About Us


Tabasam Tours

Tabasam Tours is friendly and energetic Zanzibar based tour operator and destination management company on Indian Ocean Islands. We aim to provide our clients whether they are holiday or business travelers with personal, high-quality service all the way and are confident that we can realize and exceed our clients' high level of expectations.

Tabasam Tours puts its emphasis on the ability to appeal to a broad range of visitors with our quality travel packages and custom-made tours. Do not hesiĀ­tate to contact us with enquires; our friendly and highly qualified staff is most willing to assist you with your travel to Zanzibar.

The staff and Management at Tabasam Tours welcomes you to Zanzibar and offers you an unforgettable travel experience!

We are specialized on:
  • Personalized Meet and greet service at Airports
  • Airports, Habour and Restaurant private transfers
  • Day trips, sightseeing tours and excursions
  • Accommodation at a range of select hotels and lodges
  • Air Ticketing (Domestic and Inter-Africa Destinations)
  • Conferencing and Incentive Travel organization.

HISTORY

Zanzibar is an archipelago consisting of two main Islands of Unguja (commonly referred to as Zanzibar Island), Pemba and about 51 other surrounding small islets. Zanzibar is a partner state in the United Republic of Tanzania with the Mainland. The name Zanzibar is derived from a combination of two Arabic words, "Zenj", meaning black, and "bar", being the Arabic word for land, resulting in the ancient title 'Land of the Blacks'. As Zanzibar absorbed peoples from as far as the Orient and Iberia, Assyria and India. Pemba is the second largest island of the Archipelago, named Alkhudra "The Green Island" by the Arabic mariners. It is famous for its clove production and its channels offer some of the best diving experiences in East Africa.

GETTING THERE

The principal carrier to Zanzibar is Kenya Airways transit at Nairobi, Ethiopian Airlines transit at Addis Ababa, Oman Air transit to Muscat, Onetime Airline direct from Johannesburg, Other carriers as Swiss, Qatar Airways, Egypt Air, South African Airways, British Airways and KLM stopping over Dar es Salaam, from where you can catch ferry to Zanzibar. There are also a number of regular charter flights from Europe travelling direct to Zanzibar. If your ticket takes you only to Dar es Salaam, local air carrier such as ZanAir, Coastal, Tropical Air, Precision Air provide scheduled flights in small twin-engines to Zanzibar.

VISA PROCEDURES & CUSTOMS

All visitors require a valid passport and visa for the duration of their stay. Visa can be obtained from Tanzania Diplomatic Mission or alternatively at the entry points. The rate of visa currently 50 US$. However it is advisable to check with your nearest Tanzanian Embassy. High Commission or Consulate prior to your travel for updated information.

POPULATION

Zanzibar consists of a multiracial and multicultural community. It is a society of many faiths and of different origins. Almost the entire population is of mixed races primarily of Arab and African decent and blended with local culture. The current population is unknown