8 days in Tanzania Itinerary

8 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tanzania vacation planner

Make it your trip
Drive
1
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Serengeti National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 1 night
Fly

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Ngorongoro Conservation Area

— 2 nights
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 27th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater. On your second day here, make a trip to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then contemplate the long history of Olduvai Gorge.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area online trip planner.

Dar es Salaam to Ngorongoro Conservation Area is an approximately 13-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:

Serengeti National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Seronera and Retima Hippo Pool. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Grumeti River, explore the striking landscape at Naabi Hill, and don't miss a visit to Mara River.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Serengeti National Park road trip planner.

Getting from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. September in Serengeti National Park sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 2:

Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): see majestic marine mammals with Dongwe Rafiki Tours and then admire the natural beauty at Forodhani Gardens.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City attractions site.

Traveling by flight from Serengeti National Park to Zanzibar City takes 4.5 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Serengeti National Park in October: high temperatures in Zanzibar City hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:
Highlights from your trip

Tanzania travel guide

4.1
Safaris · Beaches · Geologic Formations
Though the size and scale of Tanzania may be overwhelming, the people make it a personable and easy-going place to visit. The bigger cities not only offer good connections to the main natural attractions, but also feature bustling markets where locals sell fresh produce, snacks, and crafts. Smaller villages retain their long-held customs, beliefs, and artistic traditions. With the continent's highest peak, and some of the most animal-rich safaris available, Tanzania holidays tend to dart between the big and bold, and the personal and low-key.