13 days in Zanzibar Island & Tarangire National Park Itinerary

13 days in Zanzibar Island & Tarangire National Park Itinerary

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13 days in Zanzibar Island & Tarangire National Park Itinerary

Start: Queenstown
Fly:  32​h
1
Zanzibar City
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 30​min
2
Tarangire National Park
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  5​h 30​min
3
Nungwi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Paje
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  33​h
End: Queenstown

4
nights
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.
When in Zanzibar City, make a side trip to see Off-Road Tours in Kiwengwa, approximately Kiwengwa away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, explore the ancient world of The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe), and look for gifts at Aromas of Zanzibar.

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Queenstown, New Zealand to Zanzibar City is an approximately 32-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Queenstown to Zanzibar City. In September, daily temperatures in Zanzibar City can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cheetah's Rock, Off-Road Tours
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©
Forodhani Park ©
Forodhani Park

1
night
Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park ©
On the 4th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tarangire National Park.

To find maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tarangire National Park itinerary planner.

Getting from Zanzibar City to Tarangire National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, train, bus, and taxi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Zanzibar City in October: high temperatures in Tarangire National Park hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

2
nights
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 5th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond and then kick back and relax at Kendwa Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nungwi trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Tarangire National Park to Nungwi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Tarangire National Park in October; daily highs in Nungwi reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Paje.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kendwa Beach
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kendwa Beach ©
Kendwa Beach

3
nights
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.
On the 7th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Paje Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Jambiani Beach and then explore the striking landscape of Jozani Forest.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Paje itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Nungwi to Paje in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Paje can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paje

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Jambiani Beach, Jozani Forest
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Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
Jozani Forest ©
Jozani Forest
Jambiani Beach ©
Jambiani Beach

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