21 days in Tanzania, Mozambique & Madagascar Itinerary

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Moshi, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Arusha, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Paje, Tanzania
— 1 night
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Nungwi, Tanzania
— 3 nights
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Vilanculos, Mozambique
— 2 nights
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Tofo, Mozambique
— 2 nights
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Ambalavao, Madagascar
— 2 nights
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Andasibe, Madagascar
— 2 nights
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Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), Madagascar
— 2 nights
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Nosy Be, Madagascar
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Kikuletwa Hotsprings, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Mama Africa Giftshop, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Moshi visit site.

London, UK to Moshi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to East Africa Time (EAT) is 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catch the shuttle to Arusha.
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Arusha, Tanzania — 2 nights

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 7th (Sat): soothe aching muscles at Ai Care Spa, look for gifts at Shanga & Shanga Foundation, then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then see the interesting displays at The Tanzanite Experience, and finally hunt for treasures at Maasai Market Curios and Crafts. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Ngurdoto Crater.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Arusha visit planner.

You can take a shuttle from Moshi to Arusha in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to fly to Paje.
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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.
On the 9th (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with Rising Sun Dive Center, then see Kite Dream Zanzibar, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zanzibar Butterfly Centre.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Paje trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Arusha to Paje takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, ferry, and taxi. In January, Paje is somewhat warmer than Arusha - with highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Nungwi.
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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.
On the 10th (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Tazari Caves, kick back and relax at Matemwe Beach, then kick back and relax at Uroa Bay, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Baraka Natural Aquarium - Nungwi. On your second day here, head outdoors with Mnemba Atoll, look for gifts at Bahati Beach Boutique, and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with Discover Zanzibar with Mr Brown.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nungwi online route planner.

You can take a shuttle from Paje to Nungwi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in Nungwi, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. On the 12th (Thu), you'll travel to Vilanculos.
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Vilanculos, Mozambique — 2 nights

Tourism in Vilanculos, a small town on the coast of Mozambique, owes much to its convenient location as a base for exploring the Bazaruto Archipelago, a national park.
On the 13th (Fri), get interesting insight from Tours and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional de Bazaruto.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Vilanculos day trip planning website.

You can fly from Nungwi to Vilanculos in 14.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Nungwi to Vilanculos is minus 1 hour. In January, Vilanculos is slightly colder than Nungwi - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Tofo.
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Tofo, Mozambique — 2 nights

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 15th (Sun): have unforgettable encounters with Mozambique Experience, then kick back and relax at Barra Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Tofo.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tofo route builder app.

Fly from Vilanculos to Tofo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Tofo are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Ambalavao.
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Ambalavao, Madagascar — 2 nights

Ambalavao is a city in Madagascar, in the Haute Matsiatra region. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Natural pool and then stroll through Anja Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Il trekking del Camaleonte.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ambalavao day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tofo to Ambalavao. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time (CAT) to East Africa Time (EAT) is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Andasibe.
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Andasibe, Madagascar — 2 nights

When you take a trip to Andasibe, you'll discover a protected rainforest in eastern Madagascar.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Andasibe-Mantadia National Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Analamazaotra Special Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of V.O.I.M.M.A. Community Reserve, then stroll through The Mitsinjo Reserve, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vakona Private Reserve.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Andasibe online travel route planner.

You can drive from Ambalavao to Andasibe in 10 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).
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Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), Madagascar — 2 nights

On a trip to Antsiranana, a sleepy port town in Madagascar's northernmost province, you can enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of its streets, lined with quaint colonial-era buildings and colorful marketplaces.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): walk around Tsingy Rouge Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ankarana Special Reserve. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Mer D'Emeraude, hike along Les Trois Baies, and then take in the awesome beauty at Montagne des Francais.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) online vacation maker.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Andasibe to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. In January in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Nosy Be.
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Nosy Be, Madagascar — 2 nights

Perfume Island

The island of Nosy Be, off the coast of Madagascar, remains the country's premier beach getaway renowned for its tranquil ambience, pristine shoreline, and year-round warm weather.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): head off the coast to Nosy Fanihy, see some colorful creatures with Oceane's Dream, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mont Passot.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Nosy Be visit planning site.

Traveling by flight from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Nosy Be takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Tanzania travel guide

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Safaris · Geologic Formations · Beaches
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.
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Mozambique travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Architectural Buildings · Flea Markets
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.
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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.
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