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Pemba to Zanzibar

Route: Pemba to Zanzibar

Zanzibar is surrounded by miles of scenic sandy beaches and littered with waterfront resorts and hotels, making it a perfect choice for a relaxing coastal getaway. The island is located off the coast of the Tanzania mainland and has in the past been the leading trading centre in the country. The Abeid Amani Karume International Airport serves the city and is located about 7km southwest of Zanzibar Town. The airport is 8 minutes away from the centre of Zanzibar Town.

Distance and Flight Time

There is a huge contrast between Pemba and Zanzibar, and most tourists will prefer to stay in Zanzibar which is nestled in the archipelago off Tanzania’s coast. There’s a little bit of everything in Zanzibar, from remarkable historic sites to the spectacular coastal scenery. The island has a World Heritage Site – Stone Town, which has become a tourist haven. The distance between Pemba and Zanzibar is 141 km, and the flight time is about 30 minutes.

Not to Miss During Flights

Whether you want to visit Zanzibar for a romantic getaway or spend time with your family, the journey is filled with memorable experiences. Being such a short flight, the 30 seat Embraer twin turbo-prop aircraft fly relatively low, giving passengers an opportunity to catch a glimpse of the long stretches of shoreline, coastal villages and towns, and picturesque landscapes from your plane window.

Airport & Layover Tips

Flights from Pemba arrive at Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, also known as Zanzibar Airport. Located about 7km south of Zanzibar Town, the airport is barely 8 minutes from the the city centre. Travelers are advised to make prior arrangements for their accommodation and transportation before arrival. The best way to get into the island from the airport is to arrange for hotel transfers. Zanzibar Island features greatly diverse attractions and lively nightlife. You can spend your days appreciating the coastal scenery or enjoying the island attractions such as Stone Town, Zanzibar Coffee House, Cultural Arts Centre Zanzibar, Prison Island, Forodhani Market, Palace Museum and House of Wonders. Kendwa and Nungwi in the North are the coastal villages famous for their white sand beaches and with an abundance of hotels to suit any budget.