51 days in Tanzania Itinerary

51 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tanzania trip planner

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Arusha
— 8 nights
Fly
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Tarangire National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Lake Manyara National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 2 nights
Drive
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Serengeti National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Paje, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 8 nights
Fly
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Pemba Island
— 3 nights
Fly to Dar es Salaam, Taxi to Dar es Salaam
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Dar es Salaam
— 7 nights
Fly
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Kilimanjaro National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
12
Moshi
— 7 nights
Shuttle

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Arusha

— 8 nights
Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Change things up with a short trip to Mt Meru in Arusha National Park (about 1h 40 min away). Make the 3rd (Wed) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Spend the 6th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, get outside with Kili Dreamers, buy something for everyone on your list at AIM Mall, and soothe aching muscles at Ai Care Spa.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Arusha online driving holiday planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Arusha. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Tarangire National Park

— 1 night
On the 12th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Tarangire National Park.

Find out how to plan Tarangire National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can fly from Arusha to Tarangire National Park in 3.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Tarangire National Park can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Lake Manyara National Park.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Lake Manyara National Park

— 2 nights
A landscape rich in wildlife and diverse terrain, Lake Manyara National Park stretches across two Tanzanian regions.
On the 13th (Sat), surround yourself with nature on Lake Manyara Treetop Walkway, then look for gifts at African Galleria, and then explore the activities along Lake Manyara. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Parc National du Lac Manyara.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lake Manyara National Park holiday website.

Explore your travel options from Tarangire National Park to Lake Manyara National Park with the Route module. In March, daily temperatures in Lake Manyara National Park can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Lake Manyara National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

— 2 nights
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 15th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then admire all the interesting features of Olduvai Gorge.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area road trip tool.

Explore your travel options from Lake Manyara National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Serengeti National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Seronera. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Retima Hippo Pool and explore the activities along Mara River.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Serengeti National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park takes 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Nungwi, Zanzibar Island

— 3 nights
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Nungwi is known for beaches, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond, enjoy the sand and surf at Kendwa Beach, and look for gifts at Bahati Beach Boutique.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nungwi online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Serengeti National Park to Nungwi takes 4.5 hours. While traveling from Serengeti National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Nungwi, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to take a shuttle to Paje.

Things to do in Nungwi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Paje, Zanzibar Island

— 3 nights
Located on the island of Unguja, the quaint village of Paje lies on a shallow sandy lagoon, which attracts swarms of kitesurfing enthusiasts and marine life lovers.
Paje is known for beaches, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable tour with Rising Sun Dive Center, kick back and relax at Paje Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zanzibar Butterfly Centre, and Head underground at Kuza Cave.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Paje trip itinerary site.

Getting from Nungwi to Paje by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Paje

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island

— 8 nights
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.
When in Zanzibar City, make a side trip to see Uroa Bay in Uroa, approximately Uroa away. Spend the 27th (Sat) observing fascinating marine mammals with The Safari Blue. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, walk around Forodhani Gardens, stop by Zanzibar taxi driver excursion, and soothe aching muscles at Zanzibar Yoga with Jo.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Zanzibar City sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Paje to Zanzibar City takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Pemba Island.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Pemba Island

— 3 nights
Pemba Island is known for nature, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Misali island, delve into the lush surroundings at Pemba Flying Fox Forest, kick back and relax at Vumawimbi Beach, and delve into the distant past at Ndagoni Ruins at Ras Mkumbuu.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Pemba Island trip maker.

Fly from Zanzibar City to Pemba Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Zanzibar City in April, Pemba Island is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dar es Salaam.

Things to do in Pemba Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Dar es Salaam

— 7 nights
Founded in the mid-19th century, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's largest city, lost the status of the official capital but remains the country's commercial and financial center.
Dar es Salaam is known for nature, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Mbudya Island, try your luck at Sea Cliff Casino, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and don't miss a visit to PPF Tower.

To find reviews and tourist information, read Dar es Salaam sightseeing tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Pemba Island to Dar es Salaam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Pemba Island in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 27°C in Dar es Salaam. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Dar es Salaam

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Kilimanjaro National Park

— 3 nights
On the 13th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Kilimanjaro. Spend the 14th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Getting from Dar es Salaam to Kilimanjaro National Park by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Moshi

— 7 nights
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.
Moshi is known for wildlife, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get interesting insight from Tours, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Moshi road trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kilimanjaro National Park to Moshi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moshi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Tanzania travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Beaches · Safaris
Though the size and scale of Tanzania may be overwhelming, the people make it a personable and easy-going place to visit. The bigger cities not only offer good connections to the main natural attractions, but also feature bustling markets where locals sell fresh produce, snacks, and crafts. Smaller villages retain their long-held customs, beliefs, and artistic traditions. With the continent's highest peak, and some of the most animal-rich safaris available, Tanzania holidays tend to dart between the big and bold, and the personal and low-key.