8 days in Zanzibar Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Zanzibar Archipelago Itinerary

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8 days in Zanzibar Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  12​h 15​min
Kendwa, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Paje, Zanzibar Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Cairo

2
nights
Kendwa, Zanzibar Island

Kendwa ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): stroll through Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nungwi Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kendwa online route planner .

Cairo, Egypt to Kendwa is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Cairo to Kendwa, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairo in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Kendwa: highs are around 38°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Paje.

Things to do in Kendwa

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Nungwi
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Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Paje, Zanzibar Island

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Zanzibar Butterfly Centre and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paje Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Paje route planner.

Traveling by car from Kendwa to Paje takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Paje

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches

Side Trip

Zanzibar Butterfly Centre
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Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
Zanzibar Butterfly Centre ©
Zanzibar Butterfly Centre

3
nights
Zanzibar City, Zanzibar Island

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Palace Museum (Beit al-Sahel) and House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib). Step out of the city life by going to Nakupenda Beach and Uroa Bay. Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Darajani Bazaar, explore the ancient world of The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe), look for gifts at Fahari Zanzibar, and steep yourself in history at Mtoni Palace Ruins.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Zanzibar City online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Paje to Zanzibar City takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Beaches

Side Trips

Zanzibar Island, Uroa Bay, Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, Stonetown
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Darajani Bazaar ©
Darajani Bazaar
Uroa Bay ©
Uroa Bay

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