44 days in Tanzania Itinerary

44 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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44 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Bologna
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Paje, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
3
Pemba Island
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
4
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Iringa
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
6
Dar es Salaam
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h
7
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Tarangire National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Mto wa Mbu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Serengeti National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
12
Arusha
— 5 nights
bus + taxi:  1​h 45​min
13
Moshi
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Bologna

5
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.
Zanzibar City is known for nature, historic sites, parks, beaches, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll around Forodhani Park, and admire the striking features of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib).

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Zanzibar City trip planner .

Bologna, Italy to Zanzibar City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern African Time is 2 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Bologna in January; daily highs in Zanzibar City reach 38°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Paje.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Zanzibar Island
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Forodhani Park ©
Forodhani Park

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.
Paje is known for beaches, adventure, wildlife, outdoors, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Paje Beach, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Zanzibar Butterfly Centre.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Paje trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Zanzibar City to Paje takes 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Paje can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Pemba Island.

Things to do in Paje

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Jambiani Beach
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Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park ©
Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park
Jambiani Beach ©
Jambiani Beach

3
nights
Pemba Island

Pemba Island ©
Pemba Island is known for nature, beaches, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Pemba Island, delve into the lush surroundings at Pemba Flying Fox Forest, enjoy the sand and surf at Vumawimbi Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ngezi Forest Reserve.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Pemba Island online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Paje to Pemba Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Paje in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Pemba Island, with highs around 33°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Pemba Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Pemba Island ©
Pemba Island
Misali island ©
Misali island
Pemba Flying Fox Forest ©
Pemba Flying Fox Forest

2
nights
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island

Nungwi ©
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 31st (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Kendwa Beach, and then stop by Bahati Beach Boutique.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nungwi trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Pemba Island to Nungwi in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Pemba Island in January: highs in Nungwi hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Iringa.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kendwa, St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Cathedral
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kendwa Beach ©
Kendwa Beach

2
nights
Iringa

Iringa is a city in Tanzania with a population of 112,900. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then get engrossed in the history at Iringa Boma - Regional Museum and Cultural Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Ligereke Rock Paintings, make a trip to Gangilonga Rock, and then contemplate the long history of Isimila Stone Age Site.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Iringa holiday maker website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Nungwi to Iringa takes 5.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Nungwi in February; daily highs in Iringa reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Dar es Salaam.

Things to do in Iringa

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Safaris
Isimila Stone Age Site ©
Isimila Stone Age Site

5
nights
Dar es Salaam

Founded in the mid-19th century, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's largest city, lost the status of the official capital but remains the country's commercial and financial center.
Go for a jaunt from Dar es Salaam to Bagamoyo to see Old Boma about 1h 50 min away. Spend the 6th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Make the 8th (Sat) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Mbudya island, look for gifts at The Tanzanite Dream, stroll around Jakaya M Kikwete Youth Park, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dar es Salaam tour itinerary planning site .

Fly from Iringa to Dar es Salaam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Iringa in February, expect Dar es Salaam to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Dar es Salaam

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Old Boma
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Safaris
Mbudya Island ©
Mbudya Island
Spas

3
nights
Kilimanjaro National Park

When in Kilimanjaro National Park, make a side trip to see Chagga Museum in Marangu, approximately 1h 15 min away. On the 9th (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Kilimanjaro. Spend the 10th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Kilimanjaro National Park trip planning app .

You can fly from Dar es Salaam to Kilimanjaro National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can fly to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Chagga Museum
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Safaris
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kibo
Mount Kibo

1
night
Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Tarangire National Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tarangire National Park trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Kilimanjaro National Park to Tarangire National Park in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, daily temperatures in Tarangire National Park can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mto wa Mbu.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

2
nights
Mto wa Mbu

Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Parc National du Lac Manyara. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Elephant Caves, then stop by African Galleria, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mto wa Mbu route planning app .

Drive from Tarangire National Park to Mto wa Mbu in 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Mto wa Mbu

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Elephant Caves
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Food Tours
African Galleria ©
African Galleria

2
nights
Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Ngorongoro Conservation Area ©
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 15th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip maker .

Getting from Mto wa Mbu to Ngorongoro Conservation Area by car takes about 2.5 hours. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature Parks
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

4
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.
Spend the 17th (Mon) exploring nature at Serengeti National Park. Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring nature at Seronera. There's lots more to do: stroll through Serengeti Hippo Pool, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, explore the striking landscape at Naabi Hill, and steep yourself in history at Oldupai Gorge.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Serengeti National Park trip app .

Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park takes 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Serengeti National Park ©
Serengeti National Park
Seronera ©
Seronera
Serengeti Hippo Pool ©
Serengeti Hippo Pool

5
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.
Go for a jaunt from Arusha to Arusha National Park to see Mt Meru about 1h 40 min away. Make the 21st (Fri) a memorable day with a climbing tour. On the 24th (Mon), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre, stop by Swala Gem Traders, and get outside with Kili Dreamers.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Arusha road trip planning tool .

Fly from Serengeti National Park to Arusha in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, Arusha is a bit warmer than Serengeti National Park - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Arusha

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Mt Meru
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 25:
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Climbing Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre

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.
On the 28th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Lava Peaks Adventures. Spend the 1st (Sun) on two wheels at Ascend Tanzania. And it doesn't end there: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, witness a stunning natural landmark at Kikuletwa Hotsprings, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Mama Africa Curio, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Moshi online itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Arusha to Moshi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 2:
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Climbing Tours
Safaris
Kikuletwa Hotsprings ©
Kikuletwa Hotsprings

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