21 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

21 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Zanzibar Island journey planner

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Nungwi
— 4 nights
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Paje
— 4 nights
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Zanzibar City
— 12 nights
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Nungwi

— 4 nights
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Venture out of the city with trips to Off-Road Tours (in Kiwengwa) and Matemwe Beach (in Matemwe). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond, Head underground at Tazari Caves, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Muscat, Oman to Nungwi 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 Muscat in July, expect Nungwi to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to take a shuttle to Paje.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Paje

— 4 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: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jozani Forest, enjoy the sand and surf at Jambiani Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Kuza Cave, and get outside with Kite Dream Zanzibar.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Paje route website.

You can take a shuttle from Nungwi to Paje in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Paje, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Paje

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Zanzibar City

— 12 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 15th (Thu) observing fascinating marine mammals with The Safari Blue. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Cheetah's Rock, kick back and relax at Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve, appreciate the extensive heritage of Stone Town, and delve into the distant past at The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe).

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Paje to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Zanzibar City can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 26th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.