13 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

13 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

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13 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

Start: Muscat
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Nungwi
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Paje
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Zanzibar City
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Muscat


4
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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond. We've included these beaches for you: Nungwi Beach and Matemwe Beach. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kendwa Beach, tour the water at your own pace with Fishing Zanzibar, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and explore the fascinating underground world of Tazari Caves.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Nungwi visit website .

Muscat, Oman to Nungwi is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern African Time (EAT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Muscat in December; daily highs in Nungwi reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Paje.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Kendwa Beach, Matemwe Beach
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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Paje Beach and Jambiani Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Zanzibar Butterfly Centre.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Paje online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Nungwi to Paje in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Paje can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Paje

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Jambiani Beach
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Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park ©
Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park
Jambiani Beach ©
Jambiani Beach

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) and Hamamni Persian Baths. Visiting Nakupenda Beach and Uroa Bay will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe), make a trip to Mercury House, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheetah's Rock, and admire the natural beauty at Forodhani Park.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Zanzibar City road trip site .

Drive from Paje to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. December in Zanzibar City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Cheetah's Rock, Uroa Bay
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Nakupenda Beach
Nakupenda Beach
Prison Island - Changuu Private Island ©

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