23 days in Tanzania Itinerary

23 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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Fly
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Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 4 nights
Drive
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Paje, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
Shuttle
3
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Pemba Island
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Arusha
— 3 nights
Fly
6
Serengeti National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Tarangire National Park
— 1 night
Fly
9
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 1 night
Drive
10
Moshi
— 3 nights
Drive to Kilimanjaro International Airport, Fly to Jinnah International Airport

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Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island

— 4 nights
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.
Spend the 19th (Sat) observing fascinating marine mammals with The Safari Blue. There's much more to do: stroll through Cheetah's Rock, admire the landmark architecture of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, and kick back and relax at Nakupenda Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Zanzibar City trip planner.

Karachi, Pakistan to Zanzibar City is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Karachi to Zanzibar City is minus 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Karachi in February: high temperatures in Zanzibar City hover around 39°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Paje.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Paje, Zanzibar Island

— 2 nights
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 21st (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with Rising Sun Dive Center and then stroll around Jozani Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Jambiani Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paje Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Paje trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zanzibar City to Paje takes 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catch the shuttle to Nungwi.

Things to do in Paje

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Nungwi, Zanzibar Island

— 2 nights
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 23rd (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Tazari Caves and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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You can take a shuttle from Paje to Nungwi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pemba Island.

Things to do in Nungwi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Pemba Island

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take a peaceful walk through Pemba Flying Fox Forest and then head off the coast to Pemba Island. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Ndagoni Ruins at Ras Mkumbuu and then kick back and relax at Misali island.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Pemba Island trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Nungwi to Pemba Island takes 4 hours. Traveling from Nungwi in February, you will find days in Pemba Island are a bit cooler (33°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (33°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Pemba Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Arusha

— 3 nights
Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Spend the 27th (Sun) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Make the 28th (Mon) a memorable day with a climbing tour. And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, see the interesting displays at Cultural Heritage Centre, and explore the galleries of Isle of Jewels.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Arusha trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Pemba Island to Arusha in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from Pemba Island in February since evenings lows in Arusha dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Serengeti National Park

— 2 nights
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.
On the 2nd (Wed), admire all the interesting features of Mara River and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Seronera.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Serengeti National Park trip planner.

Getting from Arusha to Serengeti National Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Arusha in March, expect Serengeti National Park to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then contemplate the long history of Olduvai Gorge.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ngorongoro Conservation Area driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Tarangire National Park

— 1 night
On the 6th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Tarangire National Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tarangire National Park holiday planning app.

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park in 4 hours. In March in Tarangire National Park, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Kilimanjaro National Park

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kilimanjaro National Park travel route planner.

You can fly from Tarangire National Park to Kilimanjaro National Park in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Moshi

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then take in the exciting artwork at Mama Africa Giftshop. Here are some ideas for day two: soar above the sights with a balloon tour and then fulfill a lifelong dream with Gypsy Tanzania Tours.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Moshi online trip maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kilimanjaro National Park to Moshi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

Tanzania travel guide

4.1
Geologic Formations · Beaches · Safaris
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.