Tanzania Safari from Zanzibar Islands

from $191 /person

For an exhilarating Tanzania safari from the Zanzibar Islands, here’s a comprehensive guide:

How to Get There:

  • By Air: Most convenient way to reach Zanzibar from the mainland or international destinations. Zanzibar International Airport (ZNZ) serves flights from major cities like Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, and Johannesburg.
  • By Sea: Ferries operate between Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar, taking about 1.5 to 2 hours. However, this option might not be as comfortable or reliable as flying.

Where to Stay:

  • Zanzibar Town: Offers historical charm and proximity to attractions like Stone Town.
  • Nungwi: Known for its beautiful beaches and vibrant nightlife.
  • Paje: Ideal for water sports enthusiasts with its crystal-clear waters.
  • Matemwe: Quieter area with stunning beaches and opportunities for diving and snorkeling.
  • Jambiani: Peaceful village offering a more authentic Zanzibari experience.

Excursions and Tourist Attractions:

  • Stone Town: Explore the narrow streets, historical sites, and vibrant markets.
  • Prison Island: Visit the giant tortoises and enjoy snorkeling.
  • Spice Tours: Discover the rich spices that made Zanzibar famous.
  • Jozani Forest: Home to the rare Red Colobus monkeys.
  • Kizimkazi: Go dolphin watching or swim with them if you’re lucky.
  • Sailing and Diving: Explore the Indian Ocean’s marine life and coral reefs.

Best Time to Visit Zanzibar Islands:

  • Dry Season (June to October): Ideal for clear skies, calm seas, and excellent diving conditions.
  • Short Dry Season (December to February): Good for beach activities, but slightly hotter.
  • Wet Season (March to May): Expect occasional showers, but it’s quieter and more affordable.


  1. Do I need a visa to visit Zanzibar?
    • Most visitors require a visa, which can often be obtained on arrival. Check with the Tanzanian embassy or consulate in your country for specific requirements.
  2. Is Zanzibar safe for tourists?
    • Generally, Zanzibar is safe for tourists, but like any destination, it’s important to take precautions against petty theft and be mindful of your surroundings.
  3. What currency is used in Zanzibar?
    • The Tanzanian Shilling (TZS) is the local currency, but US dollars are widely accepted, especially in tourist areas. It’s recommended to carry cash as not all places accept credit cards.
  4. What should I pack for a trip to Zanzibar?
    • Light, breathable clothing, sunscreen, insect repellent, swimsuits, and comfortable walking shoes are essential. Don’t forget your camera for capturing those stunning views!

Planning your Tanzania safari from the Zanzibar Islands ensures a perfect blend of beach relaxation and thrilling wildlife encounters. Enjoy your adventure!

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