9 days in Tanzania Itinerary

9 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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9 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Lagos
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Arusha
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Serengeti National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Tarangire National Park
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
5
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
6
Moshi
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  9​h
End: Lagos

1
night
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 11th (Sun), examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To see ratings and tourist information, refer to the Arusha visit website .

Lagos, Nigeria to Arusha is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Lagos to Arusha due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lagos in August: high temperatures in Arusha hover around 27°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Museums
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Climbing Tours
Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre

2
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.
On the 12th (Mon), stroll through Serengeti Hippo Pool and then explore the striking landscape of Serengeti National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Seronera.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Serengeti National Park trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Arusha to Serengeti National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can 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
Seronera ©
Seronera
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

1
night
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 14th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Ngorongoro Conservation Area using our trip planner.

Drive from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature Parks
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

1
night
Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Tarangire National Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tarangire National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park takes 5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Tarangire National Park are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

1
night
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island

Nungwi ©
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nungwi Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nungwi journey builder site .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Tarangire National Park to Nungwi in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Tarangire National Park in August, things will get a bit warmer in Nungwi: highs are around 34°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Mama Africa Curio. On the next day, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Moshi trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Nungwi to Moshi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moshi

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

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