Zanzibar in Tanzania might be one of the world’s most famous, exotic archipelagos on the planet. In many ways, Zanzibar is its own little world. It almost acts independently from mainland Tanzania, a function more of colonialism than of geography.
As you consider a vacation to Zanzibar’s paradise beaches, pungent spice orchards, and world-class diving reefs, remember this: you are entering an island world, complete with its own weather and tides.
The following post outlines all your need-to-know info on Zanzibar’s island idiosyncrasies: weather patterns, tides, and beaches. If you have only one shot at making memories on Zanzibar, better to know ahead of time when to go and what part of the island might be affected most by tides.
Alright, first things first. No season claims totally off-limits on Zanzibar. Sure, there are rainier months and drier months, but, much like other tropical places, rainstorms arrive any time of year, downpour, then turn into a glorious warm sunny day. Again, we are on island time. Here’s a month-by-month breakdown of weather and crowd control:
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