Best Time To Visit Zanzibar - Time To Go To Zanzibar

Located in the southern hemisphere close to the equator, Zanzibar experiences tropical climate throughout the year. There are two hot and two wet seasons here.

  • Long hot season (June to September): This season is characterised by temperatures going up to 33-degrees Celsius with occasional rainfall and cloudy days. It is the best time to visit as there are lesser crowds.
  • Short wet season (October to December): This time of the year sees daily showers in Zanzibar. The weather becomes humid and there are occasional sunny days. A tip to note, the Ramadan festival takes place in this season so restaurants and shops may be closed during daytime.
  • Short hot season (January and February): Tourists generally flock to Zanzibar in this season as it is free from rains. Heat and humidity remain constant though.
  • Long wet season (March to May): It is best to avoid this season as there are heavy rains this time of the year.

Climate in Zanzibar

Know weather for your travel dates:

22-Sep-2018
Today 22 Sep

86

76

Partly cloudy in the morning and humid throughout the day.

Wind:4 m/s

Humidity:77%

Precipitation:0.01%

  • Sun 23 Sep
    85 | 74

    Partly cloudy until afternoon.

  • Mon 24 Sep
    84 | 74

    Partly cloudy until evening.

  • Tue 25 Sep
    85 | 74

    Humid and mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Wed 26 Sep
    81 | 75

    Rain until evening, starting again overnight, and breezy overnight.

  • Thu 27 Sep
    81 | 75

    Breezy in the morning and humid throughout the day.

  • Fri 28 Sep
    82 | 75

    Partly cloudy until evening.

Month wise Weather in Zanzibar

Average Temperature in Zanzibar by month

  • 120℉
  • 90℉
  • 60℉
  • 30℉ 0℉
Jan

Average temperature: 84℉

Minimum temperature: 73℉

Maximum temperature: 93℉

Feb

Average temperature: 84℉

Minimum temperature: 72℉

Maximum temperature: 95℉

Mar

Average temperature: 84℉

Minimum temperature: 72℉

Maximum temperature: 99℉

Apr

Average temperature: 81℉

Minimum temperature: 70℉

Maximum temperature: 90℉

May

Average temperature: 78℉

Minimum temperature: 70℉

Maximum temperature: 90℉

Jun

Average temperature: 77℉

Minimum temperature: 63℉

Maximum temperature: 88℉

Jul

Average temperature: 77℉

Minimum temperature: 63℉

Maximum temperature: 86℉

Aug

Average temperature: 77℉

Minimum temperature: 63℉

Maximum temperature: 88℉

Sep

Average temperature: 78℉

Minimum temperature: 63℉

Maximum temperature: 90℉

Oct

Average temperature: 80℉

Minimum temperature: 70℉

Maximum temperature: 90℉

Nov

Average temperature: 80℉

Minimum temperature: 68℉

Maximum temperature: 90℉

Dec

Average temperature: 82℉

Minimum temperature: 70℉

Maximum temperature: 90℉

Highest temperature in Zanzibar is recorded as 98.6℉ in March.

Lowest temperature in Zanzibar is recorded as 62.6℉ in June, July, August and September.

Average Humidity in Zanzibar by Month (in %)

  • 100
  • 75
  • 50
  • 25 0
Jan

Average Humidity: 74%

Minimum Humidity: 69%

Maximum Humidity: 77%

Feb

Average Humidity: 75%

Minimum Humidity: 68%

Maximum Humidity: 81%

Mar

Average Humidity: 76%

Minimum Humidity: 66%

Maximum Humidity: 85%

Apr

Average Humidity: 84%

Minimum Humidity: 77%

Maximum Humidity: 94%

May

Average Humidity: 86%

Minimum Humidity: 77%

Maximum Humidity: 95%

Jun

Average Humidity: 81%

Minimum Humidity: 77%

Maximum Humidity: 89%

Jul

Average Humidity: 78%

Minimum Humidity: 72%

Maximum Humidity: 82%

Aug

Average Humidity: 80%

Minimum Humidity: 73%

Maximum Humidity: 87%

Sep

Average Humidity: 79%

Minimum Humidity: 71%

Maximum Humidity: 85%

Oct

Average Humidity: 80%

Minimum Humidity: 74%

Maximum Humidity: 94%

Nov

Average Humidity: 83%

Minimum Humidity: 77%

Maximum Humidity: 91%

Dec

Average Humidity: 78%

Minimum Humidity: 73%

Maximum Humidity: 87%

Most humid month in Zanzibar is May.

Least humid month in Zanzibar is January.

Best time to visit Zanzibar Attractions in September

  • Best time to visit Cheetah's Rock in Zanzibar
    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday : Closed
    • Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday : 02:15 PM to 02:30 PM
  • Best time to visit Nakupenda Beach in Zanzibar
    • Everyday : 07:00 AM to 08:30 AM
  • Best time to visit Princess Salme Museum At Emerson On Hurumzi in Zanzibar
    • Everyday : 07:00 AM to 08:30 AM
  • Best time to visit Nungwi Beach in Zanzibar
    • Everyday : 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM