24 days in Tanzania & Kenya Itinerary

24 days in Tanzania & Kenya Itinerary

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24 days in Tanzania & Kenya Itinerary

Start: Bucharest, Romania
Fly:  14​h
1
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Watamu, Kenya
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Moshi, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
9
Tsavo National Park East, Kenya
— 1 night
Drive + Train:  4​h 45​min
10
Nairobi, Kenya
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Bucharest, Romania


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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Forodhani Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. Step out of Zanzibar City with an excursion to Space Station Zanzibar in Tunguu--about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, don't miss a visit to Big Body With Tatata Spice Farm, stroll through Cheetah's Rock, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Zanzibar City trip maker app .

Bucharest, Romania to Zanzibar City is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Eastern African Time (EAT) is 1 hour. In December, Zanzibar City is much hotter than Bucharest - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Cheetah's Rock, Space Station Zanzibar
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral ©
Aromas of Zanzibar ©
Aromas of Zanzibar

3
nights
Watamu, Kenya

Watamu ©
Hailed for its picturesque scenery and pristine beaches, the village of Watamu on Kenya's Indian Ocean coastline attracts both adventure seekers and those looking for a relaxing seaside holiday.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Watamu National Marine Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step out of Watamu to go to Kilifi and see 3 Degrees South, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mida Creek, gain insight at Local Ocean Conservation, and enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia delle Tartarughe.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Watamu day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Zanzibar City to Watamu in 3 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Watamu

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

3 Degrees South
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Watamu National Marine Park ©
Watamu National Marine Park
Mida Creek ©
Mida Creek
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
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.
Spend the 7th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Olare Orok Conservancy and tour the pleasant surroundings at Musiara Swamp.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Maasai Mara National Reserve trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Watamu to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. When traveling from Watamu in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Maasai Mara National Reserve, with highs around 26°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Mara North Conservancy ©
Mara North Conservancy

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool and then explore the striking landscape of Seronera.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Serengeti National Park day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Serengeti National Park takes 3.5 hours. In January in Serengeti National Park, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car 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

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.
On the 10th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Oldupai Gorge and then make a trip to The Engare Sero Footprint Site.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip builder website .

Getting from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) 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, Tanzania

Tarangire National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Tarangire National Park.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Tarangire National Park route builder website .

Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park takes 5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Tarangire National Park can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow 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

1
night
Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

Kilimanjaro National Park
On the 13th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro.

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You can fly from Tarangire National Park to Kilimanjaro National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Nature Parks
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro

3
nights
Moshi, Tanzania

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Coffee & Tea Tours and Spas & Wellness. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, admire the sheer force of Materuni Waterfalls, and explore the galleries of Mama Africa Giftshop.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Moshi trip maker site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kilimanjaro National Park to Moshi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tsavo National Park East.

Things to do in Moshi

Tours Outdoors Nature
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Climbing Tours
Coffee & Tea Tours
Materuni Waterfalls ©
Materuni Waterfalls

1
night
Tsavo National Park East, Kenya

Tsavo National Park East ©
On the 17th (Fri), stroll through Tsavo East.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tsavo National Park East online journey builder .

Traveling by car from Moshi to Tsavo National Park East takes 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Tsavo National Park East

Parks Wildlife
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Tsavo East ©
Tsavo East

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Upepo Photography Gallery. Change things up with a short trip to Mount Longonot in Maai Mahiu (about 1h 50 min away). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nairobi National Park, explore the landscape on two wheels at Karura Forest, get your game on at GP Karting, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nairobi road trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and train from Tsavo National Park East to Nairobi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Mount Longonot
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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Karura Forest ©
Karura Forest

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