22 days in Tanzania & Madagascar Itinerary

22 days in Tanzania & Madagascar Itinerary

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Start: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Fly + Taxi:  23 h 45 min
1
Moshi, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
4
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
6
Arusha, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
7
Nungwi, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Taxi + Fly:  2 h 30 min
9
Nosy Be, Madagascar
— 2 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

2
nights
Moshi, Tanzania

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.
Visiting Climbing Tours and Safaris will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Kikuletwa Hotsprings, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and browse the exhibits of Mama Africa Giftshop.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Moshi driving holiday site.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Moshi is an approximately 18.5- hour combination of flight and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Moshi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Climbing Tours
Safaris
Kikuletwa Hotsprings ©
Kikuletwa Hotsprings

2
nights
Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

Kilimanjaro National Park
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kilimanjaro. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kilimanjaro National Park trip site.

Explore your travel options from Moshi to Kilimanjaro National Park with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Tarangire National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Tarangire National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tarangire National Park day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Kilimanjaro National Park to Tarangire National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August in Tarangire National Park, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

2
nights
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

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.
On the 17th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then steep yourself in history at Olduvai Gorge.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip planner.

You can drive from Tarangire National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater
Olduvai Gorge ©
Olduvai Gorge
The Engare Sero Footprint Site ©
The Engare Sero Footprint Site

2
nights
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

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.
On the 19th (Wed), stroll through Retima Hippo Pool and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Grumeti River.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Serengeti National Park journey builder app.

Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Seronera ©
Seronera
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool
Grumeti River ©
Grumeti River

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nights
Arusha, Tanzania

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Get outdoors at Climbing Tours and Kili Dreamers. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cultural Heritage Centre and The Tanzanite Experience. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get interesting insight from Tours, and examine the collection at Isle of Jewels.

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You can fly from Serengeti National Park to Arusha in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Arusha

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Climbing Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Off-Road Tours

2
nights
Nungwi, Tanzania

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 24th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): stroll through Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond and then kick back and relax at Kendwa Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nungwi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Arusha to Nungwi by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Arusha in August, expect Nungwi to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kendwa Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Kendwa Beach ©
Kendwa Beach

3
nights
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) and Christ Church Cathedral. We've included these beaches for you: Nakupenda Beach and Paje Beach. There's still lots to do: stroll through Cheetah's Rock, walk around Forodhani Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jozani Forest.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Zanzibar City sightseeing app.

Traveling by car from Nungwi to Zanzibar City takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Paje Beach
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
Nakupenda Beach
Nakupenda Beach

2
nights
Nosy Be, Madagascar

The island of Nosy Be, off the coast of Madagascar, remains the country's premier beach getaway renowned for its tranquil ambience, pristine shoreline, and year-round warm weather.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Nosy Sakatia and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lokobe Nature Special Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ride a horse along Ambaro Ranch, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mont Passot.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nosy Be online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Zanzibar City to Nosy Be takes 17 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Nosy Be when traveling from Zanzibar City in August, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nosy Sakatia ©
Nosy Sakatia
Ambaro Ranch ©
Ambaro Ranch

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