26 days in Tanzania Itinerary

26 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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26 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Serengeti National Park
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
4
Nungwi
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Paje
— 7 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

3
nights
Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park
Visiting Mount Kilimanjaro and Ndoro Waterfall will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Kilimanjaro National Park to Marangu to see Chagga Museum about 1h 15 min away. Spend the 25th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilimanjaro National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Amsterdam, Holland to Kilimanjaro National Park is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern African Time (EAT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Marangu
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Safaris
Mount Kibo
Mount Kibo

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.
On the 28th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to The Engare Sero Footprint Site.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Kilimanjaro National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and taxi. 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

Parks Nature
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Oldupai Gorge and Serengeti Hippo Pool. Spend the 1st (Thu) exploring nature at Seronera. Spend the 2nd (Fri) exploring nature at Serengeti National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and explore the striking landscape at Naabi Hill.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Serengeti National Park trip planner.

Getting from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Tours
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Serengeti National Park ©
Serengeti National Park
Seronera ©
Seronera
Serengeti Hippo Pool ©
Serengeti Hippo Pool

7
nights
Nungwi

Nungwi ©
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 Cheetah's Rock and Nungwi Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kendwa Beach and Matemwe Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nungwi: Kiwengwa (Kiwengwa Caves & Kiwengwa Beach) and Mnemba Atoll (in Unguja City). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, browse the exhibits of Dr. Bulugu Gallery, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Baraka Natural Aquarium- Nungwi.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nungwi vacation planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Serengeti National Park to Nungwi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Paje.

Things to do in Nungwi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kendwa, Unguja City, Kiwengwa, Matemwe Beach, Cheetah's Rock
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Scuba & Snorkeling

7
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Paje Beach and Uroa Bay. Get in touch with nature at Jambiani Beach and Zanzibar Butterfly Centre. When in Paje, make a side trip to see Space Station Zanzibar in Tunguu, approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head outdoors with Kite Dream Zanzibar, and explore the fascinating underground world of Kuza Cave.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Paje road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Nungwi to Paje takes 2 hours. August in Paje sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paje

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Jambiani, Space Station Zanzibar, Uroa Bay
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Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
Jambiani Beach ©
Jambiani Beach
Uroa Bay ©
Uroa Bay

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