What is a Stubborn Mule family holiday in Tanzania really like? Inspired by the old adage that ‘a picture tells a thousand words’, we’ve collected together some of our favourite traveller snaps. There’s of course world-class game viewing in national parks but you might also find yourselves walking with giraffe, enjoying a sumptuous alfresco lunch, learning to shoot a bow and arrow or relaxing on a palm-fringed beach. We hope you are as inspired as we are!

On safari in Tanzania - teenager taking a photo of an elephant

Your first glimpse of an elephant in the wild is always something to remember. Ears flapping, slowly kicking up a plume of dust, these giant but somehow elegant animals are always mesmerising. Keep your camera at the ready!

Lion mother and cubs - Tanzania customer photos

Wildlife viewing in Tanzania is some of the best in Africa. This fantastic picture was taken by one of our families when out on safari in the UNESCO World Heritage listed Serengeti. Check out our Places to visit in Tanzania for advice on where you should go on your trip.

Safari vehicle in Tanzania beside a lion lying in the shade - Customer photo

Not the place for a bush-wee! Admire the wildlife from the safety of your pop up roof, whilst the local wildlife make the most of the passing shade.

Canoe and walking safari in Tanzania - photos provided by customers

Walking or canoeing in Arusha National Park is great for all the family – an opportunity to view game from a different angle, whether it’s by canoe or on foot (there are no predators here, so it’s safe). Check out Tanzania with Kids for more great activities the whole family will enjoy.

Customer photo from Tanzania trip with family easting lunch al fresco

After a morning game drive, what better than to sit down for an alfresco lunch with the family. Food is varied and always plentiful and the chefs are usually able to go ‘off menu’ for pickier eaters. Read our customer reviews for more detailed lodge and dining experiences.

Family spending day with the Bushmen in Tanzania

Spending time with the nomadic Hadza people is an experience you will never forget. They are genuinely nomadic so you may take a little while to find their camp, but when you arrive you will witness first hand a truly unique way of life. You may even be invited to join the hunt…not for the faint-hearted.

Boy with bow and arrow on Tanzania family trip - customer photo

Learning survival skills, including how to make fire with a stick and some dried grass, and firing a bow and arrow, are some of those pinch-me experiences that you can have in Tanzania and will all be talking about for years to come.

Traditional painting session on Tanzania itinerary

At Mto Wa Mbu, kids can try their hand at traditional African painting at an artists’ cooperative, as part of our Tanzania Safari and Beach itinerary. At the base of the Great Rift Escarpment, this little village is surrounded by banana plantations and rice paddies that you can discover by bike or tuk-tuk.

Family in light aircraft on safari trip

Taking an exhilarating light-aircraft flight between national parks adds to the excitement of your trip through this spellbinding country. It also offers a wonderful birds-eye view of the landscape beneath. Choose between vehicle or flight transfers on any of our Tanzania itineraries.

Multigen activity in Tanzania - learning about traditional culture

Tanzania is a great option for holidays with grandparents as everyone loves both the wildlife viewing and the cultural activities. Read our Multigeneration Holidays blog for further details on why this works so well.

Hot air balloons in Tanzania

A hot-air balloon trip is a truly glorious way to see some of Tanzania’s epic landscapes including the Serengeti – well-organised and highly professional, and sometimes accompanied by a champagne breakfast for grown-ups. This can be added to any Tanzania family safari.

Family hiking in Tanzania's Great Rift Valley

Hiking around the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater is an exhilarating way to get incredible views over this extraordinary volcanic landmark with its rainforest-clad sides and the lush grassy plain in its centre. Later you’ll also take a jeep safari to the crater floor for fantastic wildlife viewing and a picnic lunch overlooking a lake. Visit the Ngorongoro Crater on our Tanzania safari & beach holiday.

Close up of giraffe in Tanzania, photo taken by Stubborn Mule Travel customer

Who doesn’t love a giraffe?! Masai giraffes are found throughout northern and central Tanzania in both protected and unprotected areas, including the Serengeti, Tarangire, Manyara and Arusha.

Lively Stone Town harbour in Zanzibar, Tanzania customer photo

Lively, UNESCO-listed Stone Town in Zanzibar has lots to do and see. Scented by cardamom and cinnamon, it beckons families with charming colonial architecture, tempting street food stalls, intriguing night markets and rooftop restaurants. Our Tanzania Safari & Beach itinerary includes time in Zanzibar.

Double photo of turquoise swimming pool and lobster and chips on the beach

Some lodges and hotels have refreshing swimming pools, while both Zanzibar and the mainland coast have fabulous stretches of white-sand beach where you can relax, play and even tuck into the likes of yummy lobster and chips.

Zanzibar beach with palm trees and natural umbrellas for shade

Time on the beach is the perfect way to round off your Tanzania family safari, combining some R&R with the chance to watch fishermen bringing in their catch for you to feast on in a beachfront restaurant after working up an appetite with a spot of snorkelling or fishing.

Kids playing on the beach in Zanzibar

Zanzibar has sunsets like something out of a dream – the perfect end to a day’s fun on this marvellous island. We’ve got a range of wonderfully family-friendly hotels that we can recommend, ranged across the picturesque east coast beaches.

Holiday photos of Tanzania

Have these photos of family travel adventures in Tanzania inspired you? If yes, then do get in touch. We’d love to help you create your own bespoke family itinerary. Ring us at – 01728 752 751 – to talk through your plans or email us using our website form.

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