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Where the Wild Things Are: Tanzania With Your Family

Program No. 22428RJ
Learn why Tanzania is the best place for animal lovers as you and your family search for big cats on safaris, while also meeting local children to get an inside look into this country.

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At a Glance

Journey to a land where elephants roam free and lions snooze in the afternoon sun. On expert-led game drives through humongous national parks and reserves, search for leopards, rhinos, elephants and cheetahs with the locals that know their favorite hangouts. When you’re not searching for wildlife with your family, get to know the villagers at a local school to learn what a typical day is like – minus the homework! – and make some new friends. When the day is done, huddle in close with your family at the campfire to hear wild animal tales as you create lifelong memories in Tanzania together.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Transportation in 4x4 safari vehicles, with pop-tops, on unpaved roads. Outside game parks, travel on paved roads.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

What You'll Learn

  • Keep your eyes peeled for lions as you explore Serengeti and Tarangire National Parks during game drives with expert naturalists.
  • Play soccer with local children and follow along as they show you inside their daily lives at school and at home.
  • Let the locals teach you a thing or two as you try your hand at Tinga Tinga painting and making tasty chapattis – a special bread.

General Notes

For three generations (grandchildren ages 9 & up). Children ages 15 and under get a discount at national parks and other sites in Tanzania. This discount is already reflected in the shown program price. A copy of the child participant's passport identification page must be faxed or emailed to the Program Coordinator upon enrollment so that it can be used as proof of age.
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