23 days in Dar es Salaam, Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Conservation Area Itinerary

23 days in Dar es Salaam, Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Conservation Area Itinerary

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Dar es Salaam
— 9 nights
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Serengeti National Park
— 4 nights
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 8 nights
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Dar es Salaam

— 9 nights
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.
When in Dar es Salaam, make a side trip to see Old Boma in Bagamoyo, approximately Bagamoyo away. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Mbudya Island, take in panoramic vistas at PPF Tower, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and stroll around Jakaya M Kikwete Youth Park.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dar es Salaam road trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Dar es Salaam is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Dar es Salaam, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in December; daily highs in Dar es Salaam reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Dar es Salaam

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Museums

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Serengeti National Park

— 4 nights
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 1st (Wed) exploring nature at Seronera. There's still lots to do: stroll through Retima Hippo Pool, contemplate the waterfront views at Grumeti River, and take in the dramatic natural features at Naabi Hill.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Serengeti National Park vacation planner.

Getting from Dar es Salaam to Serengeti National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. In December, Serengeti National Park is cooler than Dar es Salaam - with highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area

— 8 nights
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 3rd (Fri) among the memorable landscape of Ngorongoro Crater. There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Olduvai Gorge and make a trip to The Engare Sero Footprint Site.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ngorongoro Conservation Area day trip planner.

Drive from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 2.5 hours. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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