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Best Time To Visit Tanzania

There really is no right or wrong time to visit Tanzania Destinations, mainly because different areas under Tanzania Safaris have different attractions at different times of the year. But, as a thumb rule, the dry season of June to October is the Best Time To Visit Tanzania with all the trimmings.

The wildebeest migration of Serengeti usually starts during June and July. However, the best time to see the wildebeest calving is from late January to February. The southern and western circuits of Tanzania National Parks are best visited during the Dry season (June to October). Whereas the more popular northern circuit parks are year-round activities.

Best Time For Safari In Tanzania

June to October: All Tanzania national parks

June-July: Serengeti for the wildebeest migration and calving

January-February: Serengeti for the wildebeest migration and calving

Best Season to Visit Tanzania

High Season

  • July to March: northern circuit of Tanzania national parks
  • July to October: western and southern circuit parks

Low Season

  • April and May: northern circuit of Tanzania National parks

Best Weather

  • June to October: Little to no rainfall

Worst Weather

  • March and April: Peak of the Wet season

Best Time To Visit Major Tanzania National Park

The Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti offer good year-round wildlife viewing. Even though the dry months offer good wildlife viewing throughout Tanzania; June and July are the best months for the migration, and February is the best month to see the wildebeest calving.

June to October –Dry Season

The best months to see the wildebeest migration is June & July.

August to September is the best time to witness wildebeest river crossings in northern Serengeti

Spot animals more easily as they concentrate around waterholes and rivers

Best time for wildlife viewing in Tarangire, Katavi, Nyerere, and Ruaha

Enjoy clear skies and sunny days.

November to May –Wet Season

January-February is the calving season in southern Serengeti. Hence, an excellent time to see predator action.

The scenery is much greener and more beautiful

Low season, means lower rates and less crowd

Best time for bird watching.

With pleasant weather and excellent game drives, Tanzania Safari Tours offers a chance to visit once in a lifetime safari. Get the best of your Tanzania Safari Holidays with Gazelle Safaris Africa. Also, get the best option to explore Tanzania Travel Guide.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Tanzania is a safe country. Incidents with wildlife are extremely rare on safaris. So, as long as you follow the rules and guidelines set out by park staff and your guide you will be safe.

The dry season of June to October is the Best Time For Tanzania Safari.

There is no set price for a safari in Tanzania. The cost varies widely depending on several factors. Overall, the cost of a Tanzania Safari can start from a minimum of 300$ and can range up to 1500$ depending upon your itinerary and accommodations.

Tanzania is larger and offers more affordable safaris than Kenya. However, Kenya has better travel infrastructure. But nothing can beat the Serengeti wildebeest migration.

You need at least four days to enjoy what Serengeti Park has to offer. The Serengeti national park is huge. So, four days will give you eight-game drives. Which will be sufficient to cover a large portion of the Park and view a large variety of wildlife.

Yes, you can! We allow self-drive safaris into the Serengeti but only with a Land Cruiser.

August to September is the best time to witness wildebeest river crossings in northern Serengeti. After the ‘short rains’ fall in November and December, the migration moves from Kenya's Maasai Mara down through the eastern side of Tanzania's Serengeti. The months of August, September, and October are the best time to see the great wildebeest migration in Masai Mara. After the long rains in April- May, the migration starts moving from the depleted southern plains north to the long grass plains in the western corridor.

There are various hotels to stay in during the Tanzania Safari. However, Tanzania safari is best experienced from our tented camps. We offer a variety of budget to high-end luxury camping safaris.

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