18 days in Tanzania & Kilimanjaro Region Itinerary

18 days in Tanzania & Kilimanjaro Region Itinerary

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18 days in Tanzania & Kilimanjaro Region Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  29​h
1
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2​h 15​min
2
Moshi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Tarangire National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Serengeti National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  3​h 30​min
7
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  31​h
End: Auckland

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.
Step out of Zanzibar City with an excursion to Paje Beach in Paje--about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, admire the natural beauty at Forodhani Park, relax in the rural setting at Tangawizi Spice Farm, and stroll around Jozani Forest.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Zanzibar City trip planner .

Auckland, New Zealand to Zanzibar City is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Auckland to Zanzibar City. Traveling from Auckland in July, you will find days in Zanzibar City are much hotter (34°C), and nights are a bit warmer (26°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Moshi

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Eastland Adventures. There's lots more to do: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, stroll through Kilimanjaro Animal C.R.E.W., take in the natural beauty of Kikuletwa Hotsprings, and browse for treasures at Mama Africa Giftshop.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Moshi visit planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Zanzibar City to Moshi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Eastland Adventures ©
Eastland Adventures
Climbing Tours
Mama Africa Giftshop ©
Mama Africa Giftshop

2
nights
Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilimanjaro National Park visit app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Moshi to Kilimanjaro National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Nature Parks Tours
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Tarangire National Park.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tarangire National Park trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Kilimanjaro National Park to Tarangire National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Tarangire National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then steep yourself in history at Oldupai Gorge.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip planner.

You can drive from Tarangire National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Serengeti 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

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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 28th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Seronera. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Serengeti National Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool.

Find out how to plan Serengeti National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Seronera ©
Seronera
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach.

To find more things to do and tourist information, read Nungwi trip builder site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Serengeti National Park to Nungwi in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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