Travel Guide

When to visit Zanzibar

Having pristine beaches, incredible food and dynamic culture, Zanzibar is a beautiful beach holiday destination. And to have the best holiday experience, visitors should know what is the Best Time To Visit Zanzibar.

When to visit Zanzibar information

July to October are the Best Months To Visit Zanzibar.  This weather during these months remains pleasant, making it an ideal time for water-sport Activities to Do in Zanzibar like swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving. You can spend long hours on sun-kissed beaches. This is also the high season in Zanzibar which means you can expect more numbers of visitors.

The long rain in Zanzibar Beach Holidays starts in March and lasts up to May and sometimes even June. Even after being the wet season, it does not rain every day, only you can expect some rains in the morning, while the afternoon stays cloud-free and the sun shines through.  The wet season receives a low number of visitors making it the Best Time To Visit Zanzibar for those who wants prefers more exclusivity.

January and February months are the first tourist season in Zanzibar. The reason, these month falls between school holiday months in US and Europe. You can see more numbers of visitors. You can come with children to spend two awesome holidays in the seashore locations of Zanzibar.

The last remaining weeks of December are the beginning of the second tourist season in Zanzibar. And, the best part of this season, is the start of the festive holiday season n the north which lasts until the end of February. The second tourist is the Best Month Of The Year To Visit Zanzibar for western travellers as they prefer the warmer climate. If you want to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve on the pristine beaches of Zanzibar, plan your holiday in December.

Apart from all the above-mentioned months, Zanzibar can be visited at any other given time of the year. Like you can plan your Zanzibar Beach Holidays, in the cooler months of August. This time the climate is neither too hot nor too humid. Steadily, soothing breezes begin to make their way in from the south as the islands begin to warm up for the summer months.

September is also an Ideal Month To Visit Zanzibar. And, Zanzibar has something special to offer, turtle hatching and scuba diving. The days in October are made up of cool’s winds, the sea remains calm with clear skies.

At the beginning of November, the temperature tends to rise and you can even expect some showers in the afternoon, which gives you enough time to spend on the beaches.

Summing up, the Best Time To Visit Zanzibar is always the dry season (from June to October). This is also time when you can combine your Zanzibar holidays to Safaris In Tanzania’s National Parks. However, no matter when you’re visiting Zanzibar, you will have the best the holidays ever in your life.

Decoding the best time to visit Zanzibar
  • For the best holiday experience -July to October
  • For exclusive holiday experience -January and February
  • For turtle hatching and scuba diving – September
  • For a festive holiday experience – December

*The charms of Zanzibar are not restricted to any particular time

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