8 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

8 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

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8 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Zanzibar City
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Nungwi
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Mtoni Palace Ruins. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zanzibar City: Kuza Cave (in Jambiani) and Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Paje). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock, step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, and experience rural life at Zanzibar Spices and Heritage Centre.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Zanzibar City trip website .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Zanzibar City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Zanzibar City due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Johannesburg in October: high temperatures in Zanzibar City hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Nungwi.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Kuza Cave
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Tangawizi Spice Farm ©
Tangawizi Spice Farm

2
nights
Nungwi

Nungwi ©
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 14th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nungwi Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond and then enjoy the sand and surf at Matemwe Beach.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nungwi trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Zanzibar City to Nungwi takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Matemwe Beach
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Matemwe Beach ©
Matemwe Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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