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Weather in Zanzibar

Help! What is the weather like in Zanzibar during April?
7 years ago, March 23rd 2011 No: 1 Msg: #131832  
Hi everyone!

I need some help!

My boyfriend and I have booked a holiday to Zanzibar from 19-26 April (the only leave we could get), and I'm starting to panic! All of the websites say that it rains/pours throughout April! Is this true?
I don't mind a few days cuddling indoors, but I'd also really like a few days at the beach, eeek! Reply to this

7 years ago, July 22nd 2011 No: 2 Msg: #140758  
Hi Samantha,

I know I am responding a bit late, but maybe it still hels other travellers!

Generally, there are two rainy seasons - the long rains during March, April, and May and the short rains throughout November and December. During the long rains, many camps and lodges on the mainland close down as the roads become impassable due to the tropical downpours. Although Zanzibar is considered a year round destination, there might be some unpleasant, rainy and windy days during that period. This April was defintely rainy, but there are still some nice sunny days - and if so - quite hot as well! Especially the East coast is not as rainy as the west coast!

Hope you enjoyed your stay (anyways)?!? and maybe see you some time back on the island!

Petra Reply to this

4 years ago, February 16th 2014 No: 3 Msg: #179332  
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