16 days in Tanzania Itinerary

16 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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16 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  3​h 30​min
3
Serengeti National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Tarangire National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Moshi
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

3
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.
When in Zanzibar City, make a side trip to see Paje Beach in Paje, approximately 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Nakupenda Beach, look for gifts at Aromas of Zanzibar, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City trip site .

Washington DC, 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, bus, and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Washington DC to Zanzibar City due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Zanzibar City are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nungwi.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Paje Beach
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach

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 29th (Wed), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): stroll through Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kendwa Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nungwi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Zanzibar City to Nungwi takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Nungwi are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Nungwi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): see Off-Road Tours and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Serengeti National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Nungwi to Serengeti National Park takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool
Off-Road Tours

2
nights
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 1st (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then steep yourself in history at Oldupai Gorge.

To see reviews and more tourist information, read Ngorongoro Conservation Area travel planner.

Drive from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater
Oldupai Gorge ©
Oldupai Gorge
The Engare Sero Footprint Site ©
The Engare Sero Footprint Site

1
night
Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park ©
On the 3rd (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Tarangire National Park.

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Getting from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park by car takes about 5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Tarangire National Park are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

2
nights
Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kilimanjaro National Park trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Tarangire National Park to Kilimanjaro National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Nature Parks Tours
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
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.
On the 6th (Thu), browse for treasures at Mama Africa Giftshop, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Moshi travel itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Kilimanjaro National Park to Moshi with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Moshi

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

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