The best time to visit Zanzibar

The best time to visit Zanzibar

We’re often asked “When is the best time to go to Zanzibar?”, and the answer is often complex. It will depend on many things including your interests, exactly where you want to visit and why you’re travelling. One person’s best time can be another’s worst! For a beach holiday, the weather and climate is generally the most important factor:

What is the best time to visit Zanzibar Island?

Here is an overview from our destination experts.

Zanzibar tourism is possible at any time of the year. The island is located south of the equator and therefore enjoys a tropical climate. On average, the entire island bathes in eight to nine hours of sunlight per day -which provides the perfect remedy for cloudy winter moods!

Long rainy season: mid-March to June
Winter: June to October
Short rainy season: November to December
Summer: mid-December to March


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