11 days in Tanzania & Botswana Itinerary

11 days in Tanzania & Botswana Itinerary

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, Fly to Moshi
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Moshi, Tanzania
— 1 night
Fly
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nungwi, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Fly
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Gaborone, Botswana
— 2 nights
Fly

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Moshi, Tanzania

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Mama Africa Giftshop and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Moshi trip builder tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Moshi is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Brussels to Moshi due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 3:

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Olduvai Gorge. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Serengeti National Park online route planner.

Getting from Moshi to Serengeti National Park by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Nungwi.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Nungwi, Tanzania

— 1 night
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 6th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nungwi Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nungwi day trip app.

Fly from Serengeti National Park to Nungwi in 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Serengeti National Park in March: highs in Nungwi hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 6:

Zanzibar City, Tanzania

— 3 nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) and The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe). Take a break from Zanzibar City with a short trip to Paje Beach in Paje, about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Cheetah's Rock, delve into the distant past at Hamamni Persian Baths, stop by Mwanzo Mpya, and steep yourself in history at Christ Church Cathedral.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City day trip planning app.

Drive from Nungwi to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Gaborone.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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Gaborone, Botswana

— 2 nights
Planned as the capital after Botswana gained independence in the 1960s, Gaborone quickly transformed into a bustling city and the country's commercial center.
On the 10th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Balaji Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Gaborone, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace), then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ the King Cathedral, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Botswanacraft.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Gaborone trip planning tool.

Fly from Zanzibar City to Gaborone in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, car, and bus. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time (EAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gaborone

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 11:

Tanzania travel guide

4.1
Safaris · Beaches · Geologic Formations
Though the size and scale of Tanzania may be overwhelming, the people make it a personable and easy-going place to visit. The bigger cities not only offer good connections to the main natural attractions, but also feature bustling markets where locals sell fresh produce, snacks, and crafts. Smaller villages retain their long-held customs, beliefs, and artistic traditions. With the continent's highest peak, and some of the most animal-rich safaris available, Tanzania holidays tend to dart between the big and bold, and the personal and low-key.

Botswana travel guide

3.7
Nature & Parks · Safaris · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sparsely populated Botswana possesses some of the most unadulterated wilderness and animal-rich areas in Africa. Largely unfenced national parks allow the world's largest population of elephants to roam freely--these protected areas also shelter varied birdlife and many endangered and rare mammal species. Tourism in Botswana largely caters to visitors seeking luxury lodges and exclusive safari experiences, but expeditions into traditional villages are also strongly recommended. The preserved cultures of these agricultural settlements show a link between man and nature formed over centuries, a relationship that many visitors to Botswana come to reconsider in their own lives.