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Getting to Zanzibar...

Many airlines now fly direct into Zanzibar, while several others fly to Dar es Salaam which is a short journey by air or sea to Zanzibar.

Zanzibar is easily reachable from Dar es Salaam by ferryboat (1.5 to 4 hour trip) or a 20 minute flight on Coastal Aviation, Presicion Air or ZanAir. We have provided you with airline and ferry contact details below...

From Stone Town to Kendwa...

From Stone Town, Kendwa is 60 kilometres to the north and the journey is a scenic trip usually just over one hour by taxi, motorbike, hire car or daladala. The roads are quite smooth all the way, except for the last stretch into our Sunset Bungalows Kendwa or My Blue Hotel bases.

Additional Information
Time Zone: GMT +3
Currency: Tanzanian Shilling
Click for Current Exchange Rate
Languages: Kiswahili & English
Electricity: 220 - 240V AC, 50 Hz
Religion: Predominantly Islam

 

Airline Companies

The following airlines either fly to/from Zanzibar and/or Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Airline

Website

1 Time

www.1time.aero

Air Malawi

www.airmalawi.com

Air Uganda

www.air-uganda.com

Air Zimbabwe

www.airzimbabwe.com

British Airways

www.britishairways.com

Coastal Aviation

www.coastal.cc

Egypt Air

www.egyptair.com

Emirates Airways

www.emirates.com

Ethiopian Airlines

www.flyethiopian.com

Fly540

www.fly540.com

Gulf Air

www.gulfairco.com

Indigo Aviation

www.indigoair.co.tz

Kenya Airways

www.kenya-airways.com

KLM

www.klm.com

Kulula Airline

www.kulula.com

LAM Mozambique Airlines

www.lam.co.mz/en

Oman Air

www.oman-air.com

Precision Air

www.precisionairtz.com

Qatar Airways

www.qatarairways.com

RwandAir

www.rwandair.com

South African Airways

www.flysaa.com/saa_home.html

Swiss Air

www.swiss.com

Tanzanair

www.tanzanair.com

Tropical Air

www.tropicalair.co.tz

Turkish Airlines

www.turkishairlines.com

Zambezi Airlines

www.flyzambezi.com

ZanAir

www.zanair.com

Ferry Companies

Ferry schedules are changing on a regular basis, for a full list of ferries and times, follow this link to the Tanzanian Tourist Board. Alternatively, Azam Marine have an online booking system on their website which you can find at www.azammarine.com.

Zanzibar Do's and Dont's

  • DON'T buy anything from the sea such as large shells, turtle shells or pieces of coral from street or beach vendors. Buying such items encourages the destruction of our fragile marine eco-system, not to mention it is illegal to take them out of Zanzibar or into another country.

  • DO take only photos and leave only footprints (or bubbles if under the sea...)

  • DON'T walk around towns and villages in bikinis, miniskirts, or sleeveless tops. Modest dress is requested of all tourists keeping with the Islamic faith of most of the island's inhabitants. Women should cover their shoulders and wear trousers or skirts that reach below the knee. Men should not walk around without t-shirts.

  • DO swim on our beach at all tides - however, be careful of sea urchins at low tide!

  • DON'T go topless on our beaches. Bikinis and swimwear are acceptable on tourist beaches but not if fishermen or seaweed harvesters are nearby.

  • DO remember that during the month of Ramadan (Muslims fasting) it is at the height of bad manners to eat or drink in public places.

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