8 days in Tanzania Itinerary

8 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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8 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  15 h
1
Arusha
— 1 day
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 15 min
2
Serengeti National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  3 h 15 min
3
Matemwe, Zanzibar Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Paje, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h
End: Berlin

1
day
Arusha

Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Arusha trip planner .

Berlin, Germany to Arusha is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Berlin to Arusha, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Arusha are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Oldupai Gorge and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Serengeti National Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Serengeti National Park online journey maker .

Fly from Arusha to Serengeti National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Matemwe.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Oldupai Gorge
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Oldupai Gorge ©
Oldupai Gorge

1
night
Matemwe, Zanzibar Island

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then kick back and relax at Matemwe Beach.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Matemwe attractions planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Serengeti National Park to Matemwe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. August in Matemwe sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (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 12th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then stroll through Paje Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Jambiani Beach and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Paje trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Matemwe to Paje in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Paje can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paje

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trip

Jambiani Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
Jambiani Beach ©
Jambiani Beach

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