8 days in Tanzania Itinerary

8 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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8 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Cartagena
Fly:  31​h
1
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  2​h 15​min
2
Moshi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Tarangire National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  35​h
End: Cartagena

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): stroll through Cheetah's Rock and then head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Forodhani Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, and then stroll through Nungwi Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City day trip planner .

Cartagena, Colombia to Zanzibar City is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone changes from Colombia Time (COT) to Eastern African Time (EAT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cartagena in July: high temperatures in Zanzibar City hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Nungwi Beach, Cheetah's Rock
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach

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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.
On the 9th (Thu), view the masterpieces at Mama Africa Giftshop, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Moshi trip planning app .

Getting from Zanzibar City to Moshi by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

Tours Outdoors Shopping
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Climbing Tours
Mama Africa Giftshop ©
Mama Africa Giftshop
Spas & Wellness

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Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kilimanjaro.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilimanjaro National Park day trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Moshi to Kilimanjaro National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to fly to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Nature Parks
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro

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Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): stroll through Tarangire National Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tarangire National Park road trip 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. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

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