9 days in Tanzania Itinerary

9 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 1 night
2
Pemba Island
— 1 night
3
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 1 night
4
Serengeti National Park
— 2 nights
5
Arusha
— 2 nights

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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 tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe), look for gifts at Aromas of Zanzibar, steep yourself in history at House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, and finally delve into the distant past at Hamamni Persian Baths.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Zanzibar City trip site.

Cairo, Egypt to Zanzibar City is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Zanzibar City. Traveling from Cairo in February, things will get warmer in Zanzibar City: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Pemba Island.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Cheetah's Rock
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Nakupenda Beach
Nakupenda Beach
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island

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Pemba Island

Pemba Island ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kigomasha Peninsula, explore the ancient world of Mkama Ndume Ruins at Pujini village., and then head off the coast to Misali island.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Pemba Island online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by taxi from Zanzibar City to Pemba Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Zanzibar City in February, expect nights in Pemba Island to be a bit warmer, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Pemba Island

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Misali island ©
Misali island

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Kilimanjaro National Park

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

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilimanjaro National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Pemba Island to Kilimanjaro National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. 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

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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.
On the 28th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool and then contemplate the long history of Olduvai Gorge. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Seronera.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Serengeti National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Kilimanjaro National Park to Serengeti National Park takes 4.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Olduvai Gorge
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Olduvai Gorge ©
Olduvai Gorge
Seronera ©
Seronera
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Tanzanite Experience, stop by Shanga & Shanga Foundation, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at AIM Mall, thensee the interesting displays at Cultural Heritage Centre, and finally steep yourself in history at Engaruka. On the next day, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Arusha trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Serengeti National Park to Arusha takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Serengeti National Park in March, Arusha is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Arusha

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

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