Route & dates
17 days in Arusha Region Itinerary
Drive: 4h 45min
Ngorongoro Conservation Area— 8 nights
Drive: 4h 45min
Arusha— 8 nights
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.Get outdoors at Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara. Venture out of the city with trips to Elephant Caves (in Karatu) and African Galleria (in Mto wa Mbu). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site.
For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area journey planner .
Arusha to Ngorongoro Conservation Area is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. You will leave for Arusha on the 9th (Fri).
Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Elephant Caves, Lake Manyara, African Galleria
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Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cultural Heritage Centre and Arusha Village Experience. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mount Meru. Make the 12th (Mon) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Spend the 15th (Thu) exploring nature at Arusha National Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Meserani Snake Park, head outdoors with Kili Dreamers, stop by iheartz Collections, and learn more about the world around you at Old Boma Museum.
To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Arusha journey planning tool .
Drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Arusha in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. In March, daytime highs in Arusha are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
Things to do in Arusha
Arusha National Park
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