15 days in Tanzania Itinerary

15 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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15 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Arusha
— 2 nights
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 + bus:  4​h 15​min
5
Moshi
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
6
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  13​h
End: Tel Aviv

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 30th (Mon), examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Shanga & Shanga Foundation and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Arusha trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Arusha is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Arusha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in September; daily highs in Arusha reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Climbing Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Shanga & Shanga Foundation ©
Shanga & Shanga Foundation

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 2nd (Wed), stroll through Retima Hippo Pool and then explore the striking landscape of Serengeti National Park. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Seronera.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Serengeti National Park trip planner.

Fly from Arusha to Serengeti National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Arusha in October, with highs in Serengeti National Park at 20°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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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 4th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can 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 ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Tarangire National Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tarangire National Park online journey builder .

Getting from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

2
nights
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 6th (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and then explore the galleries of Mama Africa Curio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Moshi trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Tarangire National Park to Moshi by combination of taxi and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Moshi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Climbing Tours
Safaris
Mama Africa Giftshop ©
Mama Africa Giftshop

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 8th (Tue): stroll through Cheetah's Rock, then look for gifts at Mwanzo Mpya, and then step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, stroll through Nakupenda Beach, then contemplate the long history of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), and finally walk around Forodhani Park.

To see photos and other tourist information, use the Zanzibar City attractions planner.

Getting from Moshi to Zanzibar City by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. In October in Zanzibar City, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nungwi.

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

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Nungwi Beach and Kendwa Beach. When in Nungwi, make a side trip to see Paje Beach in Paje, approximately 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Cathedral.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nungwi online road trip planner .

Getting from Zanzibar City to Nungwi by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 13th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Paje Beach, Kendwa Beach
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach

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