15 days in Tanzania & Maasai Mara National Reserve Itinerary

15 days in Tanzania & Maasai Mara National Reserve Itinerary

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15 days in Tanzania & Maasai Mara National Reserve Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  25​h
1
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Nungwi, Tanzania
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
4
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
6
Arusha, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Vancouver, Canada

3
nights
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

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.
Get outdoors at Cheetah's Rock and Prison Island - Changuu Private Island. There's lots more to do: walk around Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park, stroll through Nakupenda Beach, delve into the distant past at The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe), and contemplate the long history of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib).

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City day trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Zanzibar City is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 11 hours traveling from Vancouver to Zanzibar City due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Vancouver in August, with highs in Zanzibar City at 34°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nungwi.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zanzibar Island
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Jozani Forest ©
Jozani Forest

2
nights
Nungwi, Tanzania

Nungwi ©
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nungwi Beach and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kendwa Beach.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Nungwi online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Zanzibar City to Nungwi takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kendwa Beach
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kendwa Beach ©
Kendwa Beach

1
night
Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

Kilimanjaro National Park
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kilimanjaro National Park road trip planning app .

Getting from Nungwi to Kilimanjaro National Park by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Nature Parks
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro

2
nights
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mara Triangle. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Maasai Mara National Reserve road trip app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kilimanjaro National Park to Maasai Mara National Reserve. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Musiara Swamp ©
Musiara Swamp

2
nights
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

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 29th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Serengeti National Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Serengeti Hippo Pool. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Seronera.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Serengeti National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Serengeti National Park takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to 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, Tanzania

Arusha ©
Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Impatiens Tours Tanzania has been added to your itinerary. On the 31st (Sat), examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre and then gain insight with Impatiens Tours Tanzania. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Tanzanite Experience, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and then look for gifts at Isle of Jewels.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Arusha trip planner.

Getting from Serengeti National Park to Arusha by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In August, daily temperatures in Arusha can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Impatiens Tours Tanzania ©
Impatiens Tours Tanzania
Climbing Tours
Tanzanite Experience ©
Tanzanite Experience

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