22 days in Tanzania Itinerary

22 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Arusha
— 6 nights
2
Serengeti National Park
— 2 nights
3
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 2 nights
4
Mto wa Mbu
— 1 night
5
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 2 nights
6
Kendwa
— 2 nights
7
Paje
— 2 nights
8
Zanzibar City
— 4 nights

6
nights
Arusha

Arusha ©
Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Escape the urban bustle at Mt Meru and Engare sero waterfall. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kili Dreamers and Climbing Tours. Step out of Arusha to go to Arusha National Park and see Safaris, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of Serengeti Heritage, examine the collection at The Tanzanite Experience, see Off-Road Tours, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Maasai Market Curios and Crafts.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Arusha online sightseeing planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Arusha is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Arusha. July in Arusha sees daily highs of °C and lows of °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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Mt Meru ©
Mt Meru
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.
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 stroll through Retima Hippo Pool.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Serengeti National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Arusha to Serengeti National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then steep yourself in history at Olduvai Gorge.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Ngorongoro Conservation Area online travel planner.

You can drive from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 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
Olduvai Gorge ©
Olduvai Gorge
The Engare Sero Footprint Site ©
The Engare Sero Footprint Site

1
night
Mto wa Mbu

Mto wa Mbu
On the 11th (Tue), stroll through Parc National du Lac Manyara.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mto wa Mbu attractions planner.

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Mto wa Mbu in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Mto wa Mbu

Nature Parks Wildlife
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2
nights
Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): head outdoors with Mount Kibo and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kilimanjaro. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

You can plan Kilimanjaro National Park trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can fly from Mto wa Mbu to Kilimanjaro National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kendwa.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

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

2
nights
Kendwa

Kendwa ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, thenkick back and relax at Kendwa Beach, and then get to know the fascinating history of Fukuchani Ruins. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kiwengwa Beach, stroll through Matemwe Beach, and then look for gifts at Bahati Beach Boutique.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kendwa online vacation builder.

Getting from Kilimanjaro National Park to Kendwa by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Paje.

Things to do in Kendwa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Fukuchani Ruins, Kiwengwa Beach, Matemwe 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): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, thenkick back and relax at Paje Beach, and then Head underground at Kuza Cave. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jambiani Beach, stroll through Zanzibar Butterfly Centre, and then walk around Jozani Forest.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Paje travel planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kendwa to Paje takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Paje

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Tangawizi Spice Farm. Escape the urban bustle at Nungwi Beach and Cheetah's Rock. Step out of Zanzibar City with an excursion to Scuba & Snorkeling in Nungwi--about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Aromas of Zanzibar, steep yourself in history at Mtoni Palace Ruins, experience rural life at Zanzibar Spices and Heritage Centre, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Zanzibar City road trip planner.

You can drive from Paje to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. In August in Zanzibar City, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

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

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