Frequently asked questions


How can I purchase tickets to the festival?

Link to purchase tickets here: It’s really simple, first create your Resident Advisor profile and then you’ll be able to buy tickets for yourself or your group using a credit or debit card!

What is the refund policy for Soundscapes Zanzi 2022

Our ticketing is done through RA. Please check their policies here.

Can I bring my own food and drinks?

No, food and drinks from outside are prohibitied. There will be food and drinks available at the venue.

Can I bring pets?

Yes, if they are well-behaved and you clean up after them.

Can I bring my kids?

Yes, until dark. Once it gets dark, you are required to take them home.

I'd like to help out and volunteer. What can I do?

We are always in need of more helpers! Get ahold of us via the chat on our website, or on Instagram and we will get back to you.

How can I fly to Zanzibar?

Here are a list of airlines that fly there directly: (best choice, multiple flights per day) + many others. For a full list please check this link: [ link here]

Are vaccines necessary to enter Zanzibar?

No vaccines are necessary to enter Zanzibar.

Where should I stay on the island? (Hotel Recommendations)

We recommend staying on the South East Coast of the island to be with-in close proximity to the festival. More specifically in the Paje and Jambiani areas. You can find the list of recommended hotels that have given Soundscapes special offers here: Please make sure to mention "Soundscapes" when booking.

How can I get from the airport to the festival?

Most hotels will send a shuttle bus or taxi to collect you from the airport. You can also grab a taxi from the airport, which should cost around $60 USD.

Do I need a PCR test to go to Zanzibar?

Yes, a PCR test is needed to enter Zanzibar. Your test must be taken at least 96 hours from their point of embarkation.

Can I get a PCR test while in Zanzibar?

Yes, there are multiple services available on the island, including a mobile team that can visit you at your hotel to get the test done. Please head to this website for more information:

Are there any movement restrictions due to COVID?

There are no movement restrictions in Zanzibar

Am I required to quarantine upon arrival?

There are no quarantine rules in Zanzibar.

What's the weather like in February?

Daytime average 29ºC Night average 26ºC Mostly sunny with a small chance of rain.

What should I wear in Zanzibar?

You are fine with a t-shirt & shorts in most places. Keep your swimwear and a towel with you as you are always likely to find somewhere to take a dip. Trainers are best but flip flops are fine too.

How can I drive around in Zanzibar during Soundscapes?

Taxi's can be ordered from your hotel and are found all over the place. You may need to create a drivers license thats valid in Zanzibar, which the car rental company would be happy to assist you with. Scooters can also be rented and walking along the beach is a great way to get to places nearby. Just be aware of the tides.

Is it safe in Zanzibar?

Zanzibar is pretty safe, especially along the eastern coast. Like everywhere you go, be aware of where you are going and if visiting places at night, it is advisable to travel in groups.

What else can we do while there?

Kite-surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, cave exploring amongst other things. There are also some really cool restaurants, cafes and beaches on the island to visit. Just explore and find your own little hidden gems.

What kind of food is available in Zanzibar?

Most of the food in Zanzibar is not imported, but rather sourced locally. A lot of restaurants will serve chicken and seafood. Vegetarian options are also easy to find. The curries are delicious and fruits are always super fresh. Fresh coconuts are available everywhere.

When & Where will Soundscapes Zanzi take place?

The festival will take place from the 16th to the 19th of February 2022 in Zanzibar, Tanzania. The venue is located on the beach, between Paje and Jambiani. See the Google Maps pin here :

Do I need a visa to enter Zanzibar?

Yes, most countries require a visa. The process is easy, takes just a few minutes and costs $50 USD. Please head to this link to apply:

What is the mininum age to get in?

The age limit for our event is of 18+.

Who do I contact in case of medical emergency in Zanzibar?

Dr. Mehta's Hostpital - Paje Beach They are our affiliated health care provider for the festival. You can reach them as follows: EMERGENCY: +255 776 911 911 Tel: +255 772 090 900 Email: