Land is not for sale in Zanzibar. We are strongly advise our distinguished investors not to enter into Land Agreements with any third party. The Government  shall not recognize any such transactions.  ..... This website is currently under maintenance. We apologies for any inconvenience caused.

+255 (024) 223 302 6 / 223 735 3 | Email:

  • Home
  • Zanzibar at a Glance


Zanzibar is an archipelago of two main islands (Unguja and Pemba) and about 52 islets.

Land area: It covers 2332 (Unguja- 1464 and Pemba- 868) square kilometers

Political: It was united with Tanganyika in 1964 to form the United Republic of Tanzania.
 The Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar has s separate executive, legislative and judicial structure.

Location: It is located 35Km off the coast of Mainland Tanzania.

Accessibility: It is accessible by air and sea. It has its own airports which serve both domestic and international flights.

Roads: A network of tarmac road covers most of investment areas. A passable network of tertiary road reaches all rural areas.

Electricity: The applicable current is 220V, which conforms to British standards.

Climate: It is tropical, hot & sunny. On average there are over 2750 hours of sunshine per year.

Local time: 3 hours ahead GMT

Population: About 1.3 million (2012 census), at growth rate of 2.8%.

GDP Growth rate:7.0% (2019)

GDP Percapita:US$ 951 (2019)

Culture:Swahili culture (cocktail of African, Arabian and Indian).

Official language: Kiswahili & English


Get in touch

For inquiries, comments and advice please contact us at the following address:

Executive Director
Zanzibar Investment Promotion Authority (ZIPA)
Maruhubi Complex - Zanzibar
United Republic of Tanzania
Phone: +255 24 2233026; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Working Hours: Mon - Fri: 07:30 am - 03:30 pm

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Please enable the javascript to submit this form