17 days in Dar es Salaam & Ngorongoro Conservation Area Itinerary

17 days in Dar es Salaam & Ngorongoro Conservation Area Itinerary

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Route & dates

Dar es Salaam
— 13 nights
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 2 nights

Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam ©
Founded in the mid-19th century, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's largest city, lost the status of the official capital but remains the country's commercial and financial center.
Explore Dar es Salaam's surroundings by going to Bagamoyo (Old Boma & Kaole Ruins). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Mbudya Island, get in touch with nature with SAFARI 56 TOURS & SAFARIS, buy something for everyone on your list at Sea Cliff Village, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mbalamwezi Beach Club.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Dar es Salaam day trip planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Julius Nyerere International Airport and Abeid Amani Karume International Airport. In October in Dar es Salaam, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Dar es Salaam

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Bagamoyo, Matema Beachg
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Mbudya Island ©
Mbudya Island
National Museum ©
National Museum
Village Museum ©
Village Museum

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

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.
Spend the 25th (Sun) among the memorable landscape of Ngorongoro Crater. It doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Olduvai Gorge and make a trip to The Engare Sero Footprint Site.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ngorongoro Conservation Area travel planner.

Getting from Dar es Salaam to Ngorongoro Conservation Area by car takes about 13 hours. On the 27th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater
Olduvai Gorge ©
Olduvai Gorge
The Engare Sero Footprint Site ©
The Engare Sero Footprint Site