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.
Get outdoors at Climbing Tours and Kikuletwa Hotsprings. There's still lots to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and view the masterpieces at Mama Africa Giftshop.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Moshi visit planning site.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Moshi is an approximately 18.5- hour combination of flight and taxi. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to East Africa Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors Tours 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.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kilimanjaro National Park day trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Moshi to Kilimanjaro National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Tarangire National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Tarangire National Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tarangire National Park trip itinerary app.

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, daily temperatures in Tarangire National Park can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then steep yourself in history at Olduvai Gorge.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area route builder tool.

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), tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Grumeti River.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Serengeti National Park trip builder tool.

Getting from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park by car takes about 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

3
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.
Cultural Heritage Centre and Isle of Jewels are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Climbing Tours and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, get outside with Kili Dreamers, and examine the collection at The Tanzanite Experience.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Arusha trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Serengeti National Park to Arusha in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Arusha can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough 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.
On the 24th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond and then kick back and relax at Kendwa Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Nungwi 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. In August, Nungwi is somewhat warmer than Arusha - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) and Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral. Visiting Cheetah's Rock and Prison Island - Changuu Private Island will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Zanzibar City to Paje to see Paje Beach about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Jozani Forest, admire the natural beauty at Forodhani Gardens, stop by Kihaga, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Zanzibar City trip planner.

You can drive from Nungwi to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Zanzibar City are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Paje Beach
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Jozani Forest ©
Jozani Forest
Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach

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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): head off the coast to Nosy Sakatia and then stroll through Lokobe Nature Special Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore by horseback at Ambaro Ranch, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Passot.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Nosy Be road trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Zanzibar City to Nosy Be in 17 hours. Traveling from Zanzibar City in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 22°C in Nosy Be. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to 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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