12 days in Tanzania Itinerary

12 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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12 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
2
Moshi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Tarangire National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Serengeti National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
7
Arusha
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London

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.
Step out of Zanzibar City to go to Nungwi and see Nungwi Beach, which is approximately 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, take in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Park, admire the striking features of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), and delve into the distant past at The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe).

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City trip builder .

London, UK to Zanzibar City is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern African Time (EAT), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from London in November, expect Zanzibar City to be warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Mama Africa Curio.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Moshi trip site .

Getting from Zanzibar City to Moshi by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors Tours Museums
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Climbing Tours
Mama Africa Giftshop ©
Mama Africa Giftshop

1
night
Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kilimanjaro National Park route planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Moshi to Kilimanjaro National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Parks Nature
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro

1
night
Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park ©
On the 11th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Tarangire National Park.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tarangire National Park online itinerary planner .

Getting from Kilimanjaro National Park to Tarangire National Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Tarangire National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks Nature
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

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.
On the 13th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Serengeti National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Serengeti National Park trip planner .

Getting from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in November, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Serengeti National Park ©
Serengeti National Park
Seronera ©
Seronera
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

2
nights
Arusha

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 15th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Tanzanite Experience, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then stop by Isle of Jewels.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Arusha trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Serengeti National Park to Arusha takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Serengeti National Park in November; daily highs in Arusha reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Arusha

Outdoors Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre
Tanzanite Experience ©
Tanzanite Experience

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