16 days in Zanzibar Island, Comoros & Nosy Be Itinerary

16 days in Zanzibar Island, Comoros & Nosy Be Itinerary

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Nungwi, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Paje, Tanzania
— 2 nights
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 5 nights
Fly
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Moroni, Comoros
— 2 nights
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Nosy Be, Madagascar
— 4 nights
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Nungwi, Tanzania — 2 nights

Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Nungwi is known for beaches, wildlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zanzibar Kilosas Conservation, and stop by Bahati Beach Boutique.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nungwi road trip planning app.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Nungwi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Abu Dhabi to Nungwi is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in August, you will find days in Nungwi are much colder (34°C), and nights are little chillier (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Paje.
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Paje, Tanzania — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): walk around Jozani Forest and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Jambiani Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paje Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paje route planner.

Take a shuttle from Nungwi to Paje in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Paje sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Zanzibar City.
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Zanzibar City, Tanzania — 5 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.
Zanzibar City is known for nature, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a tailor-made plan with The Safari Blue, admire the striking features of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), get to know the fascinating history of Stone Town, and delve into the distant past at The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe).

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Zanzibar City trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Paje to Zanzibar City in 1.5 hours. August in Zanzibar City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Moroni.
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Moroni, Comoros — 2 nights

Moroni is the largest city, federal capital and seat of the government of the Union of the Comoros, a sovereign archipelago nation in the Indian Ocean. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): get interesting insight from Adore Comores, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grande Mosquée de Moroni, and then browse the exhibits of National Museum of the Comoros. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Mitsoudje and then get impressive views of Mount Karthala.

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Traveling by flight from Zanzibar City to Moroni takes 6.5 hours. In August in Moroni, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Nosy Be.
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Nosy Be, Madagascar — 4 nights

Perfume Island

The island of Nosy Be, off the coast of Madagascar, remains the country's premier beach getaway renowned for its tranquil ambience, pristine shoreline, and year-round warm weather.
Nosy Be is known for wildlife, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Lokobe Nature Special Reserve, explore by horseback at Ambaro Ranch, and step off the mainland to explore Nosy Fanihy.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nosy Be travel planning site.

Getting from Moroni to Nosy Be by flight takes about 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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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.
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Comoros travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Dolphin & Whale Watching
Exotic Comoros offers a different take on the archetypal paradise island. The remote collection of varied landmasses endured a turbulent history, with nearly 20 coups since its independence in 1975. The political situation has calmed in recent years, allowing tourism in Comoros to develop thanks to a good offering of white-sand beaches, volcanic peaks, and underwater worlds rich in wildlife. Devoutly Muslim, the locals frown upon the consumption of alcohol and bare skin--few foreign tourists are bothered by this, as most come for the off-the-beaten track adventuring rather than beach-bar relaxation.
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