Best Time to Visit Zanzibar
We love Zanzibar. The Spice Island boasts all of our favourite things: beautiful beaches, divine cuisine, colourful culture, exotic resorts and oodles of time to laze beneath swaying palm trees. Whether you’re a luxury traveller in need of a romantic hideaway, an underwater-addict looking to dive incredible reefs or a foodie in search of new flavours, Zanzibar delivers. But when is the best time to make the most of all these awesome offerings?
We know because we go! Here’s when to visit Zanzibar:
Best time for a sun, sand and sea holiday: June to October
The cool, dry months of spring promise long days on sun-drenched shores, palm-fringed beaches and raising cocktails during glorious sunsets. This is easily the best time to visit Zanzibar for the full island-life experience.
Best Time for Scuba Diving: July & August OR February & March
There are two best times to visit Zanzibar for scuba diving: during July and August and in February and March. However, the north coast is particularly rewarding between June to October and the south coast from November to March.
Best time for deep sea fishing: August through October
This is the season for yellowfin tuna and large blue and black marlin. Yellowfin tuna is one of the strongest fish around, meaning you’ll enjoy a good fight – especially if you’re reeling in a tuna weighing 33 kg–40 kg!