15 days in Tanzania Itinerary

15 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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15 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  20 h 15 min
1
Arusha
— 1 night
Fly:  45 min
2
Lake Manyara National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Tarangire National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  5 h
4
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Serengeti National Park
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 45 min
6
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  19 h 15 min
End: Montreal, Quebec

1
night
Arusha

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 17th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Cultural Heritage Centre and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Arusha itinerary planner.

Montreal, Canada to Arusha is an approximately 20.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern African Time (EAT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Montreal in April: high temperatures in Arusha hover around 28°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Lake Manyara National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

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

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Manyara. On the 18th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Manyara and then explore the striking landscape of Parc National du Lac Manyara.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lake Manyara National Park online visit planner.

You can fly from Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park in an hour. In April, daytime highs in Lake Manyara National Park are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Lake Manyara National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Lake Manyara ©
Lake Manyara

1
day
Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Tarangire National Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tarangire National Park day trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lake Manyara National Park to Tarangire National Park. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): make a trip to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then take in the dramatic natural features at Oldupai Gorge. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

To find where to stay and tourist information, go to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tarangire National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

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

3
nights
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.
You've now added Miracle Experience to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Retima Hippo Pool, see Off-Road Tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Grumeti River, and admire all the interesting features of Mara River.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Serengeti National Park itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Off-Road Tours
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool
Miracle Experience ©
Miracle Experience

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.
You'll explore and learn at Freddie Mercury Museum and Dr Bulugu Gallery. Get some cultural insight at House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) and The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe). Change things up with these side-trips from Zanzibar City: Nungwi (Nungwi Beach & Scuba & Snorkeling). The adventure continues: stroll through Cheetah's Rock, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Forodhani Gardens, and step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island.

To find out how to plan a trip to Zanzibar City, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Serengeti National Park to Zanzibar City in 3 hours. April in Zanzibar City sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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