8 days in Tanzania Itinerary

8 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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8 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 45 min
3
Lake Manyara National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Serengeti National Park
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 30 min
6
Mwanza
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
7
Dar es Salaam
— 1 night
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Riyadh

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Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island

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.
On the 14th (Sat), admire the striking features of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), then head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, then stop by Aromas of Zanzibar, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, and then relax in the rural setting at Tangawizi Spice Farm.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City road trip planning site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Zanzibar City is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. In March, Zanzibar City is a bit warmer than Riyadh - with highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cheetah's Rock
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©
Forodhani Gardens ©
Forodhani Gardens

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Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park
On the 16th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro.

For traveler tips and tourist information, use the Kilimanjaro National Park online journey planner.

You can fly from Zanzibar City to Kilimanjaro National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can fly to Lake Manyara National Park.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Parks Nature
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro

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Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park
A landscape rich in wildlife and diverse terrain, Lake Manyara National Park stretches across two Tanzanian regions.
To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lake Manyara National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Kilimanjaro National Park to Lake Manyara National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Lake Manyara National Park are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 16th (Mon), you're off to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Lake Manyara National Park

Wildlife Tours Parks
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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 17th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

Plan trip to Ngorongoro Conservation Area with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Explore your travel options from Lake Manyara National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks Nature
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): stroll through Retima Hippo Pool and then explore the striking landscape of Seronera.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Serengeti National Park online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park takes 2.5 hours. In March in Serengeti National Park, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mwanza.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Seronera ©
Seronera
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

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Mwanza

Mwanza is a mid-sized port city on the southern shores of Lake Victoria in northwestern Tanzania. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Samaki Corner and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mwanza road trip website.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Serengeti National Park to Mwanza takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Serengeti National Park in March, expect Mwanza to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dar es Salaam.

Things to do in Mwanza

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Safaris
Samaki Corner ©
Samaki Corner

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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.
For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Dar es Salaam attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Mwanza to Dar es Salaam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mwanza in March: high temperatures in Dar es Salaam hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Dar es Salaam

Shopping Museums
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Chuma Art Workshop ©
Chuma Art Workshop

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