60 days in Namibia & Tanzania Itinerary

60 days in Namibia & Tanzania Itinerary

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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 6 nights
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Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
— 5 nights
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 5 nights
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
— 5 nights
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Nungwi, Tanzania
— 4 nights
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Paje, Tanzania
— 4 nights
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 7 nights
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Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
— 2 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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Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
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Moshi, Tanzania
— 6 nights
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Arusha, Tanzania
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Swakopmund, Namibia — 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Swakopmund: Walvis Bay (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Walvis Bay Waterfront, &more). Spend the 5th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, observe the fascinating underwater world at National Marin Aquarium of Namibia, take in the waterfront at Swakopmund Jetty, and buy something for everyone on your list at Platz Am Meer.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Swakopmund online trip itinerary builder.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Swakopmund is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam in April, expect nights in Swakopmund to be somewhat warmer, around 17°C, while days are much warmer, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Namib-Naukluft Park.
Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Namib-Naukluft Park: Gobabeb (Gobabeb Desert Research Station & Dorob National Park). There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Sesriem Canyon, take in the dramatic natural features at Elim Dunes, and take a memorable drive along Kuiseb Pass.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Namib-Naukluft Park attractions planner.

Getting from Swakopmund to Namib-Naukluft Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Windhoek.
Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Wildlife
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Find places to stay Apr 7 — 12:

Windhoek, Namibia — 5 nights

Located in the heart of the country, Namibia's capital city Windhoek receives a constant influx of tourists, in part because of its international airport.
Windhoek is known for sightseeing, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through NamibRand Nature Reserve, sample the fine beverages at Naute Kristall Cellar and Destillery, play a few rounds at Omeya Golf and Residential Oasis, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Namibia Craft Centre.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Windhoek tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Namib-Naukluft Park to Windhoek takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 17th (Sun), you'll travel to Dar es Salaam.
Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Shopping
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania — 5 nights

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.
Dar es Salaam is known for shopping, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Mbudya Island, stroll through Sea Sense, make a trip to PPF Tower, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dar es Salaam sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Windhoek to Dar es Salaam. The time zone difference when traveling from Windhoek to Dar es Salaam is 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Windhoek in April; daily highs in Dar es Salaam reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can fly to Nungwi.
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Nungwi, Tanzania — 4 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: Matemwe Beach (in Matemwe) and Off-Road Tours (in Kiwengwa). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond, and enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach.

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Fly from Dar es Salaam to Nungwi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. In April in Nungwi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Paje.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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Paje, Tanzania — 4 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: discover the deep blue sea with Rising Sun Dive Center, stroll through Zanzibar Butterfly Centre, kick back and relax at Jambiani Beach, and explore the fascinating underground world of Kuza Cave.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Paje journey builder site.

Traveling by shuttle from Nungwi to Paje takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daytime highs in Paje are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Zanzibar City.
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
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Find places to stay Apr 26 — 30:

Zanzibar City, Tanzania — 7 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 7th (Sat) observing fascinating marine mammals with The Safari Blue. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, stop by Zanzibar taxi driver excursion, stroll through Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve, and relax and rejuvenate at The Spa at Park Hyatt Zanzibar.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City online trip maker.

Drive from Paje to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Tarangire National Park.
Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Tarangire National Park, Tanzania — 2 nights

Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Tarangire National Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tarangire National Park day trip site.

You can fly from Zanzibar City to Tarangire National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Zanzibar City in May, expect Tarangire National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 25°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel 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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then steep yourself in history at Olduvai Gorge.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Tarangire National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Serengeti National Park.
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Find places to stay May 9 — 11:

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 12th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Retima Hippo Pool and then contemplate the waterfront views at Mara River.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Serengeti National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Kilimanjaro National Park.
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Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania — 3 nights

On the 15th (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Kilimanjaro. Spend the 16th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kilimanjaro National Park tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Serengeti National Park to Kilimanjaro National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Moshi.
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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 22nd (Sun) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Spend the 19th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, contemplate the waterfront views at Kikuletwa Hotsprings, browse the exhibits of Mama Africa Giftshop, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Moshi road trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kilimanjaro National Park to Moshi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the shuttle to Arusha.
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Find places to stay May 16 — 22:

Arusha, Tanzania — 8 nights

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
When in Arusha, make a side trip to see Mt Meru in Arusha National Park, approximately Arusha National Park away. Make the 23rd (Mon) a memorable day with a climbing tour. On the 27th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, look for gifts at Shanga & Shanga Foundation, examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre, and get outside with Kili Dreamers.

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You can take a shuttle from Moshi to Arusha in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Shopping
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Find places to stay May 22 — 30:

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 · 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.