Tanzania is welcoming all round the year and the safari parks are good for most of the year. As the east African country lies close to the equator the weather doesn’t have the characteristic four seasons but is limited to just two seasons- Dry season and Wet seasons. While the dry seasons are always good for game viewing the wet season also unleashes a different side of the safari havens. All the parks on the northern circuit are good for viewing around the year, the Southern and Western circuit parks are best visited in the dry season.
As a thumb rule, the best time for visitation simply depends on what you want to experience. Take a look at our breakdown of months and make a suitable call
January-February-The short rain period has just receded and the landscapes are nourished and overflowing with a saturation of greens. Migratory birds are in full flight and the calving season is in full swing in Southern Serengeti.
March-May– Its wet season and the rains come down in torrents. Animals disperse rendering the parks desolate and the trails of Kilimanjaro are wet and soggy. The tropical beaches of Zanzibar are also rendering inaccessible with the heavy rains and thunderstorms. It’s low season in Tanzania with fewer crowds and fees are low. But the sceneries are beautiful and abound in green
June to October – While June is the transition month the weather really opens up from July onwards as the dry season begins. The conditions are excellent with clear skies and very little humidity. The dry conditions draw all the wildlife out of their habitats to the watering hole and lack of vegetations gives a spectacular game viewing experience. Kilimanjaro is primed for trekking and the beaches are inviting with the arresting natural beauty
November-December– The second wet season witnesses shorter spells of showers. Its good time for photography and bird watching as migratory birds arrive in big numbers decking up the Tanzanian horizon with precious and rare avifauna.
November to March– Interested in exploring marine life and underwater landscapes? Then this is the time for you. Snorkellers and divers stand the best chance of encountering whale sharks