When is the Best Time to visit Tanzania?

The best time to Visit Tanzania-Tanzania is welcoming throughout a year though the best wildlife viewing months in Tanzania are during the dry season from late June to October. The best chance of seeing the wildebeest migration in the Serengeti is 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. Tarangire is the only exception since its wildlife viewing is considerably better in the Dry season as well.

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Wildebeest River Crossing

The 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.

Safari Seasons in Tanzania

High Season July to March (northern circuit parks; they get crowded), July to October (southern and western circuit parks; they don’t really get crowded any time of the year).

Low Season April and May (northern circuit parks still get quite a few visitors unlike the southern and western circuit parks, where many lodges close down).

Best weather June to October (little to no rainfall).

Rainfall Season March and April (Peak of wet season)

June to October Dry Season

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Calving 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 so don’t forget your sunscreen.

We are equipped to show you around all parks regardless of the weather and the seasons as making you contented is our main consideration.

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