8 days in Tanzania Itinerary

8 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tanzania attractions planner

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Fly to Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, Drive to Matemwe
Matemwe, Zanzibar Island
— 1 day
Paje, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
Serengeti National Park
— 2 nights
— 2 nights


Matemwe, Zanzibar Island

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): stroll through Matemwe Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Matemwe tour itinerary planner.

Paris, France to Matemwe is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to East Africa Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Paris in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Matemwe: highs are around 34°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Paje.

Things to do in Matemwe

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches
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Paje, Zanzibar Island

— 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 26th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Mtoni Palace Ruins, then steep yourself in history at Space Station Zanzibar, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jambiani Beach.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Paje day trip website.

You can drive from Matemwe to Paje in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Paje can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Paje

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trips

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Serengeti National Park

— 2 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.
On the 28th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Olduvai Gorge.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Serengeti National Park trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Paje to Serengeti National Park takes 3.5 hours. You'll set off for Arusha on the 29th (Thu).

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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— 2 nights
Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
On the 30th (Fri), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Arusha online driving holiday planner.

Fly from Serengeti National Park to Arusha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Arusha are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Sat).

Things to do in Arusha

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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Tanzania travel guide

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.