11 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

11 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Zanzibar Island tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, Drive to Nungwi
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Nungwi
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Paje
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zanzibar City
— 6 nights
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Nungwi

— 2 nights
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
On the 11th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond and then kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Baraka Natural Aquarium- Nungwi, stop by Bahati Beach Boutique, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Tazari Caves.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nungwi road trip planner.

Bangui, Central African Republic to Nungwi is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from West Africa Standard Time to East Africa Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Bangui in April, you will find days in Nungwi are a bit cooler (36°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to take a shuttle to Paje.

Things to do in Nungwi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

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Paje

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Jambiani Beach and then stroll around Jozani Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Paje Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with Rising Sun Dive Center.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Paje trip planner.

Take a shuttle from Nungwi to Paje in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daily temperatures in Paje can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Paje

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Zanzibar City

— 6 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. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, see the interesting displays at Freddie Mercury Museum, explore the ancient world of The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe), and pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Paje to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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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.