50 days in Namibia & Tanzania Itinerary

50 days in Namibia & Tanzania Itinerary

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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 5 nights
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Etosha National Park, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Damaraland, Namibia
— 2 nights
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 5 nights
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Arusha, Tanzania
— 6 nights
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Moshi, Tanzania
— 6 nights
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Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
— 3 nights
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 6 nights
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Paje, Tanzania
— 3 nights
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Nungwi, Tanzania
— 5 nights
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Swakopmund, Namibia

— 5 nights
Nestled on Namibia's Atlantic coast and surrounded by the sand dunes of the vast Namib Desert, the resort town of Swakopmund enchants visitors with its distinct German colonial architecture and pleasant climate.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Off-Road Tours, Kayaking & Canoeing, &more). Spend the 20th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, explore the galleries of Swakopmund Museum, and take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Swakopmund tour planning app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Swakopmund is an approximately 20-hour flight. In October, Swakopmund is somewhat warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Etosha National Park.

Things to do in Swakopmund

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 21:

Etosha National Park, Namibia

— 2 nights
For nature lovers, a trip to Etosha National Park seems like a dream: the vast salt desert houses hundreds of animal species, which roam the arid lands and gather near the many waterholes.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): stroll through Etosha and then don't miss a visit to Okaukuejo waterhole.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Etosha National Park online sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Swakopmund to Etosha National Park. You will leave for Damaraland on the 23rd (Sat).

Things to do in Etosha National Park

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 23:

Damaraland, Namibia

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Twyfelfontein. On your second day here, stroll through Spitzkoppe.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Damaraland trip builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Etosha National Park to Damaraland. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.

Things to do in Damaraland

Trails · Nature · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 25:

Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia

— 5 nights
One of the world's largest nature and game reserves, the vast Namib-Naukluft Park boasts sweeping desert and mountain landscapes, a diverse range of animal life, and the surreal Sossusvlei, a scenic saltpan sprinkled with towering red sand dunes and petrified acacia trees.
Step out of Namib-Naukluft Park with an excursion to Gobabeb Desert Research Station in Gobabeb--about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Sesriem Canyon, take a memorable drive along Spreetshoogte Pass, and explore and take pictures at Kuiseb Pass.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Namib-Naukluft Park day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Damaraland to Namib-Naukluft Park takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 30th (Sat), you're off to Arusha.

Things to do in Namib-Naukluft Park

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 30:

Arusha, Tanzania

— 6 nights
Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Make the 5th (Fri) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Spend the 1st (Mon) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, take an exotic tour of Kandoo Adventures, take in the dramatic natural features at Ngurdoto Crater, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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You can fly from Namib-Naukluft Park to Arusha in 12 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Namib-Naukluft Park to Arusha due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Namib-Naukluft Park in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Arusha: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to catch the shuttle to Moshi.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 5:

Moshi, Tanzania

— 6 nights
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.
Make the 6th (Sat) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Spend the 7th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, witness a stunning natural landmark at Kikuletwa Hotsprings, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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Take a shuttle from Arusha to Moshi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 11:

Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

— 3 nights
On the 12th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Kilimanjaro. Make the 13th (Sat) a memorable day with a climbing tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kilimanjaro National Park route builder site.

Explore your travel options from Moshi to Kilimanjaro National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to fly to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 14:

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the activities along Mara River and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Seronera.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Serengeti National Park online tour planner.

You can fly from Kilimanjaro National Park to Serengeti National Park in 2.5 hours. November in Serengeti National Park sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 16:

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

— 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.
On the 17th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then contemplate the long history of Olduvai Gorge.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ngorongoro Conservation Area day trip tool.

You can drive from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 18:

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Tarangire National Park.

Make your Tarangire National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park in 4 hours. In November in Tarangire National Park, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 20th (Sat), you'll travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 20:
Highlights from your trip

Zanzibar City, Tanzania

— 6 nights
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.
Spend the 21st (Sun) observing fascinating marine mammals with The Safari Blue. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, see the interesting displays at Freddie Mercury Museum, admire the natural beauty at Forodhani Gardens, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Zanzibar City holiday planner.

You can fly from Tarangire National Park to Zanzibar City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Tarangire National Park in November; daily highs in Zanzibar City reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Paje.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 20 — 26:

Paje, Tanzania

— 3 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.
Paje is known for beaches, wildlife, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Jozani Forest, enjoy the sand and surf at Paje Beach, stroll through Zanzibar Butterfly Centre, and explore the fascinating underground world of Kuza Cave.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Paje online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Zanzibar City to Paje takes 1.5 hours. November in Paje sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Nungwi.

Things to do in Paje

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 26 — 29:

Nungwi, Tanzania

— 5 nights
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Get out of town with these interesting Nungwi side-trips: Off-Road Tours (in Kiwengwa) and Matemwe Beach (in Matemwe). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, stroll through Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond, Head underground at Tazari Caves, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kendwa Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Nungwi trip website.

You can take a shuttle from Paje to Nungwi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In November, daytime highs in Nungwi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 4:

Namibia travel guide

4.1
Nature & Parks · Deserts · Landmarks
Land of the Brave
Since gaining independence from South Africa in 1990, Namibia has sought to rival its neighbor in terms of tourist appeal. While it hasn't yet gotten up to the numbers of South Africa, Namibia tourism sector has plenty to work with. The desert and mountainous areas represent a real source of appeal, with species of classic African game animals, such as desert lions, zebras, and elephants real highlights of safaris through the national parks. Namibians are rightly proud of their country, and the myriad traditional villages, colonial German towns, and lively urban centers all deserve your attention.

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.