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Best Time For Safari In Tanzania

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Tanzania welcomes visitors throughout the year, offering excellent safari opportunities. The East African country, lying close to the equator, experiences just two seasons: Dry season and Wet season. While dry seasons are ideal for game viewing, the wet season unveils a different aspect of the safari havens. This period is considered the Best Time for Safari in Tanzania.

All parks on the northern circuit are suitable for viewing year-round, while the Southern and Western circuit parks are best visited during the dry season. Start your Tanzania Safari with Kipe Adventure  by understanding the best time, season, and month to visit Tanzania.

As a general rule, the best time to visit depends on your preferences and what you want to experience.

The Best Time to Go to Tanzania

The Best Time for Safari in Tanzania can be categorized based on different activities:

  1. For Wildlife Lovers:
    • The best time to visit Serengeti for wildlife lovers is the dry season.
    • Birdwatchers will find December to March to be one of the best times of the year.
    • The southern parks of Selous and Ruaha are slightly more seasonal in specific months or windows.
  2. For Beach Lovers:
    • The dry season is the best time for beach lovers. Zanzibar is more humid compared to the national parks during the rainy seasons.
    • December to March, with reliably sunny weather on the east coast, is the best time to visit the serene beaches.
  3. For Hikers:
    • The best time to climb Mt Kilimanjaro is June to September. This period is preferred due to good weather, less rain, and less slippery routes.

Tanzania Monthly Overviews


  • Short rain period recedes, landscapes are lush, and migratory birds are in full flight.
  • Southern Serengeti experiences the calving season.


  • Wet season with heavy rains, animals disperse, and trails of Kilimanjaro become wet.
  • Low season with fewer crowds, lower fees, and beautiful green scenery.

June to October:

  • Best Season to Visit Tanzania.
  • Excellent conditions with clear skies, little humidity, and great game viewing.
  • Dry conditions draw wildlife to watering holes, offering a spectacular game-viewing experience.
  • September is considered the Best Month to Visit Tanzania.


  • Second wet season with shorter spells of showers.
  • Good time for photography and bird watching as migratory birds arrive.

November to March:

  • Ideal for exploring marine life and underwater landscapes.
  • Best time for snorkelers and divers, chance to encounter whale sharks.
  • Dry spell between short and long rains, best time to witness the wildebeest migration in Southern Serengeti.

April and May:

  • Long rains bring wet weather but excellent game viewing.
  • Parks are quiet, and wildebeest are still in the South of the Serengeti.

June to October:

  • Hot, dry conditions.
  • Afternoon temperatures around 27°C/81°F, clear skies, and sunny weather.
  • Animals crowd towards water sources, making parks like Tarangire, Grumeti, and Ngorongoro great choices.

November and December:

  • Unpredictable period of about a month of rain.
  • Rains unlikely to interfere with safaris.
  • Another excellent time for game viewing.

Season and Climate in Tanzania

To understand the Best Time for Safari in Tanzania, it’s essential to analyze the seasons:

Dry Season (June to September):

  • Best time to visit Tanzania.
  • Great chance of spotting animals.
  • Melodious weather with no rain.

Rainy Season (October to March):

  • Period from January to February offers a little dry spell.
  • Ideal for those who prefer fewer crowds.

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