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Tanzania Weather in March

Tanzania Weather in March

Heavy rains of the long rainy season (masika) tend to begin in March bringing with them much more cloud coverage and even higher humidity. Although the rains are unlikely to last all day, they can be frequent and are likely to occur most days throughout the month. The chart below shows the averages for the Serengeti throughout the month and the comparative average rainfall in Zanzibar

This does mean that some roads become inaccessible during this time so please ask our experts for their advice on the best parks to visit if March is the only time you can travel. Some lodges and camps may also close down during the heaviest parts of the rainy season so it is important to keep this in mind. 

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Of course, as with all rainy seasons, lush green landscapes are abundant and flowers are blooming creating fantastic backdrops for your safari drives. This does make wildlife more difficult to spot though so you should have your binoculars at the ready and listen to your guide’s advice on where to look for the best viewing. Birdlife in Lake Manyara is a particular favourite of birdwatchers from March to May so this could be worth taking in to consideration. Plenty of water birds reside by the wetlands and streams and the park is also well known for numerous hornbills perching in the trees.

Overall, March can be a good, quiet time to visit Tanzania. The ground is fertile and the wildlife is abundant, but there is a high chance of rain and animals can be harder to spot.


Contact one of our Destination Specialists to start planning your journey to Tanzania. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.

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