15 days in Tanzania Itinerary

15 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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15 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Tehran
Subway + Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Arusha
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1​h 15​min
2
Serengeti National Park
— 2 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:  1​h 45​min
6
Moshi
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  3​h 15​min
7
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Tehran

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Cultural Heritage Centre and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by iheartz Collections, get outside with Kili Dreamers, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Arusha trip itinerary planner.

Tehran, Iran to Arusha is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of subway and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Tehran in March; daily highs in Arusha reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

Outdoors Tours Museums
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Climbing Tours
Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre
Off-Road Tours

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 22nd (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool and then explore the striking landscape of Seronera. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Grumeti River.

To see other places to visit, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Serengeti National Park trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Arusha to Serengeti National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Arusha in March, with highs in Serengeti National Park at 28°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

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

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 24th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then contemplate the long history of Oldupai Gorge.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater
Oldupai Gorge ©
Oldupai Gorge
The Engare Sero Footprint Site ©
The Engare Sero Footprint Site

1
night
Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tarangire National Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Tarangire National Park road trip tool .

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park in 5 hours. In March in Tarangire National Park, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can fly to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

1
night
Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kilimanjaro.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kilimanjaro National Park trip planner.

Getting from Tarangire National Park to Kilimanjaro National Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Nature Parks
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the galleries of Mama Africa Giftshop, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see maps and more tourist information, you can read our Moshi online trip maker .

Explore your travel options from Kilimanjaro National Park to Moshi with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors Tours Shopping
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Climbing Tours
Mama Africa Giftshop ©
Mama Africa Giftshop
Spas & Wellness

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 29th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then stroll through Nungwi Beach.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nungwi trip itinerary website .

Getting from Moshi to Nungwi by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Space Station Zanzibar (in Tunguu) and Paje Beach (in Paje). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, relax in the rural setting at Tangawizi Spice Farm, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, and admire the natural beauty at Forodhani Park.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City trip planner.

You can drive from Nungwi to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Space Station Zanzibar, Cheetah's Rock, Paje Beach
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Forodhani Park ©
Forodhani Park

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