42 days in Tanzania Itinerary

42 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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42 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + taxi:  14​h 30​min
1
Moshi
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
4
Mafia Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
5
Dar es Salaam
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h
6
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Tarangire National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
8
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Serengeti National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
10
Arusha
— 8 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London

6
nights
Moshi

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 Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kikuletwa Hotsprings will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Ascend Tanzania and Lava Peaks Adventures. Step out of Moshi with an excursion to Ndoro Waterfall in Marangu--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Materuni Waterfalls, hike along Kessy Brothers Tours, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Moshi online itinerary planner .

London, UK to Moshi is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from London to Moshi due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Ndoro Waterfall
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 30:
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Kessy Brothers Tours ©
Kessy Brothers Tours
Ascend Tanzania ©
Ascend Tanzania
Nature & Wildlife Tours

7
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Mtoni Palace Ruins and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step off the beaten path and head to Jambiani Beach and Christ Church Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zanzibar City: Paje (Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Paje Scooter Rent, & more), Kuza Cave (in Jambiani) and Uroa Bay (in Uroa). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe), get engrossed in the history at Princess Salme Museum at Emerson on Hurumzi, admire the striking features of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nakupenda Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Zanzibar City trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Moshi to Zanzibar City in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nungwi.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Paje, Jambiani, Uroa Bay
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 6:
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Mtoni Palace Ruins ©
Mtoni Palace Ruins
Scuba & Snorkeling
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): Head underground at Tazari Caves, then get to know the fascinating history of Fukuchani Ruins, then kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Mnemba Atoll, stroll through Matemwe Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Cathedral, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Baraka Natural Aquarium- Nungwi.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nungwi trip planner.

You can drive from Zanzibar City to Nungwi in 1.5 hours. November in Nungwi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mafia Island.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Unguja City, St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Matemwe Beach
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:
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Matemwe Beach ©
Matemwe Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach

1
night
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 9th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then visit a coastal fixture at Ras Mkumbi.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mafia Island route planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Nungwi to Mafia Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Dar es Salaam.

Things to do in Mafia Island

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 9:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ras Mkumbi ©
Ras Mkumbi

7
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Museum and Village Museum. Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Dar es Salaam Marine Reserve System. Explore Dar es Salaam's surroundings by going to Bagamoyo (Kaole Ruins & Old Boma). Make the 12th (Tue) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Mbudya island, enjoy the sand and surf at Coco Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Sanatan Dharma Sabha temple, and stroll through Matema Beachg.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dar es Salaam trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Mafia Island to Dar es Salaam by flight takes about an hour. November in Dar es Salaam sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Dar es Salaam

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Bagamoyo, Matema Beachg
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Mbudya Island ©
Mbudya Island
Matema Beachg ©
Matema Beachg

3
nights
Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park
Step off the beaten path and head to Chagga Museum and Safaris. Step out of the city life by going to Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kibo.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kilimanjaro National Park trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Dar es Salaam to Kilimanjaro National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Chagga Museum
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Kibo
Mount Kibo
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Safaris

1
night
Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park ©
On the 20th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Tarangire National Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tarangire National Park online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Kilimanjaro National Park to Tarangire National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Tarangire National Park are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 20:
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Empakaai Crater.

Plan trip to Ngorongoro Conservation Area with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Tarangire National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area by car takes about 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 22:
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater
Empakaai Crater ©
Empakaai Crater

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Serengeti National Park and Seronera. You'll get in some beach time at Oldupai Gorge and Serengeti Hippo Pool. There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at Naabi Hill.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Serengeti National Park holiday tool .

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park in 2.5 hours. November in Serengeti National Park sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 25:
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Serengeti National Park ©
Serengeti National Park
Seronera ©
Seronera
Serengeti Hippo Pool ©
Serengeti Hippo Pool

8
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Tanzanite Experience and Serengeti Heritage. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Safaris. On the 30th (Sat), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Make the 2nd (Mon) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Engaruka, look for gifts at House Of Gems, admire the sheer force of Engare sero waterfall, and get a new perspective on nature at Old Boma Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Arusha day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Serengeti National Park to Arusha takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Serengeti National Park in November; daily highs in Arusha reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Arusha

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Safaris
Find places to stay Nov 25 — Dec 3:
Highlights from your plan
Serengeti Heritage ©
Serengeti Heritage
Safaris
Climbing Tours

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