Please note that you will require a visa for Tanzania at a cost of $ 50 per person and you will also have to pay airport departure taxes of $25.
Visas can be obtained in advance or upon arrival at the airport in Tanzania.
Yellow Fever vaccinations are mandatory, and we recommend anti – malarial tablets, especially during the rainy season. Most prescription drugs can be bought affordably and with ease over the counter in Stone town.. Personal Insurance is advised.
Swahiili is the main language here. English is also widely spoken and understood.
Climate/best time to visit:
Zanzibar experiences ideal holiday weather for most of the year. The heat of summer is often cooled
by pleasant sea breezes. Being near to the equator, the islands are warm all year round,but officially, summer peaks in December and winter in June.
Zanzibar is blessed with an average of 7-8 hours of sunshine daily.The long rains are from April to May, though typically it doesn't rain every day during this time.
The short rains are from October to November, the showers are short and intermittent.
How to get to Zanzibar:
Getting to Zanzibar by Air from the Rest of the World at present, Kenya
airways (together with KLM) Air Tanzania, South African airways, offer
international scheduled flights to Zanzibar. Several large carriers fly intoDar es Salaam, which is only a short trip by air or sea from Zanzibar. Amongst them are British Airways, Emirates Airlines, Gulf air, Ethiopian
Coastal Aviation, Precision Air, and Zan air, offers a range of scheduled
flights between Zanzibar and Tanzania's main cities.
Tours of Zanzibar Island are a rewarding experience with cultural sights and natural beauty on the itinerary.