23 days in Tanzania Itinerary

23 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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23 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
+3
bus + train + Fly + taxi:  9​h 45​min
1
Moshi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Tarangire National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Serengeti National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
6
Arusha
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
7
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
8
Pemba Island
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
9
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  10​h 30​min
End: Abu Dhabi

3
nights
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.
Moshi is known for wildlife, nature, parks, trails, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, take in the natural beauty of Kikuletwa Hotsprings, and browse the exhibits of Mama Africa Curio.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Moshi trip planner .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Moshi is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern African Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Climbing Tours
Safaris
Kikuletwa Hotsprings ©
Kikuletwa Hotsprings

2
nights
Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park
On the 5th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro. On your second day here, head outdoors with Mount Kibo.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kilimanjaro National Park road trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Moshi to Kilimanjaro National Park. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kibo
Mount Kibo

1
night
Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park ©
On the 7th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tarangire National Park.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Tarangire National Park visit planner .

You can fly from Kilimanjaro National Park to Tarangire National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Tarangire National Park are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

1
night
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 8th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tarangire National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature Parks
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

3
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.
Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring nature at Seronera. Spend the 9th (Fri) exploring nature at Serengeti National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Serengeti Hippo Pool and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Serengeti National Park online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Serengeti National Park ©
Serengeti National Park
Seronera ©
Seronera
Serengeti Hippo Pool ©
Serengeti Hippo Pool

3
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.
Make the 12th (Mon) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Spend the 14th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Cultural Heritage Centre, stop by Shanga & Shanga Foundation, and get outside with Kili Dreamers.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Arusha vacation planner .

You can fly from Serengeti National Park to Arusha in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Arusha

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Nungwi trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Arusha to Nungwi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Arusha in August; daily highs in Nungwi reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pemba Island.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Pemba Island

Pemba Island ©
Pemba Island is known for nature, beaches, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Pemba Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Vumawimbi Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Ngezi Forest Reserve, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Misali island.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Pemba Island trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Nungwi to Pemba Island takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Nungwi in August, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Pemba Island: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Pemba Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Pemba Island ©
Pemba Island
Misali island ©
Misali island
Pemba Flying Fox Forest ©
Pemba Flying Fox Forest

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.
Go for a jaunt from Zanzibar City to Paje to see Paje Beach about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, admire the natural beauty at Forodhani Park, stop by The Coins Shop, and pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Zanzibar City visit planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Pemba Island to Zanzibar City takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Pemba Island in August, you will find days in Zanzibar City are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are a bit cooler (26°C). You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Paje Beach
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Forodhani Park ©
Forodhani Park

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