32 days in Tanzania Itinerary

32 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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32 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
2
Moshi
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Tarangire National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Mto wa Mbu
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Serengeti National Park
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 15 min
8
Arusha
— 5 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
9
Paje, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
10
Pemba Island
— 3 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
11
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Chennai

4
nights
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.
When in Zanzibar City, make a side trip to see Off-Road Tours in Kiwengwa, approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, kick back and relax at Nakupenda Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, and admire the landmark architecture of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib).

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City vacation maker tool .

Chennai, India to Zanzibar City is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chennai to Zanzibar City. Traveling from Chennai in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Zanzibar City, with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Cheetah's Rock, Off-Road Tours
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©
Forodhani Gardens ©
Forodhani Gardens

4
nights
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.
Moshi is known for wildlife, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, stop by Mama Africa Giftshop, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Moshi online trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Zanzibar City to Moshi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Climbing Tours
Safaris
Kikuletwa Hotsprings ©
Kikuletwa Hotsprings

2
nights
Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park
On the 31st (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kilimanjaro. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kilimanjaro National Park holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Moshi to Kilimanjaro National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 1:
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Tarangire National Park.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tarangire National Park road trip tool .

You can fly from Kilimanjaro National Park to Tarangire National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mto wa Mbu.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

3
nights
Mto wa Mbu

Mto wa Mbu ©
Take a break from Mto wa Mbu with a short trip to Elephant Caves in Karatu, about 32 minutes away.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mto wa Mbu online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Tarangire National Park to Mto wa Mbu in 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Mto wa Mbu are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Mto wa Mbu

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Manyara, Elephant Caves
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Lake Manyara ©
Lake Manyara
African Galleria ©
African Galleria
Masai Central Market ©
Masai Central Market

2
nights
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 6th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then contemplate the long history of Oldupai Gorge.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Mto wa Mbu to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater
Olduvai Gorge ©
Olduvai Gorge
The Engare Sero Footprint Site ©
The Engare Sero Footprint Site

2
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.
On the 8th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Grumeti River.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Serengeti National Park trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Serengeti National Park can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 9:
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Seronera ©
Seronera
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

5
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.
Step out of Arusha with an excursion to Mt Meru in Arusha National Park--about 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, see Off-Road Tours, see the interesting displays at Cultural Heritage Centre, and take in the dramatic natural features at Ngurdoto Crater.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Arusha journey tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Serengeti National Park to Arusha takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, Arusha is a bit warmer than Serengeti National Park - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paje.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Mt Meru
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre
Off-Road Tours

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Jozani Forest and then kick back and relax at Jambiani Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Paje Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Paje trip builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Arusha to Paje in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, train, and ferry. In February, Paje is somewhat warmer than Arusha - with highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Pemba Island.

Things to do in Paje

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Jambiani Beach, Jozani Forest
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 16:
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Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
Jozani Forest ©
Jozani Forest
Jambiani Beach ©
Jambiani Beach

3
nights
Pemba Island

Pemba Island ©
Pemba Island is known for nature, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Pemba Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Vumawimbi Beach, delve into the distant past at Mkama Ndume Ruins at Pujini village., and delve into the lush surroundings at Pemba Flying Fox Forest.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pemba Island driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Paje to Pemba Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Paje in February, you will find days in Pemba Island are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (33°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Pemba Island

Parks Nature Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Pemba Island ©
Pemba Island
Misali island ©
Misali island
Pemba Flying Fox Forest ©
Pemba Flying Fox Forest

3
nights
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island

Nungwi ©
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kendwa Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nungwi journey site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Pemba Island to Nungwi takes 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Pemba Island in February: highs in Nungwi hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kendwa Beach
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kendwa Beach ©
Kendwa Beach

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