59 days in Tanzania & Cape Town Itinerary

59 days in Tanzania & Cape Town Itinerary

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Arusha, Tanzania
— 10 nights
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 4 nights
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Nungwi, Tanzania
— 3 nights
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 9 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 32 nights
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Arusha, Tanzania

— 10 nights
Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Go for a jaunt from Arusha to Arusha National Park to see Mt Meru about 1h 40 min away. Spend the 5th (Mon) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Make the 7th (Wed) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, head outdoors with Kili Dreamers, examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Arusha online road trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Arusha is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Arusha due to the time zone difference. In July in Arusha, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

— 4 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Olduvai Gorge in Ngorongoro Conservation Area (about 1h 45 min away). Spend the 16th (Fri) exploring nature at Seronera. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Grumeti River, take in the dramatic natural features at Naabi Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool, and make a trip to Mara River.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Serengeti National Park online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Arusha to Serengeti National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to fly to Nungwi.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nungwi, Tanzania

— 3 nights
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nungwi: Matemwe Beach (in Matemwe) and Panamwe Tours & Safaris (in Pwani Mchangani). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Scubafish Dive Center Ltd, stroll through Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond, enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach, and stop by Bahati Beach Boutique.

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Getting from Serengeti National Park to Nungwi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In July in Nungwi, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Zanzibar City, Tanzania

— 9 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.
Spend the 24th (Sat) observing fascinating marine mammals with The Safari Blue. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, and admire the striking features of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib).

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Zanzibar City sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Nungwi to Zanzibar City takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Cape Town.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Cape Town, South Africa

— 32 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Town: Stellenbosch (Delaire Graff Estate, Stellenbosch University, &more), Robertson (Marbrin Olive Growers & Robertson Art Gallery) and Franschhoek (Franschhoek Motor Museum, Senechal-Senekal Art Gallery, &more). The adventure continues: stroll through Cape Point, admire all the interesting features of Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and look for all kinds of wild species at Platteklip Gorge.

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Traveling by flight from Zanzibar City to Cape Town takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, car, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Zanzibar City to Cape Town is minus 1 hour. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Zanzibar City in July: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 20°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tanzania travel guide

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Safaris · Beaches · Geologic Formations
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.

Zanzibar Island travel guide

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Islands
Unguja
Experience the bustling Zanzibar Island, the financial and economical metropolis of the Zanzibar Archipelago. Most tours of Zanzibar Island start in Zanzibar Town, where centuries of history are on display in Persian bathhouses, street coffee vendors, and the world's last open slave market in Stone Town, the historical center. Beyond that, attractions on Zanzibar Island include numerous archaeological sites dotted across the area.