14 days in Tanzania Itinerary

14 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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14 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Iringa
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
2
Kilwa Masoko
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Mafia Island
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h
4
Paje, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Serengeti National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
6
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Cairo

1
night
Iringa

Iringa ©
Iringa is a city in Tanzania with a population of 112,900. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): go for a walk through Ligereke Rock Paintings, view the masterpieces at Neema Crafts, and then steep yourself in history at Isimila Stone Age Site.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Iringa trip itinerary maker site .

Cairo, Egypt to Iringa is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Iringa due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cairo in June; daily highs in Iringa reach 30°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kilwa Masoko.

Things to do in Iringa

Historic Sites Tours
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Isimila Stone Age Site ©
Isimila Stone Age Site
Neema Crafts ©
Neema Crafts

1
night
Kilwa Masoko

Kilwa Masoko ©
Kilwa Masoko is a port town on the Indian Ocean in southeastern Tanzania. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Kilwa Kisiwani and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Mosque of Kilwa.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kilwa Masoko online trip maker .

You can drive from Iringa to Kilwa Masoko in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mafia Island.

Things to do in Kilwa Masoko

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kilwa Kisiwani World Heritage Site
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Great Mosque of Kilwa ©
Great Mosque of Kilwa
Kilwa Kisiwani World Heritage Site ©
Kilwa Kisiwani World Heritage Site

1
night
Mafia Island

A quiet, sandy landmass off the coast of Tanzania, Mafia Island lies dotted with peaceful lodges and sleepy fishing villages.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mafia Island trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kilwa Masoko to Mafia Island. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Paje.

Things to do in Mafia Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jambiani Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Spend the 29th (Fri) exploring nature at Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park. It doesn't end there: stroll through Zanzibar Butterfly Centre.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Paje online visit planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Mafia Island to Paje in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight, ferry, and car. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Paje

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Jambiani Beach
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Jambiani Beach ©
Jambiani Beach
Zanzibar Butterfly Centre ©
Zanzibar Butterfly Centre
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Serengeti National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Naabi Hill and then steep yourself in history at Oldupai Gorge.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Serengeti National Park trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Paje to Serengeti National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Serengeti National Park ©
Serengeti National Park
Oldupai Gorge ©
Oldupai Gorge
Naabi Hill
Naabi Hill

3
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.
Mtoni Palace Ruins and Stone Town are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Christ Church Cathedral and Hurumzi Henna Art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Zanzibar City side-trips: Kendwa Beach (in Kendwa) and Uroa Bay (in Uroa). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Hamamni Persian Baths, admire the landmark architecture of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, Stonetown, and get engrossed in the history at Palace Museum (Beit al-Sahel).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City trip itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Serengeti National Park to Zanzibar City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. In July in Zanzibar City, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Kendwa Beach, Uroa Bay
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Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral
Mtoni Palace Ruins ©
Mtoni Palace Ruins

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