15 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

15 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

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15 days in Zanzibar Island Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  10​h
1
Zanzibar City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Paje
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Matemwe
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Kendwa
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Brussels

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.
On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) and then kick back and relax at Nakupenda Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Zanzibar City trip itinerary maker website .

Brussels, Belgium to Zanzibar City is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Brussels to Zanzibar City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in November, things will get much warmer in Zanzibar City: highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Tue) before leaving for Paje.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Zanzibar Island
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Mtoni Palace Ruins ©
Mtoni Palace Ruins
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib) ©
House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib)

5
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Zanzibar Kite Paradise as well as Bayakas Sea Diving Centre. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kuza Cave and Paje Scooter Rent. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Paje Beach and Jambiani Beach. There's much more to do: stroll through Zanzibar Butterfly Centre, walk around Jozani Forest, and get outside with Kite Dream Zanzibar.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Paje trip planner .

You can drive from Zanzibar City to Paje in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Paje are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Matemwe.

Things to do in Paje

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Jambiani, Zanzibar Island
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Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
Kuza Cave ©
Kuza Cave
Paje Scooter Rent ©
Paje Scooter Rent

4
nights
Matemwe

Matemwe ©
Get in touch with nature at Matemwe Beach and Kiwengwa Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mnemba Atoll and Kiwengwa Caves.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Matemwe online vacation planner .

Drive from Paje to Matemwe in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Kendwa.

Things to do in Matemwe

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kiwengwa, Mnemba Atoll, Uroa Bay, St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Cathedral
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Matemwe Beach ©
Matemwe Beach
Mnemba Atoll ©
Mnemba Atoll
Uroa Bay ©
Uroa Bay

2
nights
Kendwa

Kendwa ©
You've now added Scuba Do Zanzibar to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fukuchani Ruins and Bahati Beach Boutique.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kendwa holiday builder .

Drive from Matemwe to Kendwa in an hour. In December, daytime highs in Kendwa are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kendwa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Fukuchani Ruins
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Kendwa Beach ©
Kendwa Beach
Bahati Beach Boutique ©
Bahati Beach Boutique

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