9 days in Tanzania Itinerary

9 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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9 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
2
Serengeti National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Arusha
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  21​h 30​min
End: Newark

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.
On the 17th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, then stop by Mwanzo Mpya, and then step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), admire the natural beauty at Forodhani Park, then explore the ancient world of The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe), and finally kick back and relax at Nakupenda Beach.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Zanzibar City road trip site .

Newark, USA to Zanzibar City is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, subway, bus, and flight. Traveling from Newark to Zanzibar City, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Newark in December: high temperatures in Zanzibar City hover around 90°F and lows are around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Cheetah's Rock
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Forodhani Park ©
Forodhani Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Serengeti National Park. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera.

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You can fly from Zanzibar City to Serengeti National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Zanzibar City in December, expect Serengeti National Park to be cooler, temps between 68°F and 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough 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

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 21st (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area journey tool .

Drive from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Arusha.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Arusha day trip planner.

Drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Arusha in 5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors
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Climbing Tours

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