Zanzibar is regarded as the home of Swahili – it is spoken in its purest form here and in pockets on the coast of Tanzania and Kenya.

Zanzibar is 1 hour ahead of South Africa. Visas are no longer required by S.A passport holders when visiting Zanzibar. A valid passport with at least two blank pages. A copy of a valid return or onward ticket. As of December 1, all that is required for entry into the country is a valid SA passport. 

The best time to visit Zanzibar is from June to October during the cool, dry months of spring. Another popular time to visit this tropical island is from December to February when it’s hot and dry.

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