18 days in Tanzania & Kenya Itinerary

18 days in Tanzania & Kenya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Africa holiday planner

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Arusha, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Moshi, Tanzania
— 1 night
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nungwi, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Fly to Mombasa, Ferry to Diani Beach
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Diani Beach, Kenya
— 1 night
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Drive to Likoni, Ferry to Mombasa, Drive to Watamu
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Watamu, Kenya
— 2 nights
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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 2 nights
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 4 nights
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Arusha, Tanzania

— 2 nights
Nestled in the verdant foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha remains the primary gateway and jump-off point for safaris into several national parks.
Shop till you drop at Masai Central Market and House of Gems. Escape the urban bustle at Off-Road Tours and Kandoo Adventures. There's more to do: examine the collection at The Tanzanite Experience.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Arusha online itinerary planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Arusha is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Jeddah in August: high temperatures in Arusha hover around 27°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the shuttle to Moshi.

Things to do in Arusha

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Moshi, Tanzania

— 1 night
Situated in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, the sleepy town of Moshi provides tourist with a safe and pleasant place to stay in while touring the region or braving Africa's highest mountain.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Mama Africa Giftshop, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Moshi trip planner.

You can take a shuttle from Arusha to Moshi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Moshi

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Zanzibar City, Tanzania

— 3 nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at The Safari Blue and Prison Island - Changuu Private Island. Head to Fahari Zanzibar and Hurumzi Henna Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Moshi to Zanzibar City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Zanzibar City are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nungwi.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trip

Nungwi, Tanzania

— 2 nights
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
On the 22nd (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach and then kick back and relax at Kendwa Beach. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Scubafish Dive Center Ltd and then look for gifts at Bahati Beach Boutique.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Nungwi travel route planner.

Getting from Zanzibar City to Nungwi by car takes about 1.5 hours. August in Nungwi sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Diani Beach.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Diani Beach, Kenya

— 1 night
On a vacation in Diani Beach, a bustling resort town on Kenya's eastern coast, you can take advantage of a pristine sandy shore fringed by a verdant forest.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then kick back and relax at Diani Beach, and then take an exotic tour of Jackal Adventure Safaris.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Diani Beach trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Nungwi to Diani Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and car. In August in Diani Beach, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Watamu.

Things to do in Diani Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Watamu, Kenya

— 2 nights
Hailed for its picturesque scenery and pristine beaches, the village of Watamu on Kenya's Indian Ocean coastline attracts both adventure seekers and those looking for a relaxing seaside holiday.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then take an in-depth tour of Gede Ruins. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Watamu National Marine Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Watamu road trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Diani Beach to Watamu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Watamu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

— 2 nights
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Mara Triangle. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Olare Orok Conservancy.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Maasai Mara National Reserve trip site.

Traveling by flight from Watamu to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to fly to Nairobi.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Nairobi, Kenya

— 4 nights

Green City in the Sun

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.
Get in touch with nature at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and Giraffe Centre. Get some cultural insight at Karen Blixen Museum and Fundii Centre for the Arts. Spend the 30th (Mon) exploring nature at Nairobi National Park. And it doesn't end there: stop by Penny Winter Boutique, explore the galleries of One Off Contemporary Art Gallery, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Village Market.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Nairobi trip builder website.

You can fly from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

Tanzania travel guide

4.1
Safaris · Beaches · Geologic Formations
Though the size and scale of Tanzania may be overwhelming, the people make it a personable and easy-going place to visit. The bigger cities not only offer good connections to the main natural attractions, but also feature bustling markets where locals sell fresh produce, snacks, and crafts. Smaller villages retain their long-held customs, beliefs, and artistic traditions. With the continent's highest peak, and some of the most animal-rich safaris available, Tanzania holidays tend to dart between the big and bold, and the personal and low-key.

Zanzibar Island travel guide

3.8
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.

Kenya travel guide

4.3
Nature & Parks · Safaris · National Parks
The savannahs of Kenya contain some of the most iconic sights in Africa, stirred in the minds of many when they think of the continent. Big cats, elephants, and rhinos remain major inhabitants of this vast country, with a number of safari centers running trips across the region's World Heritage-listed national parks. Trips to rural villages, where many travelers choose to join up various volunteer projects, represent some of the most inspiring and enriching things to do in Kenya.