Zanzibar is a few degrees south of the equator and enjoys a tropical climate that is largely dominated by the two Indian Ocean monsoons. The northern wind that occur in the winter months bring the short rains. The long rains arrive in March and last until late May. July through October are ideal months for visiting Zanzibar because the average temperature is 25 Celsius, the air is dry and breezy and there is little rainfall. November, December and January are the hottest months of the year. and quite humid also. Average rainfall in Zanzibar is about 170 cm and the average temperature is 26 degrees Celsius.

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