24 days in Tanzania & Zimbabwe Itinerary

24 days in Tanzania & Zimbabwe Itinerary

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24 days in Tanzania & Zimbabwe Itinerary

Start: Calgary, Canada
Fly + taxi:  22​h 45​min
1
Moshi, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
3
Matemwe, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Paje, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
6
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
7
Arusha, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
8
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Calgary, Canada


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3
nights
Moshi, Tanzania

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ascend Tanzania and Spas. Get in touch with nature at Kikuletwa Hotsprings and Climbing Tours. There's more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Origin Trails and browse for treasures at Mama Africa Curio.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Moshi trip planner .

Calgary, Canada to Moshi is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Calgary to Moshi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

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Ascend Tanzania ©
Ascend Tanzania
Climbing Tours
Mama Africa Curio ©
Mama Africa Curio

3
nights
Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

Kilimanjaro National Park
Visiting Mount Kibo and Safaris will get you outdoors. On the 30th (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Kilimanjaro.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kilimanjaro National Park trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Moshi to Kilimanjaro National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Matemwe.

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Mount Kibo
Mount Kibo
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Safaris

1
night
Matemwe, Tanzania

On the 1st (Sat), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Matemwe Beach.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Matemwe online itinerary maker .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Kilimanjaro National Park to Matemwe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Matemwe can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Paje.

Things to do in Matemwe

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Matemwe Beach ©
Matemwe Beach

2
nights
Paje, Tanzania

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 2nd (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Kuza Cave and then get outside with Paje Scooter Rent.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Paje visit app .

Drive from Matemwe to Paje in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Paje can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Paje

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Kuza Cave
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Kuza Cave ©
Kuza Cave
Paje Scooter Rent ©
Paje Scooter Rent

3
nights
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Cheetah's Rock. Explore hidden gems such as Mtoni Palace Ruins and Tangawizi Spice Farm. When in Zanzibar City, make a side trip to see Nungwi Beach in Nungwi, approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Christ Church Cathedral, stop by Mwanzo Mpya, and step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City tour itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Paje to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Zanzibar City can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

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Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mtoni Palace Ruins ©
Mtoni Palace Ruins

3
nights
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

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.
Get in touch with nature at Seronera and Serengeti National Park. There's more to do: explore the activities along Grumeti River.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Serengeti National Park trip maker tool .

Fly from Zanzibar City to Serengeti National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Arusha.

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Seronera ©
Seronera
Serengeti National Park ©
Serengeti National Park

2
nights
Arusha, Tanzania

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 (Mon): examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre, then look for gifts at Shanga & Shanga Foundation, then see the interesting displays at Tanzanite Experience, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Old Boma Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Arusha online holiday maker .

Traveling by flight from Serengeti National Park to Arusha takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Arusha, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Museums
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Climbing Tours
Tanzanite Experience ©
Tanzanite Experience
Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre

3
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls, a Zimbabwean town near the eponymous waterfall, serves as one of two prime gateway points to the majestic cascade and its surrounding national park.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Kayaking & Canoeing. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Victoria Falls Snake Park. Spend the 13th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and take in the exciting artwork at Prime Art Gallery.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Arusha to Victoria Falls takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern African Time to Central African Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Arusha, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Victoria Falls, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

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Scuba & Snorkeling

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