Flight route from Selous (SE) to Zanzibar ZNZ)

The Island of Zanzibar is one of the most popular flight destinations of east Africa. Now flying there from the Selous is easier and quicker than before.

Travel modes, airlines and time

The flight time is a little over an hour if direct and it covers a distance of 210 km. All flights from the Selous make a stop in Dar Es Salaam before the onward journey. If there is no direct flight from Selous to Zanzibar then you need to first take a flight to Dar es Salaam and from there you will be heading over to Zanzibar via a connecting flight. Flights and schedule vary according to the season.

If you are an adventurous sort of person then traveling by road is an option. The 262 km journey can be completed by car hire, private transfer or bus. The total time required for this mode of travel would be 7 hours. From Selous, you will be heading to Dar es Salaam and from there a flight to Zanzibar. This trip is not recommended just because of the time it consumes especially if you are short on time.

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What your flight has to offer?

The Rufiji River is the first important destination that you will be seeing from the sky. The Pande Game Reserve and its vastness will leave you stunned. The vastness of this place is yet to be explored in full. You will then see the multi colors of the sea and will also get to experience textures of the sea. Once the shores of Zanzibar are visible you will see the bustling city with all its glory and beauty.

Airport at Zanzibar

Abeid Amani Karume International Airport ZNZ services all flights into Zanzibar. If you need to wait there are many restaurants and coffee shops to choose from. The town of Zanzibar is about 10 km from the airport which makes the city very approachable. You can reach the city by taxi, privately booked transfers, or hire a car.

The airport expansion is underway with a second terminal though its completion date is not yet known. This terminal will be serving international passengers. Terminal 1 will be dedicated to domestic traveling.

Zanzibar attractions

Nungwi beach is one of the most popular destinations of the region with the third largest population of over 5000. Nungwi beach is popular with tourists due to its expansive beaches, and a large number of restaurants and bars that provide opportunities to relax and enjoy. If you love seclusion, then Kendwa Beach is the one you should be heading to. The opportunities for entertainment are less as compared to the other beaches but it provides a soothing ambiance. In high season there is a water taxi service between the beaches.

Highlights of Zanzibar