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Zanzibar Town Travel Guide

Where is Zanzibar Town?

Few things put you in the mood for travel more than researching your next destination. So, are you ready to learn a bit more about Zanzibar Town?

It's located about 45 miles north of Dar es Salaam, the national capital, and 30 miles northeast of Bagamoyo.

Places to Visit in Zanzibar Town

Slave Market is a historic site which will give you new insight into the area's character. Want to keep the good times rolling? Old Fort had a strategic location and role which played a part in shaping the region as we know it today. Learn the story behind the fort and why it's known as a place of historical significance. But that's not all there is! Learn a thing or two about the area's rich history at House of Wonders. Photographs don't do this place justice — this historic structure needs to be seen in person.

Car Rentals in Zanzibar Town

Push play on your favorite driving tunes and see Zanzibar Town from the freedom of your own set of wheels. You'll find some of the most budget-friendly car rentals in Zanzibar Town on Orbitz.

If you want to pick up a car after touching down at Zanzibar International Airport, you'll need to look elsewhere. There aren't any rental agencies nearby.

Where to stay in Zanzibar Town – Hotel Accommodation

You shouldn't have any hassles snapping up one of the 31 hotels in Zanzibar Town. That said, try not to leave it until the last moment! Your epic vacation is just around the corner!If something a little extravagant is what you're longing for, slide between the soft sheets at the Zanzibar Serena Hotel (Kelele Square) or the Chuini Zanzibar Beach Lodge (Chuini Ruins). The House of Spices and The Market Lodge are some budget options. Consider booking one if you'd prefer to save for incredible activities.

Nearest Airports to Zanzibar Town

Tighten your seatbelt! You'll soon be touching down at Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR), the best airport for Zanzibar Town. The terminal is 50 miles south of the downtown area and may be the starting point of your exciting vacation.

Popular Places to Visit Near Zanzibar Town

If you've checked out the best of Zanzibar Town and have a day to spare, don't panic! Just 20 miles away is Bwejuu, and there's no lack of activities on offer here. If you want to spend a whole day in this area, stop by Paje Beach first. Then hop on over to Airborne Kite Centre and Kite Centre Zanzibar. Kendwa is another neighbouring destination situated just 30 miles away. This place features Nungwi Beach, Kendwa Beach and Mnarani Natural Aquarium.

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