You are in = Travel Tips

Travel to East Africa?

In 5 nights stay Bed, Breakfast & Dinner

  From USD $650 per person

  Arusha Tanzania
  From USD $450 per person

  Dar es Salaam Tanzania
From USD $400 per person

  Mwanza Tanzania
From USD$420 per person

  Nairobi Kenya
From USD $560 per person

  Mombasa Kenya
From USD $620 per person

Post Your Comment

Travel Tips

Getting to Zanzibar by Air

From the Rest of the World

At present, Gulf Air, Ethiopian Airlines and KLM (together with Kenya Airways) offer international scheduled flights to Zanzibar. Several large carriers fly into Dar es Salaam, which is only a short trip by air or sea from Zanzibar. Amongst them are British Airways, Emirates Airlines and Swiss.

From the Rest of Africa

Air Tanzania, Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Airlines have regular flights to Zanzibar. Dar es Salaam is also served by them, as well as Air Zimbabwe, Egypt Air, Air India, Air Malawi, South African Airways, Royal Swazi Airlines and others.

Domestic Flights

Precision Air offer a range of scheduled flights between Zanzibar and Tanzania's main cities.

Getting to Zanzibar by Sea

There are several sea ferry companies that ply the waters between Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam. The largest of these is Azam Marine. You can book ferry tickets through a local tour operator.


Time Zone

GMT + 3


Tanzanian Shilling (Tsh)

Approximate exchange rate

US$ 1 = 1,000 Tanzanian Shillings = 100 cents

Official languages

Kiswahili & English


220 - 240 V AC, 50 Hz


Predominantly Islam

International Dialing code

+ 255 24, followed by 7-digit local number

Visas and Entry Requirements

All visitors require a passport, valid for the duration of their stay. Preparations are under way for visitors to obtain visas at any entry point, and this time-saving facility is available to visitors arriving at Zanzibar International Airport.

Other points in Tanzania currently offering visa on entry are Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro International Airports, and Namanga on the road border between Tanzania and Kenya. Nationals of some countries do not require visas, so it is advisable to check with your nearest Tanzanian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate prior to visiting. Key Tanzanian diplomatic missions:

Tanzania High Commission
43 Hertford Street
London W1Y 7FF
United Kingdom
Tel: + 44 20 7491 3600


Tanzanian Embassy
2139 R Street NW
Washington DC 20008
United States
Tel: + 1 202 9396128

Latest entry requirements and visa information can be found at the Tanzania High Commission (London, UK) web-site.

Yellow fever vaccine entry requirements are necessary for travelers to comply with in order to enter Tanzania. In general, these are in place to prevent importation and transmission of yellow fever virus. Countries requiring yellow fever vaccination for entry adhere to the regulations put forth by WHO as stated in the International Health Regulations.


Some of Our Hotels
Copyright 2014. Travel Zanzibar and Safaris Ltd.