22 days in Tanzania Itinerary

22 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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22 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h
1
Arusha
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
2
Serengeti National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Tarangire National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Moshi
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
7
Kilwa Masoko
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Climbing Tours and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get some cultural insight at Cultural Heritage Centre and Tanzanite Experience. There's still lots to do: get outside with Kili Dreamers.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Arusha route planner.

London, UK to Arusha is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Arusha is 3 hours. Traveling from London in January, things will get much warmer in Arusha: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Climbing Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Oldupai Gorge and Balloon Rides. Spend the 29th (Wed) exploring nature at Serengeti National Park. Spend the 30th (Thu) exploring nature at Seronera.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Serengeti National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Fly from Arusha to Serengeti National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, Serengeti National Park is slightly colder than Arusha - with highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Oldupai Gorge
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Serengeti National Park ©
Serengeti National Park
Seronera ©
Seronera
Oldupai Gorge ©
Oldupai Gorge

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater. On the next day, make a trip to The Engare Sero Footprint Site.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 4 hours. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to 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 ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): stroll through Tarangire National Park.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tarangire National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park takes 5 hours. February in Tarangire National Park sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) 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

3
nights
Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park
Get in touch with nature at Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kibo. When in Kilimanjaro National Park, make a side trip to see Chagga Museum in Marangu, approximately 1h 15 min away. Spend the 4th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kilimanjaro National Park trip builder site .

You can fly from Tarangire National Park to Kilimanjaro National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Chagga Museum
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kibo
Mount Kibo
Chagga Museum ©
Chagga Museum

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Climbing Tours and Safaris. Spend the 8th (Sat) on two wheels at Ascend Tanzania. There's more to do: browse for treasures at Mama Africa Curio and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Moshi online trip builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kilimanjaro National Park to Moshi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kilwa Masoko.

Things to do in Moshi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Climbing Tours
Safaris
Ascend Tanzania ©
Ascend Tanzania

1
day
Kilwa Masoko

Kilwa Masoko ©
Kilwa Masoko is a port town on the Indian Ocean in southeastern Tanzania. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Songo Mnara, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Great Mosque of Kilwa, and then explore and take pictures at Kilwa Kisiwani World Heritage Site.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilwa Masoko itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Moshi to Kilwa Masoko in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Kilwa Masoko

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kilwa Kisiwani World Heritage Site
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Kilwa Kisiwani World Heritage Site ©
Great Mosque of Kilwa ©
Great Mosque of Kilwa
Songo Mnara ©
Songo Mnara

5
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.
Visit Hamamni Persian Baths and House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) for their historical value. The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe) and Mtoni Palace Ruins are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in Nungwi (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, get engrossed in the history at Peace Memorial Museum (Beit el Amani), explore the galleries of Dr Bulugu Gallery, and view the masterpieces at Cultural Arts Gallery.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City driving holiday planning app .

Do a combination of car and flight from Kilwa Masoko to Zanzibar City in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in February, and nighttime lows around 29°C. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Scuba & Snorkeling

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