12 days in Tanzania Itinerary

12 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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12 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Omaha
Drive + Fly:  30​h
1
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Arusha
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
3
Serengeti National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Moshi
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  31​h
End: Omaha

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.
Explore Zanzibar City's surroundings by going to Nungwi (Nungwi Beach & Scuba & Snorkeling). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, walk around Forodhani Park, explore the galleries of Dr Bulugu Gallery, and stroll through Cheetah's Rock.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Zanzibar City trip planner.

Omaha, USA to Zanzibar City is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Omaha to Zanzibar City. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Omaha in March, with highs in Zanzibar City at 91°F and lows at 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Nungwi, Cheetah's Rock
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock

1
night
Arusha

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Arusha road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Zanzibar City to Arusha takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Zanzibar City in March, with highs in Arusha at 81°F and lows at 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors
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Climbing Tours

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 6th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Serengeti National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Serengeti National Park tour builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Arusha to Serengeti National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Arusha in March, things will get little chillier in Serengeti National Park: highs are around 76°F and lows about 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature
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Seronera ©
Seronera

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 8th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area holiday tool .

You can drive from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can fly to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks Nature
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

1
night
Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park
On the 9th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kilimanjaro National Park trip maker tool .

Getting from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Kilimanjaro National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Parks Nature
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro

1
night
Moshi

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.
On the 10th (Tue), pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Mama Africa Curio, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Moshi planning site .

Explore your travel options from Kilimanjaro National Park to Moshi with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moshi

Tours Outdoors Shopping
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Climbing Tours
Mama Africa Giftshop ©
Mama Africa Giftshop

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