23 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

23 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Zanzibar Island sightseeing planner

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Nungwi
— 4 nights
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Paje
— 4 nights
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Zanzibar City
— 14 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nungwi: Matemwe Beach (in Matemwe) and Off-Road Tours (in Kiwengwa). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Nungwi Beach, kick back and relax at Kendwa Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and Head underground at Tazari Caves.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nungwi tour builder website.

Khartoum, Sudan to Nungwi is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time (CAT) to East Africa Time (EAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, Nungwi is little chillier than Khartoum - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to catch the 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, get outside with Kite Dream Zanzibar, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Paje, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a shuttle from Nungwi to Paje in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, daily temperatures in Paje can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Paje

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Zanzibar City

— 14 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Uroa Bay in Uroa (about 50 minutes away). Spend the 7th (Sat) observing fascinating marine mammals with The Safari Blue. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, delve into the distant past at The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe), appreciate the extensive heritage of Stone Town, and enjoy the sand and surf at Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City trip itinerary website.

Getting from Paje to Zanzibar City by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

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.