9 days in Tanzania Itinerary

9 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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9 days in Tanzania Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Pemba Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Serengeti National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
5
Arusha
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Cairo

1
night
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.
On the 24th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Nakupenda Beach and then stroll through Cheetah's Rock. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe), stop by Aromas of Zanzibar, steep yourself in history at House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, then pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, and finally delve into the distant past at Hamamni Persian Baths.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City journey app .

Cairo, Egypt to Zanzibar City is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Eastern African Time (EAT) is 1 hour. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Cairo in February; daily highs in Zanzibar City reach 39°C and lows reach 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pemba Island.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

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Cheetah's Rock
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Nakupenda Beach
Nakupenda Beach

1
night
Pemba Island

Pemba Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kigomasha Peninsula, delve into the distant past at Mkama Ndume Ruins at Pujini village., and then kick back and relax at Misali island.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Pemba Island journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Zanzibar City to Pemba Island takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Zanzibar City in February, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Pemba Island: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Pemba Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Misali island ©
Misali island

1
night
Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kilimanjaro National Park trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Pemba Island to Kilimanjaro National Park in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Parks Nature
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro

2
nights
Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park ©
Few adventures in the world invoke such vivid natural imagery as a trip to Serengeti National Park, a World Heritage Site known for its diverse animal life and memorable scenery.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Serengeti Hippo Pool and then take in the dramatic natural features at Oldupai Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Seronera.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Serengeti National Park trip builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Kilimanjaro National Park to Serengeti National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In February in Serengeti National Park, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Oldupai Gorge ©
Oldupai Gorge
Seronera ©
Seronera
Serengeti Hippo Pool ©
Serengeti Hippo Pool

2
nights
Arusha

Arusha ©
Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): examine the collection at Tanzanite Experience, stop by Shanga & Shanga Foundation, buy something for everyone on your list at AIM Mall, then see the interesting displays at Cultural Heritage Centre, and finally steep yourself in history at Engaruka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Arusha itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Serengeti National Park to Arusha takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Serengeti National Park in March, expect Arusha to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours Shopping Museums
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Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre
Tanzanite Experience ©
Tanzanite Experience
Shanga & Shanga Foundation ©
Shanga & Shanga Foundation

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