8 days in Dar es Salaam & Zanzibar Island Itinerary

8 days in Dar es Salaam & Zanzibar Island Itinerary

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8 days in Dar es Salaam & Zanzibar Island Itinerary

Start: Nairobi
bus:  6​h
1
Dar es Salaam
— 3 nights
ferry:  14​h
2
Zanzibar City
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Nairobi

3
nights
Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam ©
Founded in the mid-19th century, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's largest city, lost the status of the official capital but remains the country's commercial and financial center.
Old Boma and St. Joseph Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at National Museum and Village Museum. Go for a jaunt from Dar es Salaam to Bagamoyo to see Kaole Ruins about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Sanatan Dharma Sabha temple, browse the different shops at Sea Cliff Village, stroll through Coco Beach, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery.

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Nairobi, Kenya to Dar es Salaam is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Nairobi in July; daily highs in Dar es Salaam reach 35°C and lows reach 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Dar es Salaam

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Bagamoyo
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Kaole Ruins ©
Kaole Ruins
Old Boma ©
Old Boma
Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery ©
Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery

3
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.
Visiting Cheetah's Rock and Paje Beach will get you outdoors. Visit House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) and Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral for their historical value. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe), take an in-depth tour of Palace Museum (Beit al-Sahel), get to know the fascinating history of Stone Town, and look for gifts at Fahari Zanzibar.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Zanzibar City trip maker site .

Drive from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar City in 3.5 hours. In July in Zanzibar City, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Paje Beach
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) ©
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib)

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