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

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Dar es Salaam
— 9 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Serengeti National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 8 nights
Taxi + Fly:  20​h
End: Amsterdam

9
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.
Step out of Dar es Salaam with an excursion to Old Boma in Bagamoyo--about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Mbudya Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Sanatan Dharma Sabha temple, stop by The Tanzanite Dream, and don't miss a visit to PPF Tower.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dar es Salaam online trip planner .

Amsterdam, Holland 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. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, expect Dar es Salaam to be much hotter, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Dar es Salaam

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Old Boma
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Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery ©
Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery
Mbudya Island ©
Mbudya Island
PPF Tower ©
PPF Tower

4
nights
Serengeti National Park

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 1st (Wed) exploring nature at Seronera. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Retima Hippo Pool, see Off-Road Tours, explore the striking landscape at Naabi Hill, and contemplate the waterfront views at Grumeti River.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Serengeti National Park online holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Dar es Salaam to Serengeti National Park in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dar es Salaam in December, with highs in Serengeti National Park at 23°C and lows at 11°C. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

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Seronera ©
Seronera
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool
Off-Road Tours

8
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.
Spend the 3rd (Fri) among the memorable landscape of Ngorongoro Crater. There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at Oldupai Gorge and don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area by car takes about 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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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater
Oldupai Gorge ©
Oldupai Gorge
The Engare Sero Footprint Site ©
The Engare Sero Footprint Site

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