14 days in Zanzibar Island, Arusha & Serengeti National Park Itinerary

14 days in Zanzibar Island, Arusha & Serengeti National Park Itinerary

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14 days in Zanzibar Island, Arusha & Serengeti National Park Itinerary

Start: Bucharest
Fly:  14​h
1
Zanzibar City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Paje
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Arusha
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
4
Serengeti National Park
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
5
Nungwi
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Bucharest

1
night
Zanzibar City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, then admire the landmark architecture of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), and then stroll through Nakupenda Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Zanzibar City itinerary planner .

Bucharest, Romania to Zanzibar City is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Eastern African Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Bucharest in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Zanzibar City: highs are around 35°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Paje.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) ©
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib)

6
nights
Paje

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.
Paje is known for beaches, adventure, wildlife, outdoors, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Jozani Forest, explore the fascinating underground world of Kuza Cave, stroll through Zanzibar Butterfly Centre, and head outdoors with Jambiani KiteWorldWide Centre Zanzibar.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Paje day trip planning site .

Getting from Zanzibar City to Paje by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Paje can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Paje

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Jambiani, Zanzibar Island
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Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
Jozani Forest ©
Jozani Forest
Jambiani Beach ©
Jambiani Beach

1
night
Arusha

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Cultural Heritage Centre and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Arusha online attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Paje to Arusha takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Paje in September, with highs in Arusha at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Museums
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Climbing Tours
Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre

3
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.
Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Seronera. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Serengeti National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Oldupai Gorge, stroll through Retima Hippo Pool, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Serengeti National Park trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Arusha to Serengeti National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Arusha in September: high temperatures in Serengeti National Park hover around 17°C and lows are around 10°C. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Oldupai Gorge
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Seronera ©
Seronera
Oldupai Gorge ©
Oldupai Gorge
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

1
night
Nungwi

Nungwi ©
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
On the 15th (Tue), stop by Bahati Beach Boutique and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nungwi travel route builder website .

Getting from Serengeti National Park to Nungwi by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Serengeti National Park in September; daily highs in Nungwi reach 35°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nungwi

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Bahati Beach Boutique
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Bahati Beach Boutique ©
Bahati Beach Boutique

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