Discover the Best Time to Visit for an Unforgettable Adventure

Discover the Best Time to Visit for an Unforgettable Adventure


The best time to visit Tanzania is during the Dry season, from June to October, when wildlife viewing is generally at its best.  


Best Time: June to October (All parks), January to February (Serengeti for the wildebeest calving)

High Season: July to March (Northern circuit parks; all get crowded), June to October (Southern and Western circuit parks; only Nyerere gets crowded)

Low Season: April and May (many lodges are closed in the Southern and Western circuit parks)

Best Weather: June to October (Little to no rainfall)

Worst Weather: March to May (Peak of the Wet season)

June to October –Dry Season

  • The wildebeest migration is in Serengeti
  • September is the best month to see the Mara River wildebeest crossings in Northern Serengeti
  • Animals are easier to spot since they concentrate around waterholes and rivers
  • There are fewer mosquitoes because there is little to no rain
  • Skies are clear and most days are sunny
  • Mornings and nights get cold; bring warm clothing
  • It is high season and some areas get crowded
  • Wildlife Photos

November to May –Wet Season

  • January to February is the wildebeest calving in Southern Serengeti and is an excellent time to see predator action
  • The scenery is green and beautiful
  • April and May are low season, meaning lower rates and less-crowded parks
  • Although wildlife is easier to spot in the Dry season, you'll still see plenty, especially in the Northern circuit parks
  • Migratory birds are present from November to April and bird watching is at its best
  • Except for March, April and May, rains are mostly short afternoon showers and seldom interfere with activities
  • March to May is the peak of the Wet season
  • Wildlife viewing in Tarangire, Katavi, Nyerere (Selous) and Ruaha National Parks is better during the Dry season

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