16 days in Tanzania & Zambia Itinerary

16 days in Tanzania & Zambia Itinerary

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Arusha, Tanzania
— 3 nights
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
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Moshi, Tanzania
— 1 night
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Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 3 nights
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Livingstone, Zambia
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Arusha, Tanzania — 3 nights

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
When in Arusha, make a side trip to see Kandoo Adventures in Penrith, approximately Penrith away. Spend the 6th (Mon) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Make the 5th (Sun) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's more to do: see Off-Road Tours.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Arusha travel route planner.

Vienna, Austria to Arusha is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to East Africa Time (EAT) is 2 hours. While traveling from Vienna, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Arusha, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania — 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.
On the 8th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then admire all the interesting features of Olduvai Gorge.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ngorongoro Conservation Area online road trip planner.

Getting from Arusha to Ngorongoro Conservation Area by car takes about 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tarangire National Park.
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Tarangire National Park, Tanzania — 1 night

On the 10th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tarangire National Park.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tarangire National Park trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park in 4 hours. June in Tarangire National Park sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Moshi.
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Moshi, Tanzania — 1 night

Situated in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, the sleepy town of Moshi provides tourist with a safe and pleasant place to stay in while touring the region or braving Africa's highest mountain.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Moshi day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Tarangire National Park to Moshi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.
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Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania — 1 night

On the 12th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilimanjaro National Park tour itinerary maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Moshi to Kilimanjaro National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can fly to Zanzibar City.
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania — 3 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.
Zanzibar City is known for nature, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get up close to creatures of the deep with The Safari Blue, head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, kick back and relax at Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve, and stop by 1001 Organic Spicery (at Hurumzi).

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kilimanjaro National Park to Zanzibar City in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Livingstone.
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Livingstone, Zambia — 4 nights

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Livingstone is known for nature, adventure, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, get engrossed in the history at Livingstone Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at The Explorer Club, and admire all the interesting features of Mukuni Village.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Livingstone travel app.

Traveling by flight from Zanzibar City to Livingstone takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, car, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Zanzibar City to Livingstone is minus 1 hour. In June, Livingstone is little chillier than Zanzibar City - with highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Tanzania travel guide

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Safaris · Geologic Formations · Beaches
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.
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Zambia travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · Nature & Parks
Air Conditioned State
Landlocked Zambia remains best known, a little counter intuitively perhaps, for its bodies of water. Three large rivers run through the country, with most of the big urban areas and smaller settlements sticking close to waterways and the valleys they've cut over millennia. Holidays in Zambia are adventurous affairs, with real planning required to get the most out of the country--foreign visitors find the infrastructure lacking and familiar comforts practically nonexistent. Traditional villages remain the most culturally rewarding places to visit in Zambia, while superlative natural features include animal-rich national parks and picturesque waterfalls.
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