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Discover the best times to visit Zanzibar

The Zanzibar Archipelago is home to the beautiful islands of Zanzibar, Mafia and Pemba, which make for a superb tropical getaway all year round.

Temperatures always hover around 30°c, and from June to September, blue skies and gorgeous days of sunshine are almost guaranteed across the archipelago.  

The islands experience two rainy seasons, with the long rains arriving from March to May, and a shorter rainy season occurring from November to December.

The long rainy season is not the best time to travel to Zanzibar as daily heavy rainfall can restrict activities and travel, but as the rain deters some visitors, you might have the beautiful beaches all to yourself.

The shorter rainy season brings showers that typically last a few hours and can be quite refreshing after the day's heat. 

The sunny period of June to September coincides with the Great Migration across Tanzania and Kenya, making Zanzibar the perfect addition to an East African safari or gorilla trekking in Rwanda.

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