Best Time To Visit 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.
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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.

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Most humid month in Zanzibar is May.

Least humid month in Zanzibar is January.

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    • June to October and December to February are said to be the best months to visit Zanzibar. 

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