Zanzibar Archipelago | Tanzania

Zawadi

Zawadi Hotel sits atop a cliff, with a spectacular view of the Indian Ocean, framed by swaying coconut palms and bougainvillea. It is a private, intimate getaway beach retreat with only nine spacious villas. Designed in an elegant laid back beach style, Zawadi is relaxed luxury at its best, lying on one of the most coveted locations on the island of Zanzibar.

Zawadi Hotel offers breathtaking unrivalled views of the Indian Ocean stretching as far as the eye can see. At the center of the property the cliff recedes, creating a beautiful cove of pristine white sandy beach. Guests can enjoy swimming in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean throughout the day and can go snorkeling straight from the beach.

Zawadi offers guests accommodation in 100 sqm villas with en-suite bathrooms and a spacious terrace directly overlooking the ocean. With a relaxed atmosphere and understated elegant beach decor, it is a tranquil, laid back hideaway offering guests an all-inclusive stay with the very best cuisine and personalized service.

Time your visit with Tanzania's seasons

Tanzania is another country that is fantastic to visit year round, with every month offering something unique, however certain areas do become harder to access at certain times of year. As a general rule, Tanzania follows a typical East African climate, with the two 'dry seasons' and two 'green seasons'. A quick overview would look like this. Dry: June-October & December-February. Green: March-May & November.

The Great Wildebeest and Zebra Migration is constantly moving through the Serengeti so no matter when you visit, if you are hoping to see the migration you'll be in luck.

From March through to the end of May the 'long-rains' fall across Tanzania, while in November the 'short-rains' arrive. While on the outlook this seems rather daunting, many camps remain open during these months and visitors are rewarded for their bravery. Although you can be unlucky and be rained on a couple of days in a row, the typical weather pattern is for big storm clouds to build up during the day (a spectacular sight) which then breaks in a torrential downpour over the course of about half an hour. The sun then comes back out and dries everything out within moments. The Ruaha in the south is a notable exception where the dry season tends to start a little earlier towards April.

From June to late October the skies clear and there are glorious long days of dry weather. These are typically the busiest months in Tanzania as a result of the migration heading into full swing. Rates are often a lot higher during these months and availability for space can be tough to come by.

In January and February the skies are clear again after the 'short-rains'. This is a great season to go if you are keen to avoid busy National Parks and beaches.

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