10 days in Zanzibar Island & Zambia Itinerary

10 days in Zanzibar Island & Zambia Itinerary

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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Livingstone, Zambia
— 4 nights
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania — 4 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.
Visit Uroa Bay and Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve for some beach relaxation. Christ Church Cathedral and Space Station Zanzibar are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with The Safari Blue, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the exciting artwork at Yawara Massage & TingatingaArts, and browse the exhibits of Zivansh.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City driving holiday planning site.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Zanzibar City is an approximately 12-hour flight. In September, Zanzibar City is slightly colder than Jeddah - with highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Livingstone.
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Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches
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Livingstone, Zambia — 4 nights

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Explore hidden gems such as River Rafting & Tubing and Railway Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Livingstone Museum and Railway & Gateway Jewish Museum. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, indulge in some personalized pampering at Namakau's Health Spa, take in the exciting artwork at Wayiwayi Art Studio and Gallery, and take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Livingstone online tour planner.

You can fly from Zanzibar City to Livingstone in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, car, and bus. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time (EAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Zanzibar City in September, expect Livingstone to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
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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.
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Zambia travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · Nature & Parks
Air Conditioned State
Landlocked Zambia remains best known, a little counter intuitively perhaps, for its bodies of water. Three large rivers run through the country, with most of the big urban areas and smaller settlements sticking close to waterways and the valleys they've cut over millennia. Holidays in Zambia are adventurous affairs, with real planning required to get the most out of the country--foreign visitors find the infrastructure lacking and familiar comforts practically nonexistent. Traditional villages remain the most culturally rewarding places to visit in Zambia, while superlative natural features include animal-rich national parks and picturesque waterfalls.
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