33 days in Zanzibar Archipelago, Serengeti National Park & Victoria Falls Itinerary

33 days in Zanzibar Archipelago, Serengeti National Park & Victoria Falls Itinerary

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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 11 nights
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Pemba Island, Tanzania
— 4 nights
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Nungwi, Tanzania
— 3 nights
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Paje, Tanzania
— 3 nights
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 4 nights
Drive to Nairobi, Fly to Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 5 nights
Drive to Livingstone, Fly to Barcelona

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Zanzibar City, Tanzania

— 11 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zanzibar City: Space Station Zanzibar (in Tunguu) and Uroa Bay (in Uroa). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, delve into the distant past at Hamamni Persian Baths, admire the landmark architecture of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), and steep yourself in history at Mtoni Palace Ruins.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City trip planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Zanzibar City is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to East Africa Time (EAT) is 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Zanzibar City can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Pemba Island.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 31:

Pemba Island, Tanzania

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

To see maps and tourist information, read Pemba Island tour builder site.

Fly from Zanzibar City to Pemba Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Pemba Island

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 4:

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.
Take a break from Nungwi with a short trip to Off-Road Tours in Kiwengwa, about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach, stroll through Kendwa Beach, Head underground at Tazari Caves, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Nungwi tour planner.

Getting from Pemba Island to Nungwi by flight takes about 4 hours. When traveling from Pemba Island in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Nungwi: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to take a shuttle to Paje.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7:

Paje, Tanzania

— 3 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.
Paje is known for beaches, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jozani Forest, enjoy the sand and surf at Jambiani Beach, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and stroll through Paje Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Paje day trip planner.

Take a shuttle from Nungwi to Paje in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Paje can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Paje

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

— 4 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Olduvai Gorge in Ngorongoro Conservation Area (about 1h 45 min away). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera, explore the activities along Mara River, stroll through Retima Hippo Pool, and explore the striking landscape at Naabi Hill.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Serengeti National Park tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Paje to Serengeti National Park takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 14:

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 5 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.
Victoria Falls is known for nature, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, get a taste of life in the country at Crocodile Park Victoria Falls, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Victoria Falls road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Serengeti National Park to Victoria Falls takes 15 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Serengeti National Park to Victoria Falls, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Victoria Falls can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 20:

Zanzibar Archipelago travel guide

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Islands
A chain of islands in the Indian Ocean, the Zanzibar Archipelago has long served as home to a fascinating local culture. A vacation on the Zanzibar Archipelago will steep you in a bygone era where Persian influences mingle with traces of Swahili and Indian, and residents chat or play bao, a traditional board game, against a backdrop of Indo-Arabian architecture. Tour Zanzibar Archipelago's farming communities and fishing villages to mingle with the locals, taste the local seafood cuisine, and rest on sandy beaches in shades of palm trees.