32 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

32 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

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32 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

Start: Arusha
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
1
Nungwi
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Paje
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Zanzibar City
— 20 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
End: Arusha

6
nights
Nungwi

Nungwi ©
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Cathedral and Dr. Bulugu Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Nungwi Beach and Kendwa Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nungwi: Matemwe Beach (in Matemwe), Kiwengwa (Kiwengwa Beach & Kiwengwa Caves) and Mnemba Atoll (in Unguja City). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fukuchani Ruins, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and Head underground at Tazari Caves.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Nungwi online journey planner .

Arusha to Nungwi is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, train, and ferry. In February, Nungwi is a bit warmer than Arusha - with highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Paje.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kiwengwa, Unguja City, Kendwa, St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Matemwe Beach
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kendwa Beach ©
Kendwa Beach

5
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.
Relax by the water at Paje Beach and Jambiani Beach. Visiting Jozani Forest and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zanzibar Butterfly Centre, Head underground at Kuza Cave, and get outside with Kite Dream Zanzibar.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Paje trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Nungwi to Paje in 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Paje can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Paje

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Jambiani, Zanzibar Island
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Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
Jambiani Beach ©
Jambiani Beach
Jozani Forest ©
Jozani Forest

20
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cheetah's Rock and Off-Road Tours. Let the collections at Palace Museum (Beit al-Sahel) and Hurumzi Henna Art Gallery capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Zanzibar City side-trips: Space Station Zanzibar (in Tunguu) and Uroa Bay (in Uroa). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Hamamni Persian Baths, and contemplate the long history of Christ Church Cathedral.

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You can drive from Paje to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. February in Zanzibar City sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Off-Road Tours, Space Station Zanzibar, Uroa Bay
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Nakupenda Beach
Nakupenda Beach
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©

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