Family Safaris in Tanzania

Family Safaris in Tanzania

Tanzania is fantastic for a family safari. The vast plains of the Serengeti are iconic and ideal for a camping adventure with guide and vehicle devoted to your family, whilst the natural amphitheatre of Ngorongoro Crater is teeming with wildlife and big cats. Then of course there is Zanzibar, Africa's sparkling barefoot beach hotspot.

We have a unique approach to our family safaris in Tanzania. Between us, we have vast safari experience under our belts and have taken our own children on safari throughout Africa. Tanzania's Northern Safari Circuit has much appeal for families, but care needs to be taken to keep travel time down and to balance time in the Serengeti which will mostly consist of game drives with the Ngorongoro Highlands where a variety of activities are possible. The Southern Selous region can also work well for families, particularly those looking for a relaxing 3-6 day fly in safari with some relaxation on Zanzibar. Our specialists know which camps truly welcome and accommodate families and can tailor-make an itinerary to help you get the best out of this magnificent country.


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Itineraries

Our itineraries are carefully designed by our experienced travel designers based on years of experience and customer feedback. For a custom itinerary tailored to you, please enquire giving as much detail as possible on your brief.

Explore Selous and Ruaha National Parks in Southern Tanzania and relax on the Tanzania coast.

Tailor-made Luxury 11 days

Adults from $8,271 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $690 per person economy class from London

Families from $6,627 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $690 per person economy class from London

Our most popular Tanzania family safari including Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater & the Serengeti featuring good value camps with family rooms and swimming pools.

Tailor-made Classic 2 weeks

Adults from $5,297 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $1,066 per person economy class from London

Families from $4,750 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $1,066 per person economy class from London

A more adventurous take on the Northern Circuit - a fantastic privately guided journey including game drives, walking safari & cycling.

Tailor-made Luxury 1 week

Families from $3,076 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $1,192 per person economy class from London

Superb safari and beach holiday combining the vast Selous Game Reserve with idyllic Zanzibar Island.

Tailor-made Classic 9 days

Adults from $4,666 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $941 per person economy class from London

Families from $3,648 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $941 per person economy class from London

Experience the best of Tanzania's Northern Circuit featuring a stunning camp perched on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater and an incredible private bush lodge deep in the Serengeti.

Tailor-made Luxury 1 week

Adults from $8,225 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $878 per person economy class from London

Families from $7,624 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $878 per person economy class from London

Stunning bush camp offering a wildlife experience & pristine beach all in one location.

Tailor-made Luxury 8 days

Families from $3,076 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $1,066 per person economy class from London

Comprehensive and good value nine day safari tour of North Tanzanian National Parks with exhilarating daily guided game drives and comfortable stays in characterful tented camps.

Tailor-made Classic 9 days

Adults from $4,057 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $878 per person economy class from London

Families from $2,858 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $878 per person economy class from London

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Accommodation

Mnemba Island Lodge

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Beautiful Private Island
- Great Scuba Diving
- Luxurious accommodation

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Private Reserve
- Migration Route Location
- Great Facilities

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Ngorongoro Highlands

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Eccentric design
- Extraordinary views
- Private butler

Azura Selous

Southern Tanzania

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Beautiful riverside location
- Stunning pool, spa, private plunge pools
- Game drives and guided walks
- Fishing and boating excursions

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Fixed Tented Camp
- High Specification
- Excellent Wildlife Location
- Swimming Pool

Kimondo Camp

Serengeti

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Mobile Safari Camp
- Follows Wildebeest Migration
- 9 Safari Tents
- High Specification

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Stunning elevated location
- Private reserve
- Luxurious, extensive facilities
- Premium service

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Exclusive, luxury property
- Pool, tennis court, spa, gym
- Game-drives and horse-back safari

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Asilia Africa Camp
- Great Big Cat populations
- Remote location
- Small exclusive camp

The Residence Zanzibar

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Beautiful Gardens & Beach
- Excellent Facilities
- All villas with private pools
- Massive infinity pool

Matemwe Lodge

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Relaxed Beach Lodge
- Lovely Beach
- Lush tropical Gardens
- 12 bedroom lodge

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Elegant, intimate camp
- Vehicle safaris, bush walks
- Wildebeest migration area
- Expert guiding

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Exclusive private house
- Tailored to families and groups
- Vehicle and walking safaris
- Flexible, personalised itineraries

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Intimate, mobile camp
- Follows the wildebeest migration
- Spectacular predator action
- Exceptional guiding

Pongwe Beach Hotel

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Family-friendly
- Superb water activities
- Luxurious dining experience
- Suites with private plunge pools

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Private game drives
- Excellent Serengeti location
- Ngorongoro Conservation Area visits
- Alex Walker's Serian portfolio

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- 4 tents, intimate camp
- Private game drives & walking safaris
- Fly-camping
- Alex Walker's Serian Portfolio

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- 8 tents, great for groups
- Private game drives
- Walking safari, fly-camping
- Alex Walker's Serian portfolio

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Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Private game drives
- Bush walks, fly-camping
- Cultural interaction
- Alex Walker's Serian Portfolio

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Stunning waterside location
- Game drives, balloon rides
- Day trips to Lake Victoria
- &Beyond property

Klein's Camp

Serengeti

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Luxury lodge with exclusive feel
- Superb, uninterrupted views
- Broad range of activities
- &Beyond portfolio

Anna of Zanzibar

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Barefoot luxury beach retreat
- Fresh water swimming pool
- Excellent hospitality

Matemwe Beach House

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Wide range of activities
- Private villa and staff
- Superb diving centre

Greystoke Mahale

Western Tanzania

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Once in a lifetime chimpanzee experience
- Utterly remote location
- Luxurious lodge

Chada Katavi

Western Tanzania

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Fantastic game viewing
- Remote and beautiful location
- Traditional safari tented accommodation

The Highlands Tented Camp

Ngorongoro Highlands

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Superb elevated location, fabulous views
- Game drives, nature walks
- Cultural visits
- Asilia Portfolio

Entamanu Ngorongoro

Ngorongoro Highlands

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Brand new, luxury tented camp
- Stunning, elevated location
- Good range of activities
- Nomad Tanzania portfolio

Jongomero Camp

Southern Tanzania

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

-Remote, unspoiled location
-Luxurious Accommodation
-Overnight fly camping

Ras Kutani

Tanzania Coast

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Unspoiled coastline
- Fresh water lagoon
- Ideal Honeymoon location

Breezes Beach Club

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Popular beach resort
- Excellent Facilities
- Fantastic service
- Specialised Diving Centre

Fundu Lagoon

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Excellent diving centre
- One of the best adventure beach locations
- Access to the beautiful Mesali Island

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Tree house accommodation
- Night game drives
- Away from day visitors

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Luxurious, Mobile camp
- Follows the Great Migration
- Private butler service

Baraza Resort and Spa

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Family Friendly
- Fantastic facilities
- Exclusive, oceanfront villas

Unguja Lodge

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Remote Beach Lodge
- Family Villas
- Excellent diving / snorkelling

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Simple Tented Camp
- Northern Serengeti
- Basic En-suite tents
- Walking Safaris

Zanzibar Palace Hotel

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Owner run and managed
- Central Stone Town location
- Excellent service
- Individually decorated rooms

Serena Mivumo River Lodge

Southern Tanzania

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Beautiful riverside setting
- Game drives and walking safaris
- Boat trips
- Fishing and birdwatching

Che Che Vule Villa

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Private villa with pool and staff
- Perfect choice for family
- Flexibility and privacy

Zanzibar White Sand Villas

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Small Luxury Resort
- 11 Villas
- Paje Beach
- Kite Surfing Center

Machweo

Arusha

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Peaceful Arusha location
- Boutique Guesthouse
- Perfect pre or post safari
- Swimming Pool & Restaurant

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Simple Tented Camp
- Comfortable En-Suite Tents
- Simple set-up
- Central Serengeti

Gibb's Farm

Ngorongoro Highlands

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Tranquil hideaway
- Beautiful cottages
- Guided walks
- Mountain biking

Selous Impala Camp

Southern Tanzania

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Prime Rufiji River location
- Intimate camp with swimming pool
- Excellent wildlife in vast reserve

The Manor at Ngorongoro

Ngorongoro Highlands

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Stunning rural location with fabulous views
- 20 luxurious suites in 10 private cottages
- Horseriding, game drives, treks
- Pool, spa, superb gardens

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Lovely grounds
- Excellent Service
- Coffee Plantation
- Spa and pool

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Superb Big 5 game drives
- Grumeti River bush walks
- Luxury property in wilderness location
- Large pool, 20 spacious tents

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Tented camp
- Game-drives in Seronera Valley
- Grumeti River & Olduvai Gorge trips
- Swimming Pool

Sayari Camp

Serengeti

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Asilia Africa Lodge
- Permanent 9 Tent Camp
- Swimming Pool
- Walking and ballooning safari available

Dunia Camp

Serengeti

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

-Authentic safari experience
-Wildlife passing through the camp
-Migration viewing
-Excellent hosts

Oliver's Camp

Tarangire

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Intimate camp with exclusive feel
- Walking safaris, night drives
- Balloon safaris
- Fly camping

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Stunning tree-top accommodation
- Walking safaris, night drives
- Cultural visits
- Spectacular birdlife

Escarpment Lodge

Ngorongoro Highlands

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Sumptuous accommodation and spa
- Game drives and walking safaris
- Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks
- Ngorongoro Crater visits

Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp

Ngorongoro Highlands

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Excellent Ngorongoro Crater location
- Maasai village visits
- Guided walks
- Family friendly

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Lovely hilltop location
- Superb game drives
- Visits to Lake Magadi
- 12 tented rooms

Kilindi Zanzibar

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Infinity pools
- Beautiful suites
- Not family-friendly
- Overlooking Indian Ocean

Lazy Lagoon

Tanzania Coast

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Secluded location
- Fresh sea food
- Rooms onto beach

Ruaha River Lodge

Southern Tanzania

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating

- Remote National Park
- Chalets have river views
- Lodge has elevated position over the plains

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Semi-permanent, mobile camp
- Excellent guiding
- Game drives, balloon safaris
- Local community visits

Essque Zalu

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Kids Club
- Views of Indian Ocean
- Jetty dining experience
- Gorgeous accommodation

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Away from the tourist trail
- Stylish lodge with private feel
- Game drives, guided star gazing
- Serengeti Cheetah Project

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Mobile camp
- Follows wildebeest migration
- Game drives
- Sanctuary Retreats portfolio

Shooting Star Lodge

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Relaxed small beach lodge
- Infinity Pool
- Lovely Gardens

Pole Pole Bungalows

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Unique local cuisine
- In famous Marine park
- On-beach accommodation

Rufiji River Camp

Southern Tanzania

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Great location on the banks of the Rufiji River
- Traditional 14 Tent Camp
- Swimming Pool
- Down to earth and good value

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Spectacular views of wildlife
- Great game drives
- Hot air balloon ride
- High-quality food

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Fantastic game viewing
- Located in Serengeti
- Spacious and luxurious tents

Kono Kono

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Pristine beach
- Beach accommodation
- Fantastic Views

Sand Rivers

Southern Tanzania

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Stunning open-fronted rooms
- World heritage site
- Fantastic motorboat safaris

Kiba Point

Southern Tanzania

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Private lodge
- Ideal for groups and families
- Fantastic Selous game reserve

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Great game drives
- Excellent staff service
- Superb location and views
- Luxurious accommodation

Kigelia Ruaha

Southern Tanzania

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Pristine wilderness
- Intimate camp
- Family friendly safaris

Plantation Lodge

Ngorongoro Highlands

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Convenient for Ngorongoro Crater
- Lovely Gardens
- Swimming Pool
- Farm Walks

Siwandu

Southern Tanzania

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Traditional safari camp
- Vast, unspoilt Reserve
- Fantastic staff
- Old favourite

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Fantastic bird viewing
- Private access to Lake Manyara
- Comfortable tented accommodation

Tloma Lodge

Ngorongoro Highlands

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Beautiful scenery
- Cultural visits
- Rural location

Zanzibar Serena Hotel

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Prime ocean front location.
- Variety of dining options.
- Swimming pool and deck with view.
- 52 Rooms and suites

Zanzibar Pearl Boutique

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Good value beach lodge
- Gorgeous beach
- Relaxed vibe
- Superb dive centre

Lake Manze Tented Camp

Southern Tanzania

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Rustic tented safari camp
- Wilderness Location
- Comparatively good value
- Excellent wildlife

Farm House Valley Lodge

Ngorongoro Highlands

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Excellent for Ngorongoro & Manyara
- Large swimming pool
- Spacious rooms and lovely views
- Working farm tours

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Small comfortable bush camp
- 7 en-suite tents
- Central Serengeti location
- Good Family Tents

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Intimate setting in prime location
- Only five tents
- En suite hot bucket shower

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Safari Camp on the beach
- Game Drives
- Snorkelling and sand island picnics
- Dhow ocean sailing

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- 67 rooms, fabulous pool
- Forest hikes, game drives
- Cycling & canoeing

Ngorongoro Farm House

Ngorongoro Highlands

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Base for Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara
- Farm tours & treks with Maasai guides
- 51 rooms
- Pool and lovely gardens

Farm House Valley Lodge

Ngorongoro Highlands

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

-Game drives in Ngorongoro Crater
-Farm tours and treks with Masai guides
-30 spacious, comfortable rooms
-Pool, well-kept gardens

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Beautiful lakeside location
- Superb game-viewing
- Balloon safaris, archaeological visits
- Comfortable, static camp

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Superb Big 5 game-viewing
- Archaeological visits
- Balloon safaris, Masai village visits
- Comfortable, good value accommodation

Chaka Camp

Serengeti

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Superb game-viewing
- Guided walking safaris
- Olduvai Gorge and Masai community visits
- Small camp with friendly atmosphere

Kiota Camp

Serengeti

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Spectacular game drives
- Wonderful birdlife
- Authentic wild safari experience
- Small, friendly camp

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Beautiful lakeside location
- Night-time game drives
- Walking safaris, Masaai village visits
- Spectacular birdlife

Chumbe Island Coral Park

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Fantastic Snorkelling
- Pristine beaches
- Desert Island Ecolodge
- Basic Accommodation

Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

Indigo Beach

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Kids Club
- Family-friendly
- Private gardens
- Overlooks Indian Ocean

Diamonds La Gemma dell'Est

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Large resort
- Spectacular room views of Indian Ocean
- Great water sports activities
- Family-friendly

Pongwe Bay Resort

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Beautiful Beach
- Excellent Value
- Swimming Pool
- Large Tidal Range

The Tides Lodge

Tanzania Coast

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- One-day safari
- Big game fishing
- Reef snorkelling and diving
- On-beach accommodation

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Swimming pool
- Wildlife Sanctuary
- Gardens
- Convenient for Kilimanjaro Airport

Mchanga Beach Lodge

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Beautiful, remote beach
- Good value
- Friendly, personal atmosphere

Echo Beach Hotel

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Unique dining
- Remote beach setting
- Good water-based activities

Fumba Beach Lodge

Zanzibar & Islands

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Baobab suites
- Family-friendly
- Infinity pool with sea views
- Dhow-journey islet excursions

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Spectacular views
- Large pool
- Private game drives available
- Community visits and guided walks

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Tree-climbing lions
- Safari bike and walking trails
- Spectacular views of Lake Manyara
- Good value

Crater Forest Tented Camp

Ngorongoro Highlands

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Spectacular veranda views
- Rustic eco friendly camp
- Walking game trails
- Locally produced vegetables and coffee

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Good value camp
- Night drives and bush walks
- Good location in Serengeti savannah
- 35 tents

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Small, friendly camp
- Adjacent to Tarangire National Park
- Game drives, night walks
- Maasai Community visits

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Great views
- Spacious living
- Good walking excursions

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Good location
- Lovely ground
- Family rooms
- Solar heated pool

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What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 504 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • Really brilliant being met in the airport off the plane. It got the holiday off to the right start and driver really chatty and knowledgeable. Great transfers to and from the camps with drivers that were like guides - pointing out animals and full of interesting facts. All really friendly.

    4 Rosmead in Cape Town; We loved it here. Just the right side of plush and a lovely warm, friendly welcome. Breakfast were delicious. It was a real haven to come back to and even though it was small it didn’t feel intrusive. They were also really helpful with great places to eat.

    Tours in Cape Town; Our guide, Bevan, gave us an incredible insight into the history of South Africa whilst also being really knowledgeable on wild life and nature. No question was too hard and his answers honest. He had an intern with him from a township and this allowed us a different perspective. Bevan was brilliant with my daughter. The Cape Point trip was a full on day with lots packed in. Our highlight was the penguins but we also really enjoyed seeing Cape Point and getting our first taste of the wild life to come! Our stand out experience in Cape Town had to be the tour of Masiphumelele. We’re so pleased that we did this as it gave us an insight of the lives of so many people in SA. The visibility of such poverty was tough going at times and we learned much about the harsh realities of living in a township such as how dwellings regularly burn down, TB & HIV incidence but equally we saw the resilience, warmth and resourcefulness of the residents. We loved being shown around the nursery and the library and the chance to have a very different experience. Being in someone’s home for lunch was a real privilege. We got such a lovely welcome there and the food was really delicious. The tribal dance routine felt a little forced and I wasn’t convinced there was much pride in the display. I think being shown a little more of the craft workshop or the older people’s group might have worked better. Although I can see how this allowed us have a purpose to go into the unofficial part of the township. All in all a moving experience that will stay with us both for years to come.

    Getting around Cape Town; We quickly learnt from local people it’s not actually that safe walking around Cape Town except for in the Waterfront. Uber is the best way to travel - much safer and cheaper than the local cabs. The fares are ridiculously cheap.

    Food/Going Out; There are so many great places to eat in Cape Town. The indoor food market at the Waterfront is an absolute must. A huge variety of food that is great quality. Also a great place to hang out for a while as there is always bands playing. The Waterfront overall was a pleasant way to do a bit of shopping. We got some great township art there. We ate at the Cod Father in Camp Bay. It was night so we couldn’t benefit from the incredible views. The food was incredible and really fresh. Really warm service too. The Nelson Eye? was also gorgeous for meat eaters. A slightly retro steak house but with the best meat (nor for vegetarians!). We had great steak, ribs and a divine mint crisp local dessert. We also found a lovely place on Kloof Street called the Dark Horse (its sister restaurant the Black Sheep was closed). Really excellent small plates and great selection of wines.

    Moswari Game Reserve; This part of the holiday blew us away. The safari was spectacular. From our first game drive we saw and learnt so much about the incredible bush. We saw the Big Five within 24 hours (although we appreciate that must be unusual) but it wasn’t just that we saw them we saw them in amazingly dynamic situations - lion cubs suckling the lioness, rhino doing a strange greeting, a herd of 40 elephants at almost touching distance, a leopard eating its kill in a bush and then majestically descending. I could just go on. It wasn’t just these but also the wonderful giraffe sightings, all types of buck and antelope, a rainbow of different coloured birds. This was an unforgettable experience.

    Our guide and tracker, Weinond and Bricks, were perfect. Weinond was a lovely gentle and sensitive man with an encyclopaedic knowledge for wildlife and nature. Bricks was a skilled tracker and I am certain that without him we would not have seen half of what we did. You could feel their passion for the animals and they seemed to take as much joy from a spot as we did. Whilst driving Weinond filled us with information about life in the bush. This meant we learnt so much about the habits and habitats of the magnificent animals and birds we were seeing.

    The camp and rooms were top class. It was a small intimate camp with nicely spaced lodges for privacy. The view from our lodge was stunning. The room was large, beautifully furnished and with the best bathroom ever. If there was one thing that could be added it would be would be access to drinks in your room. Sometimes you want a beer or a nightcap without having to go all the way to the main camp.

    The food was luscious. There was something for everyone and it was all of a really high standard and cooked to perfection. It was definitely restaurant standard. My only complaint is how much weight I’ve put in because I couldn’t resist!

    The service throughout was warm, friendly and appropriate. Very professional.

    We stayed for a night in the Giraffes Nest. This was a special, magical experience. The setting was fabulous and ‘nest’ itself beautifully decorated. It was winter so it was a cold night but they gave you lots of blankets and a cosy robe to help with that. Once in the best you we’re in your own but with radio connection back to the camp. Whilst we only spotted 2 animals during the night it was a special experience sleeping under a blanket of stars. It was a bit overpriced I think for what it is and I think in the winter it should be possible might to stay a bit longer in the morning ( we were collected 6 am to join our drive group) as this might mean you would see animals in the light.

    Finally, I cannot recommend this camp enough to people. A truly spectacular holiday that we will never forget. I’ve definitely been bitten by the Africa bug!

    MissingDara d reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 02 July 2019

  • We had a wonderful time! Our transfers (besides a bit of a wait when we arrived) were smooth. The gentleman that drove us to and from the airport also drove us to our hike and he was very nice and helpful, clean car and very accommodating.
    Our tour guide on the first day, Mandy, was charming and insightful. It was a slow day in the markets but we appreciated the space and gave us a chance to hear all about the Souks. The gentlemen who was with her was a wealth of knowledge and both did a very nice job!
    Our hike was awesome and our guide was great- he even took us to a cool waterfall and took great care of us; lunch in the mountains was delicious!
    The hotel was so lovely and the staff was very accommodating and helpful. The food was great and the rooms very comfortable!
    I did a good amount of damage in the market (often accused of being Berber;) and truly hope to be back next Spring... maybe a girls trip or perhaps I’ll bring my kiddos!
    Thank you for organizing such a nice getaway for my husband and I; we will confidently recommend Tourdust to our friends!!

    MissingJennifer H reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 12 June 2019

  • We had an amazing trip. Everything was well thought out and so much fun. What a great way to truly see the country and learn the culture.

    Joseph was the perfect guide. Very kind, professional, knowledgeable and patient. The kids loved Joseph and keep asking when will they meet him again. He found the Big 5 for us which was unforgettable! Please pass along our appreciation to Joseph.

    Maji Moto was also another incredible experience. They had great customer service and we loved experiencing their culture.

    Sunbird was absolutely beautiful and I wish we had more time there. We loved the view of the lake!

    One suggestion to make the trip even better for other guests in the future would be to have a cooler with drinks and snacks in the Jeep at all times because a ton of driving is involved and it would be helpful to have a cold drink and snacks during the long trip.

    Thanks again for organizing this experience of a lifetime for us!

    MissingBrandon H reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 12 June 2019

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