31 days in Tanzania & Victoria Falls Itinerary

31 days in Tanzania & Victoria Falls Itinerary

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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 13 nights
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Paje, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Nungwi, Tanzania
— 3 nights
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Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
— 3 nights
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 3 nights
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania

— 13 nights
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Uroa Bay and Nakupenda Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Tangawizi Spice Farm. Step out of Zanzibar City to go to Tunguu and see Space Station Zanzibar, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Mtoni Palace Ruins, relax in the rural setting at Zanzibar Spices and Heritage Centre, admire the landmark architecture of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), and tee off at Sea Cliff Golf Resort.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Zanzibar City road trip planning tool.

Madrid, Spain to Zanzibar City is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Zanzibar City is 2 hours. When traveling from Madrid in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Zanzibar City: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Paje.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

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Paje, Tanzania

— 2 nights
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 4th (Wed): Head underground at Kuza Cave, then enjoy the sand and surf at Paje Beach, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Jozani Forest, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zanzibar Butterfly Centre, and then stroll through Jambiani Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Paje trip planning app.

You can drive from Zanzibar City to Paje in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Paje are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the shuttle to Nungwi.

Things to do in Paje

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

Nungwi, Tanzania

— 3 nights
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kiwengwa Beach and Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Nungwi Beach and Matemwe Beach. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fukuchani Ruins, look for gifts at Bahati Beach Boutique, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Baraka Natural Aquarium- Nungwi.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nungwi journey maker website.

Take a shuttle from Paje to Nungwi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Nungwi are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Nungwi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:

Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

— 3 nights
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mount Kibo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilimanjaro National Park: Marangu (Chagga Museum & Ndoro Waterfall).

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kilimanjaro National Park itinerary planner.

Getting from Nungwi to Kilimanjaro National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

— 3 nights
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Grumeti River and Naabi Hill. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Mara River, tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool, and explore the striking landscape of Seronera.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Serengeti National Park trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Kilimanjaro National Park to Serengeti National Park takes 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 3 nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist's Village. Spend the 15th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Victoria Falls Snake Park, get a taste of life in the country at Crocodile Park Victoria Falls, stop by Cultural Vibes Music Shop, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find ratings and other tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Serengeti National Park to Victoria Falls in 15 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from East Africa Time (EAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Victoria Falls can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
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Tanzania travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Beaches · Safaris
Though the size and scale of Tanzania may be overwhelming, the people make it a personable and easy-going place to visit. The bigger cities not only offer good connections to the main natural attractions, but also feature bustling markets where locals sell fresh produce, snacks, and crafts. Smaller villages retain their long-held customs, beliefs, and artistic traditions. With the continent's highest peak, and some of the most animal-rich safaris available, Tanzania holidays tend to dart between the big and bold, and the personal and low-key.