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:  1​h 45​min
3
Lake Manyara National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Serengeti National Park
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Zanzibar City
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Riyadh

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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.
On the 14th (Sat), stroll through Coco Beach, then view the masterpieces at Chuma Art Workshop, and then examine the collection at National Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Dar es Salaam trip itinerary planning tool.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Dar es Salaam is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Riyadh in March, expect Dar es Salaam to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Dar es Salaam

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

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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 ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kilimanjaro National Park tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Dar es Salaam to Kilimanjaro National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Lake Manyara National Park.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Parks Nature
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): look for gifts at African Galleria and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Manyara.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lake Manyara National Park holiday builder site.

Traveling by flight from Kilimanjaro National Park to Lake Manyara National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Lake Manyara National Park

Parks Nature 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), explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Lake Manyara National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks Nature
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): stroll through Retima Hippo Pool and then explore the striking landscape of Seronera.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Serengeti National Park online journey maker.

Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park takes 2.5 hours. In March in Serengeti National Park, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to 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

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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.
Step out of Zanzibar City with an excursion to Nungwi Beach in Nungwi--about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, take in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, and pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Zanzibar City driving holiday website.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Serengeti National Park to Zanzibar City takes 3 hours. Traveling from Serengeti National Park in March, expect nights in Zanzibar City to be much hotter, around 29°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

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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