Zanzibar is an archipelago located in the Indian Ocean, off the eastern coast of Tanzania, a few degrees south of the Equator. It consists of two main islands, Unguja (usually known as Zanzibar) to the south and Pemba to the north, and over forty much smaller islands, some of which are uninhabited.

Zanzibar represents one of the most emblematic examples of Swahili culture, which comes from the encounter between the Bantu populations of Central and Eastern Africa and Middle Eastern and Asian, especially Oman, Persia and India. The population mainly speaks Swahili, but English is also quite common.

The old town centre of Zanzibar’s capital, Stone Town, rich in architectural and historical examples of Swahili culture, has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Zanzibar was also a protagonist of the Eastern Africa slave trade, as well of the spice trade; even now, an important part of its economy is based on the production of cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper and ginger.

How to reach Zanzibar

Ethiopian Airlines and Oman Air provide connections from Europe that land directly at Zanzibar International Airport. British Airways, KLM, Emirates, Quatar and Swiss Air land in Dar es Salaam; from here you can easily continue your journey by domestic flight or high-speed ferry to the island of Zanzibar.

Domestic flights on the Dar es Salaam/Zanzibar route are operated by local companies like Precision Air, Coastal Aviation and ZanAir, and last about 20 minutes.

Connections by sea are provided by Azam Marine and last about 2 hours by high-speed ferry.



How to reach Mamamapambo

Mamamapambo is located in the Kibigija neighbourhood of the Jambiani village.

Stone Town, where both the harbour and the airport are located, is about 55 km from Jambiani.

To reach us, you can rent a four-wheel drive or use one of the many taxis available both at the harbour and at the airport.

Upon advance agreement, we are also happy to organise your transfer to and from the hotel with one of our vehicles.

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