8 days in Kilimanjaro National Park, Dar es Salaam & Zanzibar Island Itinerary

8 days in Kilimanjaro National Park, Dar es Salaam & Zanzibar Island Itinerary

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8 days in Kilimanjaro National Park, Dar es Salaam & Zanzibar Island Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly + Drive:  15​h
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Kilimanjaro National Park
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h
2
Dar es Salaam
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  1​h 45​min
3
Nungwi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Paje
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Zanzibar City
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Riyadh

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Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kilimanjaro National Park trip planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Kilimanjaro National Park is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Dar es Salaam.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Darkhana Jamat Khana, head off the coast to Mbudya Island, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Qiblatein, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Sanatan Dharma Sabha temple.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dar es Salaam trip planner.

You can fly from Kilimanjaro National Park to Dar es Salaam in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Dar es Salaam can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Dar es Salaam

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Mbudya Island ©
Mbudya Island
Masjid Qiblatein ©
Masjid Qiblatein

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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.
On the 16th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Nungwi Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nungwi tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Dar es Salaam to Nungwi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In March, daily temperatures in Nungwi can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Paje.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach

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Paje

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 17th (Tue): stroll through Paje Beach and then stroll around Jozani Forest.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Paje online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nungwi to Paje takes 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Paje are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Paje

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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Jozani Forest
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Jozani Forest ©
Jozani Forest
Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach

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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.
On the 18th (Wed), stroll through Cheetah's Rock, then stop by Aromas of Zanzibar, and then stroll around Forodhani Park. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Nakupenda Beach, then steep yourself in history at Christ Church Cathedral, then head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral.

For where to stay and other tourist information, use the Zanzibar City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Paje to Zanzibar City takes 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Zanzibar City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©
Forodhani Park ©
Forodhani Park

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