Zanzibar may be visited in 7–10 days. The North East is highly tropical and has excellent resorts. However, the climate can change quickly, so make sure to pack accordingly.
The best time to visit is between April and October, the period when the island is not subject to monsoon rains.
There are two main seasons: the cool season from November to March and the hot season from April to October. In between there is the rainy season from June to September, when flooding is likely. Be aware that the sun shines nearly 300 days a year in Zanzibar, so wear a hat and sunscreen.
It's recommended to arrive at night and leave before daybreak because transport is limited and parking spaces are scarce during peak times. You should also bring enough cash with you because there are no banks on the island.
Zanzibar has an extensive public transportation system, which includes buses, dalla-dallas (minivans), and taxis. There are bus stations in each of the major towns, but it's best to buy your ticket in advance from one of the many vendors outside the bus station or at the roadside.
THE PERFECT 10 DAY ITNERARY IN TANZANIA Tanzania's northern region has so much to offer that you might easily spend 7 days to 2 weeks there. If you only have 10 days in Tanzania and want to include Zanzibar, I recommend spending 7 days on safari and 3 days on the beach.
The main cities in Tanzania are Dar es Salaam, Morogoro, Arusha, and Mwanza. They're all reasonably sized with plenty of things to see and do. However, because they aren't very big, it can be difficult to cover a lot in such a short time.
For example, if you only have three days in Tanzania, then you should probably stick to the north or central regions where there are more parks and reserves to visit. Otherwise, you might not get to see everything that you want to.
The south region is quite different from the other parts of the country. It's very hot and humid most of the year, but it does have some beautiful beaches and parks too.
10 days is just right for seeing most things in Tanzania, although you could add more time on each outing.
Remember that travel in Tanzania isn't as easy as it is in South Africa. There are no freeways, so traveling by bus is necessary.
Zanzibar is a massive island. It is more than 200 kilometers from north to south and 100 kilometers from east to west. If you have less than a month, it's doubtful that you'll be able to see the entire island in a single trip. If you're only going for a week or less to stay at a resort, you'll most likely remain in one location and never leave Zanzibar. However, if your goal is to see as much of the island as possible, consider staying for a few days or a few weeks.
Zanzibar has many small villages separated by fertile plains and wooded hills. Most resorts are located in or near these towns. Although there are no true cities on Zanzibar, they do have populations of over 100,000 people.
The capital city of Zanzibar is Zanzibar Town. It is a large, modern city with several parks and beaches. There are also two major universities here: University of Zanzibar and Mnazi Mmoja University. Both schools offer great opportunities for students looking to gain valuable experience while attending school full time.
Zanzibar Town has many luxury hotels, guesthouses, and campsites. These accommodations range from simple rooms with no air conditioning to large villas with multiple bedrooms and bathrooms. Many people choose to stay in town because it's easy to get around by foot or moped (motorized scooter).
The greatest time to visit Zanzibar is during the archipelago's dry season, which runs from July to September and is a popular period for tourists. However, most of the year is worth visiting, with temperatures ranging from 28°C to 34°C and plenty of sunlight. If you want to see the island during its rainy season, then make sure to go between January and March when the weather is more likely to be sunny with less chance of rain.
Zanzibar has two distinct seasons: the warm wet season and the cool dry season. The warm wet season begins in April and ends in October or November, depending on the location on the island. It is around this time that the danger of malaria increases, so take appropriate precautions if you plan to travel during this time. The cool dry season starts in November and lasts until March or April, when the temperatures are relatively consistent throughout the year.
It is not advisable to visit Zanzibar during its rainy season because many roads will be flooded and some places could be evacuated due to dangerous conditions.
If you want to enjoy the island during its off-season, then try to go between December and February when it is cooler and there is less crowding.
In conclusion, Zanzibar has two seasons and it is best to choose either the warm wet season or the cool dry season to avoid bad weather or overcrowded beaches.
From June through October, during the calm, dry months of spring, is the finest time to visit Zanzibar. From December through February, when the weather is hot and dry, is another popular season to visit this tropical island. The rest of the year is rainy with the November-March period being the wettest.
The best times to visit Zanzibar are between April and October. Any time after March or before June is considered relatively cold by Tanzanian standards. The busiest periods are around Christmas and in August when many Tanzanians take their holidays.
Zanzibar International Airport has direct flights from Europe, the US, and Africa. There are also regular flights from Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.
There are several ports on Zanzibar where you can catch boats to various parts of the island. These include Kizimbani, Matemwe, and Paje. There are also small planes that fly between all these ports.
The main city on Zanzibar is Zanzibar Town which is a modern port city. It has plenty of shops, restaurants, and hotels. You can find more traditional villages outside the town where you can stay in local houses or pay to go into private game reserves.