Best time to visit Zanzibar

Zanzibar is a beautiful African island destination that is great to visit almost year round. When to visit Zanzibar depends on what kind of experience you are looking for.

Zanzibar Seasons:

Located near the equator, Zanzibar enjoys a tropical climate. The summers are hot, dry and humid with winter and spring being cooler, pleasant and warm. Zanzibar experiences two wet seasons: from March to the end of May which sees tropical downpours and the short rains in November and early December which are sporadic and light.

Zanzibar Best Time to Visit

Best Times to Visit:

There are two periods which are the best to to visit for a Zanzibar beach getaway. From June – October you can enjoy Zanzibar during the mild and dry days of spring.  From December to March it is hot and dry and Zanzibar is buzzing over the festive season and New Year. It does become quieter from towards the end of February.

If travelers are looking to enjoy scuba diving, the best times to visit are July and August as well as February and March.  

Zanzibar is a fantastic destination to combine with an East Africa Safari. Tanzania and Kenya are top destinations to visit throughout most of the year with peak season matching up with the best time to visit Zanzibar making it the perfect safari add on.

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