Best Family Safari Lodges in Tanzania

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Tanzania has a huge potential for a family safari and beach holiday owing to its wildlife, lovely, white sandy island beaches and excellent hospitality service.  To make your safari even more exciting we’ve carefully selected the best family safari lodges in Tanzania. Get hospitality services from well trained staff, enjoy sumptuous meals from restaurants with child-friendly menus and engage in different family-friendly activities like sporting and cultural tours.

Outstanding family-friendly lodges are:

Lake Manze Camp

One of the best family safari lodges in Tanzania, particularly for families with younger children is Lake Manze Camp, in Selous Game Reserve.  This lake-side camp offers tented, rustic accommodation in 12 slightly elevated tented rooms with views over the floodplain.

Lake Manze Tented Camp, Selous Game Reserve.

Lake Manze Tented Camp, Selous Game Reserve.

The tents are situated under mature palm trees.  The tents can sleep two people, but an extra bed can be added on request. There are three pairs of tents that are built close together, which makes them ideal for families of four or more.

Gibb’s Farm, Arusha

Gibbs farm is a secluded and tranquil retreat located between Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater in Arusha Region. Accommodation is provided in 18 well decorated cottages, including a 2 bedroom cottage that is perfect for families.

One of the bedrooms at Gibbs Farm.

One of the bedrooms at Gibbs Farm.

Gibb’s Farm serves as the perfect base to relax after a safari. Enjoy mountain biking and walking, as well as a broad assortment of farm-based activities including bread-making and coffee roasting.

Singita’s Serengeti House

Singita’s Serengeti House is definitely one of the best family safari lodges in Tanzania, in Serengeti. This exclusive retreat overlooks a watering hole, making it easy to watch wildlife from the comfort of the house.

Singita Serengeti House bedroom view.

Singita Serengeti House bedroom view.

The tennis court and swimming pool are great spots for family fun activities. On the other hand, you can allow kids to be whisked off by the staff to identify the latest bugs or animal droppings in the surroundings.

Matemwe Lodge

On one of Zanzibar’s most secluded beaches lies yet another family safari lodge in Tanzania Matemwe Lodge. The blissful location and famously relaxed atmosphere of the lodge makes it an ideal place to unwind with family after an action packed safari.

Interior view of Matemwe Lodge.

Interior view of Matemwe Lodge.

Matemwe Lodge provides an unbeatable island escape. The 12 chic chalets have been built on lush gardens with amazing views of the Indian Ocean. Each chalet has a private sea-facing veranda with hammocks and couches to rest on as you enjoy the ocean views. Enjoy diving trips, snorkelling, fishing and basking under a clear blue sky.


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