12 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

12 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Zanzibar Island trip planner
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Drive to Livingstone, Fly to Nungwi
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Nungwi
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Paje
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zanzibar City
— 5 nights
Fly

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Nungwi — 3 nights

Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Take a break from the city and head to Panamwe Tours & Safaris and Kiwengwa Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Fun Divers Zanzibar and Baraka Natural Aquarium - Nungwi. There's more to do: Head underground at Tazari Caves.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Nungwi trip itinerary maker website.

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe to Nungwi is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also do a combination of car, bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Victoria Falls to Nungwi due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Victoria Falls in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Nungwi, with highs around 34°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Kuza Cave. Get outdoors at Paje Scooter Rent and Jozani Sea Turtle Sanctuary. When in Paje, make a side trip to see Eddy Murphy Safari in Kizimkazi, approximately Kizimkazi away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Zanzibar Butterfly Centre and stop by The Village Market.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Paje trip planning website.

Take a shuttle from Nungwi to Paje in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Paje sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Zanzibar City.
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Zanzibar City — 5 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.
Get in touch with nature at Uroa Bay and Zanzibar Bookings - Day Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Coins Shop and Mrembo Spa. There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Babu Tours & Safaris, relax in the rural setting at Zanzibar Spices and Heritage Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, and stroll around Forodhani Gardens.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City tour itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Paje to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. July in Zanzibar City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Zanzibar Island travel guide

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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.
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