Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous archipelago off the coast of Tanzania consisting of Zanzibar Island (locally, Unguja), Pemba Island and many smaller islands. Zanzibar island itself is approximately 90 km long and 40 km wide. There is a variety of public and private transport.
Travel times & distances: (times can vary depending on exact location, traffic & other events)
Zanzibar Ferry Terminal to Stonetown: Walking distance
Zanzibar Airport to Stonetown – 20-30 minutes by car
Stonetown to North (Nungwi): 2 hours
Stonetown to East (Paje): 1 hour
Stonetown to East (Michamvi): 1.5 hours
Stonetown to North-East (Matemwe): 2 hours
Stonetown to South-East (Jambiani): 2 hours
Stonetown to South: 2.5 hours
Taxis are the most comfortable way of travelling in Zanzibar. We recommend to always negociate about prices before starting to drive to your destination. Tanzania Horizon will assist you to arrange all your travels while in Zanzibar.
Boat transport in Zanzibar:
Private boats are perfect to discover hidden places and reach small island and beaches all around Zanzibar. As they have no official meeting points it can be difficult to spot them. For not loosing time, Tanzania Horizon Safaris will kindly assist you to organise a boat taxi for your. Feel free to contact us!
Local transport works by DalaDala (public mini bus) and Tuk Tuk (locally called Bajaji). This is probably the cheapest way of transport in Zanzibar but carries some security risks as some drivers have no official licence. We recommend all our clients to contact us to let us organise transport with trusted drivers or preferably order a taxi.
A more individual way of transport is renting a car or a scooter in Zanzibar. You will need an international driver’s licence and to be very careful about traffic and local driving habits. There are several places to rent cars and scooters. Tanzania Horizon Safaris will assist you to find your transport of choice. Feel free to contact us fort further information!