9 days in Tanzania Itinerary

9 days in Tanzania Itinerary

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9 days in Tanzania Itinerary

San Francisco
Fly:  32​h
Kendwa, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
Pemba Island
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Kilimanjaro National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Arusha
— Few hours
Fly:  30​h
San Francisco

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Kendwa, Zanzibar Island

Kendwa ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): kick back and relax at Kendwa Beach, then stop by blacklulu, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kendwa online attractions planner .

San Francisco, USA to Kendwa is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern African Time (EAT), which is usually a 11 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in June; daily highs in Kendwa reach 85°F and lows reach 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pemba Island.

Things to do in Kendwa

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Nungwi
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Kendwa Beach ©
Kendwa Beach

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day
Pemba Island

Pemba Island ©
On the 15th (Fri), stroll through Ngezi Forest Reserve and then head off the coast to Misali island.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Pemba Island trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kendwa to Pemba Island takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kendwa in June: highs in Pemba Island hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Pemba Island

#Nature, #Wildlife, #Parks
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Misali island ©
Misali island

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), then kick back and relax at Nakupenda Beach, then explore the ancient world of Hamamni Persian Baths, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, Stonetown.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Zanzibar City sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Pemba Island to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Pemba Island, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Zanzibar City, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Parks

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Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, Stonetown
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House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) ©
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib)
Hamamni Persian Baths ©
Hamamni Persian Baths

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Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Ngorongoro Conservation Area ©
You can discover Tanzania's varied plant and animal life on a tour of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a World Heritage Site known for its massive volcanic caldera.
On the 17th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Ngorongoro Crater.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Zanzibar City to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can fly to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

#Nature, #Parks
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater

1
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Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kilimanjaro.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilimanjaro National Park trip planner .

You can fly from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Kilimanjaro National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Arusha.

Things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

#Nature, #Parks
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Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro

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hours
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.
On the 19th (Tue), take an exotic tour of Duma Explorer, examine the collection at Cultural Heritage Centre, and then look for gifts at Shanga & Shanga Foundation.

For ratings and other tourist information, read Arusha trip planner.

You can fly from Kilimanjaro National Park to Arusha in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Arusha can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Arusha

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Duma Explorer ©
Duma Explorer
Cultural Heritage Centre ©
Cultural Heritage Centre
Shanga & Shanga Foundation ©
Shanga & Shanga Foundation

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