Zanzibar: Weather, Best time to go, Where to go?

Discover the most favorable time to visit Zanzibar from seasonal averages in many locations like Paje Beach or Utende on this page.

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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 at least tolerable in January, February, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
  • The best months to go to Nungwi (Unguja Island) are January, February, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months in Nungwi (Unguja Island) are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, October, November and December
  • April is the wettest month in this city
  • 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:

Month Our opinion View Details
tolerable Zanzibar in january
tolerable Zanzibar in february
bad to tolerable* Zanzibar in march
tolerable Zanzibar in april
tolerable Zanzibar in may
tolerable Zanzibar in june
tolerable Zanzibar in july
tolerable Zanzibar in august
tolerable Zanzibar in september
tolerable Zanzibar in october
tolerable Zanzibar in november
bad to tolerable* Zanzibar in december

When to go to Zanzibar by city

Nungwi (Unguja Island)

Best time to go to Nungwi (Unguja Island)

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

Bawe Island

Best time to go to Bawe Island

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

Bweni

Best time to go to Bweni

The best months to go to Bweni are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

Changuu (Prison island)

Best time to go to Changuu (Prison island)

The best months to go to Changuu (Prison island) are january, february, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

Chapwani Island

Best time to go to Chapwani Island

The best months to go to Chapwani Island are january, february, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.



Climate and Weather in Zanzibar

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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..


Map of Zanzibar

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cities in Zanzibar

About Zanzibar

What can I do in Zanzibar?

Beaches / swimming

Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage

Sports

Family travel

Crafts / shopping

Gastronomy

Nightlife


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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