Weather at the moment
Weather all year round
The weather in Zanzibar is easy to summarize: it is hot all year round with average temperatures ranging from 23 to 30°C, it is the dry season. The only time it really rains is the long rainy season, between late March and mid-May, with monthly rainfall of 300 mm.
Tanzania remains a poor country, among the poorest in the world, and Zanzibar is no exception. On the other hand, for tourists, the country is quite expensive. Especially if you rent a safari lodge without planning it in advance. Taxis and private transfers, for example, cost tens of dollars, which must be negotiated hard. Prefer to rent a car is more economical. The local currency is the Tanzanian shilling (Tsh) but resort hotels and restaurants also accept dollars and euros. In restaurants, tips are appreciated, but not mandatory
A tourist visa is required to enter Tanzania, including the Zanzibar Archipelago. Visas can be requested from the Tanzanian Embassy or locally at Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar airports. For visas taken on Tanzanian soil, the price is US$50 (or €50), payable in cash. The ordinary visa is issued for a period of three months, renewable once for a further two months, without leaving the country. Swahili and English are spoken on this small island in East Africa.
Tanzania is a malaria-prone country, including Zanzibar. A treatment is to be taken and it is important to protect yourself from mosquitoes. And as in many African countries, drink only bottled or boiled water because running water is not drinkable in Zanzibar. Finally, the yellow fever vaccination certificate is required more and more often on entry into the country.