8 days in Tanzania Itinerary

8 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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8 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Paris
train + Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
2
Moshi
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Serengeti National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Arusha
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  14​h 15​min
End: Paris

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 11th (Sat): stop by Aromas of Zanzibar, then admire the striking features of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), then head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, and finally explore the ancient world of Hamamni Persian Baths. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, and then admire the natural beauty at Forodhani Park.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City trip planner .

Paris, France to Zanzibar City is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Paris to Zanzibar City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in January, with highs in Zanzibar City at 38°C and lows at 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Nungwi Beach
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Forodhani Park ©
Forodhani Park

1
night
Moshi

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 13th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Mama Africa Curio.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Moshi online holiday builder .

Getting from Zanzibar City to Moshi by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors Tours Spas
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Climbing Tours
Mama Africa Curio ©
Mama Africa Curio
Spas

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 14th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Serengeti National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Serengeti National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Moshi to Serengeti National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. January in Serengeti National Park sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to 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 15th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Arusha.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature Parks
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

2
nights
Arusha

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
On the 16th (Thu), examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Arusha using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Arusha takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Arusha

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

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