Zanzibar experiences ideal holiday weather for most of the year, with the exception of April and May, which are seasonally subject to the long rains. Short rains can occur in November but are characterized by short showers, which do not last long. The cool dry season is from June to October. The heat of summer is seasonally often calmed by windy conditions, resulting in pleasant sea breezes, particularly on the North and East coast. Being near 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.

Season Summary

SUMMER - November to May Hot, some humidity with rains in November, May and June.

WINTER - June to October Warm with rains in June, otherwise sunny.

BEST - December to March and July to October