26 days in Tanzania Itinerary

26 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tanzania tour planner

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Fly to Kilimanjaro International Airport, Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park
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Kilimanjaro National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 2 nights
Drive
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Serengeti National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Nungwi
— 7 nights
Shuttle
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Paje
— 7 nights
Drive to Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, Fly to Amsterdam

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Kilimanjaro National Park

— 3 nights
Take a break from the city and head to Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kibo. Get out of town with these interesting Kilimanjaro National Park side-trips: Marangu (Chagga Museum & Ndoro Waterfall).

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kilimanjaro National Park day trip planning tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Kilimanjaro National Park is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Kilimanjaro National Park due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Kilimanjaro National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 5.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:

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.
Visiting Seronera and Retima Hippo Pool will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area to see Olduvai Gorge about 1h 45 min away. There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Naabi Hill.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Serengeti National Park route planner.

Drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park in 2.5 hours. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 2:

Nungwi

— 7 nights
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Step out of the city life by going to Nungwi Beach and Cheetah's Rock. We've included these beaches for you: Kendwa Beach and Matemwe Beach. Explore Nungwi's surroundings by going to Kiwengwa (Kiwengwa Caves & Kiwengwa Beach) and Mnemba Atoll (in Unguja City). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, view the masterpieces at Dr. Bulugu Gallery, stop by Bahati Beach Boutique, and explore the ancient world of Fukuchani Ruins.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Nungwi journey planner.

You can fly from Serengeti National Park to Nungwi in 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Nungwi are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the shuttle to Paje.

Things to do in Nungwi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 9:

Paje

— 7 nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Paje Beach and Jambiani Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Paje side-trips: Space Station Zanzibar (in Tunguu) and Uroa Bay (in Uroa). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get all the equipment you need at Paje Scooter Rent, steep yourself in history at Mtoni Palace Ruins, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zanzibar Land Animal Park (ZALA).

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You can take a shuttle from Nungwi to Paje in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Paje can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paje

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 16:

Tanzania travel guide

4.1
Safaris · Beaches · Geologic Formations
Though the size and scale of Tanzania may be overwhelming, the people make it a personable and easy-going place to visit. The bigger cities not only offer good connections to the main natural attractions, but also feature bustling markets where locals sell fresh produce, snacks, and crafts. Smaller villages retain their long-held customs, beliefs, and artistic traditions. With the continent's highest peak, and some of the most animal-rich safaris available, Tanzania holidays tend to dart between the big and bold, and the personal and low-key.

Zanzibar Island travel guide

3.8
Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Islands
Unguja
Experience the bustling Zanzibar Island, the financial and economical metropolis of the Zanzibar Archipelago. Most tours of Zanzibar Island start in Zanzibar Town, where centuries of history are on display in Persian bathhouses, street coffee vendors, and the world's last open slave market in Stone Town, the historical center. Beyond that, attractions on Zanzibar Island include numerous archaeological sites dotted across the area.