22 days in Zanzibar Island & Kenya Itinerary

22 days in Zanzibar Island & Kenya Itinerary

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22 days in Zanzibar Island & Kenya Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Watamu, Kenya
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h
4
Mombasa, Kenya
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
Paje, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Kendwa, Tanzania
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

4
nights
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Uroa Bay and Mnemba Atoll. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mtoni Palace Ruins and Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral. Take a break from Zanzibar City with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in Kiwengwa, about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Christ Church Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Stone Town, walk around Forodhani Park, and stop by Aromas of Zanzibar.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Zanzibar City online route planner .

Manchester, UK to Zanzibar City is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Manchester to Zanzibar City due to the time zone difference. In November, Zanzibar City is warmer than Manchester - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Scuba & Snorkeling, Mnemba Atoll, Uroa Bay
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Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral
Uroa Bay ©
Uroa Bay
Mtoni Palace Ruins ©
Mtoni Palace Ruins

3
nights
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Step out of the city life by going to Olare Orok Conservancy and Ol Kinyei Conservancy. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Safaris and Musiara Swamp. There's more to do: stroll through Mara North Conservancy.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Maasai Mara National Reserve trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Zanzibar City to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Zanzibar City in November; daily highs in Maasai Mara National Reserve reach 23°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Musiara Swamp ©
Musiara Swamp
Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara North Conservancy ©
Mara North Conservancy

3
nights
Watamu, Kenya

Hailed for its picturesque scenery and pristine beaches, the village of Watamu on Kenya's Indian Ocean coastline attracts both adventure seekers and those looking for a relaxing seaside holiday.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Local Ocean Conservation. Take a break from the city and head to Isola dell'Amore and Mida Creek. It doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours and explore the striking landscape of Watamu National Marine Park.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Watamu trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Watamu by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. When traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Watamu, with highs around 36°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Watamu

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Isola dell'Amore ©
Isola dell'Amore
Local Ocean Conservation ©
Local Ocean Conservation

4
nights
Mombasa, Kenya

Mombasa rests on the exotic shores of the Indian Ocean and serves as a globally popular vacation destination thanks to its classy hotels and friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Go for a jaunt from Mombasa to Diani Beach to see Dolphin & Whale Watching about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 19th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, take a stroll through Old Town, and stop by Imani Collective.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mombasa driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Watamu to Mombasa in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Paje.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Diani Beach
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Off-Road Tours
Safaris
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

2
nights
Paje, Tanzania

Paje ©
Located on the island of Unguja, the quaint village of Paje lies on a shallow sandy lagoon, which attracts swarms of kitesurfing enthusiasts and marine life lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Jambiani Beach and then Head underground at Kuza Cave. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Paje trip maker site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mombasa to Paje. In November, daytime highs in Paje are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Kendwa.

Things to do in Paje

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Jambiani
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Kuza Cave ©
Kuza Cave
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Jambiani Beach ©
Jambiani Beach

4
nights
Kendwa, Tanzania

Kendwa ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kiwengwa Beach and Bahati Beach Boutique. Get in touch with nature at Kendwa Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step out of Kendwa to go to Matemwe and see Matemwe Beach, which is approximately 34 minutes away.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kendwa trip planner.

Drive from Paje to Kendwa in 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kendwa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Matemwe, Kiwengwa Beach, Fukuchani Ruins
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Kendwa Beach ©
Kendwa Beach
Kiwengwa Beach ©
Kiwengwa Beach
Matemwe Beach ©
Matemwe Beach

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