The best time to go to Tanzania
The best time to go to Tanzania is between December and February, but is dependant on the wildlife you wish to see. Tanzania’s tropical climate is relatively constant all year due to the country’s proximity to the equator. Daytime temperatures usually range from 25°C to 32°C with early mornings and evenings feeling noticeably cooler. It is important to note that regional variation and altitude will also come in to play.
If you have a particular preference of what wildlife you want to see, you may want to think carefully about which parks you visit and at what time of year you travel.
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In summary, the best time to go to Tanzania is:
- December to February sees the birth of new zebra and wildebeest so you may have the opportunity to see these young take their first few steps! Certain parks in Tanzania also have a short dry period in January and February between the short rains of November/December and the long rains of March to May.
- June to October can be a busier time of year due to the Great Migration, however, this is also the best time to see much of the wildlife gathering around remaining waterholes due to the low rainfall throughout the winter.
Some parks such as the Serengeti will become crowded during migration season whereas others remain fairly quiet all year round.