Best Time to Visit Zanzibar

01 December 2023
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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 in 2023:

Best time for a sun, sand and sea holiday: June to October

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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. How many days do you need on a visit? We would recommend a 7-night Zanzibar package to get the full experience!

Best Time for Scuba Diving: July & August OR February & March

Scuba Diving in Zanzibar

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. It is key to note these recommended times, as this is when visibility is at its optimum ensuring you’ll experience the best underwater experience. 

Best time for deep sea fishing: August through October

Deep Sea Fishing - Zanzibar

This is the best time to visit Zanzibar 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!

Are you interested in a Zanzibar holiday? Do you want to know more details about when is the best time to visit? Contact the experts today! For the best Zanzibar holiday deals around check out our Zanzibar Specials.

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