16 days in Tanzania Itinerary

16 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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16 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Doha
Fly:  15​h
Paje, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
Serengeti National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
Mafia Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
ferry + taxi + Fly:  14​h 15​min
Doha

3
days
Paje, Zanzibar Island

Paje ©
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.
Family-friendly places like Paje Beach and Zanzibar Butterfly Centre will thrill your kids. Visiting Uroa Bay and Stand-Up Paddleboarding will get you outdoors. It doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and head outdoors with Kite Dream Zanzibar.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Paje trip planner.

Doha, Qatar to Paje is an approximately 15-hour flight. When traveling from Doha in July, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Paje: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Paje

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Zanzibar Butterfly Centre, Uroa Bay
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Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
Zanzibar Butterfly Centre ©
Zanzibar Butterfly Centre
Uroa Bay ©
Uroa Bay

2
days
Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seronera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Serengeti Hippo Pool.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Serengeti National Park sightseeing planner.

Getting from Paje to Serengeti National Park by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

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Serengeti Hippo Pool ©
Serengeti Hippo Pool
Seronera ©
Seronera

4
days
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island

Nungwi ©
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Kids will enjoy Matemwe Beach and Kendwa Beach. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond. Step out of Nungwi with an excursion to Kiwengwa Caves in Kiwengwa--about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach, stop by blacklulu, explore the fascinating underground world of Tazari Caves, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nungwi trip itinerary builder.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Serengeti National Park to Nungwi in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mafia Island.

Things to do in Nungwi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Matemwe, Kiwengwa Caves, Kendwa Beach
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Matemwe Beach ©
Matemwe Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kendwa Beach ©
Kendwa Beach

1
day
Mafia Island

A quiet, sandy landmass off the coast of Tanzania, Mafia Island lies dotted with peaceful lodges and sleepy fishing villages.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the gorgeous colors at Mafia Marine National Park and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mafia Island trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Nungwi to Mafia Island in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to fly to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Mafia Island

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mafia Marine National Park ©
Mafia Marine National Park

4
days
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island

Zanzibar City ©
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fahari Zanzibar and Memories of Zanzibar. Bring the kids along to Uroa Bay and Nakupenda Beach. Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Darajani Bazaar, look for gifts at The Coins Shop, explore and take pictures at Zanzibar Spices and Heritage Centre, and head outdoors with Mnemba Atoll.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Mafia Island to Zanzibar City by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Zanzibar City can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Mnemba Atoll, Uroa Bay
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The Coins Shop ©
The Coins Shop
Mnemba Atoll ©
Mnemba Atoll
Uroa Bay ©
Uroa Bay

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