17 days in Mozambique, Tanzania & Madagascar Itinerary

17 days in Mozambique, Tanzania & Madagascar Itinerary

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Fly to Inhambane Airport, Drive to Tofo
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Tofo, Mozambique
— 2 nights
Fly to Kilimanjaro, Taxi to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive
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Moshi, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nungwi, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Fly
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Pemba Island, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Fly
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Paje, Tanzania
— 1 night
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Fianarantsoa, Madagascar
— 1 night
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Tofo, Mozambique

— 2 nights
Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
On the 26th (Wed), kick back and relax at Barra Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tofo.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tofo vacation builder app.

Lisbon, Portugal to Tofo is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Tofo is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in May; daily highs in Tofo reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

— 1 night
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 28th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip builder site.

Getting from Tofo to Ngorongoro Conservation Area by combination of flight and taxi takes about 19.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Tofo to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Moshi.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature · Parks
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Moshi, Tanzania

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Chagga Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kilimanjaro.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Moshi trip website.

Getting from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Moshi by car takes about 5 hours. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nungwi.

Things to do in Moshi

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Nungwi, Tanzania

— 3 nights
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Step out of the city life by going to Nungwi Beach and Kendwa Beach. Relax by the water at Uroa Bay and Matemwe Beach. There's more to do: stroll through Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond and look for gifts at blacklulu.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nungwi trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Moshi to Nungwi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Nungwi can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Pemba Island.

Things to do in Nungwi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Pemba Island, Tanzania

— 3 nights
On the 4th (Fri), stroll through Ngezi Forest Reserve and then kick back and relax at Misali island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vumawimbi Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Pemba Island trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nungwi to Pemba Island takes 2.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Nungwi in June since evenings lows in Pemba Island dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Paje.

Things to do in Pemba Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Paje, Tanzania

— 1 night
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 6th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Paje Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Paje vacation website.

You can fly from Pemba Island to Paje in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Pemba Island in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 26°C in Paje. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fianarantsoa.

Things to do in Paje

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Fianarantsoa, Madagascar

— 1 night

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The university town of Fianarantsoa (which means "good education" in Malagasy), serves as a commercial and intellectual center of Madagascar.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Ranomafana National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National de l'Andringitra.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Fianarantsoa trip maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Paje to Fianarantsoa. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fianarantsoa

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Mozambique travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Architectural Buildings · Flea Markets
Still relatively unvisited by international tourists, Mozambique boasts plenty of natural and cultural charms that could easy make it into a major vacation destination. The beaches of the south come in all shapes and sizes, while the less-visited north offers island archipelagos and untouched coral reefs. The colonial architecture of the main urban areas complements the colorful African heritage that still holds sway here, with the region's art, cuisine, and music ensuring each trip to Mozambique allows the visitor to appreciate the country's distinct culture and vast landscape.

Tanzania travel guide

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Safaris · Beaches · Geologic Formations
Though the size and scale of Tanzania may be overwhelming, the people make it a personable and easy-going place to visit. The bigger cities not only offer good connections to the main natural attractions, but also feature bustling markets where locals sell fresh produce, snacks, and crafts. Smaller villages retain their long-held customs, beliefs, and artistic traditions. With the continent's highest peak, and some of the most animal-rich safaris available, Tanzania holidays tend to dart between the big and bold, and the personal and low-key.

Madagascar travel guide

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Nature & Parks · National Parks · Scuba & Snorkeling
Red Island
Madagascar deserves its reputation as a nature lover's paradise--around 5 percent of the world's plant and animal species are endemic to this island. Lemurs and rainforests, karst landscapes and rich red soil steal the headlines and remain among tops reasons to take a trip to Madagascar. The cultural diversity of the population also provides plenty of intrigue and interest, with distinctive ceremonies, unusual sports, and a varied cuisine all highlights of active, enriching Madagascan itineraries.