14 days in Tanzania Itinerary

14 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tanzania trip planner
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Fly to Seronera, Taxi to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 3 nights
Serengeti National Park
— 2 nights
Paje, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 5 nights


Ngorongoro Conservation Area — 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): make a trip to The Engare Sero Footprint Site.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area road trip tool.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Ngorongoro Conservation Area is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Serengeti National Park.
Nature · Parks
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Serengeti National Park — 2 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.
On the 23rd (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Seronera.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Serengeti National Park trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park takes 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Serengeti National Park can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Paje.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Paje, Zanzibar Island — 3 nights

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.
Paje is known for beaches, adventure, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Jozani Forest, head outdoors with Kite Dream Zanzibar, kick back and relax at Paje Beach, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Paje online itinerary builder.

Getting from Serengeti National Park to Paje by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Serengeti National Park in December, things will get much warmer in Paje: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Zanzibar City.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trip
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Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island — 5 nights

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 Uroa away. The adventure continues: stroll through Cheetah's Rock, take in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, and head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City online journey planner.

You can drive from Paje to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Zanzibar City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Tanzania travel guide

Safaris · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
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.

Zanzibar Archipelago travel guide

Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Islands
A chain of islands in the Indian Ocean, the Zanzibar Archipelago has long served as home to a fascinating local culture. A vacation on the Zanzibar Archipelago will steep you in a bygone era where Persian influences mingle with traces of Swahili and Indian, and residents chat or play bao, a traditional board game, against a backdrop of Indo-Arabian architecture. Tour Zanzibar Archipelago's farming communities and fishing villages to mingle with the locals, taste the local seafood cuisine, and rest on sandy beaches in shades of palm trees.