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Few names conjure up such exotic memories and antiquity like "Zanzibar". Renowned not only for its spices (cloves‚ cinnamon‚ pepper‚ vanilla and turmeric to name but a few) but also for its long and illustrious history and beautiful old buildings in the "Stone Town".

Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (IATA: ZNZ‚ ICAO: HTZA) is the main airport in the Zanzibar Archipelago located on Unguja Island.

Zanzibar has been trading for about 2‚000 years with Persia‚ Arabia and India. Persians   from Shiraz settled and mingled with the local Swahili. The Portuguese set up a trading station in the early 16th Century‚ but were ousted by the Omani Arabs. In 1840 the Sultan moved his capital to Zanzibar and many Omani Arabs settled becoming the rulers and landowners‚ while Indian settlers formed the merchant class. It became an important center for regional politics and the booming heart of slave trade. In the 19th Century British explorers like Livingstone‚ Speke and Burton began expeditions from Zanzibar and with growing British interest it became a British protectorate in 1890.

Independence was gained in 1963 and the year after‚ the Sultan was overthrown in a revolution. Nearly all Indians and Arabs were expelled. However‚ over the years many Arab‚ Asian and Goan people have returned. Unsurprisingly the people are predominantly Muslim.

The coral reefs surrounding the island and its archipelago add to the beauty of the sea. Picturesque sailing dhows or motor boats take visitors to the reefs either to scuba dive or snorkel in the turquoise waters. Dolphin watching is also popular. Zanzibar must be amongst the most romantic islands in which to spend a memorable holiday. 

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FARES IN USD

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To

Depart

Arrive

Fares

Taxes

Arusha

Zanzibar

13:00

14:35

303

18

Zanizbar

Arusha

15:00

17:40

303

18

High Season (15th June 2021 – 15th September 2021)

Arusha

Zanzibar

14:30

15:35

303

18

Zanzibar

Arusha

16:00

17:50

303

18


Fares are valid from 1st January 2020 – 31st December‚ 2021