Where is Zanzibar located?

Zanzibar is a breathtaking archipelago located in the Indian Ocean. It lies 40 km off the coast of Africa and administratively belongs to Tanzania. Zanzibar consists of more than 50 islands, the biggest ones are Unguja and Pemba.

Beautiful, natural, vibrant nature. Incredibly diverse culture, which was shaped through the centuries. The African, Arab and Indian influences. Currently, a large role played by Europeans. Still a fascinating place full of magic and a must-see.

Zanzibella Hotel is located on Unguja Island in Kiwengwa town. Check what attractions the island offers:Local atractions

When to go to Zanzibar?

If you can not decide when to experience Zanzibar we recommend planning your vacation in the period from June to August. Then you can be sure to enjoy perfect conditions for the rest. In addition, these months coincide with the holiday period in Poland.

If you think about a bit of sun during the winter, when the weather in Poland is not spoiling we recommend to choose December. The temperature in Zanzibar then oscillates around 28 degrees Celsius. Occasionally there can be rainfall, but not too intense, even can be pleasant during high temperatures.

Check if we have free apartments in this period:


How long is the flight to Zanzibar?

The only way to get to the island is by plane. Travel from Poland depending on the city from which we depart lasts from 15 to 30 hours. It involves the need to change planes. At the moment there is no direct connection from Poland to Zanzibar.

There are many opportunities to fly to the island, quickly and easily find a convenient offer. It is worth paying attention to buy a flight with a maximum of two transfers. This will allow you to avoid a 30-hour journey.

Zanzibella Hotel provides pickup and transfer from the airport. You don’t have to worry about the journey, just focus on your holidays! Check the availability of our apartments: Reservation

How much does a flight to Zanzibar cost?

Much depends on the month in which we want to travel and how much earlier we book the flight. However currently round trip tickets from Germany can be bought for about $500. You can find the best deals in the flight comparison engine:

What documents do I need?

During the inspection at the airport in Zanzibar is required to show passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival and visa, which can be purchased directly at the airport or port. In most cases the cost of a one-time tourist visa, which is valid for 3 months, is 50 USD. It should be paid by card. Sometimes, however, officials allow you to pay in cash. Depends on which foot they got up. We recommend paying in dollars, because if you pay in euros, the amount will be the same, which is 50 euros.

If you go to the mainland of Tanzania, returning you do not have to buy a visa again. In January 2019, the possibility to buy a visa online was launched:

Do I need to get vaccinated to fly to Zanzibar?

There are currently no mandatory vaccinations for travelers to Zanzibar or Tanzania in general. However, there are vaccinations that are recommended.

These include vaccinations against:

  • Tetanus
  • Typhoid
  • Diphtheria
  • Hepatitis (hepatitis)

Vaccination against yellow fever is not required for people arriving from European countries. Only for people coming from other African countries.

For more information, we recommend contacting the Travel Medicine Center or Sanepid before departure. It is also worth ensuring yourself with the conditions set by the insurer. It may require vaccination.

You should also be aware of the current COVID-19 policy. All necessary and up-to-date information can be found here: