Tikitam Palms Hotel, Zanzibar

Activities

Zanzibar - wild history & unforgettable presence

The nature & mixture of cultures have created a place of its own, with the beauty, the spirit & the fragrance not to be missed. The sun, the fruits & the sand will come on top.  Come & see for yourself. All over the year. Karibu

Jozani Forest

The Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park is a 50 km2 (19 sq mi) Zanzibar national park. It is  beautifuly and naturally preserved forest ...

Diving & snorkeling

In Zanzibar you can explore the wonders of Zanzibar coral reef – either on the diving trip with local professional diving school or ...

Spice tour

The Spice Tour is a great opportunity to experience the most exotic spices such as clove, nutmeg, cinnamon & vanilla. It is a relaxing ...

Stown Town

This atmospheric and mystical town is the cultural and historical heart of Zanzibar. It was built as the capitol city of Oman empire in ...

Safari Blue with chances to meet the dolphins

Spend unforgattable day in traditional wooden dhow, you may swim & try snorkeling & if you are lucky the doplhins will come to play ...

Play golf in Zanzibar

Discover an unique golf course with spectacular all-round views and one of the best on the African continent. Peter Matkovitch designed ...

Swahili culture tour

Culture tour is a great way to come closer to the richness of Swahili culture – its music & dance, food traditions, visual arts ...

Zanzibar a great kite - surfing destination

Zanzibar is a kite new destination – its whole east coast is ideal with far away reef creating blue shallow water to do safe kitesurfing.

Prison Island

This small island called Changuu Island is about 5.km north-west of Stone Town, originally established as a prison for rebellious slaves ...

About Zanzibar, around the year

Zanzibar in January - February - March

- Sunny & rather hot with temp above 32 degrees C - for those who really like tropical experience with strong & short rain falls followed by a sun - very refreshing..
Sun is up to 10 hours per day while the breeze is tempering the heat. It is best time for wind & kite surfing - Kaskazi is the strong N-E wind, very steady reaching 25 knots/ hr ...!
The Indian ocean around Zanzibar is always very pleasant - in January to March its gest to 29 degrees. Come enjoy it.

- Zanzibar Island is a great food destination - with the wonderful mix of African, Arabic & Indian cuisine, the nature of island brings the richness of sea food with coral reef species and the wonderful variety of fruits -local & natural. It is a season for unique local fruit varieties: shoki-shoki, papayas & sun-drenched fantastic watermelons. Come, ask to for & enjoy it.

- There is plenty to visit on Zanzibar island - starting from amazing UNESCO World heritage Stone Town - a middle east medina in the heart of Africa, famous from its dismal history, cultural mix & of course Zanzibar doors - include it on your Zanzibar map. In the middle of February on Zanzibar island there is moment for music lovers - Sauti za Busara Music Festival runs for 5 days, named 'the friendliest festival on the planet’.

Weather in April and May

- It is rainy season - temperature falls below 29°C & up to 15 rainy days, some can be wild & strong. It is some type of experience however most of the hotels are closed in the month of May.

- Rains bring up the richness of nature - the colourfulness of flowers , abundance of fruits - endemic staffeli fruits, super rich in antioxidant. Best moment for pineapples & passion fruit. So good!

- Have a look at Zanzibar map - this is a great moment to see Mbweni Botanical gardens with over 650 species of plants or visit a spice farms to experience the richness of Zanzibar spices & its spice growing tradition. With fewer tourist on the island we recommend visiting Zanzibar National Museum where you can learn more about amazing Zanzibar history & take a boat trip to Chumba Island, once a quarantine place for maritime merchants & now a home for giant turtles - not only kids like it… A must see on Zanzibar Island.

Zanzibar in June - August - September

- In June the rain is over and the heaven for wind & kite surfers comes around - Kusi, the South East wind builds up & holds until October. It is coming every day & growing up to 20 knots in late afternoon.

- It is very comfortable in this time of the year  - a bit cooler - 28°C - 29°C (84°F), sunny and windy weather on Zanzibar island. Evenings with wind chilling factor you may need to put a long sleeve shirt or a silk shawl, for ladies. Hardly any rain - you may freely walk to the reef on low tide to enjoy the amazing peacefulness & richness of the coral reef marine life.

- Zanzibar tradition is wild  & rich , established as merchant post by Portuguese colonial traders than built as a capital of Oman powerful sultanate, its economic prosperity of 19th century & Arabic culture enhanced by Indian & Swahili influence make it a place of its own. You would see it all on the island - Portuguese fort, Sultan Palace of Wanders, ruins of Persian baths & the famous Zanzibar doors. All with the colourful dress & smile of friendly Zanzibaris. Karibu (Welcome)

- Semptember is considered as best time for a vacation in Zanzibar. Almost perfect Zanzibar weather with no clouds and a little bit of nice wind - 9,5 to 10 hours of sunshine each day! The average high temperature in September during the day is about 27°C  and not that humid. Perfect. If ever the rain comes will bring you nice relief. Welcome to Zanzibar weather.

- While you are here asking for one of a kind taste & health experience – bungo fruits, mangoes & jack fruits - it is the season!

Zanzibar in October - November - December

- October is a beautiful month to visit Zanzibar that will greet you with warm and gentle tropical weather, calm oceans’ waters, clear skies and light breezes. Super clear ocean water visibility – 25 m or deeper. Tourist traffic slows down & you can enjoy relaxing holidays time even more. In the end of October there can be some light rains adding to fragrance & freshness of the air moving slowly into what is called small rain season – with 8-9 rainy days in November, still sunny and pleasant.

- Ask for Mbilimbi & Nyanya chungu for a unique & very local fruits experience. And it is still mango time!

As tourist traffic slows down you can enjoy relaxing holidays even more – daily high around 30°C and 10 hours of sun. For golfers - do not miss a world unique golf course.

- December is warming up – up to 31°C and average at 28°C . At nights could be somewhere around 25°C (77°F) and what is more exciting you can enjoy evening markets and bazaars. Worth it to include on your Zanzibar map. Indian Ocean will not disappoint you with temperature around 27°C (81°F).

Christmas and New Years Eve here is a once in a lifetime experience. Come & see it. On the 9th of December there is Zanzibar's Independence and Republic Day celebrated with fireworks and evening parties that you can participate.

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