Best Time to Travel Tanzania

Best Time to Travel Tanzania2019-01-18T10:39:44+00:00

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Tanzania is all year round tourist destination but the climate varies hugely because of the location of the country within the tropic of Capricorn. The climate is tropical while the coastal areas are hot and humid, and the northwestern highlands are cool and temperate. The country experience two rain seasons namely; the short rains from October to December and long rains from March to June. However, it all depends on an individual interest of travel as some months are better than others for certain special events. Daytime temperatures range from 10°C/50°F in the northern highlands to about 23°C/73°F along the coast of Zanzibar.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR:

January to March

  • Weather: is clear, dry season, and towards the end of March, it gives way for the rain season.
  • Animals: From February we do expect lots of wildebeest calving season and other animals. Lots of Migratory birds from Europe hence best time for ornithological safaris.
  • Quotation: Safari price average, It’s the high season.
  • Population: The parks are less crowded hence private and exclusive tours.
  • Recommended: Good time for the safari.

April to May

  • Weather: It’s raining; this is the peak of the wet season and expects temperatures to drop after the rains. Afternoon tropical downpours are the norm Grasses are somehow long; it’s fairly cloudy and sometimes cooler weather is experienced depending on where you are.
  • Animals: Lots of babies have been born; the parks are turning green again hence great time for photography. Most animals have migrated away from rivers and swamps as it’s too wet.
  • Quotation: Safari price lowest, Affordable (Low or Green season)
  • Population: Fewer people travel hence you will often have facilities largely to yourself.
  • Recommended: Good time for safari

June to October

  • Weather: The month of June and July are the coolest month followed by the hot and dry weather seasons which sets in thereafter.
  • Animals: June the best month for Wildebeest migrating viewing in and around central Serengeti. Wildlife gathering close to water points and rivers.
  • Quotation: Safari price Highest, It’s the peak season.
  • Population: Its summer period, Park roads are full of tourists
  • Recommended: Good time for safari

November to December

  • Weather: The “short rains” might start anytime,
  • Animals: Expect the migrations from Masai Mara though it depends on the weather.  The grass is still short hence excellent view for the cats hunting.
  • Quotation: Safari price average, It’s the high season.
  • Population: The parks are less crowded hence private and exclusive tours.
  • Recommended: Good time for safari

Kindly contact us for guidance on the best time to travel based on your needs and expectations.

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