March weather and where to go
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.
Rain in the Ngorongoro highlands usually comes in the afternoons in short, sharp storms leaving the mornings pleasant and dry, so game drives are possible.