15 days in Tanzania Itinerary

15 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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15 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Drive:  14​h 30​min
1
Matemwe, Zanzibar Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Mafia Island
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h
4
Arusha
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
5
Moshi
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Matemwe, Zanzibar Island

Matemwe ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): kick back and relax at Uroa Bay. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Matemwe Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Matemwe tour planner .

New Delhi, India to Matemwe is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern African Time is minus 2 hours. While traveling from New Delhi, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Matemwe, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Matemwe

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Uroa Bay
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Matemwe Beach ©
Matemwe Beach
Uroa Bay ©
Uroa Bay

3
nights
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kuza Cave and Christ Church Cathedral. Step out of Zanzibar City to go to Kendwa and see Scuba & Snorkeling, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Aromas of Zanzibar, view the masterpieces at Dr Bulugu Gallery, and relax in the rural setting at Tangawizi Spice Farm.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City online day trip planner .

You can drive from Matemwe to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. In February in Zanzibar City, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mafia Island.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Zanzibar Spices and Heritage Centre, Kuza Cave, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kuza Cave ©
Kuza Cave
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral

1
night
Mafia Island

Mafia Island ©
A quiet, sandy landmass off the coast of Tanzania, Mafia Island lies dotted with peaceful lodges and sleepy fishing villages.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Ras Mkumbi and then see the vivid underwater world at Mafia Marine National Park.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mafia Island journey planning app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Zanzibar City to Mafia Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Mafia Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Mafia Marine National Park ©
Mafia Marine National Park
Ras Mkumbi ©
Ras Mkumbi

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Serengeti Heritage and Tanzanite Experience. On the 1st (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and stop by Shanga & Shanga Foundation.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Arusha road trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Mafia Island to Arusha in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Parks Nature
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Photography Tours
Serengeti Heritage ©
Serengeti Heritage
Walking tours

5
nights
Moshi

Situated in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, the sleepy town of Moshi provides tourist with a safe and pleasant place to stay in while touring the region or braving Africa's highest mountain.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mama Africa Giftshop. Next up on the itinerary: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, stroll through Kilimanjaro Animal C.R.E.W., and admire the sheer force of Materuni Waterfalls.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Moshi visit planning site .

Getting from Arusha to Moshi by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moshi

Tours Wildlife Parks
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Spas & Wellness
Coffee & Tea Tours

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