22 days in Tanzania Itinerary

22 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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22 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Arusha
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
2
Serengeti National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Mto wa Mbu
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
5
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
6
Kendwa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Paje
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Zanzibar City
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

6
nights
Arusha

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Take a break from the city and head to Mt Meru and Balloon Rides. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Photography Tours and Safaris. Step out of Arusha to go to Arusha National Park and see Climbing Tours, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: get outside with Kili Dreamers, stop by Shanga & Shanga Foundation, take in the dramatic scenery at Engare sero waterfall, and walk around Serengeti Heritage.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Arusha trip itinerary builder tool .

Amsterdam, Holland to Arusha is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern African Time (EAT) is 2 hours. July in Arusha sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Arusha National Park
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Balloon Rides
Safaris
Serengeti Heritage ©
Serengeti Heritage

2
nights
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 7th (Fri): see Off-Road Tours and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Grumeti River and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Serengeti National Park trip builder tool .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Arusha to Serengeti National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Off-Road Tours
Seronera ©
Seronera
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then contemplate the long history of Oldupai Gorge.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip planner.

Traveling by car from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Mto wa Mbu.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

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

1
night
Mto wa Mbu

Mto wa Mbu
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National du Lac Manyara.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mto wa Mbu online travel planner .

Getting from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Mto wa Mbu by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to fly to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Mto wa Mbu

Nature Wildlife Parks
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2
nights
Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): head outdoors with Mount Kibo and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro. On your second day here, get interesting insight from Tours.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kilimanjaro National Park trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Mto wa Mbu to Kilimanjaro National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Kendwa.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Outdoors Nature Wildlife
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mount Kibo
Mount Kibo

2
nights
Kendwa

Kendwa ©
On the 14th (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then stroll through Kendwa Beach, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fukuchani Ruins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Kiwengwa Beach, then kick back and relax at Matemwe Beach, and then look for gifts at Bahati Beach Boutique.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kendwa travel route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kilimanjaro National Park to Kendwa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. August in Kendwa sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Paje.

Things to do in Kendwa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Matemwe Beach, Fukuchani Ruins, Kiwengwa Beach
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Matemwe Beach ©
Matemwe Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kiwengwa Beach ©
Kiwengwa Beach

2
nights
Paje

Paje ©
Located on the island of Unguja, the quaint village of Paje lies on a shallow sandy lagoon, which attracts swarms of kitesurfing enthusiasts and marine life lovers.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paje Beach, and then Head underground at Kuza Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Jambiani Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zanzibar Butterfly Centre, and then walk around Jozani Forest.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Paje trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Kendwa to Paje in 2 hours. In August in Paje, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Paje

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Jambiani, Zanzibar Island
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Kuza Cave ©
Kuza Cave
Zanzibar Butterfly Centre ©
Zanzibar Butterfly Centre
Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach

4
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Off-Road Tours and Cheetah's Rock. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fishing Charters & Tours and Mtoni Palace Ruins. Explore Zanzibar City's surroundings by going to Nungwi (Scuba & Snorkeling & Nungwi Beach). There's lots more to do: stop by Aromas of Zanzibar, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral, step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, and relax in the rural setting at Tangawizi Spice Farm.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Zanzibar City trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Paje to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. In August in Zanzibar City, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Nungwi
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach

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