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Johannesburg (JNB) to Zanzibar (ZNZ)

All the information you need to plan the best JNB to ZNZ flight in 2022: compare Johannesburg to Zanzibar flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Zanzibar.
JNB - ZNZ
Price
R401 - R448
ZNZ
Temperature
24 - 28 °C
ZNZ
Rainfall
20 - 320 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 7% potential price rise

Cheapest in

September

Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop

Round-trip from

R6 394

From Johannesburg to Zanzibar Kisauni

One-way from

R4 624

One-way flight from Johannesburg to Zanzibar Kisauni

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest month to fly from Johannesburg to Zanzibar?

The best pricing can be found in the month of September. Prices to Zanzibar from Johannesburg average R6 653. You can even find prices in September for less than R6 653, as users have found deals to Zanzibar from as low as R4 863. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Zanzibar from Johannesburg. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 7%.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Johannesburg to Zanzibar?

To save up to 11% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 60 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Johannesburg to Zanzibar from R7 095 1-2 weeks out and tickets from R7 398 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Johannesburg to Zanzibar?

Tuesday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 6%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Johannesburg to Zanzibar (JNB - ZNZ)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Johannesburg to Zanzibar is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the morning tend to be the most expensive. A flight at midday could potentially save you up to 16% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar in June, July 2022

The best prices found for JNB to ZNZ flights in June, July
5 Jul - 10 Jul
R6 697pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
ZNZ
Zanzibar Kisauni
ZNZ
Zanzibar Kisauni
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
24 Jul - 1 Aug
R6 776pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
ZNZ
Zanzibar Kisauni
ZNZ
Zanzibar Kisauni
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
3 Jul - 10 Jul
R6 792pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
ZNZ
Zanzibar Kisauni
ZNZ
Zanzibar Kisauni
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Johannesburg to Zanzibar 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Zanzibar from Johannesburg found for this year
5 Jul - 10 Jul
R6 697pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
ZNZ
Zanzibar Kisauni
ZNZ
Zanzibar Kisauni
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
24 Jul - 1 Aug
R6 776pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
ZNZ
Zanzibar Kisauni
ZNZ
Zanzibar Kisauni
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
3 Jul - 10 Jul
R6 792pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
ZNZ
Zanzibar Kisauni
ZNZ
Zanzibar Kisauni
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Last-minute flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar

Late deals on return flights to Zanzibar from Johannesburg, departing today and this week
3 Jul - 10 Jul
R6 792pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
ZNZ
Zanzibar Kisauni
ZNZ
Zanzibar Kisauni
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
3 Jul - 11 Jul
R6 808pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
ZNZ
Zanzibar Kisauni
ZNZ
Zanzibar Kisauni
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
3 Jul - 10 Jul
R7 032pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
ZNZ
Zanzibar Kisauni
ZNZ
Zanzibar Kisauni
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

One-way flights to Kisauni from Johannesburg

The cheapest one-way flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar
19:30 - 9:00
Ethiopian Air
1 stop
12h 30m
JNB - ZNZ
Ethiopian Air
R4 624
Kiwi.com
13:30 - 17:05
Kenya Airways
1 stop
26h 35m
JNB - ZNZ
Kenya Airways
R4 959
Bookingwiz.co.th
8:20 - 3:00
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
17h 40m
JNB - ZNZ
Multiple Airlines
R5 102
Gotogate

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Flight FAQs

From Johannesburg to Zanzibar

What airport do you fly into for flights to Zanzibar from Johannesburg?

Zanzibar Kisauni (ZNZ) is the airport you will fly into if you book a flight from Johannesburg to Zanzibar. You should not have trouble finding flights to Kisauni from Johannesburg; the airport handles an average of 0 inbound flights from Johannesburg per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 9 airlines have flights to the Zanzibar airport from Johannesburg. It is only a 7,1 km journey from Kisauni (ZNZ) to Zanzibar’s city centre.

Which airlines flying from Johannesburg to Zanzibar Kisauni have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar Kisauni that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Air, and Air Tanzania. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar for under R6 100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar for under R6 100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Ethiopian Air for just R6 043, but on average you can expect to pay R6 856.

Are there last-minute flights available from Johannesburg to Zanzibar for under R6 800?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar within the next 7 days for less than R6 800.

How popular is this Johannesburg to Zanzibar flight route?

This flight path from Johannesburg to Zanzibar Kisauni was viewed by 15 275 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Johannesburg to Zanzibar round-trip?

Flying on Ethiopian Air is currently your cheapest option to Zanzibar, with prices starting at R6 043. Another option worth looking into is Kenya Airways, starting at R7 223 return. Ethiopian Air is currently priced 9% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Johannesburg to Zanzibar?

Airlink, Emirates and Ethiopian Air are the most popular airlines when flying from Johannesburg to Zanzibar.

What are the cheapest flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar?

While on average a flight from Johannesburg to Zanzibar is generally R5 757, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is R3 887. When looking at the most popular route, (Johannesburg OR Tambo - Zanzibar Kisauni), you can expect to pay R6 792 for that flight.

What airports serve Johannesburg to Zanzibar flights?

There is just one airport located in Johannesburg that will serve flights out from Johannesburg to Zanzibar and that airport is O.R. Tambo International Airport. This airport is a major international airport that is located in Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa. The only airport that will accommodate flights from Johannesburg is Abeid Amani Karume International Airport. Abeid Amani Karume International Airport is the main airport for flights to Zanzibar and is located five kilometers south of the capital of Zanzibar, Tanzania.

Which airlines fly directly from Johannesburg to Zanzibar?

The airlines available that fly directly from Johannesburg to Zanzibar include Kenya Airways, which sometimes can be partially operated by Precision Air, South African Airlines, Precision Air, and Ethiopian Airlines. Out of all the listed airlines, Kenya Airlines has a majority of flights available to fly directly from Johannesburg to Zanzibar, with the second being Precision Air, though they partially operate flights with other airlines. These flights, depending on the stopover time and dates chosen, can vary in pricing with the quickest flights and stopover times being more expensive than slower flights.

What are the stopover options between Johannesburg to Zanzibar?

The available stopover options when flying from Johannesburg to Zanzibar vary on the airlines chosen but typically only one stopover is available when flying to Zanzibar. The location of the stopover can also vary upon the choice of flight and airline. Some locations for stopover include Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, which is located in Kenya, Julius Nyerere International Airport, which is located in Tanzania, and Bole International Airport, which is located in Ethiopia. The flight times can all vary for these flights from 6h 23m-12h 28m depending on the airline and length of stopover chosen.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from Johannesburg to Zanzibar?

Currently there is no requirement for South African Passport holders to have a visa when visiting Zanzibar. What you will need in order to fly from Johannesburg to Zanzibar is a passport that is valid for at least six months after you depart from Zanzibar.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Zanzibar, Tanzania

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Zanzibar from Johannesburg?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Johannesburg to Zanzibar Kisauni

Most visitors from Johannesburg need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Zanzibar Kisauni.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Johannesburg must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Zanzibar Kisauni.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Johannesburg are not required to quarantine after entering Zanzibar Kisauni.

Documents
Health Surveillance Form - Travelers are required to complete an online Health Surveillance Form a maximum of 24 hours before arrival in Tanzania. Travelers will then receive a Unique Health Code (UHC), which they will present to health officials upon arrival.

Electronic Visitor Visa - To visit Tanzania for Business or Tourism, you require a visa. An eVisa is the fastest and easiest way of obtaining a visa as you can submit an application and supporting documents online. If approved, you'll receive your eVisa confirmation electronically. When you arrive at immigration, you will be asked for your passport and eVisa to ensure you have proper documentation.

Health Surveillance Form for Zanzibar - Travelers are required to complete an online Health Surveillance Form a maximum of 24 hours before arrival in Zanzibar. Travelers will then receive a Unique Health Code (UHC), which they will present to health officials upon arrival.


Do I need a test to fly back to Johannesburg from Zanzibar?

Returning to Johannesburg from Zanzibar Kisauni

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Zanzibar Kisauni must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 hours for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Johannesburg.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Zanzibar Kisauni are not required to quarantine after entering Johannesburg.

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Alternative routes for Johannesburg to Zanzibar

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Destination information for Zanzibar

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Johannesburg to Zanzibar.
Today's exchange rate
R1 = TSh 145,81
Average temperature for June in Zanzibar
23.0 °C
Avg rainfall for June in Zanzibar
60.0 mm

Airports servicing Johannesburg

Lanseria (HLA)

Airports servicing Zanzibar

Top 9 airlines flying from Johannesburg to Zanzibar Kisauni

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Johannesburg to Zanzibar choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Mango
R3 620 R5 433 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Mango. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Air Tanzania
R4 134 R5 540 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Air Tanzania. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Ethiopian Air
R4 795 R6 204 No cancel fee 72%
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RwandAir
R5 243 R5 514 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by RwandAir. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Uganda Airlines
R5 903 R6 645 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Uganda Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Kenya Airways
R6 359 R7 219 No cancel fee 82%
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Qatar Airways
R6 790 R9 838 No cancel fee 68%
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Emirates
R9 562 R11 816 No cancel fee 75%
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Turkish Airlines
R18 048 R21 716 No cancel fee 77%
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