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Departure Sat, 13 Jul Return Fri, 19 Jul
LGW London
ZNZ Zanzibar
return from £673
Departure Sat, 20 Jul Return Tue, 23 Jul
DAR Dar es Salaam
ZNZ Zanzibar
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Departure Thu, 01 Aug Return Tue, 06 Aug
NBO Nairobi
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return from £283
Departure Fri, 19 Jul Return Mon, 05 Aug
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Travelling to Zanzibar

Zanzibar Attractions

No place could be more exotic than Zanzibar with its jaw-dropping beaches, historic old town, lush forests and a cuisine to awaken your senses. Its 20,000-year old history is marked by invasions and colonialization by the Portuguese and the British up to the time it was declared an independent territory in 1963. In olden times, the island was a favourite base for traders from as far as the Indian subcontinent and the Arabian Peninsula thanks to its protected harbour. Today, the island is a semi-autonomous region and its capital, Zanzibar City, is a lively town that relies on tourism, fishing and agricultural trade (spices and raffia).

Things to do in Zanzibar

Zanzibar will wow you with its fantastic islands, exceptional cuisine and beautiful spice farms, you will start to wonder why you ever skipped the capital and archipelago when visiting mainland Tanzania. Relax at quiet beaches, marvel at the divine marine life or visit verdant gardens. Guests on flights to Zanzibar are guaranteed an enjoyable stay in town and its vicinity.

When visiting Zanzibar, be sure to:

  • Take your time in exploring the historic Old Town with its ancient medinas and fabulous merchant houses
  • Drive to Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park and spot the rare and unique red colobus monkey
  • Organise a boat tour to Kizimkazi and hopefully see dolphins at play
  • Relax and sun soak on the gorgeous beaches of Nungwi and Kendwa
  • Explore the Palace Museum or the Beit al-Sahel, a reconstruction of the 19th-century home of Sultan Seyyid Said
  • Visit the Zanzibar National Museum of History and Culture with its impressive dhow culture exhibits
  • Make your way to the Old Fort now serving as an outdoor amphitheatre
  • Head to the Kidichi Persian Baths built by Sultan Said for his Persian wife
  • Take a look at the turtle conservation project at the Mnarani Aquarium
  • Hop on a boat and visit Chumbe Island, an ecological resort with fantastic coral reefs
Zanzibar

Zanzibar Airports

Abeid Amani Karume International Airport is the main hub for passengers visiting the archipelago. It is located on the island of Unguja. Flights from several countries in Africa and Dar es Salaam as well as seasonal ones from Europe arrive at this airport bringing mostly holidaymakers. Facilities at the airport include snack bars, duty free shops, foreign exchange, ATMs and banking services.

  • Abeid Amani Karume International Airport

    Top Carriers

    The top carriers at this airport are the following: Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways and Qatar Airways.

    Location

    The airport is located 5 km south of Zanzibar City.

    Transportation

    Private transfers are the most common ways to move from the airport to your hotel. There are taxis available at the airport although it is better to organise one through your hotel. Car hire is also possible and a convenient way to visit the island. The public transport is called dala dala and can go anywhere in Zanzibar except narrow streets.

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