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Passport and Visas:

Visa required by UK passport holders. We recommend obtaining in advance although they are available on arrival and are approximately $50. A departure tax of $50 is payable in cash on departure from Zanzibar.

Good to know:

For any internal light aircraft flights, luggage must be in soft bags and weigh a maximum of 15kg.


Tipping is customary but not obligatory. Little and often is the best guideline; it is recommended to tip a hotel porter $1-2 per suitcase, and on local tours and excursions, tips of approximately $10 per group for a full day tour are recommended.