8 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

8 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Zanzibar Island trip maker

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Paje
— 4 nights
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Zanzibar City
— 2 nights
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Paje

— 4 nights
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.
Visit Paje Beach and Nungwi Beach for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Zanzibar Butterfly Centre. Take a break from Paje with a short trip to blacklulu in Nungwi, about 1h 45 min away. There's more to do: stroll around Jozani Forest.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paje itinerary planning app.

Doha, Qatar to Paje is an approximately 138.5-hour car ride. When traveling from Doha in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Paje: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Paje

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Zanzibar City

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Darajani Bazaar, then kick back and relax at Nakupenda Beach, and then look for gifts at Zanzibar Curio Shop. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Forodhani Gardens, stop by Fahari Zanzibar, then stop by Memories of Zanzibar, then step off the mainland to explore Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, and finally look for gifts at Mwanzo Mpya.

Before you visit Zanzibar City, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Paje to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Zanzibar City are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:

Zanzibar Island travel guide

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Islands
Unguja
Experience the bustling Zanzibar Island, the financial and economical metropolis of the Zanzibar Archipelago. Most tours of Zanzibar Island start in Zanzibar Town, where centuries of history are on display in Persian bathhouses, street coffee vendors, and the world's last open slave market in Stone Town, the historical center. Beyond that, attractions on Zanzibar Island include numerous archaeological sites dotted across the area.