Qatar Airways has been awarded “5 Star Airline” for several times already. But that’s only one reason why this offer is especially attractive. The second one is the excellent price: fly to exotic Zanzibar for prices starting at only €389 when departing from Venice.
This deal still shows good availability, but connections over Xmas seem to run out of cheap seats. So if you’re planning on visiting a gorgeous sun destination during the holidays – better act fast!
Just like we’d expect from the national carrier of Qatar, low prices are no reason to pack light. 30 kg of checked luggage is already included in the fare.
As always, Qatar Airways will first fly you to its hub in Doha, where you will change plans and continue your journey to the island just off the coast of Tanzania. The carrier will be operating various aircraft, including an Airbus A330 and a Boeing 787.
Search & Book
Qatar seems to be planning on selling tickets until July 31st. But honestly: we don’t think this deal will be around for so long. Prices that low combined with the excellent destination and travel periods will most likely be sold out soon.
The first international flight sector is limited to the time period between August 19th and December 20th, 2019. We haven’t been able to find flights before October. Minimum stay requirements are 7 days, and you can spend up to one month in Zanzibar if there are connections that allow for such an extended vacation.
Google Flights (instructions) will help you find all the available connections. It is your choice if you’d instead take your preferred dates to Skyscanner and compare all the prices that OTAs offer. Or if you want to book directly on the carrier’s website. The latter will result in prices that are approximately €50 higher then what we are promoting here.
All tickets will be issue in booking class W. While not fascinating, this will still get you an earning rate of 25% with most Oneworld frequent flyer programs. Here’s what you can await from this trip:
- 3,950 on Finnair Plus
- 2,450 on Iberia Plus
- 2,450 on American AAdvantage
- 2,450 on SriLankan FlySmiles
- 2,450 on Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- 2,450 on MEA Cedar Miles
- 2,450 on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
- 2,450 on Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus
- 2,450 on British Airways Executive Club
- 2,450 on S7 Airlines Priority Club
- 2,450 on LATAM Pass
- 2,450 on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
- 2,450 on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 2,450 on GOL Aéreos Smiles
Information & Tips for Zanzibar
The Zanzibar archipelago with its main island Unguja lies in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Africa and belongs to Tanzania. Zanzibar is especially known for its beautiful beaches and as an inexpensive alternative to the Maldives. The UNESCO World Heritage Site Stone Town with its buildings made of light coral limestone and mangrove wood in the 19th century is also worth a visit.
The Best Time to Visit
Zanzibar is relatively close to the equator and therefore the climate is tropical. Due to the south-west and north-east monsoon there are two rainy seasons per year between the end of March and the end of May and in November and December. Temperatures average 27 °C with maximums just above 30 °C and nightly temperatures not below 20 °C. During the two rainy seasons the humidity can be very unpleasant. Therefore, the ideal travel time is between the beginning of June and the end of September as well as in January and February. In general, however, you can visit Zanzibar all year round.
Immigration & Visa Requirements
With most EU passports (must be valid for at least 6 months on departure) a visa is required for Tanzania. You can apply for the visa either in advance at an embassy or as a Visa on Arrival for a fee of $50 when entering the country at the Zanzibar International Airport. The fee can only be paid by credit card.
In addition, depending on the airline, an exit fee or tax may be payable on departure from Zanzibar International Airport. For some airlines the departure tax is already included in the airfare.
All Dealz for Zanzibar
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