8 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

8 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Zanzibar Island trip planner
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Zanzibar City
— 4 nights
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Nungwi
— 3 nights
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Zanzibar City — 4 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.
Zanzibar City is known for nature, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, admire the landmark architecture of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, and take in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Gardens.

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Muscat, Oman to Zanzibar City is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Muscat to Zanzibar City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, Zanzibar City is slightly colder than Muscat - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nungwi.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): stroll through Nungwi Beach and then get to know the resident critters at Zanzibar Kilosas Conservation. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Traveling by car from Zanzibar City to Nungwi takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Nungwi are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
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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.
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