Best time to go to Zanzibar for a perfect weather and 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.

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
January 29°C to 31°C
37%
February 29°C to 31°C
32%
March 30°C to 32°C
69%
April 29°C to 31°C
90%
May 27°C to 31°C
80%
June 26°C to 30°C
59%
July 26°C to 29°C
51%
August 26°C to 28°C
47%
September 27°C to 29°C
42%
October 28°C to 30°C
45%
November 28°C to 31°C
68%
December 29°C to 32°C
75%
* 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, 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.

Chole Bay

Best time to go to Chole Bay

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


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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.

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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)33°C33°C34°C33°C32°C31°C31°C30°C31°C32°C33°C33°C
Bawe Island33°C33°C34°C33°C32°C31°C31°C30°C31°C32°C33°C33°C
Bweni33°C33°C34°C33°C31°C31°C31°C30°C31°C32°C33°C34°C
Changuu (Prison island)33°C33°C34°C33°C32°C31°C31°C30°C31°C32°C33°C33°C
Chapwani Island33°C33°C34°C33°C32°C31°C31°C30°C31°C32°C33°C33°C
Chole Bay33°C33°C34°C33°C31°C31°C31°C30°C31°C32°C33°C34°C
Fumba33°C33°C34°C33°C32°C31°C31°C30°C31°C32°C33°C33°C
Jambiani33°C33°C34°C33°C32°C31°C31°C30°C31°C32°C33°C33°C
Jozani33°C33°C34°C33°C32°C31°C31°C30°C31°C32°C33°C33°C
Kangani33°C33°C34°C33°C32°C31°C30°C30°C30°C31°C33°C33°C
Kendwa33°C33°C34°C33°C32°C31°C31°C30°C31°C32°C33°C33°C
Kilindoni (Mafia Island)33°C33°C34°C33°C31°C31°C31°C30°C31°C32°C33°C34°C
Kiwengwa33°C33°C34°C33°C32°C31°C31°C30°C31°C32°C33°C33°C
Kizimkazi33°C33°C34°C33°C32°C31°C31°C30°C31°C32°C33°C33°C
Matemwe33°C33°C34°C33°C32°C31°C31°C30°C31°C32°C33°C33°C
Mkoani33°C33°C34°C33°C32°C31°C30°C30°C30°C31°C33°C33°C
Paje Beach33°C33°C34°C33°C32°C31°C31°C30°C31°C32°C33°C33°C
Uroa33°C33°C34°C33°C32°C31°C31°C30°C31°C32°C33°C33°C
Utende33°C33°C34°C33°C31°C31°C31°C30°C31°C32°C33°C34°C
Chake Chake33°C33°C34°C33°C32°C31°C30°C30°C30°C31°C33°C33°C

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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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