17 days in Zanzibar Archipelago Itinerary

17 days in Zanzibar Archipelago Itinerary

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17 days in Zanzibar Archipelago Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 7 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Pemba Island
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
3
Paje, Zanzibar Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Kendwa, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

7
nights
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Uroa Bay and Zanzibar Spices and Heritage Centre. Get in touch with nature at Fishing Charters & Tours and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step out of Zanzibar City to go to Kiwengwa and see Off-Road Tours, which is approximately 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through Cheetah's Rock, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Mercury House, and stroll around Forodhani Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Zanzibar City route planner .

New Delhi, India to Zanzibar City is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern African Time (EAT) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from New Delhi in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Zanzibar City, with highs around 39°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Pemba Island.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Uroa Bay, Off-Road Tours
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Uroa Bay ©
Uroa Bay
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Pemba Island

Pemba Island ©
On the 3rd (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Pemba Island and then kick back and relax at Vumawimbi Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Pemba Island vacation site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Zanzibar City to Pemba Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. Traveling from Zanzibar City in March, you will find days in Pemba Island are slightly colder (31°C), and nights are about the same (31°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Paje.

Things to do in Pemba Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Vumawimbi Beach ©
Vumawimbi Beach
Pemba Island ©
Pemba Island

1
night
Paje, Zanzibar Island

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.
On the 4th (Wed), explore the fascinating underground world of Kuza Cave and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paje Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Jozani Forest and then kick back and relax at Jambiani Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Paje route planner.

Getting from Pemba Island to Paje by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Pemba Island in March, you will find days in Paje are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kendwa.

Things to do in Paje

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Jambiani, Jozani Forest
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Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
Kuza Cave ©
Kuza Cave
Jambiani Beach ©
Jambiani Beach

2
nights
Kendwa, Zanzibar Island

Kendwa ©
On the 6th (Fri), take a memorable tour with Tours and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kendwa Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kendwa sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Paje to Kendwa in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nungwi.

Things to do in Kendwa

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Kendwa Beach ©
Kendwa Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Nungwi, Zanzibar Island

Nungwi ©
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Explore hidden gems such as Mnemba Atoll and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Escape the urban bustle at Nungwi Beach and Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond. Go for a jaunt from Nungwi to Matemwe to see Scuba & Snorkeling about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Tazari Caves, stop by blacklulu, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Baraka Natural Aquarium- Nungwi.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nungwi trip tool .

Nungwi is just a stone's throw from Kendwa. In March, daytime highs in Nungwi are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Mnemba Atoll, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Mnemba Atoll ©
Mnemba Atoll
Scuba & Snorkeling

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