TANZANIA

Quintessential Africa. Spot the Big Five, scale the largest mountain on the continent then chill out on a perfect Indian Ocean beach. Click for Luxury, Mid-range or Budget. Here’s your Tanzania travel plan:

Luxury
1 ✈To Kilimanjaro (Book >) Dep: Evening 🏨 In flight!
2 Arr: Afternoon 🏨Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge
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Book your transfer to Arusha
3 🚙Arusha to Lake Manyara(Book >) Dep: 08:00 Arr: Evening 🏨Lake Manyara Tortilis Camp
You start your journey with a visit to Lake Manyara where you will get your first taste of an African game drive. We recommend contacting the tour operator to build your own tailor-made safari.
4 🚙Lake Manyara to Serengeti Dep: Morning Arr: Evening 🏨Serengeti Tortilis Camp
Early start to get into the Serengeti with a game drive en-route to camp. Routes can be bumpy so take travel sickness pills if necessary.
5 🚙Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater Dep: 08:00 Arr: Evening 🏨andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
Enjoy another long Serengeti game drive before heading to the crater. Enjoy a sundowner overlooking the spectacular scene below. Late June to October is the best time to see wildlife in the Serengeti.
5 🚙Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha Dep: Afternoon Arr: Evening 🏨Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge
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Today you’ll drop in to the immense crater and tick off more wildlife sightings. Tip your guide up to $50/day.
6-11 🚙Arusha to Kilimanjaro National Park (Book >) Dep: Morning 🏨Various camps (Book >)
The Machame Route up Kilimanjaro is considered to be the most beautiful. You’ll need to be fit to reach the top, but the trek itself is immensely enjoyable. You’ll need to bring your own sleeping bag. The final summit hike takes up to 14 hours.
12 🚙Kilimanjaro National Park to Arusha
✈Arusha to Zanzibar
Dep: Morning Arr: Morning 🏨Park Hyatt (Book >) See all hotels >
Stone Town drips in crumbling heritage and has the perfect beachside setting. The Arab Fort and the Old Dispensary are worth seeing. Enjoy a drink on the roof of Emerson Spice. Forodhani Gardens is the place to be in the evening – try out traditional Swahili and Zanzibari cuisines.
13 🚕Stone Town to Dongwe Dep: Any time Arr: Any time 🏨Zawadi Hotel (Book >) See all hotels >
Time to head to those famous beaches. Taxis don’t have meters so agree a price before getting in.
14-16 Relax – you’ve earned it! But don’t forget that Zanzibar has some of the best snorkelling and diving options in the world. If you’re really lucky you may just see a whale shark. Away from the beach and resort be sure to dress conservatively.
17 ✈Zanzibar to home (Book >) Dep: Evening Arr: Morning (next day) What did you think of this Tanzania itinerary? Leave your feedback below
Book your taxi to the airport.
Mid-range
1 ✈To Kilimanjaro(Book >) Dep: Evening 🏨 In flight!
2 Arr: Afternoon 🏨Venus Premier Hotel
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Book your transfer to Arusha
3 🚙Arusha to Lake Manyara(Book >) Dep: 08:00 Arr: Evening 🏨Lake Manyara Tortilis Camp
You start your journey with a visit to Lake Manyara where you will get your first taste of an African game drive. We recommend contacting the tour operator to build your own tailor-made safari.
4 🚙Lake Manyara to Serengeti Dep: Morning Arr: Evening 🏨Serengeti Tortilis Camp
Early start to get into the Serengeti with a game drive en-route to camp. Routes can be bumpy so take travel sickness pills if necessary.
5 🚙Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater Dep: 08:00 Arr: Evening 🏨Ngorongoro Serena Lodge
Enjoy another long Serengeti game drive before heading to the crater. Enjoy a sundowner overlooking the spectacular scene below. Late June to October is the best time to see wildlife in the Serengeti.
5 🚙Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha Dep: Afternoon Arr: Evening 🏨Venus Premier Hotel
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Today you’ll drop in to the immense crater and tick off more wildlife sightings. Tip your guide up to $50/day.
6-11 🚙Arusha to Kilimanjaro National Park (Book >) Dep: Morning 🏨Various camps (Book >)
The Machame Route up Kilimanjaro is considered to be the most beautiful. You’ll need to be fit to reach the top, but the trek itself is immensely enjoyable. You’ll need to bring your own sleeping bag. The final summit hike takes up to 14 hours.
12 🚙Kilimanjaro National Park to Arusha
✈Arusha to Zanzibar
Dep: Morning Arr: Morning 🏨Zanzibar Coffee House (Book >) See all hotels >
Stone Town drips in crumbling heritage and has the perfect beachside setting. The Arab Fort and the Old Dispensary are worth seeing. Enjoy a drink on the roof of your hotel. Forodhani Gardens is the place to be in the evening – try out traditional Swahili and Zanzibari cuisines.
13 🚕Stone Town to Pongwe Dep: Any time Arr: Any time 🏨Pongwe Beach Hotel (Book >) See all hotels >
Time to head to those famous beaches. Taxis don’t have meters so agree a price before getting in.
14-16 Relax – you’ve earned it! But don’t forget that Zanzibar has some of the best snorkelling and diving options in the world. If you’re really lucky you may just see a whale shark. Away from the beach and resort be sure to dress conservatively.
17 ✈Zanzibar to home (Book >) Dep: Evening Arr: Morning (next day) What did you think of this Tanzania itinerary? Leave your feedback below
Book your taxi to the airport.
Budget
1 ✈To Kilimanjaro (Book >) Dep: Evening 🏨 In flight!
2 Arr: Afternoon 🏨Lionsgate Hostel
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Book your transfer to Arusha
3 🚙Arusha to Tarangire(Book >) Dep: 08:00 Arr: Evening 🏨Lake Burunge Tented Camp
You start your journey with a visit to Tarangire National Park where you will get your first taste of an African game drive. Take your own drinks!
4-5 🚙Rift Valley to Serengeti Dep: Morning Arr: Evening 🏨Kati Kati Camp
Early start to get into the Serengeti with a game drive en-route to camp. The next day you’ll have many hours to see the animals. Routes can be bumpy so take travel sickness pills if necessary.
6 🚙Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater Dep: 08:00 Arr: Evening 🏨 Ngorongoro Farm House
Drive bach through the Serengeti towards the crater. Enjoy a sundowner overlooking the spectacular scene below. Late June to October is the best time to see wildlife in the Serengeti.
7 🚙Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha Dep: Morning Arr: Midday 🏨Lionsgate Hostel
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Get up early to experience sunrise over the crater. Tip your guide up to $50/day.
8-12 🚙Arusha to Kilimanjaro National Park (Book >) Dep: Morning 🏨Various camps (Book >)
The Machame Route up Kilimanjaro is considered to be the most beautiful. You’ll need to be fit to reach the top, but the trek itself is immensely enjoyable. You’ll need to bring your own sleeping bag. The final summit hike takes up to 14 hours.
13 🚙Kilimanjaro National Park to Arusha
✈Arusha to Zanzibar
Dep: Morning Arr: Morning 🏨Lost & Found Hostel (Book >) See all hotels >
Stone Town drips in crumbling heritage and has the perfect beachside setting. The Arab Fort and the Old Dispensary are worth seeing. Enjoy a drink on the roof of your hotel. Forodhani Gardens is the place to be in the evening – try out traditional Swahili and Zanzibari cuisines.
14 🚕Stone Town to Paje Dep: Any time Arr: Any time 🏨Teddy’s Place (Book >) See all hotels >
Time to head to those famous beaches. Taxis don’t have meters so agree a price before getting in.
15-17 Relax – you’ve earned it! But don’t forget that Zanzibar has some of the best snorkelling and diving options in the world. If you’re really lucky you may just see a whale shark. Away from the beach and resort be sure to dress conservatively.
18 ✈Zanzibar to home (Book >) Dep: Evening Arr: Morning (next day) What did you think of this Tanzania itinerary? Leave your feedback below
Take a Dala-Dala back to the airport.

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