9 days in Tanzania Itinerary

9 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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9 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Nairobi
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
1
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
2
Pemba Island
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Nairobi

1
night
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island

Nungwi ©
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
On the 15th (Wed), kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kendwa Beach.

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Nairobi, Kenya to Nungwi is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Nairobi in August, expect Nungwi to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pemba Island.

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Kendwa Beach
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Kendwa Beach ©
Kendwa Beach

2
nights
Pemba Island

Pemba Island ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Ngezi Forest Reserve and then step off the mainland to explore Misali island. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Mkama Ndume Ruins at Pujini village. and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vumawimbi Beach.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Pemba Island trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Nungwi to Pemba Island takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Nungwi in August, you will find days in Pemba Island are slightly colder (29°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (29°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Pemba Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Misali island ©
Misali island
Vumawimbi Beach ©
Vumawimbi Beach

3
nights
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island

Zanzibar City ©
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.
Go for a jaunt from Zanzibar City to Paje to see Paje Beach about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheetah's Rock, steep yourself in history at House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, and delve into the distant past at Hamamni Persian Baths.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Pemba Island to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Pemba Island in August: highs in Zanzibar City hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paje Beach, Cheetah's Rock
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
Mercury House ©
Mercury House

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night
Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park
On the 22nd (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kilimanjaro.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kilimanjaro National Park tour itinerary maker .

Fly from Zanzibar City to Kilimanjaro National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can fly to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro

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Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Ngorongoro Conservation Area ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip builder .

You can fly from Kilimanjaro National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature Parks
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

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