37 days in Tanzania, Zimbabwe & Zambia Itinerary

37 days in Tanzania, Zimbabwe & Zambia Itinerary

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37 days in Tanzania, Zimbabwe & Zambia Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  14​h
1
Arusha, Tanzania
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
2
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
taxi + bus:  4​h 15​min
5
Moshi, Tanzania
— 5 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
6
Nungwi, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
8
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 6 nights
Drive:  30​min
9
Livingstone, Zambia
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London, United Kingdom

5
nights
Arusha, Tanzania

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Arusha: Mt Meru (in Arusha National Park) and Food Tours (in Mto wa Mbu). There's much more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, browse the eclectic array of goods at Masai Central Market, examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Arusha day trip planner .

London, UK to Arusha is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from London to Arusha due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from London in November: high temperatures in Arusha hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Mto wa Mbu, Mt Meru
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Climbing Tours
Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

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 22nd (Fri) exploring nature at Seronera. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Serengeti National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Oldupai Gorge, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Serengeti National Park trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Arusha to Serengeti National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Arusha in November, things will get little chillier in Serengeti National Park: highs are around 23°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oldupai Gorge
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Seronera ©
Seronera
Oldupai Gorge ©
Oldupai Gorge
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

2
nights
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

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 24th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): make a trip to The Engare Sero Footprint Site.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area online holiday planner .

You can drive from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 2.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Mon) before leaving for Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature Parks
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater
The Engare Sero Footprint Site ©
The Engare Sero Footprint Site

1
night
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Tarangire National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Tarangire National Park.

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Getting from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park by car takes about 5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Tarangire National Park are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

5
nights
Moshi, Tanzania

Situated in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, the sleepy town of Moshi provides tourist with a safe and pleasant place to stay in while touring the region or braving Africa's highest mountain.
Step out of Moshi to go to Kilimanjaro National Park and see Mount Kilimanjaro, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. Spend the 1st (Sun) on two wheels at Ascend Tanzania. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, witness a stunning natural landmark at Kikuletwa Hotsprings, and stroll through Origin Trails.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Moshi trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Tarangire National Park to Moshi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Mount Kilimanjaro
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Climbing Tours
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Safaris

2
nights
Nungwi, Tanzania

Nungwi ©
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
On the 2nd (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kendwa Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Nungwi road trip tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Moshi to Nungwi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kendwa Beach
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kendwa Beach ©
Kendwa Beach

5
nights
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Paje Beach (in Paje), Jambiani Beach (in Jambiani) and Space Station Zanzibar (in Tunguu). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nakupenda Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, and delve into the distant past at The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe).

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City route planner .

Getting from Nungwi to Zanzibar City by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December in Zanzibar City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Jambiani Beach, Paje Beach, Space Station Zanzibar
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Forodhani Park ©
Forodhani Park

6
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls, a Zimbabwean town near the eponymous waterfall, serves as one of two prime gateway points to the majestic cascade and its surrounding national park.
On the 13th (Fri), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. On the 14th (Sat), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, look for gifts at Cultural Vibes Music Shop, snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls road trip planning website .

Getting from Zanzibar City to Victoria Falls by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Zanzibar City to Victoria Falls, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zanzibar City in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Victoria Falls, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Livingstone.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Zipline
Safaris

6
nights
Livingstone, Zambia

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Livingstone is known for nature, adventure, museums, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, get engrossed in the history at Livingstone Museum, don't miss a visit to Mukuni Village, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Livingstone trip itinerary planner .

Livingstone is very close to Victoria Falls. Traveling from Victoria Falls in December, expect nights in Livingstone to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. On the 20th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Livingstone

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Livingstone Museum ©
Livingstone Museum

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