16 days in Tanzania & Kilimanjaro Region Itinerary

16 days in Tanzania & Kilimanjaro Region Itinerary

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16 days in Tanzania & Kilimanjaro Region Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  25​h
1
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
3
Moshi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Tarangire National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
6
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Serengeti National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
8
Arusha
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Dallas

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, look for gifts at Mwanzo Mpya, and then head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Nakupenda Beach, delve into the distant past at The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe), then walk around Forodhani Park, and finally contemplate the long history of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib).

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Zanzibar City tour itinerary planner.

Dallas, USA to Zanzibar City is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Zanzibar City is 9 hours. Traveling from Dallas in October, expect Zanzibar City to be a bit warmer, temps between 88°F and 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nungwi.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Wildlife Beaches

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Cheetah's Rock
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Forodhani Park ©
Forodhani Park

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Nungwi, Zanzibar Island

Nungwi ©
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kendwa Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nungwi trip builder app .

Drive from Zanzibar City to Nungwi in 1.5 hours. October in Nungwi sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Nungwi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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

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Moshi

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.
Trek 2 Kili has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the galleries of Mama Africa Curio, then identify plant and animal life at Trek 2 Kili, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: grab your bike and head to Origin Trails and then take in the natural beauty of Kikuletwa Hotsprings.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Moshi trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Nungwi to Moshi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

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Trek 2 Kili ©
Trek 2 Kili
Mama Africa Giftshop ©
Mama Africa Giftshop

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Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park
On the 16th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kilimanjaro National Park online trip itinerary maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Moshi to Kilimanjaro National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to fly to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Parks Nature
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro

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Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Tarangire National Park.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tarangire National Park road trip site .

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 October in Tarangire National Park, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

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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 18th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ngorongoro Conservation Area day trip tool .

Drive from Tarangire National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

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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 19th (Tue): stroll through Retima Hippo Pool and then stroll through Serengeti National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Serengeti National Park itinerary maker site .

Drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park in 2.5 hours. October in Serengeti National Park sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) 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

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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 21st (Thu): examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Masai Central Market and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Arusha online holiday planner .

You can fly from Serengeti National Park to Arusha in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Serengeti National Park in October, expect Arusha to be a bit warmer, temps between 78°F and 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Masai Central Market
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Climbing Tours
Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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