Best Time To Visit

Best Time To Visit Tanzania

The best time to visit Tanzania is during the Dry season, from late June to October, when wildlife viewing is generally at its best. The wildebeest migration in the Serengeti is usually during June and July and the time to see the wildebeest calving is late January to February. The southern and western circuit parks are best visited during the Dry season (June to October), unlike the more popular northern circuit parks that can be visited year-round.

June to October –Dry Season

June and July are the best months to see the wildebeest migration

August to September is the best time to see the wildebeest river 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; it’s recommended to bring warm clothing

November to May –Wet Season

January-February is the time to see the calving in the southern Serengeti, and an excellent time to see predator action

The scenery is green and beautiful; it’s 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, and bird watching is at its best

Except for March, April and May, rains are mostly short afternoon showers and seldom interfere on your trip

March to May is the peak of the Wet season

Wildlife viewing in Tarangire, Katavi, Nyerere and Ruaha is better during the Dry season

Best Time To Go by Major Park

The Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater offer good wildlife viewing throughout the year. June and July are the best months for seeing the migration, and February is the best month for the wildebeest calving. The dry months offer good wildlife viewing throughout Tanzania. Tarangire and the southern and western circuit parks (including Katavi, Nyerere and Ruaha) are best visited in the Dry season, from June to October.



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