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Introducing Zanzibar


While the pristine beaches and shimmering waters of this island will leave you speechless, the city itself boasts a rich history. Since the 12th century, Zanzibar has been one of the world's major spice producers, and is among Africa's oldest port cities. Stone Town is perhaps the city's most interesting spot. It’s been home to a variety of cultures over history and is full of beautiful stone buildings. Carved wooden doors, works of art in their own right, decorate streets which seem to stretch on forever.

Zanzibar is known for:


History and Art Romantic Diving Swimming Culinary

Quick information

NEARBY CITIES
Darussalam (92 km)
Tanga (122 km)
Dodoma (535 km)
CURRENCY
Tanzanian Shilling (TZS)

COUNTRY CODE
+255

ELECTRIC POWER
D, G

TIME ZONE
GMT +3

AVG. PRICE OF A COFFEE
€1.90

AVG. PRICE OF A MEAL (2 PEOPLE)
€6,60

Zanzibar airport information

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PUBLIC TRANSPORT:

The distance between Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ) and the city center is 9 km. Small trucks known as "dala dala" run a shuttle service between the airport and the city. A trip in one of these will cost around 1 USD and will last about 45 minutes.

Average time from airport: 45 minutes

Distance from airport: 9 km

TAXI:

A taxi journey between Abeid Amani Karume International Airport and the city center will take about 15 minutes. The cost will be around 20 USD, but be sure to use a licensed taxi.

Average taxi price: 20 USD

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