Getting to Zanzibar by Air From the Rest of the World
From the Rest of the World
At present, Ethiopian Airlines, Oman Air, Qatar Airways, Kenya Airways and Mango Airlines 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, Qatar Airways, Emirates Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Fly Dubai and Swiss.
From the Rest of Africa
Kenya Airways, Precision Air and Ethiopian Airlines have regular flights to Zanzibar. Dar es Salaam is also served by them, as well as Air Zimbabwe, Egypt Air, Air Malawi, South African Airways, Mango Airlines, Fast Jet, British Airways and others.
Precision Air and Coastal Aviation, Al Salaam Zan 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. Links to these companies can be found in the Touring Zanzibar section of this website.
Time Zone GMT + 3
Currency Tanzanian Shilling (Tsh)
Approximate exchange rate US$ 1 = 2000 Tanzanian Shillings = 100 cents
Official languages Kiswahili & English
Electricity 220 - 240 V AC, 50 Hz
Religion Predominantly Islam
International Dialing code landline + 255 24,
mobile +255 77, followed by 7-digit local number