15 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

15 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

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Zanzibar City
— 7 nights
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Paje
— 3 nights
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Nungwi
— 4 nights
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Zanzibar City

— 7 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.
Spend the 23rd (Thu) observing fascinating marine mammals with The Safari Blue. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, stroll around Forodhani Gardens, and stop by Fahari Zanzibar.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City online vacation maker.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Zanzibar City is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to East Africa Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Dubai in September, expect Zanzibar City to be little chillier, temps between 35°C and 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Paje.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Paje

— 3 nights
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.
Paje is known for beaches, adventure, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Paje Beach, Head underground at Kuza Cave, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zanzibar Butterfly Centre, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jozani Forest.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Paje trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Zanzibar City to Paje takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Paje can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to take a shuttle to Nungwi.

Things to do in Paje

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Nungwi

— 4 nights
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Take a break from Nungwi with a short trip to Off-Road Tours in Kiwengwa, about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond, and kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nungwi holiday planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Paje to Nungwi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Nungwi can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You will leave for home on the 6th (Wed).

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · 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.