Best time to visit Zanzibar is dry winter from June through October. Although it gets touristic at this time of the year, the dry season is best to swim with dolphins. Spring in Zanzibar is a bit rainy, but it gives you a chance to try exclusive cashew nuts and a variety of tropical fruits. Lower rates, fewer crowds and clear skies full of stars are waiting for you during hot and sunny summer from December to March. Remember many lodges are closed during the peak of wet season from mid-March through the end of May.
Visit outstanding beaches along the eastern or northern coasts with fishing villages, tropical palms, and mangrove forests washed by the Indian Ocean
Swimming side by side with these friendly creatures in their natural habitat is unforgettable
These giant arthropods quickly climb coconut palm trees and easily crack open their favourite food—coconuts. It is incredible and even a little scary
See a breathtaking sight as these huge bats take to the air, launching off en-masse as they depart for their evening hunt...for fruit
The circumference of some specimens of baobab exceeds 10 m and its fruits can reach a length of up to 54 cm!
One of the best diving destinations of the world
Clove, cinnamon, turmeric, nutmeg, lemon grass, vanilla, black pepper, cardamom, saffron... This wonderful aroma spreads through the whole island!
Exotic fruit which captivates with its sweet and fragrant taste
Experience the joy of kiteboarding and kitesurfing in Paje
Watch these baby-turtles in a once-in-a-lifetime struggle for survival!
This typical African fruit is used in many cuisines around the world in sauces, marinades, chutneys, drinks, and desserts
Breadfruit is a great gift for fans of unusual fruits
When you cut across it, this fruit looks like a 5-pointed star
Bike routes winding Zanzibar will let you discover the island's real treasures
Admire these gentle creatures and inspect their lifecycle in a magical garden or butterfly farm or in their natural environmen—Jozani Forest
Meet these cute animals at Jozani Forest in Zanzibar
Spend a long weekend of jazz, blues, poetry, and storytelling in Stone Town
Celebrate the Persian New Year in Zanzibar which has neatly been incorporated into tradition
This is a time of giving charity and alms—two of the five pillars of the Islamic faith
Three nights of a rich variety of non-stop live African music at the Old Fort
This colony of Giant Tortoises is the biggest and most gorgeous attraction of this picturesque island
Green cardamom is not only a flavorful spice for cuisine, but also hosts a wealth of healthy benefits!
Some say Zanzibar's cashew is the best on the African continent
Have a once in a lifetime opportunity to see these majestic creatures in Zanzibar!
Try this exotic juicy "King of Fruit" known as Durian
This is a truly blessed season for fishermen!
It is not as bloody as the Spanish version nor as cruel as the Portuguese, but quite a picturesque spectacle