Every family has their own version of a ‘things to do before the kids grow up’ bucket-list. But some adventures are just so phenomenal, everyone should fit in at least a few of them. Here are just twelve that are definitely worth making room for.

1/12 Witness the Great Migration in Tanzania

Serengeti National Park is one of the original UNESCO World Heritage sites, and its annual Great Migration is a Natural Wonder of the World.

Every year between May and October, millions of zebra and wildebeest migrate across the Mara River between Tanzania’s Serengeti and the Masai Mara in Kenya. It’s an awe-inspiring spectacle and easily the most iconic of all African safari experiences, but an adventure to save for older kids and teens: the Serengeti alone has over 3000 lions, and Grumeti River crocodiles are monstrous, so savage drama is almost inevitable.

When to go
The Great Migration depends on Tanzania’s rainy season, but is normally at its peak between July and October.

How to get there
Flights from the UK to Kilimanjaro Airport take just under 11 hours. Serengeti National Park is an hour’s flight from Kilimanjaro. The ATTA (African Travel & Tourism Association) directory lists Great Migration safari specialists in the UK.