10 days in Kenya & Zanzibar Island Itinerary

10 days in Kenya & Zanzibar Island Itinerary

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10 days in Kenya & Zanzibar Island Itinerary

Start: Amman, Jordan
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  13​h
1
Nairobi, Kenya
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Mombasa, Kenya
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
3
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Nungwi, Tanzania
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  15​h 30​min
End: Amman, Jordan

2
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi ©
You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
On the 26th (Thu), take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and then look for gifts at Utamaduni Craft Centre. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Giraffe Centre and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nairobi National Park.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Nairobi travel route builder .

Amman, Jordan to Nairobi is an approximately 13-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Eastern African Time (EAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amman in December: high temperatures in Nairobi hover around 28°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mombasa.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

2
nights
Mombasa, Kenya

Mombasa rests on the exotic shores of the Indian Ocean and serves as a globally popular vacation destination thanks to its classy hotels and friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
On the 28th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): kick back and relax at Nyali Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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You can fly from Nairobi to Mombasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Nairobi in December, with highs in Mombasa at 37°C and lows at 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Mombasa

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nyali Beach ©
Nyali Beach

3
nights
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jambiani Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Visiting Matemwe Beach and Prison Island - Changuu Private Island will get you outdoors. Step out of Zanzibar City to go to Jambiani and see Kuza Cave, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: stop by Aromas of Zanzibar and pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Zanzibar City planning site .

Traveling by flight from Mombasa to Zanzibar City takes an hour. In December, daytime highs in Zanzibar City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Nungwi.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Jambiani, Matemwe Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Jambiani Beach ©
Jambiani Beach
Matemwe Beach ©
Matemwe Beach
Kuza Cave ©
Kuza Cave

2
nights
Nungwi, Tanzania

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 2nd (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then stroll through Kendwa Beach.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nungwi trip builder website .

Drive from Zanzibar City to Nungwi in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Kendwa Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kendwa Beach ©
Kendwa Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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