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Cheap flights to Zanzibar
|Most popular in||July||High demand for flights, 21% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||November||Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop|
|Average price||£771||Price for this month|
|Cheapest price||£385||From London to Zanzibar|
Cheapest prices for Zanzibar flights by month
When is the best time to fly to Zanzibar?
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£466 - £1013
22 - 26 °C
24 - 261 mm
When is the best time to book flights to Zanzibar?
The price you pay for your flight to Zanzibar may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 55 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.
Which day is cheapest to fly to Zanzibar?
The cheapest day to fly to Zanzibar is usually Tuesday. At the moment, Saturday is the most expensive.
What time of day is cheapest to fly?
To get the best value, try booking a flight in the morning when visiting Zanzibar. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the afternoon as these tend to have higher demand.
Not just an idyllic island getaway, Zanzibar also has a rich historical and cultural legacy. The centre of Zanzibar City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Interesting attractions where visitors can learn more about the island’s fascinating history include the National Museum, Palace Museum, Old Dispensary and Old Fort. Zanzibar’s beaches are justifiably world famous, while the Jozani Chwaka Bay Conservation Area is a beautiful natural escape. Other attractions include the Anglican Cathedral and Slave Market, bustling Central Market, the House of Wonders and the tranquil Maruhubi and Mtoni Palace ruins.
There is generally no bad time to visit Zanzibar as the weather here is generally warm. Dry season lasts from June to October but it is also the coldest time. March till May see the most humid season when temperatures are high but so are the downpours.
Getting around the Stone Town, Zanzibar’s historic centre, is easiest on foot. Outside of the centre, taxis or private cars are the best bet. Hotels can arrange taxis but will add commission. Dalla-dallas are small minivans and cheaper than taxis or private cars.
Zanzibar is mostly safe, but it is a Muslim community and travellers should dress appropriately, covering legs and arms and drinking alcohol discreetly. During Ramadan it is best to avoid eating, drinking and smoking in public during the daytime. Street hawkers will try to sell tours but it is best to book these through hotels or tourist offices.
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