Tanzania

Tanzania in July

July weather and where to go

Winter continues in Tanzania in July with constant clear skies and warm days. This is the driest month of all in Tanzania only receiving an average of 13mm rain all month! This does mean that the ground is very dry which creates clouds of dust when driving through the plains. It may be beneficial to take a light scarf to use when out on game drives to cover yourself and we would also recommend wearing sunglasses. The chart below shows the averages for the Serengeti throughout the month and the comparative average rainfall in Zanzibar

July does see the temperatures get to their lowest during early mornings and nights but this is very unlikely to dip below 12-14°C. 

The most noticeable place for cool weather at this time is at elevation in parks such as Ngorongoro when up at the crater edge. Despite this availability will be limited during this time as it is a popular time to travel.

If you want to travel but want to avoid the large crowds, head to the southern and western parks. These always remain relatively quiet but have arguably as good wildlife viewing as the northern parks. This is even more relevant if you want to see chimpanzees. Mahale Mountains National Park and Gombe National Park have the highest number of wild chimpanzees and are home to some of the most important research into these creatures of all time. July to October is the ideal time to visit and you can relax on the shores of Lake Tanganyika after a day out on safari.

Following on from the ZIFF (Zanzibar International Film Festival) Stone Town continues its celebrations with the Zanzibar Cultural Festival involving traditional dance, arts and crafts and taarab music. 

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