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 Nature Reserve. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Mtoni Palace Ruins. Step out of Zanzibar City to go to Tunguu and see Space Station Zanzibar, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through Cheetah's Rock, get a taste of the local shopping with Tangawizi Spice Farm, relax in the rural setting at Zanzibar Spices and Heritage Centre, and stroll around Forodhani Gardens.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Zanzibar City day trip planner.

Madrid, Spain to Zanzibar City is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to East Africa Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Madrid in July: highs in Zanzibar City hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive 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

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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 Kendwa Beach. 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, explore the ancient world 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 catch the flight to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Nungwi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

— 3 nights
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Chagga Museum. Step out of Kilimanjaro National Park with an excursion to Ndoro Waterfall in Marangu--about 1h 15 min away.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kilimanjaro National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Nungwi to Kilimanjaro National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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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 2.5 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 Crocodile Park Victoria Falls. Spend the 15th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at Victoria Falls Snake Park, browse the different shops at Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist's Village, stop by Cultural Vibes Music Shop, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Serengeti National Park to Victoria Falls in 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time (EAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is minus 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Victoria Falls can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
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Tanzania travel guide

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Safaris · Beaches · Geologic Formations
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.