Dhow in Zanzibar
Dhow in Zanzibar

Flights from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar are a great way to get from Africa’s highest peak to Tanzania’s most stunning island chain. A relaxing beach holiday is the perfect antidote to the exhaustion of climbing a mountain, and Zanzibar doesn’t disappoint.

Some flights are direct, while others require a layover in Dar es Salaam. All flights from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar take off from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). They land at Kisauni Airport on Unguja island, which is also named Zanzibar International Airport (ZNZ). Kisauni Airport is situated just south of Stone Town, the biggest and most well-known town in the archipelago.

The flight time on this route is 1 hour and 10 minutes on direct flights, making the trip quick and simple. Flight prices vary, but you can expect to pay around US$200 for a one-way ticket and US$325 for a round-trip ticket.

The one downside of flights to Zanzibar is that there is only one airline that operates on the route, and it is not very reliable. The airline is called Precision Air, and it has a bad reputation for overbooking flights. Instead of asking for volunteers to give up their seats and fly on a later flight, Precision Air rebooks passengers automatically without notifying them.

In light of this, make sure to call the day before to reconfirm your flight from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar and arrive at the airport very early to ensure that you are not bumped to a later departure. If you have a connecting flight in Zanzibar, take care to leave yourself a connection time of at least a day.