FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the name of the airport in Zanzibar?
Zanzibar International Airport is called Abeid Amani Karume.
Which airlines fly to Zanzibar?
Emirates, Qatar, Turkish airlines, Ethiopian air …
Do I need a visa?
Yes, a visa costs 50$, which you can buy directly at the airport before entering the country or early online.
Is vaccination necessary?
No, there is no need to vaccinate for Zanzibar, for mainland Tanzania vaccination against malaria and yellow fever is recommended. Vaccination against yellow fever is necessary if you are in Tanzania for more than 12 hours in infected areas of mainland.
What currency do they use in Zanzibar?
The currency is the Tanzanian shilling and the US dollar is equivalent. For all of you who come from the EU, the EURO is not a problem, as the exchange is much better than the US dollar. For the first day however, I recommend dollars in smaller bills to avoid the stress of the first exchange.
What is the weather like in Zanzibar?
Zanzibar lies 6 degrees south of the equator and enjoys a tropical climate. Temperatures are around 28ºC all year round, if you want to avoid rain, don’t travel in April and May (since it’s the rainy season). The dry season is from December to March.
What language do they speak in Zanzibar?
The local language is Swahili and most also speak English.
How do you travel around the island?
In Zanzibar they drive on the left. For a safe and easy trip, renting a taxi or using a local bus is best, as the roads around the island are not in the great condition.
Is Zanzibar a safe island to travel to?
Zanzibar is a safe and tranquil island of friendly people, good climate, food and drink.