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About Zanzibar

Location and Size

Zanzibar (Unguja and Pemba) is located in East Africa, at the western side of the Indian Ocean at 39º degrees East of the Prime Meridian and 6º degree South of the Equator. Zanzibar has a total of 2332 square kilometres, which includes the two main islands and several small surrounding islands.

Climate

Zanzibar experiences warm tropical climate, with high temperatures and humidity all the year. The average temperature is 25º C, but it can be as high as 39º C. Because of the ocean breezes during daytime and the continental wind in the night it makes the condition more comfortable. February is the warmest while August is the coolest. There are two rainfall seasons, the heaviest in March to June and lesser rains in September to November. Tourists are advised to note heavy rain season to avoid inconveniences.

How to travel to Zanzibar

By Air
The only airlines providing direct scheduled connection to Zanzibar with the rest of the world include Gulf Air, Ethiopian Airline and Kenya Airways. Other airlines-The Royal Dutch Airline KLM, British Air, Swiss Air, Egypt Air, Air France, Aeroflot, Emirates Air, Royal Swazi, Zambian Airways, and Air Zimbabwe etc. Fly to/from Dar-es Salaam, connections Zanzibar are made by local airlines.
Small local charters operate regular schedule services; the most common are Precision Air, Tropical air, Zan air, Flight Link and Coastal Travel.

By Sea
Ferry boats provide regular services to Zanzibar, Pemba and Dar es Salaam some are hydrofoils, catamarans. The boat takes 90 minutes on a good weather day. The following boats are operational at the time of writing, Sea Bus, Royal and Kilimanjaro. You can either make bookings through us or directly at the ports in Dar – Es Salaam and Zanzibar.

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