You can get to Zanzibar:
- directly – there is an international airport (ZNZ) on the island,
- via Dar es Salaam Airport (DAR) – the former capital of Tanzania, about 65 km away from the island – you can get there by ferry or plane.
Flight connections to Zanzibar airport are provided by such airlines as: Alitalia, Arkia Israel Airlines, Condor, Ethiopian Airlines, Fastjet, Flydubai, Jetairfly, Kenya Airways, PLL LOT, Mango Airlines, Meridana, Oman Air, Quatar Airways, TUI Airulines Netherlands.
How to get from Tanzania to the island?
If you want to get from mainland Tanzania to Zanzibar, the easiest way to do it is from Daar es Salaam. You can use:
- airplane – only a 20-minute flight,
- ferry – more information at: www.azammarine.com/schedule/.
To enter Tanzania, you will need a passport valid for at least 3 months after the date of departure from Zanzibar and a tourist visa. You can get a visa at the consulate in your country or, more conveniently, directly at the airport. It is granted for the period of stay in Tanzania – not longer than 3 months.
When to go?
In Zanzibar you can enjoy a warm tropical weather all year round. The best months to visit the island are those in the dry season, that is December-March and the end of June-October. In the remaining months precipitation can be expected.
Zanzibar is perceived as a safe tourist destination. Still, when traveling around the island it is worth to be cautious – especially when using public transport, and to be aware of the typical “dangers” awaiting tourists, such as swindlers, pick-pocketing, etc.