5 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

5 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

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5 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  5​h
1
Zanzibar City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Nungwi
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

3
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.
When in Zanzibar City, make a side trip to see Paje Beach in Paje, approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, take in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jozani Forest, and look for gifts at Mwanzo Mpya.

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Johannesburg, South Africa to Zanzibar City is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Zanzibar City is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in December, with highs in Zanzibar City at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nungwi.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Paje Beach
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©
Forodhani Park ©
Forodhani Park

1
night
Nungwi

Nungwi ©
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nungwi Beach.

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You can drive from Zanzibar City to Nungwi in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Nungwi are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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