Tanzania is a large country, about the size of California, Nevada, and Arizona combined. How long to spend will depend on whether you're on a quick beach getaway or a safari that ticks off the blockbuster wildlife venues, or whether you want a fuller immersion in Tanzania's broader diversity. Read on for recommended itineraries for visits from 4 days to 4 weeks.
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It might seem impossible, but five days is enough time to embark on safari adventures in multiple national parks in Africa. The country to do it is Tanzania, where you'll marvel at lions and leopards on the Serengeti, see grazing giraffes at Lake Manyara, and spot a rhino or two at the Ngorongoro Crater. Other five-day itineraries include a relaxing beach holiday in Zanzibar, cultural exchanges with local tribespeople, and an unforgettable hike up iconic Mount Kilimanjaro.
Even in as few as seven days you can cover the major highlights of Tanzania. That includes embarking on safari adventures in two or even three of this country's national parks. Or mix an active vacation with beach time on tours of the Serengeti and time spent lazing on Zanzibar's white sand beaches. And if you're really feeling adventurous, test your fortitude on a six-day hike up the awe-inspiring Mount Kilimanjaro.
Ten days is enough time to enjoy the best of Tanzania and then some. You can go on safaris in multiple national parks (including the Serengeti), kick back on the white-sand beaches of Zanzibar, and even hike up Mount Kilimanjaro. Or pack twice the fun in a single itinerary by combining Tanzania with a visit to Kenya's star attractions like the Maasai Mara National Reserve and cultural excursions with tribal warriors.
Tanzania is one of Africa's most popular safari destinations with its abundance of natural parks and unspoiled wilderness. And with two whole weeks, you can not only experience unforgettable wildlife excursions, like witnessing the Great Migration, but you can also embark on off-the-beaten-path adventures. If that's not enough, there will be time left to hop the border and visit Kenya and Uganda.