22 days in Mozambique, Tanzania & Madagascar Itinerary

22 days in Mozambique, Tanzania & Madagascar Itinerary

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Fly to Inhambane Airport, Drive to Tofo
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Tofo, Mozambique
— 1 night
Fly to Kilimanjaro, Taxi to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
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Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive
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Moshi, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nungwi, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Fly
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Pemba Island, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Fly
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Paje, Tanzania
— 1 night
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Fianarantsoa, Madagascar
— 2 nights
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Tofo, Mozambique

— 1 night
Historically a fishing village governed by Portuguese colonists, Tofo has become a top destination for adventurers, divers, and marine life lovers.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Tofo and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Paris, France to Tofo is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Central Africa Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Paris in October, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Tofo: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Tofo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

— 1 night
You can discover Tanzania's varied plant and animal life on a tour of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a World Heritage Site known for its massive volcanic caldera.
On the 5th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Tofo to Ngorongoro Conservation Area by combination of flight and taxi takes about 19.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tofo to Ngorongoro Conservation Area due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Moshi.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Parks · Nature
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Moshi, Tanzania

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Kikuletwa Hotsprings.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Moshi online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Moshi in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can fly to Nungwi.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
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Nungwi, Tanzania

— 3 nights
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Nungwi Beach and Kendwa Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nungwi trip planning website.

Fly from Moshi to Nungwi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. In October in Nungwi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Pemba Island.

Things to do in Nungwi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Pemba Island, Tanzania

— 3 nights
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Misali island. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Pemba Island and then take a peaceful walk through Pemba Flying Fox Forest.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Pemba Island trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nungwi to Pemba Island takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Nungwi in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Pemba Island: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Paje.

Things to do in Pemba Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Paje, Tanzania

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take a tour by water with Nakupenda Diving Center and then kick back and relax at Paje Beach.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Paje holiday planner.

You can fly from Pemba Island to Paje in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Pemba Island in October, you will find days in Paje are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Fianarantsoa.

Things to do in Paje

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Fianarantsoa, Madagascar

— 2 nights

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The university town of Fianarantsoa (which means "good education" in Malagasy), serves as a commercial and intellectual center of Madagascar.
Escape the urban bustle at Ranomafana National Park and Anja Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Fianarantsoa: Ambalavao (Natural pool & Il trekking del Camaleonte).

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Fianarantsoa road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Paje to Fianarantsoa with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fianarantsoa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Mozambique travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Architectural Buildings · Islands
Still relatively unvisited by international tourists, Mozambique boasts plenty of natural and cultural charms that could easy make it into a major vacation destination. The beaches of the south come in all shapes and sizes, while the less-visited north offers island archipelagos and untouched coral reefs. The colonial architecture of the main urban areas complements the colorful African heritage that still holds sway here, with the region's art, cuisine, and music ensuring each trip to Mozambique allows the visitor to appreciate the country's distinct culture and vast landscape.

Tanzania travel guide

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Safaris · Beaches · Geologic Formations
Though the size and scale of Tanzania may be overwhelming, the people make it a personable and easy-going place to visit. The bigger cities not only offer good connections to the main natural attractions, but also feature bustling markets where locals sell fresh produce, snacks, and crafts. Smaller villages retain their long-held customs, beliefs, and artistic traditions. With the continent's highest peak, and some of the most animal-rich safaris available, Tanzania holidays tend to dart between the big and bold, and the personal and low-key.

Madagascar travel guide

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Nature & Parks · National Parks · Scuba & Snorkeling
Red Island
Madagascar deserves its reputation as a nature lover's paradise--around 5 percent of the world's plant and animal species are endemic to this island. Lemurs and rainforests, karst landscapes and rich red soil steal the headlines and remain among tops reasons to take a trip to Madagascar. The cultural diversity of the population also provides plenty of intrigue and interest, with distinctive ceremonies, unusual sports, and a varied cuisine all highlights of active, enriching Madagascan itineraries.