January weather and where to go
Where you visit in Tanzania will have a great effect on the weather you experience in January. The chart below shows the averages for the Serengeti throughout the month and the comparative average rainfall in Zanzibar.
Humidity is usually very high in January but as the Ngorongoro Crater is at high altitude you don’t feel the heat here as much as you would in other parts of the country. This is probably the best place in Tanzania to spot rhinos and this will be an even greater experience than later in the year as there will be less tourists.
Broadly speaking January is part of the wet season (November to May) however, you can experience a short dry season in the northern parks such as the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro during January and February.