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Often referred to as the 'spice island'

Exotic spices have been this island's main export over the last thousand years and the atmosphere is heady with the aroma of cardamom, cloves and more.

Essential information for Zanzibar

Local time

Language

Tanzania fla
Swahili

Currency

Tanzanian shilling
Official currency of Tanzania

Flight information

11h 35m
Dar Es Salaam (DAR)
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.

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 »

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!

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