Tanzania Safari Article

Best Time for Safari in Tanzania

Tanzania is welcoming all-round the year and the safari parks are good for most of the year. As the east African country lies close to the equator the weather doesn’t have the characteristic four seasons but is limited to just two seasons- Dry season and Wet seasons. While the dry seasons are always good for game viewing the wet season also unleashes a different side of the safari havens. This is considered to be the Best Time for Safari in Tanzania. All the parks on the northern circuit are good for viewing around the year, the Southern and Western circuit parks are best visited in the dry season. Alpine chat adventure we recommend to start Tanzania Safari Tours with knowing the best time, season, and month to visit Tanzania.

Best Time to Visit Tanzania National Parks

The Serengeti National park and Ngorongoro Crater offer good year-round wildlife viewing. The months of July to October are the best time to witness wildebeest river crossings on the northern side of Serengeti National Park. And December to March is the best month to see the wildebeest calving.

Altogether, Tanzania Safari Tours are good all-year-round activities. However, we advise you to contact us  when considering visiting Tanzania Safari between April and May for our expertise to advise you on the best places to visit during this time following the rains. While planning for Tanzania Safari Holidays, you should consider booking with Alpine chat adventure. We offer the best Tanzania Safari Packages suitable for every budget. We customize Tanzania Safari Activities according to your choice.


The Best Time for Safari in Tanzania can be divided into the different activities you prefer to do.

·       For Wildlife Lovers:

For the wildlife lovers the Best Time to Visit Serengeti is definitely the dry season.

·       For the birdwatchers:

For the birdwatchers the period between December and March is probably one of the best times of the year.

·       For Beach Lovers:

If you are a beach lover and are wondering - When to go to Tanzania on Safari, the dry season is the best possible time. Zanzibar is quite humid compared to the national parks during the rainy seasons

·       For Hikers:

In the most common Tanzania Safari question, we are often asked about the best time to climb Mt Kilimanjaro. The best possible period is June to September. It is the most preferred period as the weather is usually good and less rain makes the routes less slippery and easy to climb. The scenic view during this period is simply attractive.


Take a look at our breakdown of months and make a suitable call:

January-February- The short rain period has just receded and the landscapes are nourished and overflowing with a saturation of greens. Migratory birds are in full flight and the calving season is in full swing in Southern Serengeti.

March-May- Its wet season and the rains come down in torrents. Animals disperse rendering the parks desolate and the trails of Kilimanjaro are wet and soggy. The tropical beaches of Zanzibar are also rendering inaccessible with the heavy rains and thunderstorms. Its low season in Tanzania with fewer crowds and fees are low. But the sceneries are beautiful and abound in green

June to October- This is the Best Season to Visit Tanzania. While June is the transition month the weather really opens up from July onwards as the dry season begins. The conditions are excellent with clear skies and very little humidity.

September is the Best Month to Visit Tanzania. Kilimanjaro is primed for trekking and the beaches are inviting with the arresting natural beauty

November-December - The second wet season witnesses shorter spells of showers. Its good time for photography and bird watching as migratory birds arrive in big numbers decking up the Tanzanian horizon with precious and rare avifauna.

November to March - Are you interested in exploring marine life and underwater landscapes? Then this is the time for you.

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