18 days in Tanzania Itinerary

18 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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18 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Paje
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kendwa
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
3
Kilwa Masoko
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
4
Mafia Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
5
Zanzibar City
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
6
Serengeti National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
7
Arusha
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: London

3
nights
Paje

Paje ©
Located on the island of Unguja, the quaint village of Paje lies on a shallow sandy lagoon, which attracts swarms of kitesurfing enthusiasts and marine life lovers.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Jambiani Beach and Zanzibar Butterfly Centre. Visiting Paje Beach and Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park will get you outdoors. It doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Paje trip itinerary maker website .

London, UK to Paje is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from London to Paje, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in March, things will get much warmer in Paje: highs are around 38°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kendwa.

Things to do in Paje

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Jambiani Beach
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Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park ©
Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park
Zanzibar Butterfly Centre ©
Zanzibar Butterfly Centre
Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach

2
nights
Kendwa

Kendwa ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): stop by blacklulu and then stroll through Kendwa Beach. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Matemwe Beach and then stroll through Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kendwa online route planner .

Traveling by car from Paje to Kendwa takes 2 hours. In March in Kendwa, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Kilwa Masoko.

Things to do in Kendwa

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Nungwi, Matemwe Beach
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Kendwa Beach ©
Kendwa Beach
Matemwe Beach ©
Matemwe Beach

1
night
Kilwa Masoko

Kilwa Masoko ©
Kilwa Masoko is a port town on the Indian Ocean in southeastern Tanzania. On the 23rd (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Great Mosque of Kilwa and then step off the mainland to explore Kilwa Kisiwani World Heritage Site.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kilwa Masoko trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Kendwa to Kilwa Masoko takes 6.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Mafia Island.

Things to do in Kilwa Masoko

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Kilwa Kisiwani World Heritage Site
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Great Mosque of Kilwa ©
Great Mosque of Kilwa

1
night
Mafia Island

Mafia Island ©
A quiet, sandy landmass off the coast of Tanzania, Mafia Island lies dotted with peaceful lodges and sleepy fishing villages.
On the 24th (Sat), explore the gorgeous colors at Mafia Marine National Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mafia Island holiday planner.

Fly from Kilwa Masoko to Mafia Island in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Mafia Island

#Wildlife, #Nature, #Parks
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Mafia Marine National Park ©
Mafia Marine National Park

4
nights
Zanzibar City

Zanzibar City ©
Discover a myriad of attractions in Zanzibar City, like its World Heritage-listed historic core, charming beach villages, and the modern neighborhood of Ng'ambo.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mtoni Palace Ruins and Aromas of Zanzibar. Step out of the city life by going to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island and Nakupenda Beach. When in Zanzibar City, make a side trip to see Uroa Bay in Uroa, approximately 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, explore the ancient world of Hamamni Persian Baths, get engrossed in the history at Palace Museum (Beit al-Sahel), and admire the striking features of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib).

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Mafia Island to Zanzibar City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Zanzibar City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Mtoni Palace Ruins, Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, Stonetown, Uroa Bay
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Uroa Bay ©
Uroa Bay
Mtoni Palace Ruins ©
Mtoni Palace Ruins

3
nights
Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park ©
Few adventures in the world invoke such vivid natural imagery as a trip to Serengeti National Park, a World Heritage Site known for its diverse animal life and memorable scenery.
Step out of the city life by going to Oldupai Gorge and Serengeti National Park. Spend the 30th (Fri) exploring nature at Seronera. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Naabi Hill.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Serengeti National Park travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Zanzibar City to Serengeti National Park takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Zanzibar City in March, plan for slightly colder days in Serengeti National Park, with highs around 28°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Serengeti National Park
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Serengeti National Park ©
Serengeti National Park
Seronera ©
Seronera
Naabi Hill
Naabi Hill

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.
On the 31st (Sat), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): examine the collection at Tanzanite Experience and then explore the striking landscape at Ngurdoto Crater.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Arusha sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Serengeti National Park to Arusha in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Serengeti National Park in March; daily highs in Arusha reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Arusha

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Tanzanite Experience ©
Tanzanite Experience
Ngurdoto Crater ©
Ngurdoto Crater

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