10 days in Tanzania & Zanzibar Island Itinerary

10 days in Tanzania & Zanzibar Island Itinerary

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10 days in Tanzania & Zanzibar Island Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Dar es Salaam
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
2
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
3
Lake Manyara National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Serengeti National Park
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  3​h
6
Zanzibar City
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Riyadh

1
night
Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam ©
Founded in the mid-19th century, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's largest city, lost the status of the official capital but remains the country's commercial and financial center.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): kick back and relax at Coco Beach, view the masterpieces at Chuma Art Workshop, and then examine the collection at National Museum.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Dar es Salaam trip itinerary tool.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Dar es Salaam is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Riyadh in March, with highs in Dar es Salaam at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Dar es Salaam

Museums Parks Beaches
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National Museum ©
National Museum
Chuma Art Workshop ©
Chuma Art Workshop
Coco Beach ©
Coco Beach

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night
Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kilimanjaro.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kilimanjaro National Park trip planning tool.

You can fly from Dar es Salaam to Kilimanjaro National Park in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Lake Manyara National Park.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Nature Parks
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro

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day
Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park ©
A landscape rich in wildlife and diverse terrain, Lake Manyara National Park stretches across two Tanzanian regions.
On the 16th (Mon), stop by African Galleria and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Manyara.

To plan Lake Manyara National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Kilimanjaro National Park to Lake Manyara National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Lake Manyara National Park can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Lake Manyara National Park

Nature Parks Shopping
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Lake Manyara ©
Lake Manyara
African Galleria ©
African Galleria

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.
On the 17th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ngorongoro Conservation Area online road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lake Manyara National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature Parks
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

1
night
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 18th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Serengeti National Park journey maker app.

Drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park in 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Serengeti National Park can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Seronera ©
Seronera
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

2
nights
Zanzibar City

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.
Go for a jaunt from Zanzibar City to Nungwi to see Nungwi Beach about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, look for gifts at Kihaga, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, and admire the natural beauty at Forodhani Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City trip tool.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Serengeti National Park to Zanzibar City in 3 hours. When traveling from Serengeti National Park in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Zanzibar City, with highs around 38°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Nungwi Beach
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach

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