Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport

General information

Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport is the main airport of Zanzibar Archipelago. Until 2010, the airport was known as Kisauni Airport. The airport is named after Abeid Amani Karume, the island’s first president, and mainly used for charter flights to and from Europe.

Location

Where is Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport situated?

The airport is located on Unguja Island, the largest island of the Zanzibar Archipelago. Abeid Amani Karume Airport situated south of Zanzibar City. Nyerere Road connects the airport with Zanzibar City.

How many terminals has Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport?

The airport has two terminal buildings, Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.

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Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Tanzania.

Airport Distance
Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere Airport 73km

Transportation

Car

The distance from Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport to the centre of Zanzibar City is 8 kilometres. By car, it takes 15 minutes to get to the centre of Zanzibar City.

From ZNZ Airport to Zanzibar City City centre by Car
8 km
15 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport by public transport. Visit the Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Zanzibar City is about TZS 30000.-. Book your taxi at Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From ZNZ Airport to Zanzibar City City centre by Taxi
8 km
15 min
TZS 30000.-

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Airport parking

Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

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At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport.

Services

Flights

Departures and arrivals

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Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Ethiopian Airlines (ET)
  • Fly540 (5H)
  • Condor (DE)

Accommodations

Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.

luxury

Madinat Al Bahr Business & SPA Hotel, Zanzibar City

Featuring an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre, Madinat Al Bahr Business & SPA Hotel is set in Zanzibar City, 6 km from Peace Memorial Museum. Built in 2015, the property is within 8 km of The Zanzibar Curio shop and 6.5 km from Stone Town.

business

Protea Hotel by Marriott Zanzibar Mbweni Ruins, Mbweni

Mbweni Ruins Hotel is located in Zanzibar, a 10 minute drive from Zanzibar Airport. The hotel lies along a beach and features an outdoor swimming pool, tropical garden and sun terrace.

family

27 Cafe Zanzibar Airport Hotel, Zanzibar City

Situated in Zanzibar City, 3.4 km from Food market, Coastal Zanzibar Airport Hotel, formerly MP Airport Hotel, features air-conditioned rooms. Guests can enjoy an on-site lively café and the on-site restaurant.

Hotels in Zanzibar City

Looking for the best hotels in Zanzibar City? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.

luxury

Golden Tulip Zanzibar Resort, Zanzibar City

Set in Zanzibar Region, 7 km from Stone Town, Golden Tulip Zanzibar Resort features a year-round outdoor pool and free WiFi is available in the rooms.

business

Golden Tulip Stone Town Boutique, Zanzibar City

Situated just a 5-minute walk from House of Wonders, Golden Tulip Zanzibar Boutique features a rooftop restaurant with panoramic views of the harbour and city. Free WiFi is available in all areas of the hotel.

family

Tembo House Hotel, Zanzibar City

Offering a pool and restaurant, the historic Tembo House Hotel is located in Zanzibar City, a 3-minute walk from the Old Fort and House of Wonders. Free Wi-Fi access is available.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!

Ticket

3-Hour Stone Town Tour

Follow the trail of sultans, slaves and explorers through the winding streets of Stone Town on our 3-hour guided city tour. Your guide will tell you about the events that shaped Zanzibar and show you where they occurred.

Activity

Relaxing 2-Hour Dhow Sunset Cruise

Escape the bustle of the city and sail through the clear coastal waters of Tanzania on this magical sunset cruise from Stone Town. On this 2-hour cruise, just relax, enjoy the warm breeze, and take in the beauty of the African shoreline.

Tour & transport

Prison Island 3-Hour Tour

Visit the white sandy beaches and spectacular coral reefs of Prison Island on this day trip from Stone Town, Zanzibar. Take a short boat ride to the island and spend your day snorkeling alongside tropical fish, hiking, and relaxing in the sun.

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