15 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

15 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

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15 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

Start: Chamarel, Mauritius
Fly + Drive:  12 h 45 min
1
Paje
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Nungwi
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Zanzibar City
— 8 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Chamarel, Mauritius

2
nights
Paje

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 22nd (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jozani Forest and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jambiani Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Paje Beach.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Paje trip planning app.

Chamarel, Mauritius to Paje is an approximately 13- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Mauritius Time to Eastern African Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Nungwi.

Things to do in Paje

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Jambiani Beach, Jozani Forest
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Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
Jozani Forest ©
Jozani Forest
Jambiani Beach ©
Jambiani Beach

4
nights
Nungwi

Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nungwi: Matemwe Beach (in Matemwe), Mnemba Atoll (in Unguja City) and Off-Road Tours (in Kiwengwa). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the fascinating underground world of Tazari Caves, kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach, and stop by Bahati Beach Boutique.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nungwi trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Paje to Nungwi takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kendwa, Off-Road Tours, Mnemba Atoll, Matemwe Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Off-Road Tours

8
nights
Zanzibar City

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zanzibar City: Uroa Bay (in Uroa) and Space Station Zanzibar (in Tunguu). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Freddie Mercury Museum, and kick back and relax at Nakupenda Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Nungwi to Zanzibar City takes 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Zanzibar City can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Space Station Zanzibar, Uroa Bay, Cheetah's Rock
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©
Forodhani Gardens ©
Forodhani Gardens

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