Zanzibar International Airport
Zanzibar ZNZ Airport is an updated airport, now with the status of an international airport, the 3rd largest in Tanzania.
After the reconstruction, one improved runway with the necessary lighting was laid at the airport, which allows to receive flights of large international companies. The passenger terminal was also expanded during the reconstruction. These updates have had a positive impact on the tourist flow and accessibility of tourism in this area. Previously, it was possible to get to Zanzibar airport only from the capital of Tanzania, Dar es Salaam, located on the continental part of Tanzania, by mini-corn planes.
Currently, Zanzibar Airport serves domestic, international and transcontinental flights.
It is the single international airport on the island of Zanzibar.
This airport is often called Kisauni Airport, as it is located in the village of Kisauni, situated 6 kilometers south of the city of Stone Town – a city with a huge history, one of the most famous parts of the island.
Nevertheless, this airport, although it accepts international flights, is not well-maintained at the international level and often receives critical reviews from tourists.
What to prepare for, what to provide and what features of the airport and service in it should be taken into account so that the vacation on the fabulous amazing island is not complicated upon arrival?
First and most important, do not judge the entire island and its tourist infrastructure by the airport.
Difficulties at the airport are still not able to overshadow the natural beauty of the island with its gorgeous beaches and unique wildlife.
What are the challenges at the airport in Zanzibar? Visa at the airport in Zanzibar
The first difficulty is that you are not waiting for an air-conditioned terminal, air conditioners are provided here, of course, but only for an additional fee. That is, when you pay for a pass to the business lounge, you will get access to a room with air conditioning and free water, where you can safely fill out all the necessary documents for obtaining a visa. Whether it is worth paying for a business lounge at the airport, everyone decides himself on the spot, however, according to tourists feedback, it is very hot and stuffy at the airport and there are long queues to fill out visa documents.
The second difficulty is regarding visa documents. Some airlines began to distribute a special application form for obtaining a visa already in flight. And, if you take care in advance about the availability of a pen to fill out the questionnaire, then upon arrival you will pass all the necessary procedures at the airport much faster.
Clarification: Airport staff and enterprising locals are no doubt aware of the inconveniences at the airport, and they are ready to offer a solution to your every request. For money, of course. If you will be offered of help to carry your bags at the airport by some kind young man or help pass, find, find out, etc., be sure that this is not included in the airport services and for any assistance will be charged, usually in dollars.
The third difficulty is the availability of information at the airport. There are no electronic displays at the airport. The organization of queue flows often raises questions for passengers, and it is not superfluous to make sure that you are in the right queue.
Also, please note immediately that some counters have card payment, some only cash.
Zanzibar Airport currency exchange
And here we need to pay attention to the advantages of Zanzibar airport: there is a currency exchange office.
Can be recommended to use the exchange office here, as it will be quite problematic to find exchange offices in Zanzibar.
Exchange offices are there, but there are clearly few of them on the island. The exchange rate at the exchange office of Zanzibar airport is average for the island, that is, there is no need to look for more favorable currency exchange options.
At the airport of Zanzibar there is a Duty Free shop, but the range in it is quite small and it is not very similar to the usual Duty Free shops.
At Zanzibar airport, there is also a souvenir shop, a couple of mini-shops with sandwiches and drinks, the ability to charge your phone, but there are no luggage storage rooms here.
Important clarification, all power outlet in Zanzibar are of the English type, with three holes, and if such outlets do not suit you, you can buy an adapter in a souvenir shop or in other points of tourist trade.
Zanzibar: what's interesting about the island?
An exotic paradise where there is no place for boredom! You will find a variety of activities for every taste and a well-developed customer service.
Hotels in Zanzibar are gradually improving their service and expanding their infrastructure.
Among the accommodation options, you can easily choose quite comfortable options for both standard class and luxury.
Leisure in Zanzibar is primarily a beach holiday and safari.
Excursions to nearby small islands and atolls, snorkeling, exotic fruits, animals, plants..
Ocean fishing, quad bike tours, meeting with dolphins and giant turtles, getting to know the local life and culture..
.. and Hakuna Matata)
How to get from Zanzibar Airport to the hotel? Taxi and transfer from Zanzibar Airport
An untrained tourist, first of all, will think about a taxi. And an experienced traveler knows that upon arrival of the flight, the crowd of people who formed a queue for visa documents in the airport building, at the exit, re-forms a queue for a taxi and under the scorching sun waits for an available car.
It is difficult to determine in advance which taxi you will get in the queue and which driver will take you to the hotel. However, it is immediately clear that the car will be without a choice, as a rule in not the best condition, and as a driver, most often are enterprising locals, and not professional transport companies. And, of course, the price will be inflated. It is always possible to bargain on the price, maybe a slight decrease, however, it is advisable to learn about the upcoming route and on the way to trace the correct path to the driver not deviated from the course and not rolled circles to increase the fare. Often unprepared tourists are faced with a surprise at the end of the trip - they are told the final price of the trip, which is significantly higher than the original agreement.
Of course, if the transfer was not pre-booked, the tourist has no other choice and goes by taxi.
That is why many tourists prefer to book a transfer in advance from a professional transfer company and choose a car that will meet them at the airport.
Transfer to Zanzibar: cab airport, sedan, minivan, bus
Offers from professional licensed carriers for any group of passengers are widely presented on our website and you can easily choose the necessary transfer for your group of passengers by sedan, minivan, SUV, minibus or bus.
Business class transfers from Zanzibar Airport are also available on Intui.Travel.
All transfer companies on our website are licensed, meet strict selection criteria and provide high-quality tourist transportation services.
It is not worth risking in an unfamiliar exotic country, hiring a private cab. Entrust your trip to the professionals!
A comfortable shuttle service on arrival will allow you to quickly and easily reach the hotel.
A return transfer will allow you to enjoy the last day of your vacation in peace.
The transfer for the trip to the airport will be served at the right time and will take you to the airport on time.
Why book a private transfer from Zanzibar Airport?
A professional transfer service from Zanzibar Airport in exotic Tanzania includes meeting with a sign on arrival, helping with luggage and delivering the passenger to the hotel door.
The advantages of a personal transfer are obvious.
You do not have to bargain with the driver and, overcoming the language barrier, explain to the driver where you need to be taken.
The transfer driver receives information about your order in advance and will take you to the desired address at a fixed price, known to you in advance when booking.
You can easily find on the website and book online the necessary car for the desired number of passengers.
Additional services available when choosing a car will be a pleasant bonus and increase the comfort of the trip.
All additional services available in each specific transfer offer are listed in the “More about Transfer " tab.
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Zanzibar International Airport is located at the following geo coordinates: longitude -6.218600, width 39.221229.
Time zone Zanzibar International Airport UTC 3 hours, which is very important when booking a transfer from / to Zanzibar International Airport. Book in advance!
You can order a transfer from Zanzibar International Airport to 71 cities and resorts.
You can book transfers as well as from Zanzibar International Airport and also book a transfer to Zanzibar International Airport
On the Intui website, prices are final, no hidden fees, payment by credit card or other available methods from 42 options.
HOW TO BOOK YOUR TRANSFER Zanzibar International Airport?
To continue either select a city/region from the list on the page. Or use the search form. In the search form, enter in the Where field: Name of the city or region or the name of the hotel.
Further, you will be offered cars to choose from, for carrying from 1 to 150 passengers and their luggage. You can choose from private transfer from/to Zanzibar International Airport or shuttle transfer from Zanzibar International Airport.