48 days in Zanzibar Island & Kilimanjaro Region Itinerary

48 days in Zanzibar Island & Kilimanjaro Region Itinerary

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Zanzibar City
— 10 nights
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Jambiani
— 7 nights
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Nungwi
— 8 nights
Fly
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Kilimanjaro National Park
— 8 nights
Drive
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Moshi
— 13 nights
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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). There's still lots to do: stroll through Cheetah's Rock, explore the ancient world of The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, and head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City online trip planner.

New York City, USA to Zanzibar City is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to East Africa Time is 8 hours. In December, Zanzibar City is warmer than New York City - with highs of 90°F and lows of 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Jambiani.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 26:

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Jambiani

Jambiani is known for beaches, adventure, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Jozani Forest, stroll through Zanzibar Butterfly Centre, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Jambiani Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Jambiani using our trip planner.

You can drive from Zanzibar City to Jambiani in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in December, and nighttime lows around 76°F. You will leave for Nungwi on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Jambiani

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — Jan 2:

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Nungwi

Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kiwengwa (Kiwengwa Caves & Kiwengwa Beach), Matemwe Beach (in Matemwe) and Mnemba Atoll (in Unguja City). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Nungwi Beach, view the masterpieces at Dr. Bulugu Gallery, take a memorable tour with Tours, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kendwa Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Nungwi route planner.

Take a shuttle from Jambiani to Nungwi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 77°F. On the 10th (Fri), you're off to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 10:

8
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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.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kilimanjaro National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nungwi to Kilimanjaro National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. You will leave for Moshi on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 18:

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Moshi: Marangu (Chagga Museum & Ndoro Waterfall). There's lots more to do: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, admire the sheer force of Materuni Waterfalls, stroll through Kilimanjaro Animal C.R.E.W., and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Moshi trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kilimanjaro National Park to Moshi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moshi

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 31:

Zanzibar Island travel guide

3.8
Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Islands
Unguja
Experience the bustling Zanzibar Island, the financial and economical metropolis of the Zanzibar Archipelago. Most tours of Zanzibar Island start in Zanzibar Town, where centuries of history are on display in Persian bathhouses, street coffee vendors, and the world's last open slave market in Stone Town, the historical center. Beyond that, attractions on Zanzibar Island include numerous archaeological sites dotted across the area.

Kilimanjaro Region travel guide

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Mountains · Safaris · Hot Springs
Gaze upon the snow-clad top of Africa in the Kilimanjaro Region, taking its name from the continent's spectacular 5,896 m (19,344 ft) mountain of the same name. A hub of mountaineering tourism, the Kilimanjaro Region's capital Moshi is a clean, bustling center that enjoys prosperity from the local coffee industry, and boasts an attractive blend of Asian and African cultures. Those considering tackling the main attraction of the Kilimanjaro Region will need to do some serious planning, as the trek is for experienced hikers only. Non-trekkers can explore the national park's rainforests and wildlife, including buffaloes, leopards, elephants, and more.