7 Days in Tanzania: Our Recommendations
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Seven days in Tanzania may sound too short for a vacation, but you can easily combine wildlife reserves along Tanzania’s northern circuit with a beach destination on this trip. Tick dozens off your bucket list during game drives in Serengeti and Ngorongoro. Add Lake Manyara for birdwatching. With a week-long Tanzania tour, you might want to incorporate Zanzibar’s sun-soaked beaches to your itinerary, or opt for one on the mainland, like Pangani. Alternatively, if you are feeling adventurous, put on your boots and hit the trail to the top of Africa’s tallest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. Figure out all that you can do in a week in Tanzania with our tours below that cover its highlights.
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1. A Migration Safari: 1 week in Tanzania
|Day 1||Arrive in Tanzania|
|Day 2||Look out for tree-climbing lions in Tarangire|
|Day 3||Visit Ngorongoro|
|Day 4||Head for central Serengeti|
|Day 5||Explore Serengeti’s north|
|Day 6||Continue your Serengeti stay|
|Day 7||Bid farewell to Tanzania|
Make the most of your 7 days in Tanzania with this national park-hopping tour and cover three of the most famous wildlife reserves in the country. As with many other safari tours in Tanzania, this trip includes visits to Ngorongoro and Tarangire. However, unlike many others, it takes you to different zones in Serengeti, specifically the northern and central regions, to give you the best safari experience during your short stay in the country. See more 7-day tours in Tanzania.
2. Kilimanjaro via Marangu Route: Tanzania in 7 days
|Day 1||Take your first steps in Tanzania|
|Day 2||Trek to Mandara Hut|
|Day 3||Spot Kibo and Mawenzi from Horombo|
|Day 4||Continue to Kibo Hut|
|Day 5||Reach the top of Africa, descend down to Horombo|
|Day 6||End your trek in Marangu, transfer to your hotel|
|Day 7||Catch your flight home|
Summit Africa’s highest mountain via the Marangu route during this tour. Unlike other routes that take you to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, travelers can spend their nights in huts with bunk beds instead of sleeping in tents when they opt for the Marangu route. Start your journey from the eastern entrance of Kilimanjaro National Park and head for Mandara Hut. Take in the sights of Kibo and Mawenzi from Horombo and reach the top of Uhuru Peak on Day 5. Describe your ideal 7-day Tanzania tour for a customized itinerary.
3. Best of National Parks: Tanzania in a week
|Day 1||Transfer to Tarangire for game viewing|
|Day 2||Drive through the highlands to Serengeti|
|Day 3||Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti|
|Day 4||Spend a night in Ngorongoro|
|Day 5||Spot wildlife in Ngorongoro from open-top vehicle|
|Day 6||Explore Lake Manyara|
|Day 7||Travel to Lake Eyasi and meet the Hadzabe|
This one-week-long Tanzanian itinerary with a wildlife extravaganza will not let you down. Cover Tanzania’s wildlife hotspots and see a variety of different creatures throughout this trip. Start your journey form Tarangire, where elusive, tree-climbing lions roam, and continue to Serengeti, probably the most famous nature reserve in the world. Head down to the floor of the astounding Ngorongoro, known for its high concentration of wildlife. The tour ends after a trip to Lake Eyasi, but not before you have met members of the Hadzabe tribe, one of the world’s last remaining hunter gatherers. See more 7-day tours in Tanzania.
4. A biking tour: Tanzania 7-day itinerary
|Day 1||Take in the first sights of Kilimanjaro|
|Day 2||Pedal through lush valleys and small villages|
|Day 3||End the day’s ride in Bumbuli, transfer to your camp|
|Day 4||Continue to Amani Nature Reserve|
|Day 5||Leave mountains behind and head for Pangani’s coast|
|Day 6||Enjoy a free day in Pangani|
|Day 7||Drive back to Kilimanjaro for your flight home|
Cycling might be the last thing that comes to anyone’s mind while talking about spending 7 days in Tanzania. But there is hardly any better way to uncover this paradise than by bicycle. Ride down from the foothills of Kilimanjaro, through hamlets and coffee farms, to the plains below. Traverse the dirt tracks that cut through the dense forest of Nilo Nature Reserve and enjoy majestic views of the eastern Usambaras. End your journey on the sun-soaked beaches of eastern Tanzania where the Pangani River disgorges into the Indian Ocean. Tell us what your ideal 7-day tour in Tanzania looks like.
Looking for more trip ideas? Check out our 7-day trips in Tanzania. You can also create a personalized itinerary from scratch with one of our Tanzania travel experts or join a ready-made tour in Tanzania. Not sure about your trip duration? Go through our guide on how many days to spend in Tanzania.