10 days in Tanzania Itinerary

10 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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10 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly + Drive:  33​h
1
Tarangire National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Arusha
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
3
Mafia Island
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
4
Jambiani, Zanzibar Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Kendwa, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  29​h
End: Dallas

1
day
Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tarangire National Park.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tarangire National Park trip planner .

Dallas, USA to Tarangire National Park is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern African Time (EAT), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dallas in August, with highs in Tarangire National Park at 74°F and lows at 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Arusha.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

2
nights
Arusha

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the next day, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

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Traveling by car from Tarangire National Park to Arusha takes 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Arusha can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mafia Island.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Photography Tours

1
night
Mafia Island

A quiet, sandy landmass off the coast of Tanzania, Mafia Island lies dotted with peaceful lodges and sleepy fishing villages.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mafia Island trip maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Arusha to Mafia Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jambiani.

Things to do in Mafia Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Jambiani, Zanzibar Island

Jambiani ©
On the 14th (Wed), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Jambiani Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Jambiani travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Mafia Island to Jambiani takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kendwa.

Things to do in Jambiani

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Jambiani Beach ©
Jambiani Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Kendwa, Zanzibar Island

Kendwa ©
On the 15th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Kendwa Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fukuchani Ruins, and then stop by Bahati Beach Boutique. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kiwengwa Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Matemwe Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kendwa trip planner .

Traveling by car from Jambiani to Kendwa takes 2 hours. August in Kendwa sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kendwa

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kiwengwa Beach, Matemwe Beach, Fukuchani Ruins
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Kendwa Beach ©
Kendwa Beach
Matemwe Beach ©
Matemwe Beach
Bahati Beach Boutique ©
Bahati Beach Boutique

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