Best time to visit, weather and climate Zanzibar

Best time to visit Zanzibar, Tanzania

The best time to visit the island of Zanzibar in Tanzania is from january until march and june until december, when you will have a warm temperature and limited till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature on Zanzibar is 30°C in march and the lowest is 27°C in june. The weather and climate of Zanzibar is suitable for a sun vacation.

The average climate figure for Zanzibar is an 8,4. This is based on various factors, such as average temperatures, the chance of precipitation and weather experiences of others.

Zanzibar has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in Zanzibar or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find an overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.



Climate Zanzibar per month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
29°C 29°C 30°C 29°C 28°C 27°C 27°C 27°C 27°C 28°C 29°C 29°C
52
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35
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103
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208
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154
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38
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30
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28
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28
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50
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97
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104
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Climate Zanzibar

The island Zanzibar has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. It is warm every month with both a wet and dry season. The average annual temperature for Zanzibar is 29° degrees and there is about 474 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 244 days a year with an average humidity of 66% and an UV-index of 6.


Climate Zanzibar

 
Day
Night
Precip
Rain
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day 29°C 29°C 30°C 29°C 28°C 27°C 27°C 27°C 27°C 28°C 29°C 29°C
Night 27°C 27°C 27°C 26°C 25°C 24°C 24°C 24°C 24°C 25°C 26°C 27°C
Precip 52
mm
35
mm
103
mm
208
mm
154
mm
38
mm
30
mm
28
mm
28
mm
50
mm
97
mm
104
mm
Rain
days
16 13 24 27 25 20 21 18 16 17 21 26
Dry
days
15 15 7 3 6 10 10 13 14 14 9 5
Sun hours
per day
9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 11 10
Wind force
in Bft
4 3 3 3 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7
 


Climate Zanzibar january

On average, it is maximum 29° in january on Zanzibar and at least around 27° degrees. In january there are 16 days of rainfall with a total of 52 mm and the it will be dry 15 days this month on Zanzibar.

Climate Zanzibar february

On average, it is maximum 29° in february on Zanzibar and at least around 27° degrees. In february there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 35 mm and the it will be dry 15 days this month on Zanzibar.

Climate Zanzibar march

On average, it is maximum 30° in march on Zanzibar and at least around 27° degrees. In march there are 24 days of rainfall with a total of 103 mm and the it will be dry 7 days this month on Zanzibar.

Climate Zanzibar april

On average, it is maximum 29° in april on Zanzibar and at least around 26° degrees. In april there are 27 days of rainfall with a total of 208 mm and the it will be dry 3 days this month on Zanzibar.

Climate Zanzibar may

On average, it is maximum 28° in may on Zanzibar and at least around 25° degrees. In may there are 25 days of rainfall with a total of 154 mm and the it will be dry 6 days this month on Zanzibar.

Climate Zanzibar june

On average, it is maximum 27° in june on Zanzibar and at least around 24° degrees. In june there are 20 days of rainfall with a total of 38 mm and the it will be dry 10 days this month on Zanzibar.

Climate Zanzibar july

On average, it is maximum 27° in july on Zanzibar and at least around 24° degrees. In july there are 21 days of rainfall with a total of 30 mm and the it will be dry 10 days this month on Zanzibar.

Climate Zanzibar august

On average, it is maximum 27° in august on Zanzibar and at least around 24° degrees. In august there are 18 days of rainfall with a total of 28 mm and the it will be dry 13 days this month on Zanzibar.

Climate Zanzibar september

On average, it is maximum 27° in september on Zanzibar and at least around 24° degrees. In september there are 16 days of rainfall with a total of 28 mm and the it will be dry 14 days this month on Zanzibar.

Climate Zanzibar october

On average, it is maximum 28° in october on Zanzibar and at least around 25° degrees. In october there are 17 days of rainfall with a total of 50 mm and the it will be dry 14 days this month on Zanzibar.

Climate Zanzibar november

On average, it is maximum 29° in november on Zanzibar and at least around 26° degrees. In november there are 21 days of rainfall with a total of 97 mm and the it will be dry 9 days this month on Zanzibar.

Climate Zanzibar december

On average, it is maximum 29° in december on Zanzibar and at least around 27° degrees. In december there are 26 days of rainfall with a total of 104 mm and the it will be dry 5 days this month on Zanzibar.

14 day weather forecast Zanzibar

The weather for Zanzibar in Tanzania will be around 30° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

Weather forecast this week

Dag Weer Max Min Water Precip Change Wind UV
We
30 Sep
Bewolkt 30°C 23°C 26°C 0.5 mm 15% 3m/s 4
Th
1 Oct
Bewolkt 30°C 23°C 26°C 2.5 mm 45% 3m/s 4
Fr
2 Oct
Overwegend bewolkt 31°C 23°C 27°C 4.4 mm 60% 3m/s 5
Sa
3 Oct
Wisselend bewolkt 30°C 22°C 27°C 0.1 mm 20% 2m/s 5
Su
4 Oct
Overwegend bewolkt 30°C 22°C 27°C 0.1 mm 20% 3m/s 4
Mo
5 Oct
Licht bewolkt 30°C 23°C 27°C 0.6 mm 15% 4m/s 11
Tu
6 Oct
Wisselend bewolkt 30°C 23°C 27°C 0.9 mm 25% 4m/s 10

Weather forecast next week

Dag Weer Max Min Water Precip Change Wind UV
We
7 Oct
Wisselend bewolkt 30°C 23°C 27°C 0.8 mm 20% 3m/s 8
Th
8 Oct
Onweer met regen 30°C 23°C 27°C 6.9 mm 70% 4m/s 9
Fr
9 Oct
Lichte regen 30°C 24°C 27°C 6.8 mm 70% 3m/s 5
Sa
10 Oct
Licht bewolkt 30°C 23°C 27°C 2.1 mm 40% 3m/s 5
Su
11 Oct
Licht bewolkt 30°C 24°C 27°C 0 mm 0% 2m/s 5
Mo
12 Oct
Overwegend bewolkt 30°C 25°C 27°C 0.1 mm 20% 2m/s 2
Tu
13 Oct
Onweer met regen 29°C 24°C 27°C 5.3 mm 65% 4m/s 2

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Vacation Zanzibar

Hotels and apartments on Zanzibar

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Flight tickets to Zanzibar

Zanzibar has 1 airport which you can fly to:

  • Abeid Amani Karume International Airport
    Zanzibar (city)

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About Zanzibar

Zanzibar is an island that belongs to Tanzania. It has a total surface of 2.461 km² with 1.424 km of coastline and the population consists of 1.303.569 inhabitants. In terms of area, the country is 109x smaller than New Zealand. If you want to call Zanzibar you have to use +255 or 00255 before the phone number without the first 0 in the original phone number (if it occurs). If the normal number is 05012457809, for example, you can remove the first 0 and call +2555012457809 or 002555012457809.

Zanzibar is in a straight line at 13.071 km distance from Wellington. From Auckland Airport the flight time is about 16 hours5.

The coordinates of Zanzibar, Tanzania are latitude: -6.16394 en longitude: 39.19793

The GPS coordinates are S 6° 9' 50.0400" en E 39° 11' 52.4400"

Currency Zanzibar

In Zanzibar the United States dollar and Tanzanian shilling are used to pay.

Exchange rate United States dollar (USD) 30 september 2020

1 United States dollar = 1,52 New Zealand dollar
100 United States dollar = 152,43 New Zealand dollar

1 New Zealand dollar = 0,66 United States dollar
100 New Zealand dollar = 65,61 United States dollar

Exchange rate Tanzanian shilling (TZS) 30 september 2020

1 Tanzanian shilling = 0,00 New Zealand dollar
100 Tanzanian shilling = 0,07 New Zealand dollar

1 New Zealand dollar = 1.519,95 Tanzanian shilling
100 New Zealand dollar = 151.994,66 Tanzanian shilling

Install exchange rate app

It can be difficult to calculate the exchange rate yourself. Install an app on your phone that updates the exchange rate daily. By entering the local price you immediately see what the price is in Euro.

Bring your credit card

Take a credit card along with your own bank card. If your bank card is not accepted then you have the credit card that you can use.

You can find the nearest ATM via various apps such as:

MasterCard ATM Hunter
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MasterCard Nearby
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Time difference Zanzibar

On Zanzibar it is now 20:34 o’clock in the evening on tuesday 29 september 2020. That is 10 hour earlier than in New Zealand. The time zone of Zanzibar is Africa/Dar_es_Salaam and the Greenwich time is UTC+03.

Vaccinations Zanzibar

Recommended vaccinations

  • DTP (Difterie, Tetanus en Polio)
  • Gele koorts
  • Hepatitis A (besmettelijke geelzucht)

Person and travel related vaccinations

These vaccinations may differ per person and / or be advised on the basis of the stay on Zanzibar.

  • BMR (Bof, Mazelen en Rode hond)
  • Cholera
  • Dengue (knokkelkoorts)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Meningitis of Meningokokkenziekte
  • Rabiës
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Tuberculose (TBC)