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Updated on Dec 03, 2018 Useful Info

Getting to Zanzibar island

There are only two ways to get to this tropical paradise;

  1. By air.
  2. Through the sea.

Flying to Zanzibar

  • Flights to Zanzibar international airport are available at all airports in Tanzania.
  • You can also catch a flight to Zanzibar at JKIA in Nairobi and Moi International airport in Mombasa.
  • Flights cost between 50-100 USD.
  • At the airport, there are taxis which can take you to your hotel.

Boarding the ferry

  • Ferries operate daily between Dar-es-salaam and Zanzibar.
  • The ferries run from 4 a.m to 12 p.m
  • The ferry station is located in downtown Dar-es-salaam.
  • It's a 70 minutes ride and costs between 35-50USD.
  • The waters are usually rough hence seasick tourists should opt for a flight.
  • Ferries have both first class and economy class sections.
  • When on the ferry be alert as cases of pickpocketing are very common.

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Now that you've arrived enjoy magical Zanzibar!