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Guide to zanzibar

Are you planning a trip to Zanzibar? Look no further! We’ve put together a comprehensive guide to help you make the most out of your trip.

Getting There

Flying to Zanzibar is easy. The Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ) is the primary gateway to the archipelago and is served by several airlines, including Fly Dubai, Oman Air, KLM, Turkish Airlines, and Air France.

What to Pack

The best time to visit Zanzibar is between June and October, which is when the weather is dry and sunny. However, the nights can get chilly, so it’s important to pack accordingly.

Here are some essentials to bring with you:

  • Sunglasses to protect your eyes from the bright sun.

  • Swimwear so you can enjoy the beautiful beaches and crystal-clear waters.

  • Sunscreen to protect your skin from the harsh sun.

  • Mosquito repellent to avoid being bitten by these pesky insects.

  • A reusable water bottle to stay hydrated.

  • A light jacket for the cooler evenings.

Don't worry if you forget any of these items. You can always purchase them from vendors in Zanzibar.

Getting Around

The easiest way to get around Zanzibar is by taxi. Look out for Soundscapes taxis, which can be found in key locations such as the Soundscapes Venue, Zanzibar Airport, and Central Paje. If you need to arrange a taxi to pick you up from another location, simply call the Soundscapes Zanzi Hotline at +255777641063.

Where to Stay

We understand the importance of safety, comfort, and convenience when it comes to choosing accommodation. That's why we've handpicked some of the best hotels in Zanzibar for Soundscapes attendees.

Check out our full list of recommended hotels to find the perfect place to stay.

Best Spots

Zanzibar is home to some truly magical hidden gems. From restaurants to beaches to nightclubs, there is no shortage of things to do and see.


Zanzibar is a foodie's paradise, with an abundance of restaurants serving delicious cuisine. Here are some of our top picks:

  • Pompetti's Italian Restaurant: Authentic Italian food in a beautiful setting.

  • B4 Beach Club: Enjoy fresh seafood and cocktails with a stunning ocean view.

  • Mr. Kahawa: A cozy cafe with great coffee and pastries.

  • Oxygen: Delicious vegetarian and vegan options in a serene setting.

  • Meraki: A fusion of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine that's sure to please your taste buds.

Beach Clubs

With its pristine beaches and turquoise waters, it's no surprise that Zanzibar is known for its beach clubs. Here are some of our favorites:

  • B4 Beach Club: A lively atmosphere with great food and drinks.

  • Kae Funk: A laid-back beach bar with live music and events.

  • Drifters: A beach bar and restaurant with a relaxed vibe.

  • Jambo Beach Club: A vibrant beach club with plenty of activities to keep you entertained.

Night Clubs

When the sun sets, Zanzibar comes alive with its vibrant nightlife. Here are some of the best nightclubs to check out:

  • B4 Beach Club: This beach club transforms into a nightclub after dark with live DJs and dancing.

  • Why Not: A popular nightclub in Stone Town with a great atmosphere.

  • Coral Rocks: A beachside nightclub with a lively atmosphere and great music.

Things to Do in Zanzibar

Zanzibar offers a variety of activities, from action-packed adventures to relaxing retreats. Here are some of our top picks:

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