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Zanzibar – Best time to go

Best time to visit Zanzibar

The best time to book a holiday in Zanzibar is between June and October.

This way you’ll avoid the rainy seasons. July and August are best for diving, while December to February is dry but far hotter.

  • Highest daytime temperature – 31°C
  • Lowest night time temperature – 21°C
  • Average rainfall – 62mm per month
  • Average daylight hours - 12

 

What will Zanzibar’s weather bring from June to October?

Zanzibar is hot throughout the year, but temperatures are more comfortable from June to October. There is a chance of more rain, which can cool things down. Temperatures usually hover at around 20°C, even at night.

Why book your holiday in Zanzibar between June and October?

  • Enjoy more hours of sunshine each day, especially in August and September
  • Humidity levels drop from April onwards, with October being the most comfortable month
  • Glorious sunshine lasts for much of the day – ideal for a beach break
  • It’s the best time of the year for scuba diving

Best times to visit

Best time to go

We recommend visiting Zanzibar between January and February – when the island is at its warmest – and from June to October – when temperatures are pleasant and rain rarely falls. 

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Average weather in January

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Zanzibar
27ºC
89mm

Average weather in February

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Zanzibar
28ºC
56mm

Average weather in March

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Zanzibar
26ºC
153mm

Average weather in April

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Zanzibar
26ºC
401mm

Average weather in May

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Zanzibar
26ºC
255mm

Average weather in June

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Zanzibar
25ºC
68mm

Average weather in July

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Zanzibar
24ºC
48mm

Average weather in August

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Zanzibar
24ºC
47mm

Average weather in September

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Zanzibar
25ºC
50mm

Average weather in October

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Zanzibar
25ºC
97mm

Average weather in November

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Zanzibar
26ºC
226mm

Average weather in December

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Zanzibar
27ºC
194mm