Airfare to Zanzibar, Tanzania

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When the capital of the island you are visiting is declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you know you are heading someplace special. Zanzibar, AKA the Spice Island, is connected to Dar es Salaam via ferries and catamarans and is a popular beach resort for travelers. A Muslim area, ths influence adds to the charm of the eclectic island. For more information on Zanzibar, check out BootsnAll’s Zanzibar Travel Guide.

Finding a deal on Zanzibar airfare is easy with the tools we have for you. If you do not find the deal you are looking for on our list of featured fares, use the search engines on this page. Using the search box on the left will let you get results from most of the major (and many minor) airfare sites, saving you time. These tickets are not necessarily the cheapest available, but they come with very few restrictions. Using the search box on the right will let you get our lowest prices with our consolidator fares. These tickets do have a few restrictions on them, but they are some of the lowest prices you will find anywhere.

Here are a few more tips to help you find cheap airfare to Zanzibar:

  • Consider flights into Dar Es Salaam. To get from Dar Es Salaam to Zanzibar you can grab a spot on a short hopper flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills airlines.
  • Look for flights that go through Nairobi, Kenya; Cape Town, South Africa; Lagos, Nigeria or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
  • Consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. Air Tanzania is the national airline, however, Kenya Airways, South African Airways and other airlines also stop in Zanzibar.
  • Airfare to Zanzibar will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates. The most expensive air tickets to Zanzibar are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the New Year. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.

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