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FAQs about flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar

Is it possible to fly from Johannesburg to Zanzibar right now?

Our Covid-19 Travel Advisor will inform you of flying restrictions or health guidelines if you're flying from Johannesburg to Zanzibar sometime soon.

Is there a direct flight between Johannesburg and Zanzibar?

The flight game between Johannesburg and Zanzibar is a competitive one. You can travel from Johannesburg Airport (JNB-O.R. Tambo Intl.) to Dar es Salaam Airport (DAR-Julius Nyerere Intl.) with 2 airlines including South African Airways. Or you can fly the O.R. Tambo Intl. Airport (JNB) to ZNZ route with the likes of Mango.

How long is a direct flight from Johannesburg to Zanzibar?

The journey of 1,491 miles from Johannesburg to Zanzibar takes about 3 hours and 20 minutes, but can sometimes pass as quickly as 3 hours and 20 minutes. Family break or loved-up escape? Adventurous or relaxed? Whatever your holiday style, travel to your destination the simple way by choosing a direct flight.

Can I cancel my flight booking to Zanzibar due to COVID-19?

As an Ebookers customer, you may be eligible for a no-change-fee cancellation for your Zanzibar booking and a credit that you can use for another flight. Your account is the place to go to see if your reservation has this flexibility. If you have any more questions, our Customer Service Portal is here to help.

What are the best airports for Johannesburg to Zanzibar flights?

If you're trying to work out how to go from Johannesburg to Zanzibar, these are the most frequently flown routes:

  • Johannesburg Airport to DAR - 55 flights per week
  • Johannesburg Airport to Zanzibar Intl. Airport (ZNZ) - 39 flights per week
What are some of the most popular airlines flying from Johannesburg to Zanzibar?

The route between Johannesburg and Zanzibar is a well-travelled one, so you'll find loads of flights to pick from. If you're not sure how to start planning your getaway, these are the six most popular airlines to look into:

  • Kenya Airways with 121 flights every month.
  • Ethiopian Airlines with 121 flights every month.
  • Emirates with 47 flights every month.
  • Qatar Airways with 47 flights every month.
  • with 17 flights every month.
  • RwandAir with 17 flights every month.
How many flights are there from Johannesburg to Zanzibar?

Planning a trip from Johannesburg to Zanzibar is simple. With 8 daily flights to select from, you can head off on your next big adventure any time of the year.

Is it possible to fly on an airline that employs social distancing and other COVID-19 measures?

Getting to your destination comfortably and confidently is as important as having a great holiday once you get there. Take the stress out of flying by choosing Precision Air, flydubai or Ethiopian Airlines. They all employ social distancing rules and have COVID-19 measures in place, which may be capped capacity flights and keeping the middle seat empty.

What are the cheapest days to book a flight?

This is one is easy to remember: Flight Fridays. We found that tickets booked on a Friday resulted in the best deal on average in 2020. However, Wednesdays can be the worst days to purchase plane tickets, as it was the day with the highest average ticket price based on flight demand on ebookers in 2020.

What are the cheapest days to fly?

When analysing flight demand on ebookers in 2020, Monday turned out to be the cheapest day to fly. That's definitely something to consider when booking your next trip! Weekends may seem like the most logical time to start your holiday, but airline tickets were on average more expensive for flights departing on Saturdays, so keep this in mind when planning for your next trip.

*According to flight demand on from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.

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Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar 

Our advanced search tools and comprehensive filters help you find a flight that fits your budget. To search for cheap flights, just enter your travel dates and sort your results by price. With all available tickets listed lowest price first, it’s easy to select the one that’s easiest on your wallet.  

To find the cheapest flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar, you can also travel outside peak season. The more flexible you can be on travel dates, the easier it is to find those cheap flight tickets. We know, for example, that the cheapest time to travel between Johannesburg to Zanzibar is . In the current list of deals available, prices start at and can rise to for return flights.  

Find the best flight from Johannesburg to Zanzibar  

Every day between Johannesburg and Zanzibar,  flights from airlines jet back and forth. And with ebookers, you can book tickets for any one of those flights. If you book a direct flight with , you’ll arrive safely in your destination in around hours. If you can think of a quicker way to cover the between null and null, let us know! 

Flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar — a great choice on great deals 

We only need a little information to give you a lot of choice. Just tell us when you’re planning your family holiday, long weekend, luxury getaway or quick business trip, and we’ll do the rest. And to keep your choice-making easy, we’ve given you plenty of ways to narrow down your search. Choose one-way, roundtrip or multi city flights, select your preferred airline, your time of arrival and departure and cabin class using the filters.  

Once you’ve told us what you want, we’ll show you what’s on offer. All you need to do is take your pick and start packing.  

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We want the experience of booking your flight from Johannesburg to Zanzibar to be as simple as possible. That’s why we designed our search and filter options to make your life easy. Whether you are travelling on business or for pleasure, ebookers has you covered. 

When you’re ready to book, our service is always fast and transparent. We know plans change, so we have a range of flexible booking options. Choose between refundable bookings and flights with no charges should you need to rearrange and travel stress-free. 

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Place to stay after flight from Johannesburg to Zanzibar

Konokono Beach Resort

Konokono Beach Resort

5 out of 5
Michamvi, Michamvi, Unguja South Region
Nestled on the beach, this Michamvi hotel is 26.6 mi (42.8 km) from Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park.
4/5Very Good! (2 reviews)
"Very nice people, astonishing surroundings. However, there is some kind of beach club very nearby. The noise of their jet skis and loud music unfortunately killed the calm for us."

Reviewed on 16 Aug 2021

Konokono Beach Resort
Tembo House Hotel & Apartments

Tembo House Hotel & Apartments

4 out of 5
Forodhani Street, Zanzibar Town
The price is £65 per night from 18 Oct to 18 Oct
Located in Stone Town, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 5-minute walk of Old Fort and Forodhani Gardens. House of Wonders and Christ ...
4.2/5Very Good! (5 reviews)
"The location is good. Breakfast was ok but egg and pancake station was the winner."

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

Tembo House Hotel & Apartments
Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive

Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive

5 out of 5
Nungwi Road, Nungwi
The price is £232 per night from 30 Sep to 30 Sep
Located in Nungwi, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district, 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Kendwa Beach and 1.5 mi (2.3 km) from Nungwi Beach. Nungwi Natural ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (5 reviews)
"The staff was extremely friendly...always smiling and eager to help I personally was not happy with food, although there was variety laid out for all the meals. However the steak from carnivores and more was superb."

Reviewed on 14 May 2018

Riu Palace Zanzibar - All Inclusive

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Melia Zanzibar

Melia Zanzibar

5 out of 5
Kiwengwa, Kiwengwa
The price is £285 per night from 28 Sep to 28 Sep
Nestled on the beach, this Kiwengwa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kiwengwa Pongwe Forest and Mapenzi Beach. Kiwengwa Beach and Pwani Mchangani Beach are ...
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
"Très bien en général, personnel très sympathique, buffet très varié. Un rafraîchissement des chambres serait bienvenu (Garden view standard). Activités organisées par l’hôtel hors de prix (le double de celles proposées sur la plage)"

Reviewed on 27 Oct 2019

Melia Zanzibar
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Zanzibar - Nungwi

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Zanzibar - Nungwi

4 out of 5
Nungwi Village, Nungwi
The price is £140 per night from 5 Oct to 5 Oct
Nestled on the beach, this Nungwi hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Nungwi Beach and Mnarani Natural Aquarium. Kendwa Beach and Mnemba Island are also within 16 ...
4/5Very Good! (3 reviews)
Nice hotel close to beach
"We were with 4 kids in August in Nungwi, and hotel staff was very friendly, food was very good, hotel was not noisy, sunbeds and pool are was very nice too. Only one not so good thing was the smell of mildew in our rooms. Except that the hotel was perfect for us!"

Reviewed on 21 Aug 2017

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Zanzibar - Nungwi
Park Hyatt Zanzibar

Park Hyatt Zanzibar

5 out of 5
Shangani Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar Town
The price is £275 per night from 28 Sep to 28 Sep
Located in Stone Town, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district and within a 10-minute walk of Old Fort, Forodhani Gardens and House of Wonders. Christ ...
5/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Excellent Zanzibar traditional and modern combined
"It was the first hotel we stayed in Zanzibar for sightseeing purpose in world heritage Stone town. We stayed for two nights in the first week of Dec and enjoyed the stay. Excellent location for the purpose. We picked sea view room. The taste of interior was excellent. Park Hyatt style with nice color ..."

Reviewed on 18 Dec 2016

Park Hyatt Zanzibar
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