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Educational / Fam trips

The Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO) has released details of their extensive fam trip programme to Northern Tanzania for the latter part of 2024.


From a UK perspective, we believe these trips are ideal for those newer to Tanzania. The focus here is upon experiencing various key locations within the Northern circuit, and less upon visiting properties.

OCTOBER : 10-days from 13th-22nd October or 7-days from 13th-19th October

NOVEMBER : 10-days from 10th-19th November or 7-days from 10th - 16th November

DECEMBER : 10-days from 1st - 10th December or 7-days from 1st - 7th December


To read more, see below, but comprehensive details are to be found on TATO's own website :



10 Days / 09 Nights

Arusha town - Manyara - Ngorongoro – Serengeti – Tarangire - Maasai - Kilimanjaro

2024 Price in USD per person (min 02pax)

USD $1695 sharing a dbl/twin room

USD $2295 in a single room

Wholesale value: USD $6,500



  • Game Drives exploring Lake Manyara National Park (NP), Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire NP, a visit to Maasai, and to Kilimanjaro NP.

  • Inspection of the major lodges/camps in the Northern Safari Circuit.

  • Meetings with Tanzanian Tour Operators and Lodge & Camp owners.


Day 01: Kilimanjaro Airport – Arusha Town

Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport; meet and greet by the FAM trip Safari ground handler – a TATO member, and transfer from the airport to Arusha Town. Dinner and overnight in Arusha on a half-board basis.


Day 02: Arusha Town

After breakfast, enjoy a morning Arusha city tour, including a hotel inspection with lunch. Attend a networking event organized by the Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO), providing agents with the opportunity to meet Tour Operators and Lodge/Camp owners. Dinner and overnight in Arusha on a half-board basis.


Day 03: Arusha – Manyara Region

Following breakfast, departure at 8:00 a.m. to Manyara Region to explore Manyara National Park, nestled between Lake Manyara on its eastern side and the majestic Manyara Escarpment on its western side, renowned for its population of iconic tree-climbing lions. Hot lunch followed by an afternoon visit to an African Art Gallery. Transfer to your accommodation. Dinner and overnight in the Manyara area on a full-board basis.


Day 04: Climb the Rift Valley Escarpment to the Serengeti

After breakfast, travel by road to Serengeti National Park. Stop at the viewpoint in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to take in the breathtaking view of the Ngorongoro Crater. Then, explore the Olduvai Gorge Museum, offering insights into the origins of humanity and the mysteries of our evolutionary past. Enjoy a picnic lunch at Naabi Kopjes. Embark on game drives in Serengeti National Park, keeping an eye out for the Serengeti Great Migration, an annual natural phenomenon where millions of wildebeest, zebras, and other herbivores migrate across the Serengeti ecosystem in pursuit of fresh grazing grounds, closely followed by predators. Transfer to your accommodation. Dinner and overnight in the Serengeti on a full-board basis.


Day 05: Discover Serengeti National Park

Game drives in Serengeti National Park provide the opportunity to witness the vast, endless plains teeming with enormous herds of wildebeest and zebra during migration. Yet, the wildlife spectacle extends beyond this, with sightings of elephants, giraffes, lions, leopards, and cheetahs. Enjoy a lodge inspection with lunch, followed by an afternoon game drive en route to your accommodation. Dinner and overnight in the Serengeti on a full-board basis.


Day 06: Birds-eye view of the Serengeti

Early morning Hot-Air Balloon Safari with a champagne bush breakfast. Continue your exploration of the remarkable flora and fauna of the Serengeti through game drives as you head south. In the afternoon, venture into the Ndutu area within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Lunch will be served hot or packed, allowing you to refuel for your adventures. Transfer to your accommodation. Dinner and overnight in South Serengeti/Ngorongoro Conservation Area on a full-board basis.


Day 07: Explore Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, proceed with a drive to the Ngorongoro Crater. Descend into the crater and engage in morning game drives to discover its abundant wildlife. The Ngorongoro Crater is renowned for its diverse array of animals, as it provides a constant supply of grass and water. Keep a lookout for the iconic 'Big Five': lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and buffalo. Enjoy an inspection with lunch on the Ngorongoro Crater rim. Transfer to your accommodation. Dinner and overnight in Ngorongoro area on a full-board basis.


Day 08: Discovering Tarangire

After breakfast, depart for Tarangire National Park for a game drive. During the dry season from July to October, the Tarangire River serves as the sole water source within the National Park, attracting animals such as elephants, giraffes, zebras, buffalo, and many more to its banks. Naturally, predators are not far behind! Hotel inspection with lunch. Transfer to your accommodation. Dinner and overnight in the Tarangire area on a full-board basis.


Day 09: Meet “The Maasai”

Explore a traditional Maasai home called “a boma”, and immerse yourself in the authentic lifestyle of this nomadic tribe. Following an early lunch, journey through Arusha en route to Kilimanjaro National Park. Transfer to your accommodation. Dinner and overnight in the Kilimanjaro area on a half-board basis. 6


Day 10: Roof of Africa: Mount Kilimanjaro .

After an early breakfast, enjoy a short trek on the foot slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, lasting approximately 1-2 hours. This trek will be guided by a certified mountain guide from a recognized mountain trekking operator – a TATO member. With good weather, there is a high chance of viewing the Roof of Africa. Hot or packed lunch. Day 10: Safari Ends Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport, departing in the afternoon/evening hours. End of Service.

OPTIONAL: Zanzibar PRE/POST FAM Trip extension, visit



The Programme/Price Includes:

  • Airport Transfer Kilimanjaro International Airport – Arusha and Moshi/Kilimanjaro – Kilimanjaro International Airport.

  • Full Board Accommodation on safari, including breakfast, lunch/packed lunch, dinner.

  • Game drives with unlimited mileage on safari (within the park opening hours), sharing 4x4 safari vehicle.

  • Mineral water in the safari vehicle.

  • Professional English-speaking Driver/Guide on safari.

  • Certified English-speaking Mountain/Guide on Mount Kilimanjaro trek.

  • All Government fees applicable in the National Parks and Conservation Areas.

  • Activities and Inspection visits as specified in the itinerary (African Art Gallery; Olduvai Gorge Museum; Hot-Air Balloon flight; Maasai Boma visit; Mt Kilimanjaro trek).

  • Participation in the Networking event organized by TATO.

  • Flying doctor’s emergency evacuation coverage within Tanzania.


The Programme/Price Excludes:

  • Tanzanian Tourist Visa.

  • International flights.

  • Items of personal nature.

  • Additional meals and drinks, and items excluded in the itinerary.

  • Comprehensive travel insurance covering loss of personal effects, personal injury, medical emergencies as well as any expenses relating to emergency travel arrangements, cancellation and/or curtailment of travel plans; such insurance must cover all force majeure events and other events beyond TATO’s & subcontractors’ control that may result in cancelation of travel.

  • Gratuities.


Note : these trips are organised and coordinated by TATO

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tbc 2024


Max 6 persons

$xxx pp exc international flights


tbc 2024


Max 8 persons

$xxx pp exc international flights


ZANZIBAR (5-star)

Dates tbc 2024


Max 6 persons

$xxx pp exc international flights

Overnights, lunches or site inspections at :

Hodi Hodi ***

Michamvi Bay****





White Sands****

(plus 8 more)

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tbc 2024


Max 6 persons

$xxx pp exc international flights

Overnights, lunches or site inspections at :

Foxes Safari Camps

Mbali Mbali Katavi Lodge

Nomad Chada

Mbali Mbali Mahale Lodge

Nomad Greystoke

Mbali Mbali Gombe Lodge



To participate in our heavily subsidised fam trips, we ask that you agree to the following :


  • Product management or sales team personnel only

  • Provide a post-trip feedback report

  • Make a  post-trip presentation to your colleagues

  • Agree post-trip marketing activities, including presence, prominence and promotion.

Properties offering fam trip accommodation.
(as at 15th March 2024, closing date)



  • New : Laba Migration Camp (5*) (RH)

  • Kantabile Camps (LD)

  • Bushtops Serengeti (AT)

  • New : Elewana Serengeti Explorer (5*)

  • New : Wilderness Usawa (5*)(CM)

  • Wayo Africa (3-4*)(CM)

  • Lemala Camps (5*)

  • New : Nimali Serengeti (5*)

  • New : Melia Serengeti (5*)

  • Siringit (5*) - media only

  • M​bali Mbali Soroi Serengeti Lodge

  • Nomad Lamai

  • Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp

  • Tanganyika Expeditions

Serengeti activities

  • Serengeti Balloon Safaris

  • Miracle Experiences - balloon safaris


  • New : Wilderness Craters Edge (5*)

  • Upgraded : Nomad Entamanu (5*)

  • Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp

  • Melia Ngorongoro

  • Nomad Entamanu

  • Tanganyika Expeditions


  • Tanganyika Expeditions



  • Gibbs Farm

  • Lemala Hamerkop House

  • Tanganyika Expeditions


  • New : Mwamba Lodge (AC)(July)

  • Lemala Mpingo Ridge Lodge

  • Nimali Tarangire

  • Mada Elephant Rock

  • Mada Balloon Safaris

  • Mbali Mbali Tarangire River Camp

  • Nomad Kuro

  • New : Karibu Elephant Springs*



  • Selous Kulinda Camp (TB)

  • Upgraded : Laba Siwandu (RH)(5)

  • Foxes Safari Camps

  • Beho Beho

  • Nomad Kiba Point

  • Nomad Sand Rivers



  • Laba Jongomero Camp (RH)

  • New : Jongomero Bush Manor (RH)

  • Foxes Safari Camps

  • Hodi Hodi

  • Nomad Kigelia

  • Serengeti Balloon Safaris



  • Foxes Safari Camps

  • Mbali Mbali Katavi Lodge

  • Nomad Chada


  • Mbali Mbali Mahale Lodge

  • Nomad Greystoke



  • Mbali Mbali Gombe Lodge



  • Michamvi Sunset Bay, Zanzibar (PiA)

  • The Zanzibar Collection

  • Hodi Hodi

  • White Sands

  • New : Melia Zanzibar


  • Fundu Lagoon


  • Rebuilt : Laba Fanjove Island (RH)


  • Precision Air

  • Coastal Aviation

  • As-Salaam Air

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