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When is the best time to visit Zanzibar?

The beautiful islands of Zanzibar, Mafia and Pemba are great tropical getaways all year round with temperatures always hovering around 30°c. While the islands experience two rainy seasons (from March to May and again in November-December) it is still possible to enjoy the islands. The long rains are not the best time to travel to Zanzibar, but the short downpours at the end of the year are quite refreshing. And since the rains deter some visitors, you might end up with a beautiful beach all to yourself.

From June to September, blue skies and days of sunshine are to be expected across the island archipelago, which makes Zanzibar a great beach holiday, or addition to a mainland Tanzanian safari or gorilla trekking in Rwanda. Zanzibar is also worth a visit by itself, with a rich, cultural blend of history in its cities and white, sandy beaches with turquoise waters surrounding the island. Stone Town is a glimpse into the ‘Spice islands’ significance in trading, and even today the cuisine and bustling bazaars are rich and varied, making Zanzibar so much more than just a beach holiday.

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