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Best Time to Visit – Tanzania Safari

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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 from 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. Tanzania’s ‘green season, between November and March, is much quieter. While there’s a chance of rain showers, it’s a fantastic time for bird watching as migratory species arrive in thousands. You’ll also see the Great Migration herds with their newly born calves.

Most safari areas in Tanzania have warm days and cool evenings year-round. The best time to visit Tanzania is from late June through October. The different people want different things from their time in this breathtaking East African country, which can make other seasons optimal as well. Some are hoping for optimum game viewing in the world-renowned reserves of the Northern Circuit.

The sunny climate and high elevation of North Tanzania ensure comfortable, spring-like temperatures for wildlife viewing year-round, as opposed to many other lower-lying areas in Africa that can get very hot and muggy. Temperatures in the Serengeti National Park rarely exceed 85 degrees and it is unusual for temperatures to drop below 55 degrees. There are two main seasons in Tanzania including a dry season (June through November) and a green season (December through May) though even in the green season it is mostly dry, warm, and sunny.

The best time to go on safari in Tanzania is from June to October and from mid-December to early March, as this is the dry season and there is little water in the national parks. The many wild animals gather around the waterholes to quench their thirst and you have the chance to see many of them doing so. The more waterholes there are, the more the animals spread out in the areas.

Tanzania is a storybook destination, beautiful and fascinating, brimming with a wealth of natural wonders to explore from the pristine coastline with its serene beaches to expansive grasslands. Home to captivating wildlife, Tanzania is a vibrant country filled with adventure. When planning your holiday, one of the most common questions is ‘When is the best time to visit Tanzania’? Often it is the kind of holiday experience you are looking for that will help you decide the best time to visit, whether you want to explore the wilderness, search for wildlife or simply relax on the beach.

You will experience little to no rainfall, however, the same cannot be said of the southern and western parks. It would be wise to avoid Gombe, Selous, Mahale, Selous, and Katavi during this period. The season attracts many tourists, so expect some crowds during this period.

The classic best time to visit Tanzania and Kenya on safari is generally from mid-June through to late October, the peak being around August and September. This four-to-five month window, between East Africa’s two rainy seasons, is when both the weather is at its best and game viewing is at its most thrilling.

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