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Zanzibar Island

Explore the Zanzibar rich beauty

White Sand Beaches

The beautiful island of Zanzibar found on the coast of East Africa, known as the Spice Island, is overflowing with culture and history, seemingly at odds with its idyllic geography of white-sand beaches with palms swaying lazily in the sea breeze. Zanzibar is a fantastic place to explore as well as a wonderful place to relax and unwind.

The west coast is dominated by the port city of Stone Town, and while although the beaches of Mangapwani, whose slave caverns may be seen at low tide, and adjacent Bububu are both less than half an hour distant by car, spending a night or two there is well worth the extra hour-long travel. Having said that, a day trip to the adjacent Prison, Grave, and Snake Islands, as well as the Chole Island Marine Park off the coast of Stone Town, is a welcome diversion from exploring the maze of narrow streets in the old city.

The Menai Bay Conservation Area, located on Zanzibar‘s south coast, is a sea turtle protection area for the endangered species that come to breed on the island. Roads to Zanzibar‘s southeast coast pass through the Jozani Forest, which is home to the island’s rare Red Colobus monkeys as well as a variety of other primate and small antelope species.


Best Time To vist Zanzibar

The dry season, which lasts from June to October, is the ideal time to explore Zanzibar. This also falls during Tanzania’s peak safari season, making the Zanzibar Archipelago a particularly popular post-safari destination. However, because of its consistent sunshine and warm Zanzibar climate, this tropical island is wonderful to visit throughout most of the year.

Climate & Weather

The months of June, July, August, September, and October are part of the long dry season, during which rainfall is relatively uncommon. It’s a great time of year to visit Zanzibar because the weather is typically fine, clear, and sunny. Temperatures vary greatly depending on altitude and location. The “short rains,” another rainy season, occur in November and December. These are much less common and lighter than the main rains.

If it has rained during the short rains, it usually dries up for a few months in January and February, Tanzania’s “short dry season,” before beginning to rain again in March.

How to Get there from Main Land

You’re interested in how to get to Zanzibar from Tanzania’s mainland, right? ‘Karibu Zanzibar’ translates as ‘Welcome to Zanzibar!’

This short guide will walk you through everything you need to know to get to Zanzibar from the mainland.


How to get from Dar Es Salaam to Zanzibar.

There are two ways to get to Zanzibar from Dar es Salaam. The first is by air (local flights), and the second is by sea (Ferry).

How to Travel From Arusha To Zanzibar

Additionally, there are two ways to travel from Arusha to Zanzibar. The first is by flying directly there, and the second is by taking a transfer from Arusha to Dar es Salaam and then boarding a ferry.

Direct flights from Arusha Airport or Kilimanjaro International Airport to Zanzibar Airport are the most direct method to travel from Arusha to Zanzibar. 

Getting Zanzibar through the sea

You can also go to Zanzibar by ferry, which you can board at the Kigamboni ferry station in Dar es Salaam. The actual travel time to the Zanzibar ferry terminal is two hours.

Things to do in Zanzibar

The beautiful beaches of Zanzibar will be unforgettable due to the spectacular views and variety of activities that may tempt you to stay longer. Zanzibar is a top destination in Tanzania and the name itself conjures up images of a tropical paradise. The beaches of Zanzibar are popular tourist and vacation destinations. More than just beautiful beaches and beautiful sunsets, Zanzibar can provide you with an unforgettable experience that will feed your heart.

Zanzibar is home to charming beaches, mild weather, and warm tropical waters that will make you want to spend the entire day there. It also has a coral reef and a diverse marine population, making it the ideal location for snorkeling and diving sports.

Strong Arabic, Indian, African, and European influences may be recognized across Zanzibar, which has a rich and diverse background. The different cultures that coexisted in Zanzibar throughout the colonial era, which had a profound influence on those people’s cultures, have combined to create a more distinctive culture and way of life.

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