10 days in Tanzania Itinerary

10 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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10 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  20​h
1
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
2
Serengeti National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Tarangire National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Toronto

2
nights
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Nungwi Beach and Nakupenda Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) and Hamamni Persian Baths. Take a break from Zanzibar City with a short trip to Paje Beach in Paje, about 1h 05 min away. There's more to do: delve into the distant past at The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe) and pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City sightseeing planner .

Toronto, Canada to Zanzibar City is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Toronto to Zanzibar City. In October, Zanzibar City is warmer than Toronto - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paje Beach, Nungwi Beach
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) ©
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib)

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): stroll through Serengeti Hippo Pool and then explore the striking landscape at Oldupai Gorge. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Serengeti National Park.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Serengeti National Park online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Zanzibar City to Serengeti National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Zanzibar City in October: high temperatures in Serengeti National Park hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Oldupai Gorge
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Oldupai Gorge ©
Oldupai Gorge
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area planner .

You can drive from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks Nature
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

1
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Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Tarangire National Park.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tarangire National Park vacation planner .

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park in 5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Tarangire National Park are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to fly to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

1
night
Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kilimanjaro.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilimanjaro National Park trip maker app .

Getting from Tarangire National Park to Kilimanjaro National Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Parks Nature
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro

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