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Kigamboni Ferry Terminal

Kigamboni, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Take the Ferry from Dar Es Salaam to Zanzibar Dar es Salaam

Take the Ferry from Dar Es Salaam to Zanzibar

When I initially heard about the ferry trip to Zanzibar, I was expecting this to be an old worn-out boat in dire need of repair, slowly shuffling out of the harbor, jam-packed with passengers jostling to find a seat.

Instead, I boarded a brand spanking new boat, after a rather pleasant wait in the ferry terminal in the first-class area. The ferry even has a safety video, plush reclining seats, and a cafe.

There are several "fast ferry" operators offering this service throughout the day, every day. The journey takes about 90 minutes and gives you a fantastic view of Zanzibar and Stone Town harbor, I would definitely recommend first class because your luggage is handled separately and this will avoid you having to join in the absolute mayhem at the baggage carousel.