and the milling machines, the schools, markets and churches. You’ll likely start in the village banana plantation, where they grow different varieties of bananas. Then you on the way you will visit milling machines, schools and a church. Next you might visit a youth art project, and learn about the different painting styles and techniques. The artists are happy for you to ask questions and take photos. Then you will experience the Maasai tribe and you will participate in their traditional ceremonies and joining in their vibrant dances, accompanied by the intricate art of face painting, fostering a cultural exchange and immersive encounter. Your tour will finish in the bustling local market, where you can wander around stalls selling fruit and vegetables stalls, spices and meal. After your tour you will proceed Arusha then Moshi for Dinner and overnight at Tulivu Kilimanjaro Retreat at Moshi or similar (Bed and Breakfast).
Day 6: Materuni Waterfalls and Coffee Tour in Moshi (Today you will have an opportunity to see Mt.Kilimanjaro)
Kilimanjaro the tallest free-standing Mountain in the World) After breakfast, at 8:00am you will leave the hotel and drive to Materuni Waterfalls and Coffee Tour for 45minutes. Materuni Waterfall is the highest and most impressive waterfall at the foothill of Mt. Kilimanjaro. You’ll visit a coffee farm and learn about how coffee is grown, harvested and processed, and you’ll try your hand at roasting and preparing a fresh cup of coffee the Chagga way for 1hr. At Materuni you will be enganged with local children in the village, we can participate in collaborative activities such as art, music, or dancing together, fostering cultural exchange and shared experiences. After coffee tour and taste you’ll take a beautiful 30 minutes hike through the hills and valleys enroute to the Materuni waterfalls. The valleys and hills are covered by tropical rainforest, coffee, banana and avocado “shambas”, the Kiswahili word for farms. On a clear day great view of Kibo and Moshi town can be seen during hiking. Dinner and overnight at Tulivu Kilimanjaro Retreat at Moshi or similar (Bed and Breakfast).
Day 7: Visit Makao Farm Animal Rescue in Moshi
Today you'll be picked up in Moshi and taken on a 30-minute drive to Makoa Farm near the mountain village of Machame, nestled at 1,070 meters on Kilimanjaro's southern slope. Operated since 1999 by Elisabeth and Laszlo, a German veterinarian couple, this 143-hectare estate houses the Kilimanjaro Animal C.R.E.W., a sanctuary for healthy, orphaned, and injured animals. During the 2-hour guided tour, led by an English-speaking staff member, you'll hear poignant stories about the animals' backgrounds and might assist in feeding them, with species like vervet and blue monkeys, baboons, smaller antelopes, a cheetah, and various bird species. At Makoa Farm, specializing in multi-day horseback safaris, you'll encounter around 20 horses and experience the farm's unique offerings before heading back to Moshi at the end of the tour.
After tour there is an optional Art workshop in which children will enjoy art workshops, including animal drawing sessions, nature and animal photography workshops, and engaging in local art practices such as crafting fabrics with animal prints, creating Maasai necklaces and bracelets, decorating Maasai sticks, as well as learning and participating in the singing and dancing traditions of the local music culture. Dinner and overnight at Tulivu Kilimanjaro Retreat at Moshi or similar (Bed and Breakfast).
Mode of the tour (Private and Joining Options)
This tour offers the flexibility for kids and their families to enjoy a private exploration, exclusively tailored to their interests and pace. Alternatively, families can opt to join a group of like-minded kids and their families in specific dates, fostering a sense of camaraderie and shared discovery throughout the journey. Whether privately or within a group setting, this tour ensures an immersive and enjoyable experience for all young adventurers and their families.
KLM Safaris is happy to introduce the new kids safari groups with the upcoming dates of December 2023-January and February 2024
NB: Private families can book any time through the year.
For inquiries about summer trips please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
THE TOUR INCLUDES:
- Safaris as indicated in the itinerary
- Meals and Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary
- Drinking water
- Transport 4X4 Land Cruiser with pop uproof with seat belts
- All park and conservancy fees
- Maasai cultural boma tour +Arts + Museum
- Mto wa mbu cultural tour
- Materuni waterfalls +Animal Rescue
- 10% running costs
- Professional English-speaking guide
- Free for your child as child under 5 years are have free entrance
THE PRICE EXCLUDE:
- Visa fees
- Driver/guide tips
- Items of personal nature
- Flight tickets (international and local)
Driver tip: Suggested 20 $ per person per day
30%ofthe total costs can be paid for reservation and the rest will be paid any time before arrival or cash on arrival.