13 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

13 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Nungwi Beach and Kendwa Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Matemwe Beach. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond, choose your vessel at Fishing Zanzibar, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and explore the fascinating underground world of Tazari Caves.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nungwi route maker tool.

Muscat, Oman to Nungwi is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Muscat to Nungwi is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Muscat in December, expect Nungwi to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catch the shuttle to Paje.
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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Paje Beach and Jambiani Beach. Attractions like Jozani Forest and Scuba & Snorkeling make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: stroll through Zanzibar Butterfly Centre.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Paje online attractions planner.

You can take a shuttle from Nungwi to Paje in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Zanzibar City.
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Zanzibar City — 3 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.
Popular historic sites such as House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) and Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral are in your itinerary. Visit Nakupenda Beach Nature Reserve and Uroa Bay for some beach relaxation. There's still lots to do: stroll through Cheetah's Rock, see the interesting displays at Freddie Mercury Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at Palace Museum (Beit al-Sahel).

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Zanzibar City trip planning tool.

You can drive from Paje to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Zanzibar City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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Zanzibar Island travel guide

Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Islands
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.