KLM – $917: San Francisco / Los Angeles – Zanzibar, Tanzania / Mombasa, Kenya. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

A good sale from San Francisco or Los Angeles to Zanzibar or Mombasa.

Update 5/1/2015 @ 2:30PM Eastern – fare gone

Zanzibar Island, Tanzania - Photo: Rod Waddington via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Zanzibar Island, Tanzania – Photo: Rod Waddington via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • Sample from San Francisco to Zanzibar
  • May 18th – 27th

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel on the outbound until December 6th. Availability is good until mid-June. From mid-June until September, limited. Availability is good again from September – December. This might vary by departure city and destination. Must purchase at least 7 days in advance of departure.
  • Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.

How to Search for Availability:

  • Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
    • Departing from: SFO
    • Outbound Advanced Routing Code: ams nbo
    • Destination: ZNZ
    • Return Advanced Routing Code: nbo ams
    • (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
    • (For availability from Los Angeles, replace SFO with LAX on the Departing from: field)
    • (For Mombasa availability, replace ZNZ with MBA on the Destination field:)
    • Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
    • Length of stay “6-13” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 7-14 etc)
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Fare Class:

  • V


  • SFO – AMS (Amsterdam) – NBO (Nairobi) – ZNZ (Zanzibar) – NBO – AMS – SFO



KLM is a member of the SkyTeam Alliance and Delta partner. Mileage earning with Delta is as follows:

  • Miles Flown: 19,950 or 4.6 cents per mile

  • Elite Qualifying Miles: 19,950 miles
  • Base Redeemable Miles: 4,987 miles

How to Book:

  • Support us by using our Priceline link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Make sure you enter  “KLM Royal Dutch” on the Airline textbox in the Advanced Flight Options section



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Background Information:


  • Visa: US Citizens – Visa on Arrival for $100. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
  • Currency: Tanzanian Shilling – $1USD = 1,763 TZS
  • Proof of yellow fever vaccination also required.


  • Visa: US Citizens – Visa on Arrival for $50. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
  • Currency: Kenyan Shilling – $1USD = 93.4 KES

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Comments (2)

  • Jane C. 8 years ago Reply

    Can’t get this to price…..trying for LAX – ZNZ over labor day weekend! 🙁

    The Flight Deal 8 years ago Reply

    @Jane C – the fare is gone.

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