When is the best time to go to Zanzibar?

When is the best time to go to Zanzibar? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Zanzibar, the weather is good everywhere in January, February, June, July, August, September and October
  • The best months to go to Nungwi (Unguja Island) are January, February, June, July, August, September and October
  • On average, the warmest months in Nungwi (Unguja Island) are January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November and December
  • April is the wettest month in this city
  • The cities with the best climate are Nungwi (Unguja Island), Bawe Island, Bweni, Changuu (Prison island), Chapwani Island, Chole Bay, Fumba, Jambiani, Jozani and Kangani, with good weather at least 7 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Bawe Island are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, September, October, November and December

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Zanzibar for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 85°F to 86°F
30%
February 85°F to 86°F
29%
March 85°F to 86°F
61%
April 81°F to 85°F
83%
May 79°F to 83°F
69%
June 79°F to 81°F
37%
July 77°F to 79°F
29%
August 77°F to 81°F
29%
September 79°F to 81°F
24%
October 81°F to 83°F
36%
November 83°F to 85°F
57%
December 83°F to 86°F
64%
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Zanzibar by cities

Nungwi (Unguja Island)

Best time to go to Nungwi (Unguja Island)

The best months to go to Nungwi (Unguja Island) are january, february, june, july, august, september and october.

Bawe Island

Best time to go to Bawe Island

The best months to go to Bawe Island are january, february, june, july, august, september and october.

Bweni

Best time to go to Bweni

The best months to go to Bweni are january, february, june, july, august, september and october.

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Temperatures and rainfall in Zanzibar

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Zanzibar and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Nungwi (Unguja Island), Bawe Island, Bweni, Changuu (Prison island) and Chapwani Island, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.


Where to go in Zanzibar?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Nungwi (Unguja Island)86°F86°F88°F86°F85°F83°F81°F81°F83°F85°F85°F86°F
Bawe Island86°F86°F88°F86°F85°F83°F81°F81°F83°F83°F85°F86°F
Bweni88°F88°F90°F86°F85°F85°F83°F85°F85°F86°F88°F88°F
Changuu (Prison island)86°F86°F88°F86°F85°F83°F81°F81°F83°F85°F85°F86°F
Chapwani Island86°F86°F88°F86°F85°F83°F81°F81°F83°F85°F85°F86°F
Chole Bay88°F88°F90°F86°F85°F85°F83°F85°F85°F86°F88°F88°F
Fumba86°F86°F88°F86°F85°F83°F81°F81°F83°F85°F85°F86°F
Jambiani86°F86°F88°F86°F85°F83°F81°F81°F83°F85°F85°F86°F
Jozani86°F86°F88°F86°F85°F83°F81°F81°F83°F85°F85°F86°F
Kangani85°F85°F86°F85°F83°F81°F81°F79°F81°F81°F85°F85°F
Kendwa86°F86°F88°F86°F85°F83°F81°F81°F83°F85°F85°F86°F
Kilindoni (Mafia Island)88°F88°F90°F86°F85°F85°F83°F85°F85°F86°F88°F88°F
Kiwengwa86°F86°F88°F86°F85°F83°F81°F81°F83°F85°F85°F86°F
Kizimkazi86°F86°F88°F86°F85°F83°F81°F81°F83°F85°F85°F86°F
Matemwe86°F86°F88°F86°F85°F83°F81°F81°F83°F85°F85°F86°F
Mkoani85°F85°F86°F85°F83°F81°F81°F79°F81°F81°F85°F85°F
Paje Beach86°F86°F88°F86°F85°F83°F81°F81°F83°F85°F85°F86°F
Uroa86°F86°F88°F86°F85°F83°F81°F81°F83°F85°F85°F86°F
Utende88°F88°F90°F86°F85°F85°F83°F85°F85°F86°F88°F88°F
Chake Chake85°F85°F86°F85°F83°F81°F81°F79°F81°F81°F85°F85°F

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Map of Zanzibar

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Is this weather information for Zanzibar reliable?

Climate data for Zanzibar has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Zanzibar allows us to determine the average for each month in Nungwi (Unguja Island), Bawe Island, Bweni, Changuu (Prison island), Chapwani Island, Chole Bay, Fumba, Jambiani, and 13 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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