Safari Includes:

5 nights, 6 days, private safari vehicle with trained driver-guide

Amani Forest Camp, Mkoma Bay

Suitable for age groups 0-5, 6-12, 13-18

Price $1390 per adult, $700 per child (family sharing rooms) Residents Special Offer 2014

This six day family holiday is super-family friendly, full of kid focused activities and child friendly locations. Spend a couple of days in Amani Forest Camp in the beautiful Amani Nature Reserve where there is walking, swimming in rivers and forest fun for any age. Then head down to the coast to the pretty seaside town of Pangani where you will stay in the friendly Mkoma Bay and enjoy all the fun the seaside has to offer – swimming, snorkelling, mangrove adventures and cultural sightseeing around slave markets and the old town. You can’t go wrong with this trip, suitable for children of any age from the youngest toddler up to the most active teen.

  • Hiking and nature trails in Amani
  • Birdwatching and chameleon walks
  • Amboni Caves tour
  • Sightseeing of old slave market, colonial buildings etc
  • Swimming, snorkelling and diving
  • Mangrove swamp walks
  • Relaxing on the beach and in the pool

Itinerary Amani and Pangani

Day 1 Dar es Salaam to Amani Amani Forest Camp
Day 2 Amani Nature Reserve Amani Forest Camp
Day 3 Amani to Pangani via Amboni Caves Mkoma Bay
Day 4 Pangani Mkoma Bay
Day 5 Pangani Mkoma Bay
Day 6 Pangani to Dar es Salaam N/A End of Service

Detailed Itinerary:

5 nights, 6 days, private safari vehicle with trained driver-guide, full board

Amani Forest Camp, Mkoma Bay

Day 1: Dar Es Salaam – Amani Nature Reserve

In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel or your family residence in Dar at 7am and driven to Amani Nature Reserve where you will arrive in time for lunch. After lunch, take the children on a walk through the rainforest to experience the biodiversity of this Eastern Arc forest area. There are walks of all sizes for any age children, from a twenty minute amble through the forest to a few hours hike up Mbomole Hill. Nature lovers will love this place! Spend overnight at Amani Forest Camp, deep in the forest itself, on full board basis

Day 2: Amani Nature Reserve

Enjoy your breakfast and then set out on a visit to the famous botanical garden in Amani. These are the second largest botanical gardens in the world and provide a wonderful location for some forest fun. There are some endemic plant species to find, and if time allows, visit the tea plantations and go shopping for home made souvenirs at the Amani Womens Collective. This evening you are again based at Amani Forest Camp on full board basis

Day 3: Amani-Amboni Caves – Pangani Coast

You start the day with breakfast in Amani, and then you jump in the car and drive to Amboni caves via Tanga Town. At Amboni you take the family for a fascinating tour around this amazing cave system, led by an English speaking guide who provide interesting explanations of the stunning stalactite and stalagmite formations of the caves as well as the history of the cave system. After your tour of the caves you will drive back to Tanga where you will stop for lunch. Then after lunch drive further down to the historical Pangani Coast where you will arrive in the mid afternoon. Rest and relax at leisure in Mkoma Bay on full board basis

Day 4: Pangani Coast

After breakfast, start the day with a sightseeing tour, visiting the old colonial buildings, a former slave labour camp, and an old slave market site. We can also arrange for a River Cruise through the vast coconut plantation along the Pangani River, snorkelling and fishing with local fishermen or diving in the reefs off the coast. Please ask your safari consultant for more information on these additional activities. All meals are provided at Mkoma Bay on full board basis

Day 5: Pangani Beach

Today rest and relax at leisure in your comfortable lodge Mkoma Bay on the white sandy beach. Activities include playing in the pool and on the beach, taking walks to the mangroves and looking for 300,000 year old fossils, diving or snorkelling at Masiwe Island - please ask your safari consultant for further details about these activities. All meals are provided for you and the family in the resort.

Day 6: Pangani beach – Dar-es-salaam

Leisure Breakfast then leave Pangani for Dar-es-salaam with packed lunch. We will return you to your hotel or residence in the early evening.

Available Activities

Hiking in the Amani Nature Reserve

Take a walk through the unique forest of the Botanical Gardens in the Amani Nature Reserve

Choose a hike suitable for your family from the wide range of trails available

Trek to the highest point in Eastern Usambara at Mbomole Hill or wander along the camp's own nature trails

Enjoy a swim and a cooldown in one of the beautiful waterfall plunge pools

Learn all about the local flora and fauna from your experienced guide

Visit the unique Amboni Caves

Visit the Amboni Cave system in Tanga region

See the amazing stalactite and stalagmite formations

Learn about the geology and history of the caves from an informed guide

Sightseeing around old Pangani Town

Visit the old colonial buildings in Pangani Town

See an old slave market and other slavery sites

Learn about the colonial and other history of the Swahili Coast from an English-speaking guide

Beach and watersports at Mkoma Bay

Enjoy the white sandy beaches of Mkoma Bay, Pangani

Swimming, snorkelling, diving and fishing

Go wandering around the mangrove swamps


Map view for Amani Nature Reserve


Map view for Mkoma Bay, Pangani


Additional information:

Package includes:

  • Private safari converted vehicle with driver guide
  • All park and entrance fees including Amboni Caves
  • Full Board at Amani and Mkoma Bay
  • Bottled drinking water when driving
  • Service of an English speaking guide

Package does NOT include:

  • International flights
  • Soft/alcoholic drinks
  • Laundry and other personal items
  • Tips
  • Holiday supplements and additional activities
  • Accommodation in Dar-es-salaam
  • Airport transfers