16 days in Tanzania & Zambia Itinerary

16 days in Tanzania & Zambia Itinerary

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16 days in Tanzania & Zambia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly + taxi:  13​h 45​min
1
Moshi, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
6
Arusha, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
7
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
8
Livingstone, Zambia
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: New Delhi, India


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2
nights
Moshi, Tanzania

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 16th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Mama Africa Curio. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Moshi online trip maker .

New Delhi, India to Moshi is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern African Time (EAT) is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Climbing Tours
Safaris
Mama Africa Curio ©
Mama Africa Curio

1
night
Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

Kilimanjaro National Park
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kilimanjaro National Park trip builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Moshi to Kilimanjaro National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can fly to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Nature Parks
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro

1
night
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Tarangire National Park ©
On the 19th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Tarangire National Park.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tarangire National Park trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Kilimanjaro National Park to Tarangire National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

1
night
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

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 20th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Tarangire National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature Parks
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

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 21st (Sat), stroll through Retima Hippo Pool and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Serengeti National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Seronera.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Serengeti National Park day trip planner.

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Serengeti National Park are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time 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

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 23rd (Mon): examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Shanga & Shanga Foundation and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Arusha driving holiday site .

Fly from Serengeti National Park to Arusha in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Serengeti National Park in September; daily highs in Arusha reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock and then head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City travel planning tool .

Getting from Arusha to Zanzibar City by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, Zanzibar City is a bit warmer than Arusha - with highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Beaches Wildlife

Side Trips

Nungwi Beach, Cheetah's Rock
Highlights from your plan
Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach

4
nights
Livingstone, Zambia

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Livingstone is known for nature, adventure, museums, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, make a trip to Mukuni Village, get engrossed in the history at Livingstone Museum, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Livingstone trip planning tool .

You can fly from Zanzibar City to Livingstone in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zanzibar City to Livingstone. Traveling from Zanzibar City in September, things will get little chillier in Livingstone: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Livingstone

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Mukuni Village
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls
Livingstone Museum ©
Livingstone Museum

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