What is the best time of year to visit Tanzania?

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What is the best time of year to visit Tanzania?

We can truly say that you can have a fantastic Tanzania safari at any time of year.

 

December – March:  The mass migration of wildebeest moves from Kenya into the Serengeti in these months.  This is a very popular time to travel to Tanzania, and can be a spectacular time to visit, with the herds generally attracting a lot of predators and some real wildlife drama!

April and May: There are many happy tourists travelling during the “long rains.” Don’t be put off travelling in these months. It certainly does not rain every day, often the rainfall is at night, and you can still see some amazing wildlife. Moreover, accommodations are cheaper, lodges are less full, and there are less cars in the national parks.  It can get a little difficult if you want to travel to really remote areas during rainy season, however the roads between Arusha, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro and Serengeti are good and well maintained, and still very much passable even during the rains.

June:  Can be dry but is often a little wet too.

July – September:   The river crossings of the wildebeest take place in the western or northern end of the park around this time each year, however this is notoriously difficult to predict. It is really just a matter of taking your chances, booking in advance and seeing if you get lucky enough to witness this sight in person! July, August, September and October are usually very busy (particularly July and August due to school holidays). These months are all dry, mild and, as always, great for wildlife viewing!

November: This is the “short rains” Season, and it can be equally enjoyable if you like cheaper accommodations and less cars in the national parks.  It can get a little difficult if you want to travel to really remote areas during rainy season, however the roads between Arusha, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro and Serengeti are good and well maintained, and still very much passable even during the rains.

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