21 days in Tanzania Itinerary

21 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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21 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  27​h
Paje, Zanzibar Island
— 4 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
Pemba Island
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
Matemwe, Zanzibar Island
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
Mafia Island
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
Moshi
— 4 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
Serengeti National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
Arusha
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney

3
days
Paje, Zanzibar Island

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Jambiani Beach and Paje Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Zanzibar Butterfly Centre and Scuba & Snorkeling. Spend the 5th (Sun) exploring nature at Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Paje day trip planning website .

Sydney, Australia to Paje is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Sydney to Paje due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paje, with highs around 34°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Pemba Island.

Things to do in Paje

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

2
days
Pemba Island

Pemba Island ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Misali island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vumawimbi Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Pemba Island trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Paje to Pemba Island by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paje in August: highs in Pemba Island hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Matemwe.

Things to do in Pemba Island

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Misali island ©
Misali island
Vumawimbi Beach ©
Vumawimbi Beach

4
days
Matemwe, Zanzibar Island

Escape the urban bustle at Matemwe Beach and Mnemba Atoll. Visit Uroa Bay and Kendwa Beach for some beach relaxation. When in Matemwe, make a side trip to see Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond in Nungwi, approximately 34 minutes away.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Matemwe visit planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Pemba Island to Matemwe in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Pemba Island in August, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Matemwe: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mafia Island.

Things to do in Matemwe

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond, Kiwengwa Caves, Mnemba Atoll, Kendwa Beach, Uroa Bay
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mnemba Atoll ©
Mnemba Atoll
Kendwa Beach ©
Kendwa Beach

1
day
Mafia Island

Mafia Island
A quiet, sandy landmass off the coast of Tanzania, Mafia Island lies dotted with peaceful lodges and sleepy fishing villages.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mafia Island trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Matemwe to Mafia Island in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car, ferry, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Mafia Island

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Adventure
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3
days
Moshi

Situated in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, the sleepy town of Moshi provides tourist with a safe and pleasant place to stay in while touring the region or braving Africa's highest mountain.
Visiting Kikuletwa Hotsprings and Ascend Tanzania will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sanaa Zetu and Spas & Wellness. The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and stop by Kauli.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Moshi trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Mafia Island to Moshi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Safaris
Ascend Tanzania ©
Ascend Tanzania
Spas & Wellness

3
days
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.
Get outdoors at Grumeti River and Serengeti National Park. Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring nature at Seronera.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Serengeti National Park trip maker .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Moshi to Serengeti National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

#Nature, #Parks

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Serengeti National Park
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Serengeti National Park ©
Serengeti National Park
Seronera ©
Seronera

3
days
Arusha

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ol Doinyo Lengai and Shanga & Shanga Foundation. Visiting Ngurdoto Crater and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Tanzanite Experience and look for gifts at iheartz Collections.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Arusha trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Serengeti National Park to Arusha in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, daytime highs in Arusha are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Arusha

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Ol Doinyo Lengai ©
Ol Doinyo Lengai
Ngurdoto Crater ©
Ngurdoto Crater

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