Zanzibar is a few degrees south of the Equator and enjoys a tropical climate that is largely dominated by the Indian Ocean monsoon. Zanzibar experiences ideal holiday weather for most of the year. The heat of summer is seasonally often cooled by windy conditions, resulting in pleasant sea breezes, particularly on the North and East coasts. Being near to the equator, the islands are warm all year round, but officially, summer and winter peak in December and June respectively. Zanzibar is blessed with an average of 7-8 hours of sunshine daily.
December – March, is generally hot and dry its good time to visit Zanzibar, it’s the harvesting time for most of Zanzibar fruits. January to February is the most sunny and hottest time in Zanzibar with strong wind in the evening.
April – Mid of June, is wet because of the long rains, in this time there are very heavy rains most of the hotels are being closed for renovations and those which are opened there is discounts of almost 50% for the accommodation.
July – August is dry and breezy, it’s one of the best times to visit Zanzibar, it is partly sunny and not very hot, and there is moderate temperature, neither hot nor very cold.
October – November, is when the short rains appear, the hotels are cheaper and in most of the attractions there are not traffic congestion, for the clients who don’t like crowding tourism this is good time to visit since there are not many tourists in many attractions