Two Weeks Backpacking Kenya and Tanzania

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Ready for the adventure of your lifetime? This is a 2-week backpacking trip. It starts from Nairobi through Mombasa to Dar es salaam and it ends in Zanzibar. The dates are still flexible. A day before traveling, we meet in Nairobi, get to know each other, and go through the whole trip plans. On the next day we meet at the CBD then all proceed to the train station bound for Mombasa. The whole journey to Mombasa takes around 6 hours. From Mombasa, we would then take the Likoni ferry to Ukunda which would take around 30 min, then take a taxi to the Hostel we would be staying in. We would then try out some coastal dishes, then spend the night here. We will spend 4 nights in this hostel. Try to visit all the planned sightseeing places. We would then proceed from Mombasa to Dar es salaam with the Coach bus, we definitely have to wake up early as the buses depart at 6 AM. The journey is about 9 you should be very ready for this. We would go through border control crossing to Tanzania so make sure you have your visa, yellow fever card, and the Covid vaccine certificate. Arriving in Dar, we would then take a taxi to the Hostel. We would then maybe go for meals, then a night out...but for those tired can go to sleep. The plan is to stay in Dar es Salaam for 3 nights. During the day we would visit the planned sightseeing destinations. We would then take a ferry or flight to Paradise. Zanzibar is definitely the highlight of the whole trip. The plan is to spend 6 nights here...but I am sure we would end up adding a few more nights, Zanzibar can make you do that. We would try a lot of new activities here. We will visit a lot of islands that are rarely visited. So, what is included in the price? - Accommodation - Transportation (train) - Yatch/dhow ride What is not included? - Visa fees are not included - Transport to places not included in the in ternary - Meals We could split the bills for meals and the rest as entrance fees, activities, visas and souvenirs are personal expenses. This is a backpacking trip...meaning we will be staying in shared accommodation since the goal of this trip is to make it affordable, If you would want a private room that too could be arranged. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need more information.
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Day 1
This is a 2-week backpacking trip. It starts from Nairobi through Mombasa to Dar es salaam, and it ends in Zanzibar. Meet at the meeting point. Make sure you have everything needed for the trip. Go together to the train station.


Day 1-5
In Mombasa, take a ferry to Ukunda. The plan is to stay 4 nights here. Diani is a perfect spot for sunset dhow rides We would be visiting the following places like Kongo Mosque, Fort Jesus, Old Town, Haller Park, Mombasa Marine, and Gede Ruins, Pub crawling is also part of the plans.

Dar es Salaam

Day 5-8
Take a modern coach to Dar es salaam from Mombasa. The plan is to stay for 3 nights here. We will visit the National Museum, Village museum, Bongoyo island, Oyster Bay and try out some Tanzanian local eateries.


Day 8-14
Zanzibar is definitely the highlight of the trip. We would take either a ferry or a flight to Zanzibar. Check in to a hostel, we will spend around 6 nights in Zanzibar. We will visit Jozani forest, Forodhani Garden, Stone Town, try Kite Surfing, Skydiving, Snorkeling, and swimming with turtles. This stop will focus on visiting other Islands around Zanzibar. This trip would then end here, we would have the last group breakfast before saying goodbye!
Trip Summary
Hostel & Other
14 days trip
Nairobi, Mombasa & 2 more
Train, Car, Boat
Questions and Answers

hi Marianne, I am interested in joining this trip. I have never been to Africa so this can be a good... Read More

Heey Kinga,the dates are a bit flexible, how early would you want to start?

Hey Marianne, I'd love to join your trip, but getting to Nairobi is tricky for me. Should we arrive ... Read More

You can arrive in Nairobi maybe some days Earlier, so you could maybe have enough rest and tour Nairobi. And Yes the trip ends on 11th, in Zanzibar.But you could also book a return flight back from N... Read More

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