30 days in Tanzania Itinerary

30 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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30 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Shimla
Fly:  54​h
Mto wa Mbu
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
Paje, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
Mafia Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Iringa
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Arusha
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
Serengeti National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  54​h
Shimla

1
day
Mto wa Mbu

Mto wa Mbu ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): Head underground at Elephant Caves and then look for gifts at African Galleria.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Mto wa Mbu online trip maker .

Shimla, India to Mto wa Mbu is an approximately 54-hour travel. Traveling from Shimla to Mto wa Mbu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Mto wa Mbu can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 15th (Thu), you're off toNgorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Mto wa Mbu

#Parks, #Nature, #Shopping

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Elephant Caves
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African Galleria ©
African Galleria

1
day
Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Ngorongoro Conservation Area ©
You can discover Tanzania's varied plant and animal life on a tour of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a World Heritage Site known for its massive volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Mto wa Mbu to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Kilimanjaro National Park.

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#Parks, #Nature
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

2
days
Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): get outside with Mount Kibo.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kilimanjaro National Park attractions planning site .

Fly from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Kilimanjaro National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. On the 19th (Mon), you'll travel to Paje.

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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kibo
Mount Kibo

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.
When in Paje, make a side trip to see Scuba & Snorkeling in Nungwi, approximately 1h 10 min away. Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring nature at Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paje Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Paje itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kilimanjaro National Park to Paje in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In March in Paje, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Mafia Island.

Things to do in Paje

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park ©
Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park

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 23rd (Fri): see the vivid underwater world at Mafia Marine National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Mafia Island trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Paje to Mafia Island in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, ferry, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Iringa.

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Mafia Marine National Park ©
Mafia Marine National Park

3
days
Iringa

Iringa ©
Iringa is a city in Tanzania with a population of 112,900. Spend the 25th (Sun) exploring nature at Ruaha National Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Isimila Stone Age Site, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, explore the galleries of Neema Crafts, and take an in-depth tour of Iringa Boma - Regional Museum and Cultural Centre.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Iringa route maker site .

You can fly from Mafia Island to Iringa in 4.5 hours. March in Iringa sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Zanzibar City.

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Ruaha National Park ©
Ruaha National Park
Isimila Stone Age Site ©
Isimila Stone Age Site
Gangilonga Rock ©
Gangilonga Rock

4
days
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island

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.
Take a break from Zanzibar City with a short trip to Uroa Bay in Uroa, about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, look for gifts at Zanzibar Curio Shop, explore the ancient world of Hamamni Persian Baths, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheetah's Rock.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City online road trip planner .

Fly from Iringa to Zanzibar City in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Iringa in March, expect Zanzibar City to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Beaches

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, Stonetown, Uroa Bay
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) ©
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib)

5
days
Arusha

Arusha ©
Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Spend the 2nd (Mon) exploring nature at Arusha National Park. Make the 4th (Wed) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Mount Meru, explore the striking landscape at Ngurdoto Crater, wander the streets of Arusha Village Experience, and look for gifts at Book Point.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Arusha vacation planning website .

You can fly from Zanzibar City to Arusha in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Zanzibar City in March, things will get little chillier in Arusha: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

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Arusha National Park
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Mount Meru ©
Mount Meru
Ngurdoto Crater ©
Ngurdoto Crater
Climbing Tours

4
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.
Spend the 5th (Thu) exploring nature at Seronera. Spend the 6th (Fri) exploring nature at Serengeti National Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Serengeti National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Arusha to Serengeti National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

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Serengeti National Park
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Serengeti National Park ©
Serengeti National Park
Seronera ©
Seronera
Serengeti Hippo Pool ©
Serengeti Hippo Pool

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