8 Days Itinerary for Tanzania and Zanzibar

Tanzania, located in East Africa is highly famous for its diversity. If you are planning to explore the beautiful coasts and wildlife of Tanzania and Zanzibar, Travelisma is here with the itinerary!

Ali Chikoto, the owner of Chiquito travel and safari services, gives a glimpse of the tour services he has to offer. If you are considering to go around Tanzania, here’s an itinerary of an exciting package to take you around the various spots in this adventurous journey!



This itinerary covers various national parks of Tanzania and Zanzibar, and has been meticulously planned to cover all the best spots in a short span of time! The safari also covers Mikumi mountains and Udzungwa Mountains National Park, which are some of the offbeat destinations in the south of Tanzania.

Day 1: Gear up for the exciting week ahead

Arrive at the international airport of Dar es Sallam, the largest city of Tanzania. Once you land at Julius Nyerere International airport, reach your hotel and relax!


Day 2: Wildlife look out at Mikumi Park

Mikumi National park is easily accessible from the airport and is a  delight for the abundance in elephants, zebras, monkeys and baby lions. Enjoy dinner in this paradise!

Day 3: Trek to Mountain Udizungwa

After breakfast, you would be taken to Mountain Udizungwa. This is a national park which is famous for its variety of flora and fauna. From the base, there is a walk of around 4.6 kilometers to reach the mountains. You would be provided with a lunch box, and you could eat while beholding the view of wonderful waterfalls.

Next, you can get a tour of Mountain Udizungwa aquarium, after which you would head down the mountains to Mikumi lodge. Relax and get set for dinner!

Day 4: The largest faunal game reserve!

Once done with the breakfast, today’s agenda would be to cover the Selous game reserve, which is huge and popular for its large number of species. In this drive, you would experience views of lions, leopards and the best impalas in the wild. After an encounter with wildlife, you’ll be back to the lodge for dinner.

Day 5: Observe wildlife closely

Once done with the breakfast, enjoy a walk with a bushman, who would explain about the intriguing aspects of wildlife. You would be observing wildlife closely, surely it would be an adventure! After lunch, boating in the river would be followed by glimpses of crocodiles, different birds like kingfisher and hippopotamus on the riverside. You would feel like you have been transported onto an animal planet. The day would end with dinner at the lodge.

Day 6: Fly to Zanzibar

After breakfast and a game drive for viewing animals in one half of the day, you would now be flying to Zanzibar. You would reach Zanzibar in the evening. Relax and enjoy dinner.

Day 7: Stone town and Spice tours

Zanzibar is famous for Stone Town, a coastal trading town which is popular for its unique fabric and fine culture.  A tour of Stone town would help you explore the place. This trip would be incomplete without exploring the spice tours. The spices and herbs of Zanzibar are pretty famous and date back to the 16th century. South of the Stone Town is the Prison Island, which would be your next destination.Also known as Changuu island, this place was used by an Arab slave trader to keep his slaves.

Day 8: Exploring coastal beauty

This is the last day of the tour. After breakfast, you would be taken on a safari to view the beautiful south coast of Zanzibar. You could enjoy a number of activities here, like eating tropical fruits at the sandbank, snorkeling to view the beautiful corals and a variety of fish.

The last leg of the trip is in Kwale island, where there are plenty of dining options. Enjoy prawns, fish, octopus, chikala, calamari and much more!


This article is written with the inputs of Ali Chikoto, the owner of Chiquito travel and safari services. If the itinerary interests you, contact him to schedule your rendezvous with Tanzania and Zanzibar!

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