8 days in Tanzania Itinerary

8 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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8 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Matemwe, Zanzibar Island
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Paje, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Serengeti National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
4
Arusha
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  14​h 15​min
End: Paris

1
day
Matemwe, Zanzibar Island

Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): kick back and relax at Matemwe Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Matemwe trip planner .

Paris, France to Matemwe is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Paris to Matemwe, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Matemwe: highs are around 34°C and lows about 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Paje.

Things to do in Matemwe

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Matemwe Beach ©
Matemwe Beach

2
nights
Paje, Zanzibar Island

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): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas 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: steep yourself in history at Mtoni Palace Ruins, make a trip to Space Station Zanzibar, and then stroll through Jambiani Beach.

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Traveling by car from Matemwe to Paje takes 2 hours. August in Paje sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Paje

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Jambiani Beach, Space Station Zanzibar, Mtoni Palace Ruins
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Mtoni Palace Ruins ©
Mtoni Palace Ruins
Jambiani Beach ©
Jambiani Beach

2
nights
Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park ©
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), steep yourself in history at Oldupai Gorge and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Serengeti National Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Serengeti National Park route planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Paje to Serengeti National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Nature Parks Tours
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Serengeti National Park ©
Serengeti National Park
Oldupai Gorge ©
Oldupai Gorge
Balloon Rides

2
nights
Arusha

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), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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You can fly from Serengeti National Park to Arusha in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 31st (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Arusha

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