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Cheap Flights to Zanzibar

Popular in July High demand for flights, 23% potential price rise
Cheapest in March Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price £791 Average for round-trip flights in July 2020
Round-trip from £624 From London to Zanzibar
One-way from £535 One-way flight from London to Zanzibar
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to Zanzibar related to COVID-19?

Travel to Zanzibar is currently restricted due to COVID-19. The restrictions for Zanzibar are based on the Tanzania restrictions which are: Tanzania has not implemented any entry restrictions, but all arriving travellers are subject to medical screening upon arrival. Airline crew will be isolated if they are suspected of coronavirus infection. Airline crew arriving in Zanzibar (ZNZ) will be quarantined at the airline’s designated hotels. A completed “Health Form” must be presented to the Ministry of Health personnel upon arrival.. If you are planning to travel to Zanzibar from an unrestricted area, please consider travel safety tips during this time.

Cheapest prices for Zanzibar flights by month

January
£548
February
£539
March
£449
April
£486
May
£453
June
£513
July
£603
August
£794
September
£550
October
£502
November
£482
December
£481
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Zanzibar is March. The most expensive month for flights is August. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Zanzibar?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LON - ZNZ
Price
£449 - £964
ZNZ
Temperature
22 - 26 °C
ZNZ
Rainfall
24 - 261 mm
Flying to Zanzibar in March is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. December sees the temperatures in Zanzibar peak to their warmest. May tends, on average, to see the most amount of rainfall.

When is the best time to book a flight 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 30 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 Zanzibar?

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.

 

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When is the best time to fly to Zanzibar?

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.

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Getting around Zanzibar

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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