13 days in Tanzania Itinerary

13 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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13 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  16​h
1
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Pemba Island
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
3
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h
4
Mafia Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Tarangire National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 15​min
7
Katavi National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  11​h 30​min
8
Mto wa Mbu
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Serengeti National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Nakupenda Beach, look for gifts at Aromas of Zanzibar, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City tour planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Zanzibar City is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Zanzibar City is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in August, expect Zanzibar City to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Pemba Island.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Aromas of Zanzibar ©
Aromas of Zanzibar
Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral ©

1
night
Pemba Island

Pemba Island ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): head off the coast to Pemba Island and then head off the coast to Misali island.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Pemba Island trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Zanzibar City to Pemba Island in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Zanzibar City in August, you will find days in Pemba Island are little chillier (30°C), and nights are a bit warmer (30°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Pemba Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Misali island ©
Misali island
Pemba Island ©
Pemba Island

1
night
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island

Nungwi ©
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then stroll through Nungwi Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Nungwi visit planning website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Pemba Island to Nungwi in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Pemba Island, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Nungwi, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mafia Island.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Mafia Island

Mafia Island ©
A quiet, sandy landmass off the coast of Tanzania, Mafia Island lies dotted with peaceful lodges and sleepy fishing villages.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Ras Mkumbi and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mafia Island trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Nungwi to Mafia Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Mafia Island

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Ras Mkumbi ©
Ras Mkumbi

1
night
Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro.

Plan my day in Kilimanjaro National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Mafia Island to Kilimanjaro National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Parks Nature
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro

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night
Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Tarangire National Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tarangire National Park driving holiday planning tool .

Getting from Kilimanjaro National Park to Tarangire National Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Tarangire National Park are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Katavi National Park.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

1
day
Katavi National Park

Katavi National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Katavi National Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Katavi National Park trip planner .

Drive from Tarangire National Park to Katavi National Park in 16 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Tarangire National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Katavi National Park, with highs around 37°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 37°C. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mto wa Mbu.

Things to do in Katavi National Park

Parks Nature
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Katavi National Park ©
Katavi National Park

1
day
Mto wa Mbu

Mto wa Mbu ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): hunt for treasures at Masai Central Market.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mto wa Mbu visit planner .

Traveling by car from Katavi National Park to Mto wa Mbu takes 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Katavi National Park in September, expect nights in Mto wa Mbu to be colder, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Mto wa Mbu

Shopping
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Masai Central Market ©
Masai Central Market

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Mto wa Mbu to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Naabi Hill and then explore the striking landscape at Oldupai Gorge.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Serengeti National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Seronera ©
Seronera
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool
Oldupai Gorge ©
Oldupai Gorge

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