Zanzibar: Major European cities starting at 349€ with Turkish Airlines (incl. luggage)

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Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is keen on getting you to the island of Zanzibar at low prices, starting at 349€ from Milan and Rome. Flights departing from Madrid, Barcelona and Paris can also befound at or below 370€, including one piece of checked luggage.

Check out offers from these airports as well:

TK MCP-ZNZ
Milan to Zanzibar for comely 349€, almost half the regular fee.

All flights include a layover in Istanbul on both ways. The flight from Zanzibar to Istanbul is operated with a stop in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Both flights to and from Zanzibar are serviced by single aisle Boeing 737 aircraft instead of typical long haul planes.

Search & Book

These low fares can be found for flights starting between September 2019 and March 2020. Google Flights shows that availability is best for dates past October 2019. This offer is set to expire on May 21, 2019. It is bookable via different OTAs in the links above or directly at turkishairlines.com, which we recommend.

Mileage

The fares are above are all booking class U. A ticket will give you no miles in any frequent flyer program except Turkish Airlines’ own Miles&Smiles. A Milan to Zanzibar roundtrip will result in shallow 2.196 award miles.

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.

Best Time to Visit

Zanzibar is relatively close to the equator and therefore the climate is tropical. Due to the southwest and northeast 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.

Departure Charge

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.

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