22 days in Tanzania & Kenya Itinerary

22 days in Tanzania & Kenya Itinerary

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22 days in Tanzania & Kenya Itinerary

Start: Kingston, Canada
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Nairobi, Kenya
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 2 nights
+5
Fly + Foot + Bus + Foot + Shuttle + Taxi:  6​h
3
Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya
— 2 nights
+5
Taxi + Shuttle + Foot + Bus + Foot + Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Amboseli National Park, Kenya
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
7
Arusha, Tanzania
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
8
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Nungwi, Tanzania
— 3 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Train:  22​h 30​min
End: Kingston, Canada

2
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi ©
You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
On the 12th (Sun), stroll through Giraffe Centre. Keep things going the next day: trot along with a tour on horseback, see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum, and then stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nairobi vacation maker app .

Kingston, Canada to Nairobi is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kingston to Nairobi is 8 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kingston in September: highs in Nairobi hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Karen Blixen Museum ©
Karen Blixen Museum
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre

2
nights
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
You've now added Eyes on Africa Safaris to your itinerary. On the 14th (Tue), get interesting insight from Eyes on Africa Safaris and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mara Triangle. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Musiara Swamp and then look for all kinds of wild species at Olare Orok Conservancy.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Maasai Mara National Reserve driving holiday planner .

Getting from Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Nairobi in September, things will get a bit cooler in Maasai Mara National Reserve: highs are around 17°C and lows about 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lake Nakuru National Park.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Eyes on Africa Safaris ©
Eyes on Africa Safaris

2
nights
Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

Lake Nakuru National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Nakuru. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site and then explore the striking landscape of Baboons & Vervits.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lake Nakuru National Park online trip planner .

You can drive from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Lake Nakuru National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and car. When traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Lake Nakuru National Park, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Amboseli National Park.

Things to do in Lake Nakuru National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Lake Nakuru ©
Lake Nakuru
Baboons & Vervits ©
Baboons & Vervits
Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site
Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site

2
nights
Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Amboseli National Park ©
On a tour of Amboseli National Park, you can discover Kenya's diverse wildlife while enjoying stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance.
For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Amboseli National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Lake Nakuru National Park to Amboseli National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, shuttle, bus, and car. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Lake Nakuru National Park in September since evenings lows in Amboseli National Park dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Amboseli National Park

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Selenkay Conservancy
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Selenkay Conservancy ©
Selenkay Conservancy
Observation Hill ©
Observation Hill

2
nights
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

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.
Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Amboseli National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time 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

3
nights
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Serengeti National Park day trip planner .

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Serengeti National Park are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

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

1
night
Arusha, Tanzania

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 25th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Cultural Heritage Centre.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Arusha trip maker app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Serengeti National Park to Arusha in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, Arusha is somewhat warmer than Serengeti National Park - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. On the 26th (Sun), you're off toZanzibar City.

Things to do in Arusha

Museums
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Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre

2
nights
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nakupenda Beach as well as Zanzibar Spice Tour. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Park and then head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, then see the top attractions with Zanzibar Spice Tour, and then stroll through Nakupenda Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Zanzibar City road trip planning site .

Getting from Arusha to Zanzibar City by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Arusha in September: high temperatures in Zanzibar City hover around 35°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Nungwi.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Forodhani Park ©
Forodhani Park
Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral ©

3
nights
Nungwi, Tanzania

Nungwi ©
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Change things up with a short trip to Matemwe Beach in Matemwe (about 32 minutes away). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kendwa Beach, and explore the fascinating underground world of Tazari Caves.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Nungwi online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Zanzibar City to Nungwi takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Nungwi are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. On the 1st (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Matemwe Beach, Kendwa Beach
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kendwa Beach ©
Kendwa Beach

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