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Dar-es-salaam transfers to Zanzibar | Buy Fast Ferry tickets

Dar-es-salaam transfers to Zanzibar | Buy Fast Ferry tickets

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Dar-es-salaam Transfers to Zanzibar: WhatsApp/Call: +255 759 694 668

Enjoy our reliable and timely transfers between Dar-es-salaam and Zanzibar, we can take care of your flight bookings or boat Bookings to and from Zanzibar! We can also arrange pick at Karume International Airport to any hotel in Zanzibar as well as all activities.

Taking the ferry from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar is the ideal way to start the exploration of this exotic island off the Tanzanian coast, especially during the dry season, when the winds are softer. During the journey that can last anything from 90 minutes to two hours, visitors to this part of the world will have uninterrupted views across the Indian Ocean. 

Taking the ferry from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar is an experience in itself.  There are more than enough opportunities to spot the local marine life in pleasant weather, especially when sitting outside. Remember to take precautions against the sun though. Dolphins are known to follow these boats, so it might be a lucky spectacle to enjoy.

The fresh air is a natural antidote for seasickness as the Indian Ocean waters in this part of the world can get very choppy at times. However, you can also take an over the counter anti motion sickness medication about 10 minutes before departure if you are worried.Refreshments are available at kiosks, while those travelling in business class and above are served snacks and drinks. Please note that no alcohol is allowed on board. 

With a friendly driver and expert guide, enjoy tours to all tourism attractions in Tanzania (You can decide number of days), visiting the top National Parks in Tanzania: e.g; NgorongoroSerengeti, Kilimanjaro, RuahaSelous and all other National Park in Tanzania, we go everywhere from everyhere in Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar.

Map of Dar-es-salaam and Zanzibar

Map of Dar-es-salaam

Map of Zanzibar

Transfer from Julius Nyerere International Aiport to the Dar-es-salaam Port

The transfer service is a convenient service especially if you want to travel from Julius Nyerere International Airport (Dar es Salaam) (Tanzania) then you will definitely need a transfer from Julius Nyerere International Airport (Dar es Salaam) to Dar Es Salaam Port (Zanzibar Ferry) at a affordable price from. This can be a transfer to Dar Es Salaam Port (Zanzibar Ferry) by a prestigious car or business minibus, or a shuttle bus to Dar Es Salaam Port (Zanzibar Ferry). Estimated travel time to Dar Es Salaam Port (Zanzibar Ferry) is 46 minutes. Transfer to Dar Es Salaam Port (Zanzibar Ferry) will take you from Julius Nyerere International Airport (Dar es Salaam) to your hotel, apartment or villa. 

Send us text via WhatsApp to find out the cost of a TAXI to Dar Es Salaam Port (Zanzibar Ferry) or a transfer from Dar Es Salaam Port (Zanzibar Ferry) to Julius Nyerere International Airport (Dar es Salaam), you must inform us, the number of adults and children, as well as the type of vehicle. You can pay 10% during the booking time and the balance direct to the driver on arrival.

 Transfer order from Julius Nyerere International Airport (Dar es Salaam) to Dar Es Salaam Port (Zanzibar Ferry) – includes the trip itself, driver services, assistance with luggage, travel on local toll roads and the amount of luggage indicated for each vehicle. And for a shuttle – the amount of luggage for the number of adults and children specified in the search. You can edit the ordered TRANSFER to Dar Es Salaam Port (Zanzibar Ferry) and cancel the TAXI order to Dar Es Salaam Port (Zanzibar Ferry) in your personal Intui account.

For all your travel need in Tanzania, Airport transfers, Mountain Kilimanjaro and Meru Climb, Safari to Serengeti and all Tanzania Nationa. parksWhatsApp: +255 759 694 668 or email:

Kilimanjaro airport transfers to Ngorongoro Simba Camp site

What to Expect from our transfers?


You always get the car you booked. You travel only with passengers travelling with you. If you would like to find fellow passengers for your route, please check 'I want to share my trip' in your request.


Every vehicle of Get Trip Insight Tanzania fleet undergoes regular vehicle inspection. You can be confident with us: you are in a dependable car with an expert driver.


Your driver always arrives at specified time or checks your flight arrival time and always in contact with you. Pick-up at the airport with a nameplate is also included in service price.

Julius Nyerere Transfers, Dar-es-salaam Port FAQ, Fast Ferry to Zanzibar FAQ

Around two hours. Taking the ferry from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar takes around two hours. The four main departure times (Azam) in both directions are: 07:00. 09:30

There are different rates for Tanzanian residents and foreign visitors when travelling from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar on ferry. Depending on the class you choose, ticket prices vary between $35 and $60 for adults. When travelling with Azam, tourists have a choice between Economy, Business, VIP and Royal Class. 

Taking the ferry from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar takes around two hours.  The four main departure times (Azam) in both directions are:

  • 07:00
  • 09:30
  • 12:00
  • 16:00

To get through the chaos that is the port in Dar es Salaam, arrive at least half an hour before the ferry to Zanzibar departs. Don’t forget your passport, tickets and proof of yellow fever vaccination (see below) to present upon arrival in Zanzibar.

You will also have to go through security after the presentation of your tickets. Bags are stored either in cages or storage cupboards and labels are provided for identification. It is, however, wise to keep valuables and a daypack with you at all times. 

You will need to fill out a boarding card before your disembark that is to be presented to immigration officials together with your passport. 

They may also be asked to present a yellow fever certificate, especially if you had travelled through an at-risk country like Kenya or Ethiopia recently.

The cages containing your bags will be brought onto the dock or the ferry terminal where you can collect your belongings. 

If there isn’t too much baggage to be lugged about, one can walk to most hotels in Stone Town as it is not too far from the ferry terminal in Zanzibar. 

Taking a taxi to your accommodation is the most preferred option and there are more than enough available drivers just outside the main building. 

A few things to do to enjoy Zanzibar:

  • Discover Stone Town: Take to the streets of this historical gem and wander the narrow streets while imagining years gone by. Shop local artefacts and enjoy local cuisine.
  • Go on a Spice Tour: A tour to a farm in the Kdichi community will teach visitors not only about the uses of all kinds of spices, but also provide an opportunity to enjoy a traditional Swahili meal. 
  • Relax on the beach: Head to the north and east coast to enjoy the island’s famous white beaches. The more adventurous souls can go kayaking or snorkelling. 

Yes, it is safe to travel to Zanzibar Islands. This is one of the safest African destinations, even for solo female travellers. 

The Zanzibar Archipelago is part of Tanzania, which is one of the most stable African countries. Tanzania is ranked as the most peaceful country in East Africa, in fact.

The local people are generally welcoming and laid-back. Thanks to the picture-perfect beaches, sunny weather and rich culture Zanzibar is a popular tourist destination. 

Thus, it features all the necessary tourism infrastructure for a comfortable and safe holiday. Many international travellers enjoy their time on the islands so much that they return time and again. 

Yes, Zanzibar is very safe for swimming. The Indian Ocean is warm and the waves tend to be small. Zanzibar is a popular destination for snorkelling and scuba diving.

There are reef sharks in Zanzibar which are harmless. Then at Mafia Island, you can swim with whale sharks. These sharks are endangered and safe to swim and dive with.  Lastly, great white sharks are occasionally spotted in the deep waters but there have been no shark attacks recorded.

Erring on the side of caution, the answer is no. Muggings and robberies do happen, especially in dark alleys at night. So, don’t walk around by yourself at night.  Only take registered taxis or taxis recommended by trusted locals and friends. Alternatively, you can arrange an escort, to walk with you, at some hotels and restaurants.

June to September/October are the best months to visit Zanzibar Islands. This is when you’re most likely to get clear blue skies and balmy temperatures. If you struggle with heat and humidity then the sunny winter-to-spring dry season is the best time to visit Zanzibar.

From July to August and February to April are the best times to go scuba diving on Zanzibar Islands. April is, however, the rainiest month, so think twice about visiting then.

More about Tanzania Travel Guide:

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Discover the best day trips from Dar-es-salaam  or other Tanzania’s Cities. If you’re here as a family, you’ll find plenty of things to do in Tanzania with kids and find suitable accommodation such as Tanzania holiday apartments. Whether you’re looking for the best weekend breaks in Tanzania or planning a longer holiday, you can be sure you’ll find all the information you need. 

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