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
1
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
On the 14th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kilimanjaro.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilimanjaro National Park attractions planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Kilimanjaro National Park is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Dar es Salaam.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

Parks Nature
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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): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khoja Shia Ithna Asheri Jamaat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Darkhana Jamat Khana, take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Qiblatein, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Sanatan Dharma Sabha temple, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Dar es Salaam trip tool.

Getting from Kilimanjaro National Park to Dar es Salaam by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March in Dar es Salaam, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Dar es Salaam

Historic Sites
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Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery ©
Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery
Masjid Qiblatein ©
Masjid Qiblatein

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Nungwi

Nungwi ©
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours and then stroll through Nungwi Beach.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nungwi online day trip 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. March in Nungwi sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Paje.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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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): kick back and relax at Jambiani Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paje Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Paje trip maker tool.

You can drive from Nungwi to Paje in 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Paje are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Paje

Beaches Parks Outdoors

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Jambiani Beach
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Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
Jambiani Beach ©
Jambiani 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), delve into the distant past at The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe), then admire the natural beauty at Forodhani Park, and then admire the striking features of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib). Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Hamamni Persian Baths, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Stone Town.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Paje to Zanzibar City takes 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Zanzibar City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 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

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House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) ©
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib)
The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe) ©
The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe)
Stone Town ©
Stone Town

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