13 days in Zanzibar Island & Tarangire National Park Itinerary

13 days in Zanzibar Island & Tarangire National Park Itinerary

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Zanzibar City
— 4 nights
2
Tarangire National Park
— 1 night
3
Nungwi
— 2 nights
4
Paje
— 3 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Off-Road Tours in Kiwengwa (about 54 minutes away). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, kick back and relax at Nakupenda Beach, and admire the striking features of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City trip itinerary builder website.

Queenstown, New Zealand to Zanzibar City is an approximately 33-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Queenstown to Zanzibar City due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Zanzibar City can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish 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

Off-Road Tours, Cheetah's Rock
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island
Nakupenda Beach
Nakupenda Beach

1
night
Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Tarangire National Park.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tarangire National Park tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Zanzibar City to Tarangire National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, bus, and taxi. In October, Tarangire National Park is little chillier than Zanzibar City - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Nungwi.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

2
nights
Nungwi

Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond and then kick back and relax at Kendwa Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nungwi road trip planning site.

Getting from Tarangire National Park to Nungwi by combination of taxi and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Tarangire National Park in October, with highs in Nungwi at 36°C and lows at 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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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Kendwa Beach ©
Kendwa Beach

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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), kick back and relax at Paje Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jambiani Beach and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jozani Forest.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Paje trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Nungwi to Paje in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time 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
Scuba & Snorkeling

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