“Oh my God, I really don’t wanna miss my flight” I said to the driver, it was 11:40something and I was still like 30mins away from the airport. I got to the airport and spent another 30minutes in airport traffic, finally made my way through to the counter and was told I’d already missed the flight and was shown where I could reschedule my flight. This cost me over $150 just to reschedule to the following day which was a Monday.
Quickie: Things To Note When Traveling To Zanzibar
- First, You need a passport valid for six(6) months with atleast two blank pages
- Take care of your flight itinerary, ticket or tour operator package receipt
- Two passport photographs recently taken
- Visa is issued on arrival
$100 For US passport holders
$50 For Non US Passport Holders
- Immunization for yellow fever, others include Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Rabies And Menigitis
- Certificate for yellow fever
For malaria, talk to your doctor about how to prevent malaria while traveling. You may need to take prescription medicine before, during and after your trip to prevent malaria, especially if you’re visiting low altitude areas.
Monday morning I made sure I was up very early, the ATM had seized my dollar card the previous day, hence I had to make a quick trip to the bank to get cash before heading to the airport
Quickie: Never leave anything you’re supposed to do before you travel to a day before or on the morning of your trip.
Alas! All was done and I got to the airport in good time, checked in and boarded my flight.
We took off at noon and had a layover in Addis, Finally arrived Zanzibar at noon Tuesday;
My friend Angie (travel blogger and birthday mate) the solo traveler was already there since Sunday and had made all the preparations to make this trip an amazing one.
I didn’t take the warning about taking precautions against malaria seriously ( knowing that I just treated malaria three(3) weeks before) I thought that was enough to keep it far away from me but it wasn’t and this affected the output of my trip to some extent as I was unable to make the safari tour. Yes this made me quite sad but I bounced back quickly knowing there will be many other safari tours to come.
Read about my birthday dinner with Laadi in the next post.