8 days in Tanzania Itinerary

8 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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8 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Arusha
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
2
Serengeti National Park
— 2 nights
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
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

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 4th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Cultural Heritage Centre and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Arusha tour planning website .

Bengaluru, India to Arusha is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Bengaluru to Arusha, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Arusha is slightly colder than Bengaluru - with highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

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

2
nights
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.
On the 5th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Seronera. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Serengeti National Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Serengeti National Park vacation maker site .

Traveling by flight from Arusha to Serengeti National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

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

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 7th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip planner .

Traveling by car from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks Nature
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

1
night
Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park ©
On the 8th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Tarangire National Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tarangire National Park planner .

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park in 5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Tarangire National Park are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

2
nights
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 9th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Hamamni Persian Baths, head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, then steep yourself in history at House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), then stroll around Forodhani Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Zanzibar City tour itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Tarangire National Park to Zanzibar City by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4.5 hours. In August, Zanzibar City is a bit warmer than Tarangire National Park - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can 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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