16 days in Tanzania & Zambia Itinerary

16 days in Tanzania & Zambia Itinerary

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Moshi, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
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Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 1 night
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Arusha, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Livingstone, Zambia
— 4 nights
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Moshi, Tanzania — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour and then take in the exciting artwork at Mama Africa Giftshop. Keep things going the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Moshi online driving holiday planner.

New Delhi, India to Moshi is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Moshi is minus 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
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Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kilimanjaro.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kilimanjaro National Park vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Moshi to Kilimanjaro National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Tarangire National Park.
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Tarangire National Park, Tanzania — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tarangire National Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tarangire National Park online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kilimanjaro National Park to Tarangire National Park takes 5 hours. September in Tarangire National Park sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania — 1 night

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 20th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ngorongoro Conservation Area online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Tarangire National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Serengeti National Park.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Serengeti National Park day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park takes 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Serengeti National Park can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Arusha.
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Arusha, Tanzania — 2 nights

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Shanga & Shanga Foundation and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Arusha planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Serengeti National Park to Arusha takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Serengeti National Park in September, expect Arusha to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Zanzibar City.
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania — 2 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.
On the 25th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, and then admire the natural beauty at Forodhani Gardens. On your second day here, stroll through Cheetah's Rock and then head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City trip planner.

You can fly from Arusha to Zanzibar City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Arusha in September; daily highs in Zanzibar City reach 35°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Livingstone.
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Livingstone, Zambia — 4 nights

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Livingstone is known for nature, adventure, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, get outside with Outdoor Activities, examine the collection at Railway Museum, and explore and take pictures at Gorge Swing.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Livingstone travel route website.

Traveling by flight from Zanzibar City to Livingstone takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, car, and bus. The time zone changes from East Africa Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Zanzibar City in September, with highs in Livingstone at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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Tanzania travel guide

4.1
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.

Zambia travel guide

3.9
Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · Nature & Parks
Air Conditioned State
Landlocked Zambia remains best known, a little counter intuitively perhaps, for its bodies of water. Three large rivers run through the country, with most of the big urban areas and smaller settlements sticking close to waterways and the valleys they've cut over millennia. Holidays in Zambia are adventurous affairs, with real planning required to get the most out of the country--foreign visitors find the infrastructure lacking and familiar comforts practically nonexistent. Traditional villages remain the most culturally rewarding places to visit in Zambia, while superlative natural features include animal-rich national parks and picturesque waterfalls.