13 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

13 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

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13 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

Start: Windhoek
Fly + Taxi:  8​h 45​min
1
Nungwi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Paje
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Zanzibar City
— 7 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Windhoek

3
nights
Nungwi

Nungwi ©
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nungwi: Kiwengwa Beach (in Kiwengwa) and Matemwe Beach (in Matemwe). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Nungwi Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and stroll through Kendwa Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nungwi online day trip planner .

Windhoek, Namibia to Nungwi is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Windhoek to Nungwi is 1 hour. Traveling from Windhoek in January, Nungwi is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Paje.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Matemwe Beach, Kiwengwa Beach, Kendwa Beach
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kendwa Beach ©
Kendwa Beach

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 23rd (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Jozani Forest and then kick back and relax at Jambiani Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Paje Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Paje road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nungwi to Paje takes 2 hours. In January in Paje, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Paje

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

7
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Zanzibar City side-trips: Uroa Bay (in Uroa) and Off-Road Tours (in Kiwengwa). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, take in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City trip builder site .

You can drive from Paje to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. In January in Zanzibar City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cheetah's Rock, Uroa Bay, Off-Road Tours
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Forodhani Park ©
Forodhani Park

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