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
— 3 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
— 3 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 stop by African Galleria.

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Shimla, India to Mto wa Mbu is an approximately 54-hour travel. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Shimla to Mto wa Mbu due to the time zone difference. In March in Mto wa Mbu, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. You will leave for Ngorongoro Conservation Area on the 15th (Thu).

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Shopping Nature Parks

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Elephant Caves
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African Galleria ©
African Galleria

2
days
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.
On the 16th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip tool .

Drive from Mto wa Mbu to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 2.5 hours. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kilimanjaro National Park.

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Nature Parks
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

3
days
Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park
On the 18th (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Kilimanjaro.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilimanjaro National Park tour planner.

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. You'll set off for Paje on the 20th (Tue).

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Nature Parks Outdoors
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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.
Step out of Paje with an excursion to Scuba & Snorkeling in Nungwi--about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 23rd (Fri) exploring nature at Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park. The adventure continues: stroll through Paje Beach.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Paje route planner.

Getting from Kilimanjaro National Park to Paje by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) 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 24th (Sat): see the vivid underwater world at Mafia Marine National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mafia Island trip planner .

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 25th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Iringa.

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Nature Parks Wildlife
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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 26th (Mon) exploring nature at Ruaha National Park. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Isimila Stone Age Site, view the masterpieces at Neema Crafts, get engrossed in the history at Iringa Boma - Regional Museum and Cultural Centre, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Iringa road trip app .

Fly from Mafia Island to Iringa in 4.5 hours. In March in Iringa, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Zanzibar City.

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Nature Parks Outdoors
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Uroa Bay in Uroa (about 50 minutes away). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, explore the ancient world of Hamamni Persian Baths, admire the natural beauty at Forodhani Park, and kick back and relax at Nakupenda Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Zanzibar City visit planner.

Getting from Iringa to Zanzibar City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Iringa in March, with highs in Zanzibar City at 38°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

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 3rd (Tue) exploring nature at Arusha National Park. Make the 5th (Thu) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Meru, contemplate the geological forces at Ol Doinyo Lengai, take in the dramatic natural features at Ngurdoto Crater, and look for gifts at Shanga & Shanga Foundation.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Arusha online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Zanzibar City to Arusha takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Zanzibar City in April, with highs in Arusha at 28°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Tanzania
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Mount Meru ©
Mount Meru
Ngurdoto Crater ©
Ngurdoto Crater
Shanga & Shanga Foundation ©
Shanga & Shanga Foundation

3
days
Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park ©
Spend the 6th (Fri) exploring nature at Seronera. Spend the 7th (Sat) exploring nature at Serengeti National Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Serengeti National Park online road trip planner .

Getting from Arusha to Serengeti National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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