Travel with Ker & Downey on a Tanzania multigenerational safari.
In last week’s post we highlighted some of the challenges that can arise when planning a multigenerational safari and used the Scott trip as a real-life example of an itinerary our designers can put together for your family.
Today we’re showcasing another tried, trusted, and unique Tanzania multigenerational safari. When he was young, Gordon Casey went on safari with his parents. At the end of the trip, he knew he always wanted to return. So for his 40th birthday, he decided to arrange a safari to Tanzania for his family and extended family—his parents, siblings and their respective partners, and their children.
When Gordon contacted Ker & Downey with a request to put together a Tanzania multigenerational safari for 15 people ranging in age from 5 to 69, we knew we had our work cut out for us. We would have to please the youngest clients as well as the most seasoned travelers. That’s no small task!
To start off the Tanzania multigenerational safari, Gordon climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with his sister and two brothers, while the rest of the extended family spent time in Arusha participating in philanthropy projects, like visiting a local orphanage.
Once the climbing group returned from their seven-day climb, the family headed to Chem Chem Safari Lodge in Tarangire National Park. Chem Chem Safari Lodge is a great option for a Tanzania multigenerational safari because of its philosophy of a “slow safari” – the idea that Africa is best enjoyed in a relaxed fashion. In addition to game drives, there are also some really unique experiences with the Maasai that the family can participate in – like cross-country running with a Maasai warrior.
After three days at Chem Chem Safari Lodge, the family headed to Gibb’s Farm at the Ngorongoro Crater. Gibb’s Farm is located on the edge of the crater, boasting an on-site dairy and acres of organic produce, herbs, and coffee. While there, the Casey family enjoyed activities like biking through local towns and villages, visiting a local school, and game drives in the Ngorongoro Crater.
Their Tanzania multigenerational safari concluded at Singita Faru Faru Lodge in the Singita Grumeti Reserves. Singita Faru Faru Lodge is another great option for a luxury family safari. It offers a host of activities children enjoy, like archery, baking with the chef, and bush walks around camp. They also have a Mini Rangers’ Course for children to participate in tracking animals, foraging, and butterfly capture and release. It’s set up to open the safari world to young explorers and engage the young minds.
Each of Ker & Downey’s journeys are unique, hand-crafted by our experts to fit each client. The Scott and Casey multigenerational family safaris are just two tried and trusted examples of some of the safaris our designers can assemble for your family. Wherever it is you want to go, Ker & Downey can help you get there.
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*Photos used with permission, by Helen Farquharson. To see more of her work, check out her site here.