If you are a keen birdwatcher December to March is a great time to head to Selous and Ruaha as European migratory birds arrive and males are out in full force vying for the females’ attention. Look out for the colourful Northern Carmine bee-eaters seeking out grasshoppers in the undergrowth.
Similarly, February is the best time of year to see the Greater and Lesser flamingos around Lake Natron. However, these birds can be somewhat unpredictable so they might not always be where you expect them to be!
In Zanzibar, the Swahili music festival Sauti ze Busara brings African music to life with performances and festivities throughout Stone Town. This is a great chance to visit the beaches too before the rains commence as February has one of the lowest average rainfall levels in Zanzibar all year.