16 days in Tanzania & Maasai Mara National Reserve Itinerary

16 days in Tanzania & Maasai Mara National Reserve Itinerary

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16 days in Tanzania & Maasai Mara National Reserve Itinerary

Start: Brussels, Belgium
Fly:  14​h
1
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
7
Arusha, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  13​h
End: Brussels, Belgium

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.
When in Zanzibar City, make a side trip to see Scuba & Snorkeling in Nungwi, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, kick back and relax at Nakupenda Beach, admire the striking features of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), and head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island.

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Brussels, Belgium to Zanzibar City is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Zanzibar City is 2 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Brussels in October, with highs in Zanzibar City at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cheetah's Rock, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Scuba & Snorkeling
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©

4
nights
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 19th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Olare Orok Conservancy. Spend the 21st (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Ol Kinyei Conservancy, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and stroll through Musiara Swamp.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Maasai Mara National Reserve trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Zanzibar City to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Zanzibar City in October: high temperatures in Maasai Mara National Reserve hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Musiara Swamp ©
Musiara Swamp

3
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.
Spend the 23rd (Wed) exploring nature at Serengeti National Park. Spend the 24th (Thu) exploring nature at Seronera. The adventure continues: stroll through Serengeti Hippo Pool and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Serengeti National Park trip planner .

Drive from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Serengeti National Park in 3.5 hours. In October in Serengeti National Park, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area vacation builder website .

Getting from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area by car takes about 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature Parks
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

1
night
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Tarangire National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): stroll through Tarangire National Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tarangire National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park in 5 hours. In October in Tarangire National Park, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to fly to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

1
night
Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

Kilimanjaro National Park
On the 28th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kilimanjaro.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kilimanjaro National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Tarangire National Park to Kilimanjaro National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Nature Parks
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro

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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 29th (Tue): shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

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You can fly from Kilimanjaro National Park to Arusha in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Arusha, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Arusha

Outdoors Tours Museums
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Climbing Tours
Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre

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