Zanzibar is more than just a tropical archipelago of paradise islands. It’s also the birthplace of Freddy Mercury, the setting of the world’s shortest war, and the place where Dr Livingstone based himself during his expeditions into East Africa. If you like your beach holidays to come with a side of interesting history and vibrant culture, then you’ll adore Zanzibar.
Airports in Zanzibar
Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ) serves the archipelago, and is located on Unguja Island. It was renamed from Zanzibar International Airport in 2010, in honour of the island’s first president.
Airlines that fly to Zanzibar
At the moment, no airlines fly directly to Zanzibar from the UK. Airlines that fly to Zanzibar from other locations include Air Tanzania, Auric Air, Coastal Aviation, Ethiopian Airlines, Fly540, Kenya Airways, Mango, Oman Air, Precision Air, Regional Air Services, Tropical Air, and Zan Air.
Seasonal summer flights are also operated by Arkia Israel Airlines, Alitalia, Blue Panorama Airlines, Condor, Meridiana, Neos, and Travel Service Airlines. Some charter flights are also offered by Arkefly and Jetairfly.
Getting into Zanzibar
There are taxis outside the terminal, with price lists so you can quickly see how much it’s going to cost to reach your destination. Don’t be afraid to haggle. Some hotels also offer a free shuttle service for their guests. It’s also possible to hire a car at the airport from Zanzibar Car Hire, which you will need to book in advance.
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Airports near Zanzibar
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