Flights to Nungwi & More

Flights to Nungwi will take you to beautiful beaches like this one

This post was originally about the 100 most influential women in Africa, but since many of you come to this post searching for “flights to Nungwi, I decided to update this page to include information about that too.

Flights to Nungwi

You cannot fly directly to Nungwi, Zanzibar because Nungwi does not have an airstrip/airport of its own.

Instead, it is served by Zanzibar’s main airport, Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, which is about an hour and a half away from Nungwi by road.

To “fly” to Nungwi, you first have to fly into Zanzibar international airport, then drive for an hour and a half to get to Nungwi.

Taxis between Zanzibar international airport and Nungwi are fairly easily to catch. You can read more about getting taxis in Zanzibar here.

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Map of flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar


Direct Flights From Johannesburg to Zanzibar/Direct Flights to Zanzibar from Johannesburg

Several airlines operate flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar including Mango, which has a direct flight.

Mango operates direct flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar

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JNB to Zanzibar Flights Deals

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Other airlines which operate flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar include Ethiopian Airlines and Kenya Airways.


Flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar: Ethiopian Airlines departing from OR Tambo
Ethiopian Airlines departing from OR Tambo in Johannesburg
Kenya Airways operates flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar

Flights South Africa to Zanzibar: The Best Time to Book Johannesburg to Zanzibar Flights

The demand for flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar is highest in December, so this is also when you can expect ticket prices to be the highest.

In contrast, the lowest demand for flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar is right before then in November.

If you are thinking of travelling from Johannesburg to Zanzibar towards the end of the year and have a little flexibility regarding dates, go earlier if you want to nab the best flight prices.


flights from johannesburg to Zanzibar will take you to this beautiful paradise by the Indian Ocean

Johannesburg to Zanzibar Flight Time

The flight time from Johannesburg, South Africa, to Zanzibar, Tanzania, can vary depending on several factors, including the specific route, weather conditions, and the airline you choose.

Typically, direct flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar take approximately 3 to 4 hours.

Indirect flights with a stopover, on the other hand, are more likely to take at least 6 or 7 hours.


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Flights from Cape Town to Zanzibar: Cape Town to Zanzibar Flight Time/Flight Time Cape Town to Zanzibar

Flying from Cape Town to Zanzibar can take around 9 hours and 40 minutes, though there are currently no direct flights between these two destinations.

There are flights with only one stopover though.

Kigali to Zanzibar Bus

There is no direct bus from Kigali to Zanzibar.

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If you would like to travel from Kigali to Zanzibar by bus, you first need to catch a bus from Kigali to Dar es Salaam, and then take the Dar es Salaam-Zanzibar ferry to get to your final destination.

The bus I recommend that you use on this route is Modern Coast Express. They have the newest and most comfortable buses on this route.

Now on to my original post about the 100 most influential women in Africa….

What do you think of when you think of African women?

Do you think power, success, leadership, influence? Well, if you don’t, today, I would like to invite you to rethink how you think of African women.

In this post, you’ll find this year’s list of Africa’s 100 most influential women.

Want to get right to it?

Here you go!

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The List


2019 100 MIAW Official List


Speaking about the list, Prince Akpah, Managing Director of Avance Media, notes that the list has a representation of 100 women from 35 African countries who are changing the feminine narrative and challenging the status quo of women on the continent.


He also cites that some of the honorees have expressed interest in offering mentorship opportunities to young women from across the continent through the Be A Girl Mentorship Program, which is being launched to upsurge the impact of the publication.


Be a Girl Program


Avance Media has over the years been engaged in changing the narrative about Africa through rating and ranking publications.

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The launch of this initiative is expected not only to celebrate Africans but showcase the individual and collective work of women who are earnestly inspiring the next generation of leaders in Africa.


The 2019 100 Most Influential African Women list features women who occupy eminent leadership positions such as President, Prime Minister, Secretary General, First Lady, Governor, Minister, CEO and Commissioners.


Notable among them are Ethiopia’s President H.E. Sahle-Work Zewde, Liberia’s Vice President H.E. Jewel Taylor, Namibia’s Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dr. Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, United Nations Deputy Secretary General H.E. Amina J. Mohammed and former presidents H.E. Ellen Sirleaf Johnson and H.E. Catherine Samba-Panza.


H.E Sahle-Work Zewde


The list also features young female activists such as AU Youth Envoy Aya Chebbi, Farida Bemba Nabourema and Ilwad Elman.


Profiles of all the honorees can be found at and applications for the Be A Girl Mentorship Program are now being accepted.

Photo Credits: Flight Network, Avance Media, SouthAfrica.TO, SowetanLive, Bob Adams, Andrew Thomas, eFocus Live


  1. Congratulations to all these women on this list they serve as great inspiration to many, am Fridah k Mugisha from uganda East Africa,if I were to add anyone to the list it would be Ms. Santa Anzo reknown Fashion Designer in Uganda who recently hosted the UGANDA INTERNATIONAL FASHION WEEK and continues to inspire young women to join the industry and many other educational,motivational activities, kindly consider her next time.
    Thank you….

    1. Hi Fridah,

      Welcome to Chick About Town! Thanks for your comment.

      Yes, I know of Ms. Santo Anzo, though I must admit I am not very familiar with her work.

      Thanks for weighing in. Hopefully, the folks at Avance Media will see your comment.


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