Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average for round-trip flights in March 2021
Cheapest prices for Zanzibar flights by month
February is currently the cheapest month to fly to Zanzibar. At this moment in time September is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.
When is the best time to fly to Zanzibar?
SYD - ZNZ
$1,363 - $2,394
22 - 26 °C
24 - 261 mm
Flying to Zanzibar in January is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. If you are looking for warm weather when you arrive off of your flight to Zanzibar then December is statistically the hottest. May is historically the period with most rainfall.
Which day is cheapest to fly to Zanzibar?
At the moment, Wednesday is the most economical day to take a flight to Zanzibar. Saturday is likely to be the most costly.
What time of day is cheapest to fly to Zanzibar?
Zanzibar flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the evening. Booking a flight in the afternoon will likely mean higher prices.
Not just an idyllic island getaway, Zanzibar also has a rich historical and cultural legacy. The centre of Zanzibar City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Interesting attractions where visitors can learn more about the island’s fascinating history include the National Museum, Palace Museum, Old Dispensary and Old Fort. Zanzibar’s beaches are justifiably world famous, while the Jozani Chwaka Bay Conservation Area is a beautiful natural escape. Other attractions include the Anglican Cathedral and Slave Market, bustling Central Market, the House of Wonders and the tranquil Maruhubi and Mtoni Palace ruins.
There is generally no bad time to visit Zanzibar as the weather here is generally warm. Dry season lasts from June to October but it is also the coldest time. March till May see the most humid season when temperatures are high but so are the downpours.
Getting around the Stone Town, Zanzibar’s historic centre, is easiest on foot. Outside of the centre, taxis or private cars are the best bet. Hotels can arrange taxis but will add commission. Dalla-dallas are small minivans and cheaper than taxis or private cars.
Zanzibar is mostly safe, but it is a Muslim community and travellers should dress appropriately, covering legs and arms and drinking alcohol discreetly. During Ramadan it is best to avoid eating, drinking and smoking in public during the daytime. Street hawkers will try to sell tours but it is best to book these through hotels or tourist offices.