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10 Days in Tanzania: Our Recommendations


Hop between wildlife reserves and sun-soaked beaches during your 10 days in Tanzania. Chase your bucket-list wildlife through the acacia-scented plains of Serengeti and the sprawling Ngorongoro Crater. Go diving around Mafia Island and enjoy a cruise trip in Lake Victoria. With 10 days, you have plenty of time to follow the footsteps of Jane Goodall in Gombe Stream. Alternatively, strap your boots on and head out to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa.

10 days in Tanzania: Serengeti Migration Safari

African lion in a Tanzania national park
African lion in Tanzania.
5 Elephants - one of the big 5 in Tanzania
 5 Elephants - one of the big 5 in Tanzania.
Day 1  Absorb Arusha’s atmosphere
Day 2 Discover Tarangire
Day 3 Soak up Lake Manyara‘s scenic beauty
Day 4 Head for Serengeti’s savanna
Day 5 Follow herds of wildebeests and zebras in Serengeti
Day 6 Track the Big 5 in Serengeti
Day 7 Continue discovering Serengeti
Day 8 See the spectacular views of Ngorongoro
Day 9 Encounter Ngorongoro’s abundant wildlife
Day 10 Catch your flight home

From grasslands spreading all the way to the horizon to giant soda lakes and a crater floor buzzing with wildlife, Tanzania is a traveler’s delight. Discover the natural wonders of Tanzania during this ten-day tour. Chase herds of wild elephants in Tarangire, take in the beautiful Lake Manyara and keep an eye out for the Big 5 in Serengeti. Do not worry if you missed out on spotting your bucket-list animals in all the three wildlife reserves, for you still have a game drive left in Ngorongoro. See tour.

Tanzania in 10 days: Bird Watching and Wildlife Safari

Moss covered trees at Arusha National Park
 Moss covered trees at Arusha National Park.
A beautiful lake in Lake Manyara National Park
A beautiful lake in Lake Manyara National Park.
Day 1 Arrive in Tanzania
Day 2 Explore Arusha National Park
Day 3 Spot elephants in Tarangire
Day 4 Discover stunning Lake Manyara
Day 5 Visit Ndutu Plains
Day 6 Take your first steps in Serengeti
Day 7 Spend your day exploring Serengeti
Day 8 Enjoy game drives in Serengeti
Day 9 Descend to Ngorongoro’s floor for wildlife sighting
Day 10 Bid farewell to Tanzania

Heed the call of the wild during this ten-day Tanzania tour. Keep your eyes peeled for large herds of wild elephants in Tarangire and head out to discover the stunning birdlife of Lake Manyara. Take in the sprawling plains of Ndutu, which form a bridge between Serengeti and Ngorongoro, before heading out to the crown jewel of African nature reserves, Serengeti, where unparalleled views of African wildlife await you. Visit Ngorongoro before it is time to head home. See tour.

10-Day Tanzania Itinerary: Selous and Zanzibar

Elephants of Selous Game Reserve
Family of elephants walking in the bushland of Selous Game Reserve.
Day 1 Arrive in Dar es Salaam and transfer to Selous
Day 2 Explore Selous, Africa’s largest game reserve
Day 3 Enjoy close wildlife encounters in Selous
Day 4 Continue your stay in Selous
Day 5 Admire Zanzibar’s beauty
Day 6 Relax on Zanzibar's palm-fringed beaches
Day 7 Explore Zanzibar on your own
Day 8  Continue your Zanzibar stay
Day 9 Spend your last day in Zanzibar
Day 10 Transfer to Zanzibar airport

Tanzania is more than just Serengeti and Ngorongoro. Off its coast is Zanzibar, dominated by fabled Stone Town and skirted by palm-fringed beaches, and to the south of the country is Selous Game Reserve, the largest game reserve in Tanzania, spanning more than 50,000 square kilometers. Start this 10-day tour with a trip to Selous. Keep your eyes peeled for a variety of wildlife during game drives and travel along the Rufiji River for sightings of crocodiles, hippos and elephants. After that, it is time to kick back and relax on the golden beaches of Zanzibar. See tour.

Tanzania 10-day itinerary: Kilimanjaro via the Northern Circuit

Giraffe peeking with Mount Kilimanjaro in the back
A giraffe peeks out of tree tops with Mount Kilimanjaro in the back.
Day 1 Arrive in Moshi and prepare for expedition
Day 2 Hike to Mti Mkubwa Camp
Day 3 Take your first steps in Shira Plateau
Day 4 Enter into high alpine desert, stay at Moir Camp
Day 5 Hike through Kibo’s northern slopes
Day 6 Trek to Third Cave Camp
Day 7 Have early dinner in School Hut Camp
Day 8 Conquer Kilimanjaro, descend to Millennium Camp
Day 9 Receive your certificate at Mweka Gate
Day 10 Prepare for departure

An epic journey to the top of Africa awaits you during this ten-day trip. Grab a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain. The Northern Circuit Route, one of the most scenic trails to the top, begins at Londorossi Gate and takes you through the Shira Plateau and the northern slopes of Kibo. Climb the saddle between the peaks of Kibo and Mawenzi and spend the night before summit at School Hut Camp. From there, it is an uphill slog to the top. See tour.

Tanzania in 10 days: A Family Adventure

Herd of Zebras in the Serengeti National Park
Tourists watching the herd of Zebras in the Serengeti National Park.
The giant tortoises on the Prison Island
Tourist feeding the Giant Turtles in Prison Island, Zanzibar.
Day 1 Absorb Arusha’s atmosphere
Day 2 Explore Lake Manyara
Day 3 Descend down to Ngorongoro’s floor
Day 4 Visit a Maasai village
Day 5 See Serengeti’s abundant game
Day 6 Go on game drives in Serengeti
Day 7 Head for Zanzibar
Day 8 Tour Prison Island
Day 9 Unwind on Zanzibar’s beaches
Day 10 Transfer back to Zanzibar’s airport

Jump from one safari destination to the next during this ten-day Tanzania family adventure. Take in the sights of Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro, two iconic, bucket-list destinations. Then scour Serengeti’s savanna for sightings of the Big 5. A visit to a traditional Maasai village imparts a touch of culture to an otherwise immersive wildlife experience, while a Prison Island tour in Zanzibar brings you face to face with the agonizing history of slavery. Spend the final moments of your trip relaxing on Zanzibar’s golden-sand beaches. See tour.

If the above tours have piqued your interest, you will enjoy our list of 10-day itineraries in Tanzania. For more duration ideas, check out our guide on how many days to spend in Tanzania. You can also connect with one of our travel experts in Tanzania to create a completely new trip to Tanzania

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