Discover the Best Time to Visit for an Unforgettable Adventure

Discover the Best Time to Visit for an Unforgettable Adventure

DESCRIPTION:

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

WHEN TO VISIT:

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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