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Cheap Flights to Zanzibar
|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 1% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||November||Best time to find cheap flights, 1% potential price drop|
|Average price||R7 240||Average for round-trip flights in May 2020|
|Round-trip from||R380||From Johannesburg to Zanzibar|
Cheapest prices for Zanzibar flights by month
When is the best time to fly to Zanzibar?
Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
JNB - ZNZ
R6 145 - R8 769
22 - 26 °C
24 - 261 mm
When is the best time to book a flight to Zanzibar?
Booking 54 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Zanzibar. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.
Which day is cheapest to fly to Zanzibar?
The cheapest flights to Zanzibar are usually found when departing on a Wednesday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Saturday.
What time of day is cheapest to fly?
Flights at midday are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Zanzibar. Flights in the morning are usually the most expensive.
How long is the flight to Zanzibar, Tanzania?
Flights to the Abeid Amani Karume International Airport in Zanzibar, Tanzania from South Africa range anywhere from 3h and 30m to 7h for one-stop flights, and up just over 23h for two-stop flights. The quickest flight of 3h and 30m can be taken out of Johannesburg (JNB), straight to Abeid Amani Karume International Airport.
Where can you get direct flights from South Africa to Zanzibar, Tanzania?
There is one airline that offers direct flights from South Africa to Zanzibar: Johannesburg (JNB) to Zanzibar (ZNZ) via MANGO airlines.
How do you get from Zanzibar airport to the city centre?
From the Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, travelers can take public transportation, an airport shuttle, taxi or drive themselves via rental car. Cars may be rented in advance or when arriving in Zanzibar via Avis or Budget. Because the city centre is only 8 km away from the city centre, public transit or a taxi is also a fast option and will take about 5-15m, depending on traffic.
What are some things to do in Zanzibar, Tanzania?
Whether a visitor is looking to see some sights while on business or experience all of Tanzania’s gorgeous natural beauty, Zanzibar has a little something for everyone. For those who want to go shopping for a souvenir, there is Aromas of Zanzibar, The Coins Shop, Fahari Zanzibar, Darajani Bazaar, Zanzibar Curio Shop, and many more must-see, unique shops.
Some of the famous attractions include Cheetah’s Rock, Prison Island, Nakupenda Beach, Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park, and Jambiana Beach, just to name a few. There are also many tours to embark on while in the city, like the Stone Town City Tour, the Stone Town Walking Tour, and the Nungwi Turtles and Cruise Excursion where one can get a glimpse of gigantic tortoises.
As for food and drink, tourists love to experience local cuisine while on the Zanzibar Food and Spices Tour, which includes a traditional Swahili lunch, the Stone Town Foodie Walk and the Spice Farm Tour. And for those who are really interested in the culinary arts and tasting where they travel, the Zanzibar Spice Tour & Cooking Class is a perfect option.
And for those who want to satisfy their sense of adventure, there are outdoor activities too. Visitors can take a dip while at the Rising Sun Diving Center, Poseidon or Scubafish Zanzibar Ltd. Or for those who want to stay a little dryer, there are the Regional Tours & Safaris, Zanzibuggy, Luxury Short Safari, and Zanzibar Quad Adventure, all which offer a unique journey through the Zanzibar area.
Do I need a passport or visa to fly to Zanzibar, Tanzania?
Yes, travelers flying from South Africa to Tanzania do need a passport. In fact, anyone traveling from Tanzania from another country must show a valid passport with at least three blank pages for Tanzanian stamps. Passport holders also must have a passport expiration date of later than six months after their Tanzania departure date — and they must show a departure plane ticket before entering the country.