21 days in Tanzania Itinerary

21 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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21 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Dublin
Fly:  22​h
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
Serengeti National Park
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  45​min
Dar es Salaam
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
Paje, Zanzibar Island
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
Arusha
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
Dublin

2
days
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 2nd (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to The Engare Sero Footprint Site.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip itinerary planning site .

Dublin, Ireland to Ngorongoro Conservation Area is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Dublin to Ngorongoro Conservation Area due to the time zone difference. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Serengeti National Park.

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Nature Parks
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

3
days
Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park ©
Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Seronera. Spend the 5th (Mon) exploring nature at Serengeti National Park.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Serengeti National Park day trip app .

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park in 4 hours. February in Serengeti National Park sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Serengeti National Park
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Seronera ©
Seronera
Serengeti National Park ©
Serengeti National Park
Serengeti Hippo Pool ©
Serengeti Hippo Pool

4
days
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.
When in Zanzibar City, make a side trip to see Uroa Bay in Uroa, approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheetah's Rock, delve into the distant past at The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe), and steep yourself in history at Mtoni Palace Ruins.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Zanzibar City trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Serengeti National Park to Zanzibar City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Serengeti National Park in February, things will get warmer in Zanzibar City: highs are around 39°C and lows about 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Dar es Salaam.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, Stonetown, Uroa Bay
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Forodhani Park ©
Forodhani Park

3
days
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.
Dar es Salaam is known for nature, museums, shopping, beaches, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Mbudya island, snap pictures at Kigamboni Bridge, make a trip to Tanzania Centre for Cultural Heritage, and browse the different shops at Msasani Mall.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dar es Salaam trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Zanzibar City to Dar es Salaam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In February in Dar es Salaam, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paje.

Things to do in Dar es Salaam

Shopping Nature Parks

Side Trip

Msasani Mall
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Kivukoni Fish Market ©
Kivukoni Fish Market
Mbudya island ©
Mbudya island
Bongoyo Island ©
Bongoyo Island

2
days
Paje, Zanzibar Island

Paje ©
Located on the island of Unguja, the quaint village of Paje lies on a shallow sandy lagoon, which attracts swarms of kitesurfing enthusiasts and marine life lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Kuza Cave and then kick back and relax at Paje Beach. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park.

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You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Dar es Salaam to Paje in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In February, daytime highs in Paje are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Paje

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kuza Cave, Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park
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Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park ©
Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park
Kuza Cave ©
Kuza Cave

5
days
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.
Make the 18th (Sun) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring nature at Arusha National Park. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre, look for gifts at Swala Gem Traders, take in the dramatic natural features at Ngurdoto Crater, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Meru.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Arusha journey builder .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Paje to Arusha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Paje in February, things will get little chillier in Arusha: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Arusha

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Tanzania
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Mount Meru ©
Mount Meru
Climbing Tours
Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre

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