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Why Kenya is great for a kids holiday

Kenya may not be top of mind for a holiday with the kids, but ... Enjoy superb wildlife viewing, visit conservation charities to see how they care for orphaned and injured animals, and meet with Maasai tribespeople on The Adventure Company's 10-day Land of the Masai family adventure, suitable for families with children aged 5 and older.

What to expect from a Tanzania Safari

Tanzania contains one of the largest one of the largest, wildest animal populations on the planet. On Safari in Tanzania you can expect to see a vast range of wildlife from flamingo to wildebeest, they're all here.

The Great Serengeti National park is located in the middle of Tanzania and is host to one of the largest collections of wildlife. On our Rift Valley Safari you can expect to see lion, cheetah, leopard, wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, gazelle and the odd dog.

Following footprints in Tanzania - by Phoebe Millard, aged 15

When we visited Saadani National Park, the thing I was most surprised by was how many game drives we went on. I was expecting to go on a few, but not get into the jeep every day! They were so much fun. We learnt something different every day. For example, one day we would take camera traps disguised as pieces of tree and position them in popular areas like waterholes, that animals went. Then, at the end of the week we all collected our camera traps and had a look at what we had got.

Top 10 tips for Tanzania - by Lucien Millard, aged 8

1. You must remember to take your malaria pills every day - swallow them with a banana is the easiest way.

2. Just as we did at Longleat Safari Park in the UK, when we went on the Longleat Family African Safari we took a pair of binoculars to spot giraffes and even smaller animals.

3. It’s a good idea to remember to bring a torch because Africa can be very dark at night.

4. Don't be surprised if an elephant charges at you - but don't panic at any stage. Ask the driver to return to the road if necessary.

Elephants in Tanzania - by Gabriel Millard, aged 13

Their names are Colossus, Charlie and Jan. Despite their names these are not human beings. They are in fact, giant African elephants; and they live in Sadaani National Park in Tanzania.

Cutest animals in Africa - by Honey Millard, aged 10

Before we went to Tanzania, we visited Longleat Safari Park in the UK. I loved feeding the red deer from our jeep and it was fantastic when the monkeys climbed all over our car. The animals are a bit wilder in Africa, but in Longleat you are always guaranteed to see them as they don’t hide in the bush. Anyway, here is my list of the cutest animals we saw in Africa.

1. One of the cutest animals we saw in Africa, I think THE cutest was a tiny baby elephant. We spotted a tiny teeny one, just taller than some long grass. It was so sweet. We all took millions of photos of it.

Rosie Millard on the Longleat Family African Safari

After five days on the Longleat African Safari, my four children can tell the difference between a leopard’s pawprint and a hyena’s. They know what a Carmine Bee-eater looks like. They have found out what sort of animals visit a waterhole at night, thanks to an infra-red camera trap. They also understand that when Charlie the big bull elephant is pawing the ground, flapping his ears and trotting towards us trumpeting, it’s not really very dangerous. Really?

Tanzania offers an all-round holiday experience

When you embark on a safari holiday, you usually expect to spend most of your time patrolling vast swathes of land looking for some of the world's most exotic creatures.

However, this is not the case when you head to Tanzania. Of course, you can spend all of your time searching for the "big five" wild animals if you wish, but there are so many other fantastic things to see and do.

Why Zanzibar is the most romantic place on earth

Ellie Goldsmith and Ben Pinington recently got engaged on our Rift Valley Safari trip with Zanzibar extension. With love in the air we decied to find out more about their trip and the wonderful proposal. 

We wanted to know more from Ellie and Ben about their fabulous group holiday to Tanzania and Zanzibar and  find out why they loved safari.

1. Why did you choose Tanzania and Zanzibar?

Tanzania had me feeling like a child in a sweet shop

Although I had been on an African safari holiday before, the feeling of excitement and anticipation ahead of my trip to Tanzania was almost too much to bear. I knew that this would be the best wildlife viewing tour of my life and I could hardly contain myself. Goodness knows how the kids must have felt.

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