12 days in Tanzania Itinerary

12 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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12 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and then browse for treasures at Mama Africa Curio.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Moshi trip builder .

London, UK to Moshi is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Moshi, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

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Climbing Tours
Safaris
Mama Africa Curio ©
Mama Africa Curio

1
night
Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilimanjaro National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Moshi to Kilimanjaro National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro

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Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Tarangire National Park.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tarangire National Park online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Kilimanjaro National Park to Tarangire National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Tarangire National Park are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

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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.
On the 24th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Tarangire National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area by car takes about 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Seronera and Serengeti National Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Serengeti Hippo Pool and explore the striking landscape at Oldupai Gorge.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Serengeti National Park sightseeing app .

Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park takes 2.5 hours. September in Serengeti National Park sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

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Serengeti National Park ©
Serengeti National Park
Seronera ©
Seronera
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

3
nights
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Park and then kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Zanzibar City trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Serengeti National Park to Zanzibar City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. In September, Zanzibar City is warmer than Serengeti National Park - with highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Nungwi
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach

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