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Best Time To Visit Tanzania

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Best Time To Visit Tanzania

All year long, Tanzania's safari regions experience warm days and chilly evenings. Whereas Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru experience below-freezing temperatures, the Indian Ocean coast and areas around lakes are warm and humid.

Ideal Time for a Tanzania Safari Experience

The dry season, which lasts from late June to October, is the ideal time to travel to Tanzania for a safari.

Sorting Tanzania Safari every month

Let’s look at a breakdown of a Tanzania Safari month-wise:

Visiting Tanzania from January to March

January is one of the greatest months to travel to Tanzania's coast if you want to spend time at a tropical beach.

  • February is a warm and humid month that marks the beginning of calving season.
  • When thousands of wildebeest give birth to their calves as predators await in the shadows.

Tanzania experiences high heat in March, although it is often dry at the beginning of the month before the long rains arrive. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is also recommended in March.

Travelling to Tanzania in April and May

The parks in the southern and western regions experience the highest humidity. Yet, if you decide to visit during this period, lodgings and Tanzania activities are very affordable.

The Great Migration is crossing the western channel from the southern Serengeti during May.

Travelling to Tanzania from June to August

June is regarded as the ideal month to travel to Tanzania for luxury safaris because it is dry and pleasant. The rains are over, the savannahs are beginning to turn yellow, and wildlife sightings are getting better as the vegetation gradually fades away.

  • The greatest time to visit Tanzania for optimal weather and fantastic game drive possibilities is in July when peak safari season is in full gear.
  • July is also a great time to combine a Kenya and Tanzania safari.

Tourists continue to flood to Zanzibar and the northern safari circuit (Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater, and Serengeti) in August, which is still regarded as peak season.

Visiting Tanzania in September and October

For those looking to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, September is another excellent month.

The first rains start to fall in October as thunderclouds start to gather.

This month is the ideal time to visit Tanzania if you want to see chimpanzees in Mahale Mountains National Park.

Travelling to Tanzania in November and December

November is a fantastic time to find some off-the-beaten-path locations.

  • The arrival of migrating birds, especially in the Nyerere and Tarangire National Parks, makes December the ideal month for birdwatching.
  • A Serengeti Safari is also a great option in December.

No matter what month you travel to Tanzania, the safari experience will undoubtedly be remarkable.

So buckle up for a fantastic adventure in Tanzania. Further, get in touch with us, and we'll make your Tanzania Safari experience unforgettable.

Month-by-month Guide

When To Travel Tanzania

  • Best
  • Good
  • Mixed
  • JAN
  • FEB
  • MAR
  • APR
  • MAY
  • JUN
  • JUL
  • AUG
  • SEP
  • OCT
  • NOV
  • DEC


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