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There are 6 ways to get from Kruger National Park to Zanzibar City by taxi, plane, ferry, bus, car or train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Taxi to Hoedspruit, fly to Zanzibar  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit
  2. Fly from Hoedspruit (HDS) to Zanzibar (ZNZ) HDS - ZNZ

$524 - $1,901

Cheapest option

Bus to Johannesburg, fly to Zanzibar  •  17 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Phalaborwa to Pretoria
  2. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Zanzibar (ZNZ) JNB - ZNZ

$266 - $507

4 alternative options

Taxi to Hoedspruit, fly to Dar es Salaam, ferry  •  11 h 48 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit
  2. Fly from Hoedspruit (HDS) to Dar es Salaam (DAR) HDS - DAR
  3. Take the ferry from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar

$607 - $1,764

Bus, drive, ferry  •  3 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Phalaborwa to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Mangochi
  3. Drive from Mangochi to Makanjila
  4. Take the ferry from Makanjila to Senga Bay
  5. Drive from Senga Bay to Dar es Salaam
  6. Take the ferry from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar

Bus, train, ferry via Tunduma  •  3 days 6 h

  1. Take the bus from Phalaborwa to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johanneburg to Lusaka
  3. Take the bus from Lusaka to Nakonde
  4. Take the train from Tunduma to Dar es salaam
  5. Take the ferry from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar

Bus, train, ferry  •  3 days 11 h

  1. Take the bus from Phalaborwa to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Lusaka
  3. Take the bus from Lusaka to Serenje
  4. Take the train from Serenje to Dar es salaam
  5. Take the ferry from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kruger National Park to Zanzibar City is to bus and fly which costs R 3 800 - R 7 500 and takes 17 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kruger National Park to Zanzibar City is to taxi and fly which costs R 7 500 - R 28 000 and takes 10 h 20 min.

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The distance between Kruger National Park and Zanzibar City is 2145 km.

The best way to get from Kruger National Park to Zanzibar City without a car is to bus and train and ferry which takes 3 days 6 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 10 h 20 min to get from Kruger National Park to Zanzibar City, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Hoedspruit Airport to Zanzibar Airport. The quickest flight takes 14 h 10 min and has two stopovers.

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Zanzibar City is 1 h ahead of Kruger National Park. It is currently 5:45 PM in Kruger National Park and 6:45 PM in Zanzibar City.

Bankair, CemAir, Airlink and two other airlines offer flights from Hoedspruit Airport to Zanzibar Airport.

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There are 136+ hotels available in Zanzibar City. Prices start at $28 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kruger National Park to Zanzibar City.
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  • Distance: 1340.6 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 20 min

What companies run services between Kruger National Park, South Africa and Zanzibar City, Tanzania?

There is no direct connection from Kruger National Park to Zanzibar City. However, you can take the taxi to Hoedspruit airport, fly to Zanzibar, then take the taxi to Zanzibar City. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Hoedspruit airport, fly to Dar es Salaam, take the taxi to Dar es Salaam, then take the ferry to Zanzibar City.

Airlines
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Hoedspruit to Zanzibar via Johannesburg, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
10 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,100
Flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $850
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Hoedspruit to Dar es Salaam via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,600
Flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Mango
Website
flymango.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Bankair
Website
bankair.com
Flights from Hoedspruit to Zanzibar via Johannesburg, Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,000
Train operators
Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority
Website
tazarasite.com
Train from Tunduma to Dar es salaam
Ave. Duration
25 h 41 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
tazarasite.com
Train from Serenje to Dar es salaam
Ave. Duration
39 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Schedules at
tazarasite.com
Ordinary
$26 - $40
Express
$30 - $50
Bus operators
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Phalaborwa to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Phalaborwa to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
JR Choeu Express & Coaches
Phone
(011) 026 - 8800/8805
Email
info@jrchoeu.com
Website
instantonline.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Mangochi
Ave. Duration
26 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
instantonline.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
21 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$53
Schedules at
instantonline.co.za
Juldan Motors
Phone
260 955 776315
Email
juldanmotors2012@gmail.com
Website
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Johanneburg to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
20 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$47
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Lusaka to Nakonde
Ave. Duration
12 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Lusaka to Serenje
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
Shalom Bus Services
Phone
+260 966 828610
Website
thebestofzambia.com
Bus from Johannesburg to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
20 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
thebestofzambia.com
Ferry operators
Azam Marine
Website
azammarine.com
Ferry from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
azammarine.com
MV Ilala
Phone
+265 1 587 411
Email
Mary.zulu@msc.mw
Website
malawitourism.com
Ferry from Makanjila to Senga Bay
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
malawitourism.com
Other operators
Taxi from Kruger National Park to Hoedspruit
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Estimated price
$75 - $95

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