When to visit
The best time to visit Zanzibar is from July to August and December to February. These are the dry seasons, so the weather is warm and there is less chance of rain ruining planned excursions.

These seasons link perfectly with Tanzania if you are looking to combine your trip with a safari.

Zanzibar has two rainy seasons, one short, and the other long. The long rainy season often sees monsoons from March to May, which means the beaches are crowd-free and hotels offer discount rates, but you will be sunbathing in torrential rain!

Abeid Amani Karume International Airport formerly known as Zanzibar International Airport is located 5 kilometers south of the city of Zanzibar, about 10-15 minutes from Stone Town.

Visitors from certain countries will be issued a complimentary visa on arrival. This visa is issued for a single entry for a period not exceeding three months. Visitors must have a passport (with at least six months validity) and a return air ticket.

For more information please visit: https://www.immigration.go.tz/index.php/visa-and-pass-information

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Credit / Debit Cards:
Most resorts and hotels accept card payments although they may charge an additional fee to do so. Cash is the main form of payment elsewhere on the island.

The local currency is the Tanzanian Shilling (TZS). However, all prices at the hotel are in US Dollars.

The official language of Tanzania and Zanzibar is Swahili. English is also widely spoken and understood.

The voltage in Zanzibar is 220-240v. Plug sockets require three-pronged British plugs but there are some that are wired to accept a two-pronged European kind. International adapters are available upon request at the hotel.