FAQ Zanzibar & Tanzania
The daytime temperature at both destinations ranges between 22 and 32°C. Often, the temperature drops to around 15°C at night in Tanzania, which many people find comfortable for sleeping as it is not too warm!
The destinations Tanzania and Zanzibar have a tropical climate, which means it is generally warm and humid throughout the year, with relatively consistent temperatures. There are two distinct rainy seasons in Tanzania, with the "long rains" occurring from March to May, and the "short rains" occurring from October to December. The hottest months in Tanzania are from December to February, while the coolest months are from June to August.
Despite the rain, Tanzania and Zanzibar are great destinations to visit all year round due to its warm temperatures and tropical climate. Do you want to know more about the “Green Season”? Click on link Green season FAQ Tanzania & Zanzibar to learn more about the climate of Tanzania!
Many people often associate the rainy season in Tanzania and Zanzibar with a bad and unpleasant period where there is nothing to do. However, in Tanzania, the rainy season is seen as a time when nature is at its most beautiful and vibrant!
Most of the rain during the rainy season falls early in the morning or in the evening, and the rains are often short showers. It is a unique experience to witness this natural phenomenon!
A big advantage is that despite the rain, it is still pleasantly warm.
The environment in Tanzania and Zanzibar comes to life during this season! The normally dry plains of the Serengeti are suddenly filled with flowers and lush greenery due to the increased rainfall. For this reason, we also refer to this season as the "Green Season"!
Another advantage is that wildlife in Tanzania's national parks do not have to seek shelter from the hot season, increasing the chances of spotting more wildlife during this season.
Do you want to witness the birth of hundreds of thousands of animals? Are you a bird lover, or do you want to admire the Great Wildlife Migration, where millions of wildebeest and zebras move across the plains of the Serengeti? Then the rainy season is the ideal time for you to travel to Tanzania!
At the airport in Tanzania and also in Zanzibar, it is possible to apply for a tourist visa, it is not necessary to arrange this in advance if you are travelling from Europe for example! The processing time depends on the airport's workload. It is advisable to apply for a visa immediately upon disembarking from the plane. Keep a pen handy for this! On average, this takes about 30 minutes, but if the airport is busy, it can take more than an hour.
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