29 days in Tanzania & Zambia Itinerary

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Arusha, Tanzania
— 4 nights
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
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Moshi, Tanzania
— 3 nights
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Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Nungwi, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Pemba Island, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 4 nights
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Livingstone, Zambia
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Arusha, Tanzania — 4 nights

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Spend the 2nd (Sat) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Make the 3rd (Sun) a memorable day with a climbing tour. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, hunt for treasures at Masai Central Market, stop by Shanga & Shanga Foundation, and examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Arusha trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Arusha is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Arusha is 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Arusha can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then explore and take pictures at Olduvai Gorge.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip website.

Getting from Arusha to Ngorongoro Conservation Area by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to 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.
On the 6th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool and then explore and take pictures at Mara River.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Serengeti National Park road trip tool.

Getting from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park by car takes about 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 7th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Tarangire National Park.
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Tarangire National Park, Tanzania — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Tarangire National Park.

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Traveling by flight from Serengeti National Park to Tarangire National Park takes 2.5 hours. In September, Tarangire National Park is a bit warmer than Serengeti National Park - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to fly to Moshi.
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Moshi, Tanzania — 3 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 10th (Sun) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Spend the 11th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and explore the galleries of Mama Africa Giftshop.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Moshi trip maker.

Getting from Tarangire National Park to Moshi by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.
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Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kilimanjaro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kilimanjaro National Park trip itinerary maker website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Moshi to Kilimanjaro National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Nungwi.
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Nungwi, Tanzania — 2 nights

Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): look for gifts at Bahati Beach Boutique and then kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach. On your second day here, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then stroll through Baraka Natural Aquarium - Nungwi.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nungwi trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Kilimanjaro National Park to Nungwi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can fly to Pemba Island.
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Pemba Island, Tanzania — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Ndagoni Ruins at Ras Mkumbuu and then step off the mainland to explore Misali island. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Pemba Island and then take a peaceful walk through Pemba Flying Fox Forest.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Pemba Island trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Nungwi to Pemba Island by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Nungwi in September, you will find days in Pemba Island are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Zanzibar City.
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania — 4 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.
Zanzibar City is known for nature, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, soothe aching muscles at The Spa at Park Hyatt Zanzibar, contemplate the long history of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), and get up close to creatures of the deep with The Safari Blue.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Zanzibar City online vacation planner.

You can fly from Pemba Island to Zanzibar City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Pemba Island in September: highs in Zanzibar City hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Livingstone.
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Livingstone, Zambia — 6 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, surround yourself with nature on The Explorer Club, examine the collection at Railway Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Livingstone Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Livingstone trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Zanzibar City to Livingstone by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, car, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zanzibar City to Livingstone. Traveling from Zanzibar City in September, expect Livingstone to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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Tanzania travel guide

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Safaris · Geologic Formations · Beaches
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.
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Zambia travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · Nature & Parks
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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.
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