Holidays in Zanzibar

Hotels in Zanzibar

Essential information for Zanzibar

Local time


Tanzania fla


Tanzanian shilling
Official currency of Tanzania

Do I need a VISA?

A visa is required for Tanzania, and can be obtained prior to travel (approx US$50), or upon arrival. If combining your stay with a Kenya extension, you will require a Kenyan visa approx US$50 .

Find out more about Travel Visas here »

Flight information

Dar Es Salaam (DAR)
11h 35m
Indirect flight

Flight schedule

  • Flights to Zanzibar with Kenya Airways (via Nairobi) depart daily from London Heathrow. Onward flights to Zanzibar are operated by Precision Air

Seeking adventure

Seek adventure in Zanzibar and try diving or snorkelling on the south-east coast. or for a once-in-a-lifetime moment why not swim with dolphins at Fumba or Kizimkazi!

Highlights of Zanzibar

This exotic isle known as ‘The Spice Island’ in East Africa is perfect for adding a beach escape to your safari holiday in Tanzania. Here are its best attractions.


Culture and sightseeing

Food and drink



Events and festivals