6 days in Tanzania Itinerary

6 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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6 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Arusha
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Serengeti National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Tarangire National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

1
night
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 3rd (Tue): examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

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Johannesburg, South Africa to Arusha is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Eastern African Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Johannesburg in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Arusha. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Museums
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Climbing Tours
Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Serengeti National Park.

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Fly from Arusha to Serengeti National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Arusha in September: high temperatures in Serengeti National Park hover around 17°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Serengeti National Park ©
Serengeti National Park
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature Parks
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

1
night
Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tarangire National Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tarangire National Park online road trip planner .

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park in 5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Tarangire National Park can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

1
night
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 7th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Hamamni Persian Baths, head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, admire the landmark architecture of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), then walk around Forodhani Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Zanzibar City trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Tarangire National Park to Zanzibar City in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Tarangire National Park in September, things will get a bit warmer in Zanzibar City: highs are around 35°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Forodhani Park ©
Forodhani Park
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) ©

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