Location and Climate
Zanzibar, located in the Indian Ocean, is a small island on the eastern coast of Tanzania. It's home to over 1 million people and is known for its tropical climate, which can be hot or rainy depending on the season!
The island is also home to an equator line, which means that it experiences 24-hour sunrises and sunsets every day. The dry season runs from December through April, while the rainy season runs from May through November.
Zanzibar's long dry season is almost a guarantee of blue skies and sunny days (June through October). The green season lasts from April to the End of May. More rainy days can also be expected between November and December before the second dry season between January and February. The temperature from September until April is around 26-32˚C and from May to August between 25 and 28˚C. The temperature difference between these seasons varies depending on where you live in Zanzibar—the northern parts are usually cooler than their southern counterparts.
The tides are important too—High tide and low tide occur twice per day at different times throughout each day. Guests usually use high tides for water-based activities and low tides to explore the island or to relax at their villas.