14 days in Tanzania Itinerary

14 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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14 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
+3
Train + Foot + Fly + Taxi:  11 h 45 min
1
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Serengeti National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  3 h 30 min
3
Paje, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  4 h 45 min
End: Johannesburg

3
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 21st (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ngorongoro Conservation Area day trip website

Johannesburg, South Africa to Ngorongoro Conservation Area is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Ngorongoro Conservation Area is 1 hour. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Sat) before leaving for Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

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

2
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.
On the 23rd (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Serengeti National Park.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Serengeti National Park trip builder

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park in 2.5 hours. December in Serengeti National Park sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Paje.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

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Seronera ©
Seronera
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

3
nights
Paje, Zanzibar Island

Paje ©
Located on the island of Unguja, the quaint village of Paje lies on a shallow sandy lagoon, which attracts swarms of kitesurfing enthusiasts and marine life lovers.
Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring nature at Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Paje Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zanzibar Butterfly Centre, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and get outside with Kite Dream Zanzibar.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Paje trip planning app

Getting from Serengeti National Park to Paje by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Serengeti National Park in December: high temperatures in Paje hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Paje

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Zanzibar Island
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Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
Jozani Forest ©
Jozani Forest
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
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 Uroa Bay in Uroa, approximately 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, make a trip to Mercury House, explore the ancient world of The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, Stonetown.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City itinerary builder tool

Traveling by car from Paje to Zanzibar City takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Zanzibar City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

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Side Trips

Uroa Bay, Cheetah's Rock
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©
Forodhani Gardens ©
Forodhani Gardens

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