15 days in Tanzania Itinerary

15 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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— 3 nights
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 2 nights
Taxi to Arusha, Fly to Nungwi
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
Fly to Dar es Salaam, Drive to Selous Game Reserve
Selous Game Reserve
Drive to Julius Nyerere International Airport, Fly to Amsterdam


Arusha — 3 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 2nd (Tue) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Spend the 3rd (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre, get outside with Outdoor Activities, admire all the interesting features of Arusha Village Experience, and catch all the local highlights with Maishafrika Adventures.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Arusha trip maker tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Arusha is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Arusha, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July in Arusha, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
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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 6th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area online journey planner.

You can drive from Arusha to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Nungwi.
Parks · Nature
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Nungwi — 2 nights

Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Nungwi is known for beaches, wildlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, stroll through Cheetah's Rock, and kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nungwi trip builder tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Nungwi takes 6.5 hours. July in Nungwi sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to take a shuttle to Paje.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
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Paje — 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, adventure, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Paje Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the striking landscape of Jozani Forest, and kick back and relax at Jambiani Beach.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Paje online trip builder.

Traveling by shuttle from Nungwi to Paje takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Paje are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Selous Game Reserve.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trips
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Selous Game Reserve

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Selous Game Reserve trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Paje to Selous Game Reserve in 19 hours. On the 14th (Sun), you'll travel back home.
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Tanzania travel guide

Safaris · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
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

Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Islands
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.