9 days in Tanzania Itinerary

9 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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9 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Arusha
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Serengeti National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Dubai

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.
On the 11th (Sun), examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Arusha is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern African Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dubai in August: high temperatures in Arusha hover around 27°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Arusha

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Ngorongoro Conservation Area journey site .

Drive from Arusha to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature Parks
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

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 13th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool and then explore the striking landscape of Serengeti National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Seronera.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Serengeti National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Zanzibar City.

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Park, steep yourself in history at House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), then kick back and relax at Nakupenda Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, then stop by Mwanzo Mpya, and then head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City day trip tool .

You can fly from Serengeti National Park to Zanzibar City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Zanzibar City can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nungwi.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island

Nungwi ©
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
On the 17th (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Kendwa Beach.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nungwi trip planner .

Getting from Zanzibar City to Nungwi by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Nungwi are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kendwa Beach
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Kendwa Beach ©
Kendwa Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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