9 days in Tanzania Itinerary

9 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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9 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  15​h
1
Arusha
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Tarangire National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
3
Mafia Island
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h
4
Paje, Zanzibar Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Matemwe, Zanzibar Island
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h
End: Berlin

1
night
Arusha

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Arusha trip planner .

Berlin, Germany to Arusha is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Berlin to Arusha due to the time zone difference. August in Arusha sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Photography Tours

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night
Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park ©
On the 12th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Tarangire National Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tarangire National Park trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Arusha to Tarangire National Park in 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Tarangire National Park can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Mafia Island.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

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Mafia Island

Mafia Island ©
A quiet, sandy landmass off the coast of Tanzania, Mafia Island lies dotted with peaceful lodges and sleepy fishing villages.
On the 13th (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, visit a coastal fixture at Ras Mkumbi and then see the vivid underwater world at Mafia Marine National Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mafia Island trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Tarangire National Park to Mafia Island takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Paje.

Things to do in Mafia Island

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Mafia Marine National Park ©
Mafia Marine National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ras Mkumbi ©
Ras Mkumbi

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night
Paje, Zanzibar Island

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Jambiani Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Paje online itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Mafia Island to Paje takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Matemwe.

Things to do in Paje

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Jambiani Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Jambiani Beach ©
Jambiani Beach

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Matemwe, Zanzibar Island

Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): kick back and relax at Matemwe Beach and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Matemwe visit planner .

Traveling by car from Paje to Matemwe takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Matemwe

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Matemwe Beach ©
Matemwe Beach

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