13 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

13 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

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13 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly + taxi:  9​h
1
Nungwi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Paje
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Zanzibar City
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Cape Town

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nungwi side-trips: Matemwe Beach (in Matemwe) and Mnemba Atoll (in Unguja City). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach, stroll through Kendwa Beach, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nungwi sightseeing planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Nungwi is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Nungwi is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in November; daily highs in Nungwi reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Paje.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Matemwe Beach, Kendwa Beach, Mnemba Atoll
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kendwa Beach ©
Kendwa Beach

3
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.
Paje is known for beaches, adventure, wildlife, outdoors, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Jozani Forest, enjoy the sand and surf at Paje Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jambiani Beach, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Paje day trip planning website .

Drive from Nungwi to Paje in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Paje

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

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

6
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 Zanzibar City to go to Uroa and see Uroa Bay, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, admire the natural beauty at Forodhani Park, look for gifts at Aromas of Zanzibar, and step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Zanzibar City tour planner .

Drive from Paje to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Zanzibar City are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Uroa Bay
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Forodhani Park ©
Forodhani Park

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