Route: Dodoma to Zanzibar

The Zanzibar Archipelago is located off the coast of Tanzania, and it’s a perfect destination for an island holiday in East Africa. The island is the home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site – Stone Town, and the finest beaches and dive sites in East Africa. Zanzibar is buzzing with local flavor, street markets and a wide variety of restaurants for unique cuisine. The Abeid Amani Karume International Airport is the major airport serving the island and its surrounding areas and it is located about 7 km from the city.


Distance and Flight Time

More than just a beach lovers’ paradise, Zanzibar is widely recognized for its laidback lifestyle and relaxing atmosphere. Located about 35 km off the coast of Tanzania mainland, Zanzibar Archipelago is a crossroad for a variety of culture. The two main islands of the archipelago – Pemba and Unguja feature the best weather for a relaxing holiday all through the year. The total distance from Dodoma to Zanzibar is 382 kilometres and average flight duration is about 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Not to Miss During Flights

Flying from Dodoma to Zanzibar is a unique experience you wouldn’t want to miss. The flights are conducted in the Grand Cessna plane with As Salaam Air, which can carry between 9 to 13 passengers. Passengers can see and enjoy the gorgeous views of some remote communities and forest landscapes when flying out of Dodoma. The view changes when flying into Zanzibar as passengers would be able to see the dazzling seascapes and some coastal towns in the area.

Airport & Layover Tips

Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, formerly known as Zanzibar International Airport is the main airport in the archipelago, located five kilometres south of the city on Unguja Island. It is advisable to pre-book your transportation option before departing from Dodoma. The island is filled with stunning attractions and exciting activities. The Stone Town is a historic trade spot, which has winding lanes that offer visitors minarets, 19th-century landmarks, and carved doorways. Discover stunning coral reefs and beaches while lodging in exclusive boutique hotels, luxury beachfront cottages and spa resorts on the island.  

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