Zanzistar Lodge

Travel advice

Please read it carefully, it is so helpful to know those information before arrival.


WINTER: June to November -Fresh

SUMMER: December to April – Hot!

Rainy Season: April & May.

Bring mosquito repellent with you.


Ethiopian Airlines, KLM/Kenya Airways, Condor, Oman Air, Fly Dubai, Qatar Airways, Turquish Airlines, Egypt Air, Meridian & Italian charters offer international flights to Zanzibar. British Airways, Emirates and Swiss fly to Dar es Salaam. From Dar es Salaam, Precision Air, Zanair, Tropical Air and Costal Aviation offer short trip byair (20 minutes) to Zanzibar. From and To South Africa FastJet. Check TUI for direct flights from Brussels & Amsterdam.

ELECTRICITY 220- 240 V AC, 50Hz.  We provide adapters. Electricity comes under the ocean from Tanzania. It is always useful to travel with your own torch.

MONEY  Zanzibar uses Tanzanian Shillings  (TZS). From Europe we advice you to take US Dollars or Euro easy to change in Stone Town.   At your arrival change your money OUTSIDE at the bureau of change close to the parking to get a better rate.

Be aware that we do not have a bank or cash machine in Jambiani so be sure you have enoughtanzanian shillings before coming to the South East Coast. Zanzibar accepts only USD from 2006 and above.

PAYMENT  To guarantee  your reservation in USD we ask a 50%deposit. You will get an email from DIRECT PAY secure online system. Full Accomodation (not refundable) are due 30 days before arrival.

Food and drinks the last day of your stay in Tanzanian Shillings. If you want to pay cash in EURO or USD check our average rate at the office. If you want to pay by CREDIT CARD VISA/ MASTERCARD, amount will be in USD- with 5% extra for DPO system.

TIDES We have LOW and HIGH tides  which give the best landscapes or colours contrast. It is useful to travel with bathing shoes. The best time for swimming is at LOW tide in the turquoise lagoon in front of our Lodge.

SECURITY JAMBIANI is safe and we have 4 security guards Massai from 19h to 06h in the morning.

HEALTH Traveling from Europe or USA, yellow fever inoculation is recommended but not obligatory. Please contact the Travel Clinic or Tanzanian embassy in your country to get the last update.

TOURIST VISA At your arrival you have to pay 50 US Dollars per person to get the tourist visa- cash or credit card.

RELIGION 99% muslim, 1% christian. Dress code: skirts or shorts under the knees, cover your shoulders or long sleeves T-shirt. No bikini walking in the village.

TRANSPORT We can book a taxi for you when you arrive at the airport, 50 USD to pay directly to KIBABU, 60min driving to Jambiani. Taxis from our village. They can drive and wait for you anywhere and anytime.

KITESURF We will advise you for the best kite surf schools, 40m away from the Lodge.

RENT A CAR KIBABU: +255772755788  WhatsApp You need to provide your international driving license.  Zanzibar drive on the left and the majority of cars are automatic.

RENT A MOTORBIKE/SCOOTER Bring your international driving license with you, in one day we will help you to get a local one.

BIKE For passionate bikers, enquire about a wonderful  PAJE BIKE TOURS

SAFARI in TANZANIA We collaborate with the best agencie, we recommend JULIE for Africa. SAFARISVERSIONJULIE

WEATHER  weather and wind in Zanzibar/Paje beach

ENVIRONNEMENT Zanzibar is still struggling to manage the rubbish. We will ask you to leave the island with your plastic rubbish and medicine as the island can not recycle it.


FREE WIFI for our guests at the beach bar, restaurant and swimming pool area.