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Holidays on the island of Zanzibar

Getting to know Africa should start with buying a tour to Zanzibar. Firstly, Spice Island, as it is otherwise called, is rich in cultural heritage and history, which contradicts its paradise nature, with white sand and palm trees lazily swaying in the sea breeze. Secondly, the historical center of the capital of Zanzibar, Stone Town, a World Heritage Site. Thirdly, this is the birthplace of Freddie Mercury himself – the legendary vocalist of the rock band Queen.

Aves Travel tour operator will help you organize an author’s vacation in Zanzibar, and will answer the most pressing questions:

How to get to this piece of paradise?
The best way to get a ticket to Zanzibar is through Kiev, since several airlines fly from here at once, such as Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airlines, Fly Dubai, Emirates and many others, and SkyUp offers a direct charter flight with refueling.

Due to the fact that Qatar Airways suspended flights with Ukraine until 25.10, Aves Travel recommends choosing the option of flying through Turkish Airlines with a connection in Istanbul or ready-made package offers with a charter flight.

The advantage of Turkish Airlines over Emirati airlines is that you do not have to pass the Covid-19 test when flying home through Istanbul.

In the case of Fly Dubai, you need to pass the coronavirus test two times: when leaving Ukraine and on the way back home, since connecting to Dubai requires a negative PCR test result.

For example, taking a coronavirus test in Zanzibar will cost from $ 150 per person, including transfer and loss of precious rest time.

Aves Travel tour operator will always help organize the necessary conditions for passing the test, but advises Turkish airlines to its tourists because of their quality of service on board and comfort for tourists in a pandemic.

Do I need a Covid-19 test and vaccinations?
You do not need to take PCR tests to travel to Zanzibar, but if you choose such a flight through the UAE, then it must be done before departure. After booking the tour, Aves Travel will advise you in detail on which laboratory is better to choose for taking the test, and how many hours before departure to take the test.

Despite the fact that this is Africa, vaccinations are not required to travel to Zanzibar and the island of Tanzania.

Do you need a visa?
As soon as you arrive on the island, when passing through customs, you will be asked to fill out migration cards, pay the cost of a visa ($ 50 per person, pay in cash without change) and be fingerprinted. After that, the visa for Zanzibar will be in your passport.

Is there a tourist tax?
There is a tourist tax in Zanzibar hotels of $ 1.50 per person per night and is payable upon check-out.

Things to do?
The tour operator Aves Travel offers the most intense holiday options on the island, which include:

Climbing Kilimanjaro – the highest point in Africa. The excursion is available even for untrained climbers, and its route is recognized as one of the best due to the wonderful landscapes and comfortable conditions for climbing.

Visit to the Serengeti National Park. On an area of ​​1.5 million hectares of land, the Great Migration can be observed every year. Unsurprisingly, the ‘bustling’ plains offer some of the greatest opportunities to create a Zanzibar + safari combo tour.

Camping at the crater of the Ngorongoro volcano. Known as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a Protected Wildlife, Ngorongoro Crater is one of the best places in Tanzania to see the famous Big Five (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo) and for this reason it is another great place to visit. safari lovers.

Diving on the Pemba island. Colorful coral reefs with an abundance of marine life are especially good between October and April, when there is a chance to see whale sharks and manta rays.

You will learn the rich history of Spice Island as it was separated from the mainland of Tanzania and Zanzibar for decades, leaving untouched a fertile land dotted with forests, mangroves, ruins of mosques and tombs that date back to Arab rule. Tour Zanzibar + Tanzania is a great opportunity to combine visits to several protected areas in one trip.

Which beach to choose for a vacation on the island of Zanzibar and why?
Zanzibar Island is one of the most fabulous beach destinations in the world, with powdered sugar beaches, blood orange sunsets and world-class diving, and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean washing the uninhabited sandy shores.

If you want to admire the rich seascapes, then Aves Travel recommends the northern coast of the island, Nungwi, which is recognized as the best for diving thanks to its magnificent coral reefs and the purest “Bounty” beach with almost imperceptible ebb and flow.

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