About Zanzibar

Some Zanzibar information, interesting facts about Zanzibar

Zanzibar (Unguja) is together with Pemba and Mafia the island group which belongs to Tanzania.

Zanzibar's capital is called  Zanzibar Town.

Due to its history Zanzibar has many influences in e.g. Stone Town. Here you can see historical influences of those countries who use to do trades (mostly spices) on the island. Countries like Persia, Portugal and other African countries left a big impact on the island. Now a days most tourist who are visiting are here for their honeymoon or for scuba diving because the reef is spectacular.

The best period to travel Zanzibar

July to September is the best period to visit Zanzibar.
In these months you avoid the rains and the highest temperatures.

Weather and climate

Zanzibar has a tropical climate.
All year around the average temperature is between 25 - 30 degrees Celsius.

Travel documents

On arrival on Zanzibar you must have a passport which is valid for at least another 6 months.
You must have a visa for the island which you can get on line or in person if you go to the consulate of the country you live in.


All around Zanzibar you can get malaria.
Its also mandatory to be vaccinated against cholera.

Did you know that...

- The local currency on Zanzibar is called Tanzania shilling?
- You need to drive on the left hand side of the road?
- You may buy/drink alcohol if you are 18 years or older?
- It's not allowed to smoke in public areas by law?

Best Season:July to September
Popular Location: Stone Town, the reef


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