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Flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar

Thousands of travellers make their way to Zanzibar every year, including South Africans who catch flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar. You can add yourself to those number by booking your own cheap flight from as little as R3450.00.

With FlySafair, you can enjoy a direct flight from O.R. Tambo Internantional Airport to Zanzibar’s Abeid Amani Karume International Airport on Saturdays. On other days, you can fly with Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Airlines, among others, with stops in each country.

Why Visit Zanzibar?

Pristine Beaches
Pristine Beaches

With stunning beaches that delight both locals and travellers, Zanzibar is an excellent choice for those who wish to swim (or wade) in its turquoise waters. Its white sandy shores and mostly warm waters are perfect for enjoying water sports like kiteboarding and scuba diving.

Rich Cultural Heritage
Rich Cultural Heritage

Zanzibar is a proudly African semi-autonomous province that boasts a uniquely rich cultural heritage. As you explore its streets, particularly in Stone Town, you’ll see this reflected in its architecture, music, and cuisine.

So renowned for its heritage is Stone Town that it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While here, you can marvel at the intricately carved doors and buildings dating back to the 19th Century.

Exotic Wildlife
Exotic Wildlife

The African island is also home to some unique and exotic wildlife, such as the endangered Red Colobus Monkey and the Zanzibar Leopard. Why not take a trip to Jozani Forest Reserve to see these rare animals in their natural habitat?

Zanzibar is also great for bird watchers — with several hundred avian species recorded on the island, you’ll have a splendid time admiring these cute birds.

Why Book Johannesburg to Zanzibar Flights With Us

We do our utmost to ensure you have a stress-free and enjoyable travel experience by making it easy to find cheap flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar.

As a traveller, you want to find, compare, and book cheap flights to Zanzibar without hassle, and we understand that. That’s why we help you find low-cost carriers to domestic and international destinations like Zanzibar, Tanzania.

Have a quick look at why booking a flight from Johannesburg to Zanzibar is simpler than ever with SA Airlines:

  • Easy to book: We make finding and booking flights a breeze with our user-friendly and easy-to-use website. Our flight booking tool lets you book your Zanzibar flight with little to no hassle.
  • Affordable price: You’ll have access to thousands of airlines and travel agents, allowing you to book the cheapest flight that suits your needs and budget.
  • Many airlines and partners: With the unrivalled access you’ll have to several airlines and partners, we make it convenient to choose an affordable airline.

Best Time to Book a Flight from Johannesburg to Zanzibar

Before you head off to book your flight, have a look at when it’s best to book round-trip and direct flights to Zanzibar from Johannesburg.

For budget-savvy travellers, the months of May to June are typically best to book your flight. The price for cheap flights to Zanzibar from Johannesburg are at their lowest. Inversely, you’ll want to avoid December as it’s the most expensive month to get a ticket.

The best days to book a flight are Saturdays and Tuesdays. These tend to be the cheapest days, thanks to FlySafair having recently launched direct flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar on Saturdays.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Zanzibar?

So, now that you have an idea of the best time to book a flight to Zanzibar, you may be wondering when’s the best time to visit. Look no further.

The short rainy seasons, from December to February, typically offer you lower prices and fewer crowds, allowing you to kill two birds with the same stone. However, if you don’t find the crowds to be a problem and prefer the dry season, which is also the peak tourist season, then June to October are great times to visit.

That said, it being the peak tourist season means higher prices. If you’re willing to trade in more affordable prices for cooler yet temperate weather, then peak travel season will suit you just fine.

Top Things to Do in Zanzibar

Catching a flight to Zanzibar from Johannesburg offers you more than dreamy beaches and stunning sunsets. Here’s a look at what to expect in sunny Zanzibar:

  • Swim with dolphins: Consider taking a boat trip to Kizimkazi for a unique chance to swim with the friendly dolphins that frequent the area.
  • Visit Prison Island: Alternatively, take another boat trip to visit the giant tortoises that call Prison Island’s waters home. You can also squeeze in a snorkel in the island’s clear waters.
  • Go on an aromatic spice tour: A trip to Zanzibar would be incomplete without a tour that includes taking in the aromas (and purchasing a few packets of) cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon.

FAQs about Flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar

Which Airlines Fly From Johannesburg to Zanzibar?

Currently, you can book flights with FlySafair, Kenya Airways, and Ethiopian Airlines. When flights are incredibly scarce, Qatar Airways is also available.

Are There Direct Flights from JHB to Zanzibar?

At the moment, you can book only book direct Zanzibar flights from Johannesburg with FlySafair and these are only available on Saturdays for now. However, the airlines promised to act by adding additional flights if they see a demand for it.

How Long Is a Direct Flight From Johannesburg to Zanzibar?

Direct flights from JHB to Zanzibar are usually 3 hours and 25 minutes.

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