8-Day Tanzania Safari Itinerary So You Do Not Miss the Top Attractions

While many travelers who were on a short trip to Tanzania have regretted not spending more time in the country. Make sure, you are one of them. Let this 8-day Tanzania Safri itinerary save you from missing out the top attractions of the country even on a short trip. Read More

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While many travelers who were on a short trip to Tanzania have regretted not spending more time in the country. Make sure, you are one of them. Let this 8-day Tanzania Safri itinerary save you from missing out the top attractions of the country even on a short trip.

Trip At A Glance

Day 1: Arusha

Day 2: Serengeti

Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater

Day 4: Mount Kilimanjaro

Day 5: Dar Es Salaam

Day 6: Stone Town, Zanzibar

Day 7: Paje, Zanzibar

Day 8: Departure

Trip Highlights

  • Welcome to the bustling city of Arusha

  • Feel the charm and beauty of Serengeti. Spend some time with the wild animals via exclusive game drives

  • Witness the tranquility of Ngorongoro Crater

  • Hike and climb in the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro

  • Visiting the crazy markets and enjoying ferry rides in Dar Es Salaam

  • Get the perfect backdrop for your pictures at the Stone Town of Zanzibar

  • Visiting another attraction of Zanzibar,  Paje

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Arusha

Arusha is the tourism capital of Tanzania and also a hotbed for people traveling to the Serengeti or Mount Kilimanjaro. There are an array of services that Arusha boasts and hence become a great base point to make travelers comfortable. Though it is a part of Africa, still the kind of bustling you will spot on the streets of Arusha will make you think twice if you are really in Africa or it’s another road in your own city. If you were looking to roam Arusha on your own, you are free to do so because the streets of Arusha are often bustled with friendly Arusha people who can be your guide for the day.

Day 2: Serengeti

Reasons to list Serengeti on the top in your Tanzania Safari Itinerary are many of which the incredible hub of quirky wildlife that resides in it is one. The park is huge in distance and splendid with greenery which of course becomes ideal for the wildlife that sustains there. There are a plethora of activities - including the big game drive - which you can try at Serengeti. Ever heard of the great wildebeest migration? If yes, pinch yourself as you are going to witness the same in Serengeti. For this, you will have to land Serengeti at the right time of the year.

Serengeti is also home to the indigenous Masai Mara communities who look vibrant in their bright colored clothes. They are known for their highly unique and special culture. If lucky enough, you will get to spot some of the nerve-rattling moments that happen in the lush green forests of Serengeti. Do not get scared if you get to spot a lion pulling a zebra out of the mud for dinner. Such instances are normal when you are surrounded by wild animals, not humans. This is what that makes African stand out from those luxurious countries.

Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater

In the middle of the Arusha and Serengeti, Tanzania has an incredible reserve of the Ngorongoro Crater which is your next destination on the trip as well. This is a dazzling place where resides a gigantic crater and a hub of an array of animals. At one point in time, you can also find this place more appealing and dazzling than Serengeti and it truly deserves this praise. There are many elevated points that are quite apt for your Instagram friendly pictures. The incredible backdrops showcasing an incredible scenery will make your glitter with joy. Get enrolled in a marvelous walk with none other than the trained African elephants. Touch them, feel them, and try to hold moments with you for long. The real treasure begins when you sit into a four-wheeled vehicle and drive into the park to uncover the unseen and the untouched wildlife of Ngorongoro Crater. From lions to giraffe, buffalo to hyena, you will get to spot more animals than you can count. Some will be in herds and some will be roaming individually. Spotting all of them is a one-of-a-kind experience which you are going to feel today. Good luck!

Day 4: Mount Kilimanjaro

If you are young and energetic, today is the day for you. The adventurous peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro await you. Hike them, climb them and get the most out of your Tanzania Safari trip.

To keep your excitement level up, routes leading you to the top of the mountain are many. You can choose any one depending upon your timeframe and fitness levels.

Day 5: Dar Es Salaam

Arusha and Dar Es Salaam are somewhat the same as far as the density of the crowd is considered. If escaping the crowd is not in your list, you will feel good in this commercial hub of Tanzania.  It is a bustling port city that greets travelers with a great atmosphere. It has a long stretch of crazy markets where you ferry ride and some super sunsets to make your evening even more relaxing. Things to do in  Dar Es Salaam are many which you can explore on your own and trust us exploring the hidden treasures of this hub is awe-inspiring.

Day 6: Stone Town, Zanzibar

If you are looking for amazing backgrounds for your Tanzania snaps, the stone town of Zanzibar needs your attention. It is unique and spellbinding at the same time. No matter what mode you chose to arrive in the town - a ferry or a plane - you’ll start your time in Stone Town, so don’t miss it and head straight to the beach. While doing so, do reserve some to while away in the culturally rich town.

And, did we tell you that this is the place in Tanzania which is famous for the gigantic tortoises? Sounds exciting? Explore it all and you will get some really interesting things to backpack.

Day 7: Paje, Zanzibar

Keeping the lovely beach of Paje in the last has some reasons behind it. This beautiful beach of Paje on Zanzibar’s east coast is among the top attractions of Tanzania. We have kept it in last to give you relaxing moments at the end of your Tanzania Safari. After spending several days in the wild, the calmness of the beach actually makes sense. Enjoy sunbathing or boat riding - things to do on the beach are many. Choose what fits your timeframe and mood.

Day 8: Departure

Your 8 days Tour in Tanzania is finally completing and today you will be saying Cheerios to the scenic beauty of this place. With lots of special memories in your heart, you will transfer to the airport for a happy return. Do not miss to enjoy your farewell breakfast in the hotel before the exit formalities. You will love the sweet gesture shown by the hotel staff.

 

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