16 days in Zanzibar Island, Serengeti National Park & Dar es Salaam Itinerary

16 days in Zanzibar Island, Serengeti National Park & Dar es Salaam Itinerary

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Fly to Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, Drive to Paje
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Paje
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Nungwi
— 3 nights
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Serengeti National Park
— 3 nights
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Dar es Salaam
— 3 nights
Fly
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Zanzibar City
— 4 nights
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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Paje Beach and Jambiani Beach. Get outdoors at Rising Sun Dive Center and Jozani Forest.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Paje road trip planner.

Muscat, Oman to Paje is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to East Africa Time (EAT) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Muscat in September, with highs in Paje at 35°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to take a shuttle to Nungwi.

Things to do in Paje

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Nungwi

Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Get in touch with nature at Nungwi Beach and Off-Road Tours. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, trot along with Zanzibar Horse Club, stop by Bahati Beach Boutique, and stroll through Kendwa Beach.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Nungwi visit planner.

Take a shuttle from Paje to Nungwi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Nungwi, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

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Serengeti National Park

Few adventures in the world invoke such vivid natural imagery as a trip to Serengeti National Park, a World Heritage Site known for its diverse animal life and memorable scenery.
Get outdoors at Seronera and Retima Hippo Pool. There's more to do: take a memorable tour with Serengeti Balloon Safaris and explore the activities along Mara River.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Serengeti National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Nungwi to Serengeti National Park takes 4.5 hours. In September, Serengeti National Park is colder than Nungwi - with highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dar es Salaam.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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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.
Visiting Bongoyo Island and Nyasi Adventure will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Mbudya Island, enjoy breathtaking views from PPF Tower, test your problem-solving skills at EscapeXperience, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Dar es Salaam trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Serengeti National Park to Dar es Salaam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Serengeti National Park in September, plan for much hotter days in Dar es Salaam, with highs around 36°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Dar es Salaam

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to The Safari Blue and Uroa Bay. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nakupenda Beach, admire the landmark architecture of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, and examine the collection at Freddie Mercury Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in September, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island travel guide

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Islands
Unguja
Experience the bustling Zanzibar Island, the financial and economical metropolis of the Zanzibar Archipelago. Most tours of Zanzibar Island start in Zanzibar Town, where centuries of history are on display in Persian bathhouses, street coffee vendors, and the world's last open slave market in Stone Town, the historical center. Beyond that, attractions on Zanzibar Island include numerous archaeological sites dotted across the area.