16 days in Nairobi & Tanzania Itinerary

16 days in Nairobi & Tanzania Itinerary

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16 days in Nairobi & Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Zurich, Switzerland
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Nairobi, Kenya
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
2
Moshi, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
7
Arusha, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
8
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Zurich, Switzerland

3
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
Nairobi is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, examine the collection at Nairobi National Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nairobi National Park, and stop by Utamaduni Craft Centre.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nairobi road trip app .

Zurich, Switzerland to Nairobi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Zurich to Nairobi. Traveling from Zurich in October, expect nights in Nairobi to be somewhat warmer, around 19°C, while days are much warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Safaris
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then look for gifts at Mama Africa Curio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Moshi fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Nairobi to Moshi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

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

1
night
Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

Kilimanjaro National Park
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kilimanjaro National Park using our trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Moshi to Kilimanjaro National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Nature Parks
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro

1
night
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Tarangire National Park ©
On the 1st (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Tarangire National Park.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tarangire National Park online vacation planner .

Getting from Kilimanjaro National Park to Tarangire National Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can 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, Tanzania

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 (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area vacation planning website .

Getting from Tarangire National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area by car takes about 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature Parks
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): stroll through Retima Hippo Pool and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Serengeti National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Seronera.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Serengeti National Park trip builder site .

Drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park in 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Serengeti National Park can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to 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
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

2
nights
Arusha, Tanzania

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 5th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Cultural Heritage Centre and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Masai Central Market, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then stop by iheartz Collections.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Arusha holiday planning site .

Fly from Serengeti National Park to Arusha in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, Arusha is a bit warmer than Serengeti National Park - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Arusha

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Masai Central Market
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Climbing Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre

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.
On the 7th (Thu), stroll through Cheetah's Rock and then step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), then stop by The Coins Shop, and then kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Zanzibar City day trip planner .

You can fly from Arusha to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In November, Zanzibar City is a bit warmer than Arusha - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cheetah's Rock, Nungwi Beach
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach

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