When to go

Tanzania has a tropical climate, relatively constant all year round, due to its proximity to the equator. However, the vastness of the country means that seasons and climatic conditions vary depending on the region and the altitude. The best times for a safari in Tanzania are from June to October and between January and February, during the dry season. These are also the best months to witness the great wildebeest migration in the Serengeti National Park. Wildebeest migrate throughtout the year following a circular, fairly predictable pattern, though route and timing can change depending on rainfall. The green season, especially from March to May, is less favourable in terms of climate and game viewing: animals are less concentrated and more difficult to spot due to the lush vegetation. This is a general indication, supposing this is your first safari in Tanzania and that your priority is game viewing. Every season has its charm though, colours and nuances that make it unique and offers the opportunity of different encounters and experiences. If you have any special needs or interests or simply want to know more, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to advise you on the best time for your safari experience in Tanzania.

Dry Season

June – October and January – February

Best for: experiencing the great wildebeest migration in the Serengeti National Park, game viewing in the national parks, snorkeling and diving on the coast, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

Green season

November – December and March – May

Best for: birdwatching, landscape photography, watching herbivores giving birth.