29 days in Tanzania Itinerary

29 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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29 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
+3
Bus + Train + Fly + Taxi:  9​h 45​min
1
Moshi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Tarangire National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Serengeti National Park
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
6
Arusha
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Pemba Island
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
8
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 8 nights
+2
Fly + Train + Bus:  10​h 30​min
End: Abu Dhabi

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Climbing Tours and Ascend Tanzania. Attractions like Safaris and Nature & Wildlife Tours make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Mama Africa Curio, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and buy something for everyone on your list at Kibo Tower.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Moshi trip maker tool .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Moshi is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Abu Dhabi to Moshi due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Climbing Tours
Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park
Visiting Mount Kilimanjaro and Safaris will get you outdoors. Take a break from Kilimanjaro National Park with a short trip to Chagga Museum in Marangu, about 1h 15 min away.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kilimanjaro National Park using our trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Moshi to Kilimanjaro National Park with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Chagga Museum
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kibo
Mount Kibo
Chagga Museum ©
Chagga Museum

1
night
Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Tarangire National Park.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tarangire National Park online itinerary builder .

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. August in Tarangire National Park sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to The Engare Sero Footprint Site.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Tarangire National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature Parks
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater
The Engare Sero Footprint Site ©
The Engare Sero Footprint Site

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Seronera and Serengeti Hippo Pool. Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at Serengeti National Park. There's more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Serengeti National Park trip itinerary website .

Drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time 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

4
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.
Visiting Climbing Tours and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Shanga & Shanga Foundation and Cultural Arts Centre. When in Arusha, make a side trip to see Mt Meru in Arusha National Park, approximately 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at AIM Mall.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Arusha trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Serengeti National Park to Arusha takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Arusha are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Pemba Island.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Mt Meru
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Climbing Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mt Meru ©
Mt Meru

3
nights
Pemba Island

Pemba Island ©
Kids will appreciate attractions like Misali island and Kigomasha Peninsula. Get in touch with nature at Vumawimbi Beach and Ngezi Forest Reserve.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Pemba Island tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Arusha to Pemba Island takes 3.5 hours. Plan for much hotter nights when traveling from Arusha in August since evenings lows in Pemba Island dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Pemba Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Misali island ©
Misali island
Pemba Island ©
Pemba Island
Vumawimbi Beach ©
Vumawimbi Beach

8
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.
Family-friendly places like Nungwi Beach and Cheetah's Rock will thrill your kids. Get in touch with nature at Nakupenda Beach and Kendwa Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zanzibar City: Nungwi (Scuba & Snorkeling & Baraka Natural Aquarium- Nungwi), Paje Beach (in Paje) and Jambiani (Kuza Cave & Jambiani Beach). There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Park, and take in the exciting artwork at Cultural Arts Gallery.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City visit planner .

Getting from Pemba Island to Zanzibar City by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Pemba Island in August, expect nights in Zanzibar City to be slightly colder, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nungwi, Zanzibar Island, Jambiani, Kendwa Beach, Paje Beach
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock

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