14 days in Tanzania Itinerary

14 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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14 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Arusha
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 15 min
2
Serengeti National Park
— 2 nights
+3
Taxi + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4 h 30 min
3
Moshi
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  3 h 15 min
4
Matemwe, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Mafia Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 15 min
6
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Amsterdam

2
nights
Arusha

Arusha ©
Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Engaruka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Tanzanite Experience, examine the collection at Isle of Jewels, and then walk around Serengeti Heritage.

For more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read Arusha trip maker app .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Arusha is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Arusha. Traveling from Amsterdam in March, things will get warmer in Arusha: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Tanzanite Experience ©
Tanzanite Experience
Serengeti Heritage ©
Serengeti Heritage
Isle of Jewels ©
Isle of Jewels

2
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.
On the 10th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera.

To see other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Serengeti National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Arusha to Serengeti National Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Arusha in March: high temperatures in Serengeti National Park hover around 28°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Seronera ©
Seronera
Off-Road Tours
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

2
nights
Moshi

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 12th (Thu), witness a stunning natural landmark at Kikuletwa Hotsprings and then stroll through Kilimanjaro Animal C.R.E.W.. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Mama Africa Giftshop, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Topi Adventure.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Moshi trip site .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Serengeti National Park to Moshi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Matemwe.

Things to do in Moshi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Kikuletwa Hotsprings ©
Kikuletwa Hotsprings
Mama Africa Giftshop ©
Mama Africa Giftshop
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Matemwe, Zanzibar Island

Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Uroa Bay and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): stroll through Matemwe Beach and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Matemwe road trip website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Moshi to Matemwe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In March in Matemwe, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mafia Island.

Things to do in Matemwe

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

1
night
Mafia Island

A quiet, sandy landmass off the coast of Tanzania, Mafia Island lies dotted with peaceful lodges and sleepy fishing villages.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then visit a coastal fixture at Ras Mkumbi.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mafia Island trip site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Matemwe to Mafia Island in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Mafia Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ras Mkumbi ©
Ras Mkumbi

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mtoni Palace Ruins and Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Christ Church Cathedral and Hurumzi Henna Art Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zanzibar City: Space Station Zanzibar (in Tunguu) and Paje Beach (in Paje). And it doesn't end there: stop by Aromas of Zanzibar, get engrossed in the history at Princess Salme Museum at Emerson on Hurumzi, and kick back and relax at Nakupenda Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City trip app .

Fly from Mafia Island to Zanzibar City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Paje Beach, Space Station Zanzibar, Mtoni Palace Ruins
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Mtoni Palace Ruins ©
Mtoni Palace Ruins
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral
Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach

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