16 days in Tanzania Itinerary

16 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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16 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  12​h
1
Arusha
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Serengeti National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Tarangire National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Moshi
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
7
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Amsterdam

2
nights
Arusha

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
On the 22nd (Tue), shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Arusha trip itinerary planning site .

Amsterdam, Holland to Arusha is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern African Time is 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in October, with highs in Arusha at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Climbing Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park ©
Few adventures in the world invoke such vivid natural imagery as a trip to Serengeti National Park, a World Heritage Site known for its diverse animal life and memorable scenery.
Spend the 24th (Thu) exploring nature at Serengeti National Park. Spend the 25th (Fri) exploring nature at Seronera. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Serengeti Hippo Pool and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Serengeti National Park vacation planning website .

Fly from Arusha to Serengeti National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Arusha in October: high temperatures in Serengeti National Park hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Serengeti National Park ©
Serengeti National Park
Serengeti Hippo Pool ©
Serengeti Hippo Pool
Seronera ©
Seronera

2
nights
Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Ngorongoro Conservation Area ©
You can discover Tanzania's varied plant and animal life on a tour of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a World Heritage Site known for its massive volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip planner .

Drive from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 2.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Mon) before leaving for Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks Nature
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

1
night
Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park ©
On the 29th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Tarangire National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tarangire National Park holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park takes 5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Tarangire National Park can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

1
night
Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kilimanjaro.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kilimanjaro National Park trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Tarangire National Park to Kilimanjaro National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Parks Nature
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro

2
nights
Moshi

Situated in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, the sleepy town of Moshi provides tourist with a safe and pleasant place to stay in while touring the region or braving Africa's highest mountain.
On the 31st (Thu), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and then take in the exciting artwork at Mama Africa Curio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Moshi planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kilimanjaro National Park to Moshi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Moshi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Climbing Tours
Safaris
Mama Africa Curio ©
Mama Africa Curio

4
nights
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island

Zanzibar City ©
Discover a myriad of attractions in Zanzibar City, like its World Heritage-listed historic core, charming beach villages, and the modern neighborhood of Ng'ambo.
Get out of town with these interesting Zanzibar City side-trips: Nungwi (Scuba & Snorkeling & Nungwi Beach). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Cheetah's Rock, step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, kick back and relax at Nakupenda Beach, and admire the landmark architecture of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Zanzibar City travel planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Moshi to Zanzibar City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Nungwi, Cheetah's Rock
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Scuba & Snorkeling

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