Travel to Zanzibar

Known as the majectic spice island you will fall in love with Zanzibar especially when you meet local people and sample the fresh local food. 

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  • Population: 1,000,000 (approx)
  • Area: 2,650 km²
  • Capital: Zanzibar City


Zanzibar Travel Tips

How to Get to Zanzibar: 
Most international visitors catch a ferry from Tanzania or fly into Zanzibar International Airport (airport code ZNZ).

Health & Safety:
Zanzibar is generally a very safe destination to visit, most local people are extemely friendly and will be very happy when they learn you are there helping. There have been issolated incidents in recent years where some international visitors have had issues but as long as you follow local staff advice you should enjoy a relaxed experience. You will need to drink lots of water and wear sun cream, this destination is very hot and sunny all year round.