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Kisauni Airport offers service in Zanzibar which has an autonomous management power despite of being within the body of Tanzania, one of the special countries of the African continent. The airport offers international flights to East Africa, Middle East and Europe as well as domestic flights. Every year, one million passengers travel by using Kisauni Airport which has two terminal buildings and is managed by the Zanzibar government.

Getting to the City Center from Abeid Amani Karume Intl. Airport

Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, also known as Kisauni Airport, is an important transportation center of the region with its distance of about 5 kilometers from the capital Zanzibar. Regular flights to European cities, to East Africa and the Middle East take place from the airport. The airport which was known as Kisauni before, is carrying the name of the first president of the country since 2010.

It is possible to travel to Israel's Tel Aviv city, Germany's Munich and Frankfurt cities, Dubai, Doha, Amsterdam, Brussels, Nairobi, Milan, Bologna and Istanbul with seasonal flights from the airport.

When you arrive at the Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, you can get to the center which is 5 kilometers away by taking a taxi, renting a car from one of the local Zanzibar rental companies, or with airport shuttle if you have booked in advance

Taxi

At Abeid Amani Karume International Airport you can find taxis without difficulty, especially during flight times. The taxis in Zanzibar determine their fares based on the taximeter device turned on in front of the airport terminal; you can reach your destination with a not-so-high fare thanks to the factors such as the close proximity of the airport. However, if you still have some question marks about the taxi fare that you would pay, you can go to the information desks at the airport without having to leave the terminal after your plane has landed, and you can ask the average taxi fare by showing the address you will be going to. Another way to know about the taxi fare in advance and have a more comfortable journey on this route is to discuss with the taxi drivers waiting in front of the Abeid Amani Karume International Airport.

Car Rental

At Abeid Amani Karume International Airport or Kisauni Airport, as it was known before, generally the local car rental companies serve to those passengers willing to rent a car. After renting your car from the companies located at the airport terminal, you can deal with a local guide or drive with a navigation device if you would like to find your way easily to the center. Car rental fares are not usually high at the airport and you will not have much difficulty driving and finding parking slot in the city. This way, if you are planning to travel between different regions of Zanzibar, you can consider renting a car and driving to the center.

Airport Shuttle

The airport shuttle service is among one of the top preferences of passengers who will stay in a large hotel, especially in the center of Zanzibar. If you are not planning to stay in a hotel in the center or the hotel you are staying at does not offer this service, it is possible for you to look online and find a private shuttle company. If you are going to get support from a local guide while you are in the city, you can also ask your guide for help finding and booking an airport shuttle. The fare you would pay in Zanzibar, where the airport is only about 5 kilometers outside the center, for a shuttle to get to the city center will usually be low. On the other hand, keep in mind that based on the distance the fare you would pay increase if you will be travelling further away from the center.

Last Updated: 30 Aug 2017
Getting to Abeid Amani Karume Intl. Airport from the City Center

Abeid Amani Karume International Airport or Kisauni Airport, as it was known before, is located about 5 kilometers outside the center of Zanzibar. The passengers who will travel to the airport from the center often choose to take a taxi ride that would last only a few minutes considering the short distance.

Guests staying in the centrally located hotels can make benefit of the shuttles offered by the hotel free of charge or at reasonable prices.

If you would like to travel to the airport terminal in Zanzibar with a means of transportation outside the shuttles and taxi, it is a good idea to keep in mind that you have the chance to rent a car. Rental vehicles, usually provided by local Zanzibar companies, are extremely practical to reach the airport and other points of the country.

Taxi 

When you travel to the Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, which is about 5 kilometers from the center of Zanzibar, with Zanzibar taxis that you can take from the center, you will be travelling with a practical means that also helps you to carry your luggage comfortably at. Taxis are not only practical, useful and convenient, but also vehicles that can be considered economic in the region. If you need to arrive at the airport very early in the morning or late at night, you are advised to book a taxi in advance. Apart from this, you can also easily call taxi without prior booking during the day and enjoy the comfortable and easy ride to Abeid Amani Karume International Airport that lasts around 10 minutes.

Car Rental

Renting a car in Zanzibar and getting to the airport with your rental car is a method that you would have to choose via local car rental companies. You can find a local car rental company office in the center and reach Abeid Amani Karume International Airport with your rental car in about ten minutes and park your car at the airport terminal. If you prefer delivering the car you have rented in the region at the airport, it should be enough to share this opinion in advance with the car rental company you have rented your car from. If you need to wait a while at the airport after arriving to the terminal with your rental car, you can use the car park of Abeid Amani Karume International Airport.

Airport Shuttle

Your centrally located hotel can provide private shuttle for you to reach the airport terminal. Moreover, your hotel may offer this service free of charge or at a very convenient fare. You can book a seat on these shuttles departing from the center and going to the airport by contacting your hotel in advance to see if they are providing this option. However, if your hotel does not offer this service but you still have to go to Abeid Amani Karume International Airport with these vehicles, you can search online about other shuttle options serving in the region. It is possible for you to make a reservation for the shuttle that would pick you up from your door until a few hours before your flight.

Airport Information

The terminal of the Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, which is often used for seasonal flights to the major centers of Europe and the Middle East, is not too big. The airport terminal, however, provides many basic services that you may need. Waiting lounges, information desks from where you can get detailed information about the area, and places where you can eat help you to spend your time while waiting at the airport. You have the chance to travel to cities like Istanbul, Nairobi, Warsaw, Addis Ababa, Dubai, Mombasa, Tel Aviv, Prague, Amsterdam, and Brussels thanks to the direct and connected flights operated from the airport at certain times.

 

Last Updated: 30 Aug 2017

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