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Pool at Matemwe Lodge Hotel in Zanazibar, Tanzania

Best Time to Visit
Zanzibar

What is the best time to visit Zanzibar Island? Here is an overview from our destination experts.

Zanzibar tourism is possible at any time of the year. The island is located south of the equator and therefore enjoys a tropical climate. On average, the entire island bathes in eight to nine hours of sunlight per day -which provides the perfect remedy for cloudy winter moods!

  • Long rainy season: mid-March to June
  • Winter: June to October
  • Short rainy season: November to December
  • Summer: mid-December to March

The best time to visit Zanzibar

The best time to visit Zanzibar beach is winter or summer, outside of the rainy months. Further updated information is available at your local Foreign Office.

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What to Pack for Zanzibar Tours

The coastal regions of Pemba and Zanzibar have significant Muslim majorities and some sensitivity to cultural dress codes is important. We advise you to cover up your shoulders and up to your knees, especially if you are in areas less visited by tourists.

The sun in Africa is intense and uncomfortable. Dehydration is common. We advise our guests to drink as much water as possible. Wet wipes are also advisable to keep cool. Please bring a sunscreen of at least factor 20-30 to prevent sunburn and sunstroke. Dark glasses and a good hat or cap that shades the face are essential.

Every trip and traveler is unique. However, our team and the processes that support our guests are consistent. With our destination expertise and round the clock support on offer, we look forward to planning your private, safe and tailor-made trip of a lifetime in Zanzibar and Tanzania.

Do you have a questions? As a private and tailor-made travel provider, we are happy to advise you on your Tanzania vacation. Contact us for your custom, obligation-free itinerary.

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