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Location: Zanzibar

Day 1 - 30 Aug 2021

Stone Town

Zanzibar, Stone Town
Zanzibar, Stone Town
Zanzibar, Stone Town

Content: Arrive in Stonetown, Zanzibar either by plane or ferry. Check into your hotel, I recommend the Dhow Palace or Antonio Garden Hotel.

Old fort

Zanzibar, Old fort
Zanzibar, Old fort
Zanzibar, Old fort
Zanzibar, Old fort

Content: Walk through the streets of Stonetown. Explore the Old fort & relax at the Forodhani park.

Forodhani Food Stalls

Zanzibar, Forodhani Food Stalls
Zanzibar, Forodhani Food Stalls
Zanzibar, Forodhani Food Stalls

Content: Enjoy dinner at the food market, the Forodhani Food market, inside the park.

Location: Changuu Island

Day 2 - 31 Aug 2021

Changuu Island | Prison Island

Changuu Island, Changuu Island | Prison Island
Changuu Island, Changuu Island | Prison Island
Changuu Island, Changuu Island | Prison Island
Changuu Island, Changuu Island | Prison Island

Content: Take a day trip to Prison Island & Nakupenda Sand Bank. The tour will probably last about half of the day. See giant tortoises at Prison Island and walk through the ruins.

Location: Zanzibar

Day 2 - 31 Aug 2021

Nakupenda Tours Zanzibar

Zanzibar, Nakupenda Tours Zanzibar
Zanzibar, Nakupenda Tours Zanzibar
Zanzibar, Nakupenda Tours Zanzibar

Content: Afterwards sail to Nakupenda Sand Bank. Enjoy a seafood buffet & swim in the Indian Ocean!

Maru Maru Hotel | Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania

Zanzibar, Maru Maru Hotel | Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania

Content: Grab drinks + a snack at the Maru Maru Hotel for the best views of the city. I highly recommend trying to be there for sunset!

Location: Zanzibar

Day 3 - 1 Sep 2021

Stone Town

Zanzibar, Stone Town
Zanzibar, Stone Town

Content: Start the day with a Spice Tour outside of Stonetown. The tours are usually free and done by the community, but it is customary to tip your guides.

Location: Nungwi

Day 3 - 1 Sep 2021

Nungwi

Nungwi, Nungwi
Nungwi, Nungwi
Nungwi, Nungwi
Nungwi, Nungwi

Content: Make your way to Nungwi, in the north of the island. Check into your accommodation, I recommend Vila Carlotta, Makofi Guest House, or Papaya Guest House.

Nungwi Mnarani Aquarium

Nungwi, Nungwi Mnarani Aquarium
Nungwi, Nungwi Mnarani Aquarium
Nungwi, Nungwi Mnarani Aquarium
Nungwi, Nungwi Mnarani Aquarium

Content: Visit the Mnarani Natural Aquarium. You can see Sea Turtles rescued from the coast as they recover until they're able to be released back into the ocean again!

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Day 3 - 1 Sep 2021

Nungwi Beach

, Nungwi Beach
, Nungwi Beach
, Nungwi Beach

Content: Enjoy swimming in the ocean. Take a sunset cruise on a local Nglawa / Dhow. It's a great way to enjoy the local culture

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Day 4 - 2 Sep 2021

Mnemba Island

, Mnemba Island
, Mnemba Island
, Mnemba Island
, Mnemba Island

Content: Take a trip to Mnemba Island off the coast of the island. Snorkel in the reefs, enjoy fresh fruit and relax at the local sandbank. If you're a certified scuba diver, this is a great place to do some dives!

Location: Zanzibar

Day 4 - 2 Sep 2021

The Z Hotel

Zanzibar, The Z Hotel
Zanzibar, The Z Hotel
Zanzibar, The Z Hotel
Zanzibar, The Z Hotel

Content: Get a sunset dinner at the Z Hotel on Nungwi Beach. The food is delicious & the views are great

Location: Kendwa

Day 4 - 2 Sep 2021

Kendwa Rocks Beach Resort

Kendwa, Kendwa Rocks Beach Resort

Content: If you're in Zanzibar during a Full Moon, I highly recommend going to the Full Moon Party in Kendwa Rocks

Location: Kiwengwa

Day 5 - 3 Sep 2021

Kiwengwa

Kiwengwa, Kiwengwa
Kiwengwa, Kiwengwa
Kiwengwa, Kiwengwa
Kiwengwa, Kiwengwa
Kiwengwa, Kiwengwa

Content: Make your way to Kiwengwa, Zanzibar. Take a cruise to the local reefs with fishermen on Ngalawa's. Enjoy a meal at Il Pontile while taking in the views of the island. Relax on the beach and live the 'hakuna matata' lifestyle.

Kiwengwa Beach

Kiwengwa, Kiwengwa Beach
Kiwengwa, Kiwengwa Beach
Kiwengwa, Kiwengwa Beach
Kiwengwa, Kiwengwa Beach
Kiwengwa, Kiwengwa Beach

Content: Get Henna from local Swahili Women. Take a cooking class and learn to cook as Swahili people do! If you plan on spending the night, I recommend checking out Lazy Beach House. Check out the local coves as well, they're great to explore at low tide.

Location: Paje

Day 6 - 4 Sep 2021

Paje Beach

Paje, Paje Beach
Paje, Paje Beach

Content: Make your way to Paje in the morning. I recommend staying at Mlango Guest House. Explore the local beach

Paje Beach

Paje, Paje Beach
Paje, Paje Beach
Paje, Paje Beach
Paje, Paje Beach

Content: Take Kitesurfing lessons if interested, this is the kitesurfing hot spot of the island!

Location: Paje

Day 7 - 5 Sep 2021

Paje Beach

Paje, Paje Beach
Paje, Paje Beach

Content: If you're taking kitesurfing lessons, it's a good idea to split them over a couple of days! So continue your lessons this day.

Location: Magharibi

Day 7 - 5 Sep 2021

The Safari Blue, Zanzibar

Magharibi, The Safari Blue, Zanzibar
Magharibi, The Safari Blue, Zanzibar
Magharibi, The Safari Blue, Zanzibar

Content: if you’re not taking kitesurfing lessons take a day trip to Safari Blue. You can swim in incredible natural lagoons. Such a beautiful place!!

Location: Jambiani

Day 8 - 6 Sep 2021

Ifa Beach Resort

Jambiani, Ifa Beach Resort
Jambiani, Ifa Beach Resort
Jambiani, Ifa Beach Resort

Content: Head to Jambiani. Stay at Ifa Beach Resort if possible, I loved our stay there. Spend the early afternoon relaxing at the resort's facilities.

Kuza Cave

Jambiani, Kuza Cave
Jambiani, Kuza Cave
Jambiani, Kuza Cave

Content: Check out Kuza Cave! This is one of my favorite places on the island, it's a great cave to swim in. Plus, it holds significant cultural value! The water is said to be wish water :)

Residence Gadea&Gadea Garden Restaurant

Jambiani, Residence Gadea&Gadea Garden Restaurant
Jambiani, Residence Gadea&Gadea Garden Restaurant

Content: Enjoy dinner at the Gadea Garden Residence. The food is quite delicious!

Location: Kizimkazi Mkunguni

Day 9 - 7 Sep 2021

Kizimkazi Mkunguni

Kizimkazi Mkunguni, Kizimkazi Mkunguni
Kizimkazi Mkunguni, Kizimkazi Mkunguni
Kizimkazi Mkunguni, Kizimkazi Mkunguni

Content: Wake up before sunrise to meet local fisherman at the beach in Kizimkazi. From there, hop in a boat and ride about 20 mins until you reach the migration patterns of dolphins. Jump in & out of the water swimming with wild dolphins!!

Location: Mzambarauni

Day 9 - 7 Sep 2021

Mtende Beach

Mzambarauni, Mtende Beach
Mzambarauni, Mtende Beach
Mzambarauni, Mtende Beach
Mzambarauni, Mtende Beach
Mzambarauni, Mtende Beach

Content: Afterward, return to your hotel & rest for a little bit. Once you're rested head out to Mtende Beach. I recommend checking the tide patterns for that day - you'll want to visit at low tide and watch as the tide comes in. I recommend eating at the local Swahili restaurant on the beach, Usumba Restaurant, instead of the hotel. It's got more food options and better prices.

Location: Jambiani

Day 10 - 8 Sep 2021

Jambiani

Jambiani, Jambiani
Jambiani, Jambiani

Content: Check out of your hotel & make your way back to Stonetown.

Location: Zanzibar

Day 10 - 8 Sep 2021

Stone Town

Zanzibar, Stone Town
Zanzibar, Stone Town

Content: If leaving from DAR airport, take the ferry back to the mainland. If leaving from ZNZ airport, spend the day in Stonetown. I recommend grabbing food at Lukman. If you're in the mood for coffee - check out Zanzibar Coffee House :)