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Arrival and Departure Transportation.

Transportation will be provided for free (to the hotels and from the hotels) by the OC only for the arrival day (September, 28th 2014) and Departure day of the international conference (October 5th 2014).

All other pickups and departures will be by public transport and will be facilitated for delegates by the OC and charges will be as per local public transport costs.

Sea Travel.

The main entrance into the island is by sea. Frequent ferries make the crossing between the port of Dar-es-Salaam, on the Tanzanian mainland, and Zanzibar. The fastest journey time is around 75 minutes on the hydrofoils operated by Sea Express; the slowest is the overnight trip made by the Flying Horse passenger ship.

Airline Travel.

Abeid Amani Karume International Airport – Zanzibar.

Delegates will arrive at Abeid Amani Karume International Airport which is the main airport in the Zanzibar Archipelago located on Unguja Island. It is about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) south of Zanzibar City, the capital of Zanzibar.The airport has flights to East Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.

Delegates may also connect a flight to Zanzibar from the following Airports (Contact out Transport team Coordinators for any assistance).

Julius Nyerere International Airport is the principal airport serving Dar es Salaam, the largest city in Tanzania. It is located about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) southwest of the city. The airport has flights to destinations in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.

Kilimanjaro International Airport is an international airport in northern Tanzania that serves the cities of Arusha and Moshi. The airport also serves the international tourism industry based on Mount Kilimanjaro, Arusha National Park, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Serengeti National Park. The airport bills itself as the "Gateway to Africa's Wildlife Heritage".

Moving about Zanzibar.

Zanzibar boasts a variety of public transport options for those wishing to explore the city, including city buses and vans, as well as taxi /cabs. Delegates will get more information about the best time to be out as well the safest and most convenient modes of transportation.