The Palmer-Tomkinson Family - LONDON, UK
TRAVEL DATE: JULY 2013 POSTED: NOV 2013
Zanzibar & Islands
The Palmer-Tomkinson Family Holiday to Kenya and Zanzibar
Plenty of highlights: the animals (leopard, cheetah, hyena cubs, elephant, giraffe, hippos), wildebeest migration, sundowners in the middle of nowhere, picnics, walking in the bush (karisia), riding camels, the food, seeing elepha... Read More
Plenty of highlights: the animals (leopard, cheetah, hyena cubs, elephant, giraffe, hippos), wildebeest migration, sundowners in the middle of nowhere, picnics, walking in the bush (karisia), riding camels, the food, seeing elephant bones, rock climbing, kite surfing, scuba diving, private charter flights, experiencing all of the above and more being just us as a family. Lowlights: one of the children being ill at Kicheche meaning he (and his mother) missed the game drive where we saw a cheetah. Less
When is the best time
to go on holiday to Zanzibar?
For many people the climate and wildlife in their chosen safari area will determine their first choice of dates to visit Zanzibar as an add-on to big game viewing; however, the weather for a beach holiday is critical to your enjoyment so it’s certainly something to bear in mind.
January to March
The northern hemisphere’s winter months are Zanzibar’s summer and the days over this period will be hot and sunny, although if the rains come early there can be short rains in late February and March.
April and May
Traditionally April and May are rainy months in East Africa with regular afternoon downpours. The rain takes the edge of the temperatures, although there can be humidity. Many lodges are closed at this time.
The wet weather tails off as June passes and days are usually warm with sunny spells and a few clouds, although temperatures can be on the cool side until the sun has risen fully. It’s a peaceful time of year to visit, with few visitors, and a pleasant climate.
July to October
These high season African winter months are sunny and clear on Zanzibar with pleasant nights and hot days. The south-easterly trade winds can be quite blustery during this time, and visibility in the water is less good for diving.
Although there can be some rain in November, it is much less likely than April and May and the lower numbers of visitors can make this an excellent month to visit. Additionally, the winds change direction and water visibility improves. From now until April is the best time of year for divers, especially as whale sharks migrate into the local waters at this time of year.
As Christmas and New Year arrive, Zanzibar moves into its peak season, as high temperatures and predominantly clear days attract visitors to its azure seas and white sandy beaches.
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