Best time to go to, climate and weather Zanzibar, Tanzania

Everything you want to know about the weather, climate, time difference, vaccinations and best travel months for Zanzibar


Best time to visit and weather Zanzibar, Tanzania

Best time to visit and weather Zanzibar, Tanzania

The best time to go to Zanzibar in Tanzania is in january and february and june until october, in which you have a warm or hot temperature and little till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature op Zanzibar is 34° in march and the lowest is 30° in august.

If you want to know what the average temperature is in Zanzibar or when most rain or snow falls, you can find it quickly below. That way you are well prepared.

Average temperature and rainfall per month for Zanzibar
  Max temp Precipchance Precip
Jan 32° 97mm
Feb 33° 90mm
Mar 34° 245mm
Apr 33° 535mm
May 32° 362mm
Jun 31° 91mm
Jul 31° 67mm
Aug 30° 70mm
Sep 30° 68mm
Oct 32° 116mm
Nov 33° 193mm
Dec 33° 176mm
  • No or hardly any rainfall
  • Little rainfall
  • Sometimes rainfall
  • Regular rainfall
  • Often rainfall
  • Almost always rainfall

We offer a complete overview of all climate information, such as the average temperature during the day and at night, sea temperature, amount of rain or snow, wind force and UV index. Want to know more about the climate of Zanzibar? Go to the full climate information about Zanzibar


Best travel months

What a nice travel month for someone is can vary per type of traveler. That is why we also have the best time to go to Zanzibar in Tanzania indicated per type of trip. Do you like warm or cold, sun or snow? Below you will immediately find the most suitable travel months for Zanzibar.

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Holiday Zanzibar

Holiday Zanzibar

Hotels and apartments op Zanzibar

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Climate Zanzibar

Climate Zanzibar

Zanzibar there is the tropical wet and dry or savanna climate prevailing. The average annual temperature for Zanzibar is 32° degrees and there is 2108 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 37 days a year with an average humidity of 77% and an UV-index of 7.

Below you can find the average temperature, rainfall and the number of dry and sunny days for Zanzibar in Tanzania per month.

  Average
max °C
Average
min °C
MM
rain
Rain
days
Dry
days
Wind force
in Bft
Average
UV-index
Jan 32° 27° 97 mm 21 10 4 7
Feb 33° 27° 90 mm 17 11 3 7
Mar 34° 27° 245 mm 25 6 3 7
Apr 33° 26° 535 mm 28 2 3 6
May 32° 25° 362 mm 28 3 4 6
Jun 31° 24° 91 mm 23 7 4 6
Jul 31° 23° 67 mm 23 8 4 6
Aug 30° 23° 70 mm 24 7 3 6
Sep 30° 24° 68 mm 23 7 3 6
Oct 32° 25° 116 mm 22 9 3 7
Nov 33° 26° 193 mm 25 5 3 7
Dec 33° 27° 176 mm 29 2 3 7

Climate per month

Weather in january
On average, it is maximum 32° in january op Zanzibar and at least around 27° degrees. In january there are 21 days of rainfall with a total of 97 mm and the it will be dry 10 days this month op Zanzibar.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in february
On average, it is maximum 33° in february op Zanzibar and at least around 27° degrees. In february there are 17 days of rainfall with a total of 90 mm and the it will be dry 11 days this month op Zanzibar.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in march
On average, it is maximum 34° in march op Zanzibar and at least around 27° degrees. In march there are 25 days of rainfall with a total of 245 mm and the it will be dry 6 days this month op Zanzibar.

Weather in april
On average, it is maximum 33° in april op Zanzibar and at least around 26° degrees. In april there are 28 days of rainfall with a total of 535 mm and the it will be dry 2 days this month op Zanzibar.

Weather in may
On average, it is maximum 32° in may op Zanzibar and at least around 25° degrees. In may there are 28 days of rainfall with a total of 362 mm and the it will be dry 3 days this month op Zanzibar.

Weather in june
On average, it is maximum 31° in june op Zanzibar and at least around 24° degrees. In june there are 23 days of rainfall with a total of 91 mm and the it will be dry 7 days this month op Zanzibar.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in july
On average, it is maximum 31° in july op Zanzibar and at least around 23° degrees. In july there are 23 days of rainfall with a total of 67 mm and the it will be dry 8 days this month op Zanzibar.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in august
On average, it is maximum 30° in august op Zanzibar and at least around 23° degrees. In august there are 24 days of rainfall with a total of 70 mm and the it will be dry 7 days this month op Zanzibar.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in september
On average, it is maximum 30° in september op Zanzibar and at least around 24° degrees. In september there are 23 days of rainfall with a total of 68 mm and the it will be dry 7 days this month op Zanzibar.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in october
On average, it is maximum 32° in october op Zanzibar and at least around 25° degrees. In october there are 22 days of rainfall with a total of 116 mm and the it will be dry 9 days this month op Zanzibar.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in november
On average, it is maximum 33° in november op Zanzibar and at least around 26° degrees. In november there are 25 days of rainfall with a total of 193 mm and the it will be dry 5 days this month op Zanzibar.

Weather in december
On average, it is maximum 33° in december op Zanzibar and at least around 27° degrees. In december there are 29 days of rainfall with a total of 176 mm and the it will be dry 2 days this month op Zanzibar.

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Weather statistics Zanzibar

Weather statistics Zanzibar

View all weather statistics from Zanzibar per month. In our graph you see the temperatures and the amount of rainfall on average in a given month. We also offer a comparison of the average temperatures and rainfall between Zanzibar and United Kingdom.




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Weather forecast Zanzibar

14 day weather forecast Zanzibar

The weather for Zanzibar in Tanzania will be 35° till 30° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers or a quite a few rain.

Weather forecast this week
  Su24 Mar Mo25 Mar Tu26 Mar We27 Mar Th28 Mar Fr29 Mar Sa30 Mar
  Broken wolken Gespreide bewolking Gespreide bewolking Gespreide bewolking Gespreide bewolking Broken wolken Bewolkt
Max (°C) 33° 35° 34° 36° 34° 34° 34°
Min (°C) 26° 25° 26° 26° 26° 25° 26°
Rainfall and quantity
Rainfall (%) 15% 0% 0% 0% 15% 0% 0%
Rainfall (mm) 0.1mm 0mm 0mm 0mm 0.1mm 0mm 0mm
UV-index
UV-index 8 10 10 9 9 5 4
Weather forecast next week
  Su31 Mar Mo1 Apr Tu2 Apr We3 Apr Th4 Apr Fr5 Apr Sa6 Apr
  Regen Bewolkt Bewolkt Bewolkt Broken wolken Regen Light doucheregen
Max (°C) 33° 33° 31° 30° 30° 30° 30°
Min (°C) 27° 27° 27° 28° 28° 28° 27°
Rainfall and quantity
Rainfall (%) 70% 35% 45% 15% 25% 75% 60%
Rainfall (mm) 11.9mm 2.6mm 4.4mm 0.9mm 1.9mm 13.8mm 7.9mm
UV-index
UV-index 4 3 3 3 5 2 5
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About Zanzibar

About Zanzibar

Zanzibar is an island that belongs to Tanzania. It is 2.461 km² and has a population of 1.303.569. In terms of area, the country is 99x smaller than United Kingdom. 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 7.411 km distance from London. From London-Heathrow the flight time is about 10 hour and 15 min.

The coordinates of Zanzibar, Tanzania are latitude: -6.0998986 en longitude: 39.100817

The GPS coordinates are S 6° 5' 59.6350" en E 39° 6' 2.9412"

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Time difference Zanzibar

Time difference Zanzibar

Op Zanzibar it is now 10:35 hour in the morning on sunday 24 march 2019. That is 3 hour later than in United Kingdom. The time zone of Zanzibar is Africa/Dar_es_Salaam and the Greenwich time is UTC+03.

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Vaccinations Zanzibar

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 op Zanzibar.

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

Currency Zanzibar

In Zanzibar the Amerikaanse dollar and Tanzaniaanse shilling are used to pay.

Exchange rate Amerikaanse dollar op 24 march 2019

1 Amerikaanse dollar = € 0,87 euro
100 Amerikaanse dollar = € 87,43 euro

1 euro = 1,14 Amerikaanse dollar
100 euro = 114,38 Amerikaanse dollar

Exchange rate Tanzaniaanse shilling op 24 march 2019

1 Tanzaniaanse shilling = € 0,00 euro
100 Tanzaniaanse shilling = € 0,04 euro

1 euro = 2.609,67 Tanzaniaanse shilling
100 euro = 260.967,44 Tanzaniaanse shilling

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