11 days in Tanzania & Botswana Itinerary

11 days in Tanzania & Botswana Itinerary

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Start: Brussels, Belgium
+2
Train + Fly + Taxi:  14 h 15 min
1
Moshi, Tanzania
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 30 min
3
Nungwi, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
5
Gaborone, Botswana
— 2 nights
Fly:  22 h 45 min
End: Brussels, Belgium

1
night
Moshi, Tanzania

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.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Moshi trip builder tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Moshi is an approximately 14.5- hour combination of train, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. 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 travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Climbing Tours
Safaris
Mama Africa Giftshop ©
Mama Africa Giftshop

2
nights
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

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.
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 photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Serengeti National Park online route planner.

Getting from Moshi to Serengeti National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 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 travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Olduvai Gorge
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Olduvai Gorge ©
Olduvai Gorge
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Retima Hippo Pool

1
night
Nungwi, Tanzania

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

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Serengeti National Park to Nungwi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. 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
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach

3
nights
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) and Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral. Take a break from Zanzibar City with a short trip to Paje Beach in Paje, about 1h 05 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 find photos, reviews, 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 travel to Gaborone.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Paje Beach
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) ©
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib)

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nights
Gaborone, Botswana

Gaborone ©
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 stop by Botswanacraft.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Gaborone trip planning tool.

Fly from Zanzibar City to Gaborone in 8 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
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ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace) ©
ISKCON Gaborone (Krishna Balaram Palace)
ISKCON Gaborone ©
ISKCON Gaborone
Trinity Church ©
Trinity Church

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