differently from the mainland, the risk of contracting malaria on
the coast and particularly in Zanzibar is very low. In any case,
your general practitioner will be able to supply you with
• Currency: The local currency is the Tanzanian Schilling, one euro is equivalent to 1900-2100 schilling, ome dollar around 1500 shilling, American Dollars (issuednot before 2006) and Euros are accepted. Credit cards are not very popular.
• Language: The local language is Swahili but English is widely used , Italian is also frequently spoken in some beach resorts.
• Religion: Zanzibar has always been a crossroad of cultures from Africa, Middle East, Asia and Europe. The majority are Muslims who peacefully live together with a minority of Christians and other religions.
• Spices: Zanzibar is also famous as the Spice Island and for many centuries the whole economy of the island was linked to cultivating and trading of these spices, particularly cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper, and many other spices originally imported by the sultans of Oman.
• Advices: It is compulsory to have a passport which is valid for at least 6 months and an entrance visa which can be obtained on arrival at the airport or at Tanzanian Consulate before leaving your country.
It costs 50 $. We wish to remind you that there is a 33 $ departure tax paid to the local government. On the last day, it is advisable to get to the airport with the money in dollars as not to lose money on the exchange rate.