Zanzibar in July – Is July the Best Time to Visit Zanzibar?

Zanzibar, the exotic archipelago off the coast of Tanzania, is a destination that conjures images of white powdery beaches, crystal clear waters, and a vibrant culture. As travelers contemplate the perfect time to embark on their Zanzibar adventure, July emerges as a compelling option. But is July truly the best time to visit this tropical paradise? 

Let’s explore what it is like to be in Zanzibar in the month of July.

Weather in July:

July marks the heart of the dry season in Zanzibar, offering the perfect opportunity for travelers to explore the Island attractions. With very minimal rainfall and abundant sunshine, July boasts ideal weather conditions for exploring the island’s treasures. The temperature is a comfortable 28°C (82°F), which is creating an inviting atmosphere for travelers to plan their vacation in this month.

Zanzibar Marine Life in July

One of the main reasons for visiting Zanzibar in July is the opportunity to witness the marine life that graces its pristine waters. The clear, warm waters of the Indian Ocean are teeming with colorful coral reefs and diverse marine species, making it an ideal destination for snorkeling and diving enthusiasts. 

July offers excellent visibility underwater, allowing visitors to explore the beauty of the coral gardens and encounter an array of marine creatures, including tropical fish, sea turtles, and even dolphins. Check out our guide on the best places for snorkeling in Zanzibar.

Tropical Fruits:

July is also one of the best months to savor the exotic fruits of Zanzibar. Shokishoki, Duriani, oranges, and Banana are readily available during this time, you can buy from the market or from the roadside vendors. If you love fruits, then we recommend you visit the Spice farm and the local Market in Stone Town so as to taste a variety of tropical fruits.

Safari Adventure in July:

giraffe with tourists

Beyond its stunning beaches and cultural attractions, from Zanzibar you can still organize your day trip Safari this month. From Zanzibar, you can organize a safari to Mikumi National Park and Selous Game Reserve. July offers the perfect view of the parks because the last three months there was a rainy season which created the green view of the parks.

Learn more about what to pack for your Zanzibar vacation here!

FAQ on Visiting Zanzibar in July

Is July a good time to Visit Zanzibar?

Yes, July is one among the best month to visit Zanzibar Island. This is the start of the high season for tourists visiting Zanzibar.

Can you swim in Zanzibar in July?

Yes, you can swim all days in Zanzibar including July. The best places to stay if you are looking to swim are Nungwi and Kendwa beach.

Does it rain a lot in Zanzibar in the month of July?

July is not rain season, so expect to have amazing time to visit variety of attractions.

What is the best time to visit Zanzibar?

In general, the best time to visit Zanzibar Islands is from July to late March. So July is one among them. Please check out our guide on the best time to visit Zanzibar.

When is the cheapest time to visit Zanzibar?

The cheapest time to visit Zanzibar is during low season where there are very few tourists arrive in Zanzibar. Please check out our guide on the cheapest time to visit Zanzibar.

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