Best time to visit Zanzibar

Updated: 20th May 2021

Best time to visit Zanzibar - On The Go Tours
For optimal beach weather visit Zanzibar between June and October

Zanzibar at a Glance: Best Time to Visit

Recommended time to visit: June - October. This period is dry and warm, avoiding the annual rains and the stifling temperatures of summer.

Less popular time to visit: Zanzibar sees the majority of its rainfall from November - December and especially from April - May. But if you don't mind the odd soaking, then prices are much lower at these times.

Best time for beaches: Zanzibar is a year round beach destination, except for the wettest months of April - May. For the most reliable dry weather, head to Zanzibar between June - October.

Best time for scuba diving: June - October is also the best time to head under the waves of Zanzibar, with great visibility at this time of year.

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Zanzibar Climate

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Temp Max °C323332302929292930313131
Rainfall (mm)75331262282616030302463201150
Sauti za Busara in Zanzibar - credit sci-culturist via Flickr
A performer at Sauti za Busara. Photo credit: sci-culturist (Flickr)