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From Johannesburg to Zanzibar
Cheapest prices for Zanzibar flights by month
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Zanzibar is currently July; with December being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.
When is the best time to fly to Zanzibar?
Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
Flying to Zanzibar in November is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. If weather is an important factor for you when considering when to fly to Zanzibar, the warmest period tends to be December, with the wettest being May.
When is the best time to book flights to Zanzibar?
Booking 17 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.
Days before departure
Which day is cheapest to fly to Zanzibar?
The cheapest flights to Zanzibar are usually found when departing on a Monday. 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.
Not just an idyllic island getaway, Zanzibar also has a rich historical and cultural legacy. The centre of Zanzibar City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Interesting attractions where visitors can learn more about the island’s fascinating history include the National Museum, Palace Museum, Old Dispensary and Old Fort. Zanzibar’s beaches are justifiably world famous, while the Jozani Chwaka Bay Conservation Area is a beautiful natural escape. Other attractions include the Anglican Cathedral and Slave Market, bustling Central Market, the House of Wonders and the tranquil Maruhubi and Mtoni Palace ruins.
There is generally no bad time to visit Zanzibar as the weather here is generally warm. Dry season lasts from June to October but it is also the coldest time. March till May see the most humid season when temperatures are high but so are the downpours.
Getting around the Stone Town, Zanzibar’s historic centre, is easiest on foot. Outside of the centre, taxis or private cars are the best bet. Hotels can arrange taxis but will add commission. Dalla-dallas are small minivans and cheaper than taxis or private cars.
Zanzibar is mostly safe, but it is a Muslim community and travellers should dress appropriately, covering legs and arms and drinking alcohol discreetly. During Ramadan it is best to avoid eating, drinking and smoking in public during the daytime. Street hawkers will try to sell tours but it is best to book these through hotels or tourist offices.