48 days in Zanzibar Island & Kilimanjaro Region Itinerary

48 days in Zanzibar Island & Kilimanjaro Region Itinerary

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48 days in Zanzibar Island & Kilimanjaro Region Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Zanzibar City
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Jambiani
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Nungwi
— 8 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Moshi
— 13 nights
taxi + Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: New York City

10
nights
Zanzibar City

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.
Explore Zanzibar City's surroundings by going to Off-Road Tours (in Kiwengwa) and Uroa Bay (in Uroa). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, appreciate the extensive heritage of Stone Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, and admire the natural beauty at Forodhani Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Zanzibar City road trip planning site .

New York City, USA to Zanzibar City is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from New York City to Zanzibar City due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in December, with highs in Zanzibar City at 90°F and lows at 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Jambiani.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Off-Road Tours, Uroa Bay
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 26:
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Forodhani Park ©
Forodhani Park

7
nights
Jambiani

Jambiani ©
Jambiani is known for beaches, adventure, nature, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Paje Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Kuza Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Jambiani Beach, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Jambiani road trip planning tool .

Drive from Zanzibar City to Jambiani in 1.5 hours. In December in Jambiani, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 76°F at night. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Jambiani

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Paje, Zanzibar Island
Find places to stay Dec 26 — Jan 2:
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Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
Jozani Forest ©
Jozani Forest
Jambiani Beach ©
Jambiani Beach

8
nights
Nungwi

Nungwi ©
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nungwi: Kiwengwa (Kiwengwa Caves & Kiwengwa Beach), Mnemba Atoll (in Unguja City) and Matemwe Beach (in Matemwe). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach, look for gifts at Bahati Beach Boutique, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nungwi road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Jambiani to Nungwi takes 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Nungwi can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. You will leave for Kilimanjaro National Park on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Unguja City, Kiwengwa, Kendwa, Matemwe Beach
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 10:
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kendwa Beach ©
Kendwa Beach

8
nights
Kilimanjaro National Park

On the 11th (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Kilimanjaro. Spend the 12th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kilimanjaro National Park trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Nungwi to Kilimanjaro National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. You'll set off for Moshi on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kibo
Mount Kibo

13
nights
Moshi

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.
Explore Moshi's surroundings by going to Marangu (Chagga Museum & Ndoro Waterfall). There's still lots to do: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Mama Africa Giftshop, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Moshi trip planning app .

Explore your travel options from Kilimanjaro National Park to Moshi with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moshi

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Marangu
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 31:
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Climbing Tours
Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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