Best Time to visit Tanzania

Best Time to visit Tanzania

Like many other travellers you are out to have the best experience on your vacation and great timing does the trick, so you now have this question in your mind “when is the best time to visit Tanzania?”

The best time to visit is largely dependent on what you want to visit & how you want your visit to be. All this can be largely influenced by the weather on your time of visit

Throughout the year you can visit Tanzania attractions but it is during the dry season (June to October) that is regarded by many as the best time to visit Tanzania

Why June to October is the best time to visit Tanzania?

First of all, the skies are clear and the most day is sunny (perfect weather for your stay) Secondly, animals are easier to spot as with water shortages the vegetation weakens thus improving the visibility of animals who will be concentrated at water sources (see safaris) Furthermore, this period will cover the two highlights of the migration “The Grumeti river crossing” and “The Mara river crossing” (see more on the migration & its highlights) Easy mobility, moving around is easier when it is dry unlike rainy season Moreover, it is the perfect time to hike The Kilimanjaro (see packages) as it’s favorable weather and more summit chances Fewer mosquitoes unlike the rainy season which is a favorable condition for mosquitoes easier to do group tours, group activities, and greater parties (see group packages) Lastly, there are plenty and more options for activities to do on the dry season . Few considerations against this period Prices are high Many travelers as it is peak season, if your preference is a quiet trip Very dusty roads Other favourable times to visit Tanzania

November to march

it is expected to be dry, sunny and with less travelers so it is a great time for a visit little chances for short rains which are expected in December & January December the great wildebeest migration herds are back in the Serengeti weather will be between sunny and short rain showers (to reduce the dust) the scenery starts to get greener & beautiful small peak season around festival season…

January to February

the great wildebeest migration calving season, this is yet another highlight of the migration with about half a million new-borns through this period it is also an excellent time for predator action the scenery is green and beautiful March this is a grey time, not clear if it will be dry or perhaps the rainy season will begin almost end of wildebeest calving season April to may this is probably the least favorable time to visit Tanzania as it is expected to be rainy season therefore very difficult to move around or enjoying the sun but there are some advantages for this periodlower rates green and beautiful migratory birds are present and bird watching is at its best fewer travelers (low season)