32 days in Tanzania Itinerary

32 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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32 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Arusha
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
2
Serengeti National Park
— 5 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + taxi + bus:  2​h 15​min
3
Moshi
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
4
Mafia Island
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
5
Paje, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Matemwe, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 7 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

6
nights
Arusha

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tanzanite Experience and Cultural Heritage Centre. Get outdoors at Arusha National Park and Ngurdoto Crater. Spend the 2nd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 7th (Wed) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. The adventure continues: stop by Shanga & Shanga Foundation, hunt for treasures at Maasai Market Curios and Crafts, get a new perspective on nature at Old Boma Museum, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Arusha tour planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Arusha is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Eastern African Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Arusha, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Shanga & Shanga Foundation ©
Shanga & Shanga Foundation
Tanzanite Experience ©
Tanzanite Experience

5
nights
Serengeti National Park

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grumeti River and Naabi Hill. Visiting Seronera and Balloon Rides will get you outdoors. Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring nature at Serengeti National Park. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Oldupai Gorge and tour the pleasant surroundings at Serengeti Hippo Pool.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Serengeti National Park attractions planner .

You can fly from Arusha to Serengeti National Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Oldupai Gorge
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Seronera ©
Seronera
Serengeti National Park ©
Serengeti National Park
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

6
nights
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 Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kilimanjaro Animal C.R.E.W.. Step out of the city life by going to Ascend Tanzania and Balloon Rides. Explore Moshi's surroundings by going to Chagga Museum (in Marangu) and Mount Kilimanjaro (in Kilimanjaro National Park). The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Kikuletwa Hotsprings, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, browse the different shops at Kibo Tower, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Moshi road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Serengeti National Park to Moshi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mafia Island.

Things to do in Moshi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Mount Kilimanjaro, Chagga Museum
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ascend Tanzania ©
Ascend Tanzania
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro

2
nights
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 19th (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Ras Mkumbi and then stroll through Mafia Marine National Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mafia Island tour itinerary app .

Getting from Moshi to Mafia Island by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Paje.

Things to do in Mafia Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Mafia Marine National Park ©
Mafia Marine National Park
Ras Mkumbi ©
Ras Mkumbi

3
nights
Paje, Zanzibar Island

Paje ©
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.
Relax by the water at Jambiani Beach and Paje Beach. Get in touch with nature at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Paje Scooter Rent. It doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and explore the fascinating underground world of Kuza Cave.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Paje trip app .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Mafia Island to Paje in 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Matemwe.

Things to do in Paje

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Jambiani
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Jambiani Beach ©
Jambiani Beach
Kuza Cave ©
Kuza Cave
Paje Scooter Rent ©
Paje Scooter Rent

2
nights
Matemwe, Zanzibar Island

Matemwe ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Matemwe Beach. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fukuchani Ruins, then kick back and relax at Uroa Bay, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Cathedral.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Matemwe trip 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Matemwe

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Fukuchani Ruins, St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Uroa Bay
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Matemwe Beach ©
Matemwe Beach
Uroa Bay ©
Uroa Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling

7
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Kendwa Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Mtoni Palace Ruins and Christ Church Cathedral. Step out of Zanzibar City to go to Nungwi and see Nungwi Beach, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Cheetah's Rock, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, delve into the distant past at The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe), and admire all the interesting features of Tangawizi Spice Farm.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Zanzibar City trip builder website .

You can drive from Matemwe to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Nungwi Beach, Kendwa Beach
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock

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