60 days in Tanzania Itinerary

60 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tanzania trip itinerary builder

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Mafia Island
— 4 nights
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Nungwi
— 5 nights
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Zanzibar City
— 10 nights
Fly to Dar es Salaam, Train to Mikumi National Park
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Mikumi National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Selous Game Reserve
— 3 nights
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Kondoa
— 3 nights
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Tarangire National Park
— 5 nights
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Mto wa Mbu
— 4 nights
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 5 nights
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Serengeti National Park
— 5 nights
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Mwanza
— 3 nights
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Kilimanjaro National Park
— 6 nights
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Mafia Island

— 4 nights
A quiet, sandy landmass off the coast of Tanzania, Mafia Island lies dotted with peaceful lodges and sleepy fishing villages.
Mafia Island is known for wildlife, outdoors, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the gorgeous colors at Mafia Marine National Park, and visit a coastal fixture at Ras Mkumbi.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mafia Island online tour planner.

Dar es Salaam to Mafia Island is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You'll set off for Nungwi on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Mafia Island

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 25 — 29:

Nungwi

— 5 nights
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Kendwa Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Nungwi: Mnemba Atoll (in Unguja City), Kiwengwa (Kiwengwa Caves & Kiwengwa Beach) and Matemwe Beach (in Matemwe). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Baraka Natural Aquarium- Nungwi, stop by Bahati Beach Boutique, and delve into the distant past at Fukuchani Ruins.

Discover how to plan a Nungwi trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Mafia Island to Nungwi by flight takes about 4 hours. In May, daytime highs in Nungwi are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 3:

Zanzibar City

— 10 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.
Kids will enjoy Cheetah's Rock and House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zanzibar City: Paje (Paje Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more), Jambiani (Jambiani Beach & Kuza Cave) and Uroa Bay (in Uroa). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve, walk around Forodhani Gardens, and get engrossed in the history at Palace Museum (Beit al-Sahel).

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Zanzibar City online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Nungwi to Zanzibar City takes 1.5 hours. June in Zanzibar City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mikumi National Park.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 13:

Mikumi National Park

— 3 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Mikumi National Park side-trips: Morogoro (Kinole Waterfall & Uluguru Mountains).

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mikumi National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Zanzibar City to Mikumi National Park in 10 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and train. You'll set off for Selous Game Reserve on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Mikumi National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 17:

Selous Game Reserve

— 3 nights
To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Selous Game Reserve attractions planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mikumi National Park to Selous Game Reserve. You will leave for Kondoa on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Selous Game Reserve

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 21:

Kondoa

— 3 nights
Kondoa is known for historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kondoa Rock-Art Sites.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Selous Game Reserve to Kondoa. On the 25th (Tue), you're off to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Kondoa

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 25:
Highlights from your trip

Tarangire National Park

— 5 nights
Spend the 26th (Wed) exploring nature at Tarangire National Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tarangire National Park trip builder tool.

You can drive from Kondoa to Tarangire National Park in 4 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Tarangire National Park can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 30th (Sun), you're off to Mto wa Mbu.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 30:
Highlights from your trip

Mto wa Mbu

— 4 nights
Step out of Mto wa Mbu to go to Lake Manyara National Park and see Lake Manyara, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Spend the 2nd (Tue) exploring nature at Parc National du Lac Manyara.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mto wa Mbu online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Tarangire National Park to Mto wa Mbu takes 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You'll set off for Ngorongoro Conservation Area on the 4th (Thu).

Things to do in Mto wa Mbu

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 4:

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

— 5 nights
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.
Spend the 5th (Fri) among the memorable landscape of Ngorongoro Crater. There's still lots to do: make a trip to The Engare Sero Footprint Site.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip tool.

Traveling by car from Mto wa Mbu to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes 2.5 hours. You will leave for Serengeti National Park on the 9th (Tue).

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 9:

Serengeti National Park

— 5 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.
Take a break from Serengeti National Park with a short trip to Olduvai Gorge in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, about 1h 45 min away. Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Seronera. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool, explore the activities along Grumeti River, and explore the striking landscape at Naabi Hill.

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

Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Mwanza.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 14:

Mwanza

— 3 nights
Mwanza is a mid-sized port city on the southern shores of Lake Victoria in northwestern Tanzania. Bring the kids along to Bismarck Rock and Rock City Mall. Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, pause for some photo ops at Samaki Corner, trek along Saanane Island National Park, and examine the collection at Sukuma Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mwanza trip planner.

Getting from Serengeti National Park to Mwanza by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. In July in Mwanza, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Mwanza

Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:

Kilimanjaro National Park

— 6 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kilimanjaro National Park: Marangu (Chagga Museum & Ndoro Waterfall). On the 18th (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Kilimanjaro.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kilimanjaro National Park tour planning app.

Getting from Mwanza to Kilimanjaro National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 23:

Tanzania travel guide

4.1
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.

Zanzibar Island travel guide

3.8
Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Islands
Unguja
Experience the bustling Zanzibar Island, the financial and economical metropolis of the Zanzibar Archipelago. Most tours of Zanzibar Island start in Zanzibar Town, where centuries of history are on display in Persian bathhouses, street coffee vendors, and the world's last open slave market in Stone Town, the historical center. Beyond that, attractions on Zanzibar Island include numerous archaeological sites dotted across the area.

Lake Manyara National Park travel guide

3.2
Bodies of Water · Gift & Specialty Shops · Flea Markets
A landscape rich in wildlife and diverse terrain, Lake Manyara National Park stretches across two Tanzanian regions. Bubbling with life brought to the region because of the vast alkaline lake, the park attracts visitors particularly during the wet season (November-May), as hundreds of crimson flamingoes settle in the shallow waters. Book a safari tour on your Lake Manyara National Park holiday and witness Masai lions, elephants, cheetahs, and hippos, which co-existing here in their natural habitat.

Mwanza Region travel guide

4.2
Safaris · Hiking Trails · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bordered by Lake Victoria and rich in safari and camping opportunities, Mwanza Region also offers the chance to explore some of Tanzania's tribes. Learn about the culture of the largest and most influential peoples, the Wasukuma, via organized trips to their villages or guided tours of local museums. Regional capital Mwanza offers a laid-back base for further explorations of the nearby national park or safaris. Bird-watching, fishing, and hippo-spotting remain firm favorites on Mwanza Region itineraries.