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
Drive to Nairobi, Fly to Victoria Falls
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Uroa Bay and Tangawizi Spice Farm. Change things up with a short trip to Space Station Zanzibar in Tunguu (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, look for gifts at Fahari Zanzibar, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, and pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City trip itinerary builder site.

Madrid, Spain to Zanzibar City is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Madrid to Zanzibar City. While traveling from Madrid, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Zanzibar City, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Paje.
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.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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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 Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond. 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, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Baraka Natural Aquarium- Nungwi, and explore the fascinating underground world of Tazari Caves.

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.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
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Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania — 3 nights

You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mount Kibo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilimanjaro National Park: Marangu (Chagga Museum & Ndoro Waterfall).

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kilimanjaro National Park itinerary planner.

Getting from Nungwi to Kilimanjaro National Park by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Serengeti National Park.
Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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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 Mara River and Naabi Hill. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Grumeti River, stroll through Retima Hippo Pool, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Serengeti National Park trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Kilimanjaro National Park to Serengeti National Park takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Victoria Falls.
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 Siduli Hide. 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.
Wildlife · Tours · Parks · Outdoors
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Tanzania travel guide

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Safaris · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
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.