Tanzania Safari Tour –With Fine Points On The Timing And Weather

With full of national parks, game reserves, and lakes, Tanzania is also famous for Mount Kilimanjaro as the highest peak of the Africa and the great wildebeest migration, the largest game show in the world. The factors those attract more tourists every year are some activities like snorkelling, diving, trekking, birding, etc.

Many people are going for Tanzania Safari And Tours to spend a quality time with their families, to make their honeymoon special, to relax on the beaches, and for trekking. Most of the people prefers to the dry seasons or June to October for Tanzania Safari.

Let us demonstrate about the weather and climate of Tanzania for your next level planning for Tanzania Safari Tours:

When To Visit Tanzania For Your Safari

Dry season

As you know Tanzania is located near to the equator, you can experience only two seasons like rainy or wet season and dry season.

As a long dry season, June to October is the Best Time To Visit Tanzania like national parks, game reserves and lakes. The time is most favoured by the tourists because of better wildlife view and the great migration.

Spotting the wildlife is easy as they are concentrated in a huge number around the rivers and waterholes. This is the perfect time to watch closer both prey and predator in their action.

In dry season, you will face more crowds and highly priced facilities and accommodations. Do not forget to take warm clothes with you as you are going to feel cold in mornings and nights of the dry season.

Wet season

From November to May, is known as the wet season whereas, in the month of November and December, a short rain is received. But you will face most of the difficulties from March to early June for the long rain. Spending on the beautiful beach of Zanzibar island may put you inside of the lodge.

 In January and February is actually a short period of dry season and also known as the calving season. The most interesting part is the most famous TV channels like National Geography and Discovery choose November to February to make their informative films.

November to February is the Best Time To Visit Tanzania to see the true colour of nature. However, spotting wild animals is not easy during the season. You can meet the new born babies in the Tanzania Wildlife Safari and best time for bird watchers.

But in between November to February, you can see huge wildlife in the parks of Northern circuits. You will find fewer crowds and can avail facilities at a lower price.

Climate Of Some Popular Destinations In Tanzania

Arusha National Park

Though game viewing inside the Arusha National Park is excellent all year around, late June to October is the excellent time to visit this park as there you can easily find the wild animal.

In dry season, you need to carry warm clothes for the cold in morning and night from June to August. From October to December, the park receives the short rains. However the Climate Of Arusha National Park remains moderate.

Tarangire National Park

From late June to October, is The Best Time To Visit Tarangire National Park as most of the animals migrate out of the park during the wet season. But, in dry season the nearer animals of this park comes into the park’s territory.

The price of facilities and accommodations remains lowest in April to May and high during June to October. As most of the wild animals stays near to the Tarngire River, you can spot them easily in the dry season.

Selous Game Reserve

In dry season, the vegetation becomes thinner and you can easily spot the wild animals near the water source. During late June to October, you will not feel overheat as the humidity remains low. But the dust and drought are very common in the dry season.

You can enjoy the greenly lush scenery from October to May. But we are not recommending you to go Selous Game Reserve in March, April, and May as the roads have a least accessible profile due to mud.

Rate of facilities and accommodations remains low during March to May, whereas, rate remains high in the dry season. Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park is the most favoured park in all season except April and May. During June to September is the best time to view wildlife in Serengeti. You can enjoy the view of the Great Wildebeest Migration when crossing the Grumeti River in western corridor during the month of June to July. You can watch the migration in September while crossing the Mara River.

January to February is the calving season for the wildebeests and you can watch the predators in action. However, this park offers great wildlife throughout the year. As migratory birds are present in the wet season, it is the best time for bird watchers.

The price for facilities and lodges remains low in the month of April and May, whereas, in July to March, the price remains high with more crowds.

Mount Kilimanjaro National Park

If you looking for the best time to enjoy the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, then dry season from July to October, are The Best Time To Watch The Wildlife.

The national park remains warm on the day time during January and February. During November to February, the rain is slight with a low humidity.

Best Time To See The Great Migration

July to early October is the best time that offers to see the great wildebeest migration around the Serengeti area. As wild animals don’t have a specific routine to start the migration.

The timing of migration in different regions varies every year. Ngorongoro Crater and the southern Serengeti are the best places to see the calving animals in late January to February.

To see the encounter between the predators and prey while crossing the Grumeti River, June to July is the best time. September is the best month to see the great migration while crossing the Mara River.

Best Time To Go Birding

The Best Time To Go For Birding is the time between Novembers to February or the wet season. For the migratory bird depends on their breeding plumage and the rain brings out insect which helps birds to raise their babies. So the wet season is The Best Season For Birding.

In Tanzania, you can watch birds in Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire National Park, and Serengeti National Parks. For the bird lovers November and December is the Best Time To Visit Tanzania for birding.

To get the spectacular view of birding with greenly scenery of nature, you can choose the wet season on March to May, visit the best Tanzania Destinations

Is It Worthwhile To Take A Safari Trip During The Wet Season?

If you want to avoid the crowd and have a tight budget, then November to May including the wet seasons are The Best Time To Visit Of Tanzania.

Due to the presence of migratory bird, you can enjoy the birding safari from November to May. From November to March you can watch the greenly delightful of emerald green denser vegetation as the most videos are shot during this time for filming.

To get the most pleasant experience of nature with the wildlife, you can go in the period of June to February for Tanzania Safari Tours.

If you are planning to go on Tanzania safari tours to make your vacation unique and memorable, we will recommend you to go during the dry season i.e. late June to October or late December to February and Discover Some Of The Finest Spots Your Safari In Tanzania

Wapo Africa Safari provides excellent services throughout the year. Don’t hesitate to call or contact us to make for successful planning. Our guides with other staffs are well-behaved, learned, skilled and practically experienced to make your trip successful beyond of your desire.

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