13 days in Tanzania, South Luangwa National Park & Victoria Falls Itinerary

13 days in Tanzania, South Luangwa National Park & Victoria Falls Itinerary

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13 days in Tanzania, South Luangwa National Park & Victoria Falls Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  22 h
1
Arusha, Tanzania
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 15 min
2
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  17 h 15 min
4
South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
— 1 night
Drive:  15 h 30 min
5
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Melbourne, Australia

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night
Arusha, Tanzania

Arusha ©
Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): examine the collection at Tanzanite Experience and then explore the striking landscape of Serengeti Heritage. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Shanga & Shanga Foundation and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Arusha road trip planning tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Arusha is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Arusha is minus 7 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: high temperatures in Arusha hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

Nature Wildlife Tours
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Serengeti Heritage ©
Serengeti Heritage
Photography Tours
Tanzanite Experience ©
Tanzanite Experience

1
night
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.
On the 11th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool and then explore the striking landscape of Seronera.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Serengeti National Park trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Arusha to Serengeti National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Arusha in September, things will get slightly colder in Serengeti National Park: highs are around 17°C and lows about 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Seronera ©
Seronera
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): look for gifts at Aromas of Zanzibar, experience rural life at Tangawizi Spice Farm, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Mtoni Palace Ruins and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Zanzibar City trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Serengeti National Park to Zanzibar City in 3 hours. Traveling from Serengeti National Park in September, expect Zanzibar City to be much hotter, temps between 35°C and 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to South Luangwa National Park.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Zanzibar Island
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Scuba & Snorkeling
Tangawizi Spice Farm ©
Tangawizi Spice Farm

1
night
South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

South Luangwa National Park ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): stop by Mulberry Mongoose and then stroll around South Luangwa National Park.

Start your trip to South Luangwa National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zanzibar City to South Luangwa National Park. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zanzibar City to South Luangwa National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in South Luangwa National Park

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

South Luangwa National Park
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South Luangwa National Park ©
South Luangwa National Park
Mulberry Mongoose ©
Mulberry Mongoose

3
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls, a Zimbabwean town near the eponymous waterfall, serves as one of two prime gateway points to the majestic cascade and its surrounding national park.
Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Victoria Falls Snake Park. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Victoria Falls travel route builder website.

Traveling by car from South Luangwa National Park to Victoria Falls takes 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Victoria Falls can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. You will leave for home on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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