41 days in Tanzania Itinerary

41 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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41 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Arusha
1
Arusha
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2​h 30​min
2
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  2​h 15​min
3
Pemba Island
— 3 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  2​h 15​min
4
Paje, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Iringa
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
7
Dar es Salaam
— 5 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2​h 15​min
8
Moshi
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Serengeti National Park
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1​h
12
Lake Manyara National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
13
Tarangire National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Arusha

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Arusha to Arusha National Park to see Mt Meru about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, see the interesting displays at Tanzanite Experience, see Off-Road Tours, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Maasai Market Curios and Crafts.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Arusha trip maker tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Arusha. In February in Arusha, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Mt Meru
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre
Mt Meru ©
Mt Meru

2
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.
On the 19th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kendwa Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Nungwi route planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Arusha to Nungwi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, train, and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Arusha in February, with highs in Nungwi at 39°C and lows at 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pemba Island.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kendwa Beach
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kendwa Beach ©
Kendwa 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, delve into the distant past at Mkama Ndume Ruins at Pujini village., kick back and relax at Kigomasha Peninsula, and delve into the lush surroundings at Pemba Flying Fox Forest.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Pemba Island trip itinerary builder app.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Nungwi to Pemba Island in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Nungwi in February, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Pemba Island: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 33°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Paje.

Things to do in Pemba Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 23:
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Pemba Island ©
Pemba Island
Misali island ©
Misali island
Vumawimbi Beach ©
Vumawimbi Beach

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.
On the 24th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jozani Forest and then stroll through Jambiani Beach. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Paje Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Paje trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Pemba Island to Paje takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Pemba Island in February, expect nights in Paje to be little chillier, around 29°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Paje

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Jambiani Beach, Jozani Forest
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
Jozani Forest ©
Jozani Forest
Jambiani Beach ©
Jambiani Beach

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Zanzibar City side-trips: Uroa Bay (in Uroa) and Off-Road Tours (in Kiwengwa). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Stone Town, and stroll through Cheetah's Rock.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City tour builder site.

You can drive from Paje to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Zanzibar City are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Iringa.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Cheetah's Rock, Off-Road Tours, Uroa Bay
Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 2:
Highlights from your plan
Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©
Forodhani Park ©
Forodhani Park

2
nights
Iringa

Iringa ©
Iringa is a city in Tanzania with a population of 112,900. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then take in the pleasant sights at Ligereke Rock Paintings. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Iringa Boma - Regional Museum and Cultural Centre and then steep yourself in history at Isimila Stone Age Site.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Iringa travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Zanzibar City to Iringa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Zanzibar City in March, expect Iringa to be slightly colder, temps between 31°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dar es Salaam.

Things to do in Iringa

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Isimila Stone Age Site ©
Isimila Stone Age Site
Safaris

5
nights
Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam ©
Founded in the mid-19th century, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's largest city, lost the status of the official capital but remains the country's commercial and financial center.
Dar es Salaam is known for nature, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Mbudya Island, try your luck at Sea Cliff Casino, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Sanatan Dharma Sabha temple, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery.

Before you visit Dar es Salaam, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Iringa to Dar es Salaam in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Iringa in March: high temperatures in Dar es Salaam hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Dar es Salaam

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Mbudya Island ©
Mbudya Island
Bongoyo Island ©
Bongoyo Island
PPF Tower ©
PPF Tower

6
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 museums. 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, contemplate the waterfront views at Kikuletwa Hotsprings, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Moshi trip maker tool.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Dar es Salaam to Moshi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park
On the 16th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilimanjaro National Park online day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Moshi to Kilimanjaro National Park with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Parks Nature Tours
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Climbing Tours

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.
On the 18th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then steep yourself in history at Oldupai Gorge.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kilimanjaro National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater
Oldupai Gorge ©
Oldupai 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): 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: contemplate the waterfront views at Grumeti River.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Serengeti National Park trip builder site.

Getting from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. March in Serengeti National Park sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lake Manyara National Park.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Seronera ©
Seronera
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

2
nights
Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park ©
A landscape rich in wildlife and diverse terrain, Lake Manyara National Park stretches across two Tanzanian regions.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): stop by African Galleria and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National du Lac Manyara. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Manyara.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lake Manyara National Park journey planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Serengeti National Park to Lake Manyara National Park in an hour. Traveling from Serengeti National Park in March, Lake Manyara National Park is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Lake Manyara National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Manyara ©
Lake Manyara
African Galleria ©
African Galleria

2
nights
Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park ©
On the 24th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Tarangire National Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Tarangire National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Lake Manyara National Park to Tarangire National Park with the Route module. In March, daytime highs in Tarangire National Park are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 25th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

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