Best time to Travel in Tanzania

Tanzania is the country located in the East Africa region. It has population density of more than 45 million people. Dodoma being a capital city while Dar es Salaam being a major Commercial city. Tanzania it’s among the richest country blessed to have many tourist destinations points from National Parks, Game reserves, Mountain, Lakes and historical sites.

When is the best time to visit Tanzania?

The main reason for many people to ask this question is because of Weather and availability of wild animals in the parks and game reserves. The Weather in Tanzania which situated in the Tropic of Capricorn, it varies in its Temperature range with an average of around 30 degree C during the day and dropping to 15 degrees C. The impact of Temperature is both in the Humidity and Annual rains.

The best wildlife viewing months in the parks are during the Dry season from late June to October. But also the best time to see the Wildebeest migration is during the June and July, while during the late January to February is the best chance to see the Wildebeest Calving.

During June to October (Dry Season);

This is Tanzania’s high season; this is the period of warm and dry days, cool evenings and very little chance of rainfall which is the best time for game drives and walking safaris. On this time most of the parks give a chance to tourists a good chance for viewing wild animals very easy because there a lot of animals and the short grasses almost all over the places. June to July is the best time to see the great wildebeest migration in the Serengeti National Park.

During November to May (Wet Season);

This is another period which called wet season, as for example there is little rainfall from November to December but still the fantastic time to travel. From late January to February, when there is blue skies and sunshine, it’s a best time to see the wildebeest calving in the Southern Serengeti but also it’s an excellent time to see Predators’ actions.


Wildebeest  Migration Calender

January to March: The Calving Season; this is the time when the wildebeest calving. It is also best time for predators such as lions, cheetahs, leopards, and even hyenas to pick off weak and confused calves. The calving season is spent in the Ndutu region of the southern Serengeti.

June to July: The Western Corridor; There is Grumeti River Crossing in the western Serengeti Corridor. Nile crocodiles use this opportunity to strike the increasingly members of the herd who crossing the river.

August to September: The Northern Serengeti; The large herd of wildebeest and zebra still move toward Maasai Mara National Park located in Kenya. There is large obstacle in Mara River since there are large numbers of predators who seek for a weak wildebeest to pick off.

October – November: The Maasai Mara; during this time the large herd of wildebeest crossing the Mara River towards Maasai Mara in Kenya, but also there are few movements of Wildebeest crossing the river.

November – December: Crossing Mara River again; as November begins, the storm clouds start to gather in the distance, and the wildebeests sniff the air, kick the ground to start to move. They start to circle around the eastern part of Maasai Mara, crossing the Mara River once again. They get back through western Loliondo in Tanzania and then to Lobo area in Serengeti National Park. This is the returning to the short-grass plains of the southern Serengeti where the Mothers’ wildebeest are heavy pregnant so as soon they get settled, the calves start to drop on the fresh grass, and this mostly happen in December.


Camping Safari

Camping Safari is one of the unique ways of enjoying the African safari in Tanzania. At the heart of the African wilderness, sitting at camp fire and sleeping whilst the sounds and roars of night predators come with a unique feeling of adventure. Camping safari it’s not only affordable but also great thing to experience in Africa, just imagine yourself sleep under canvas while the Africa sky with Stars shining above you, or sitting around at camp fire in the middle of the somewhere around the park.

Most of the Camping Safaris are conducted with the use of walk in two man dome tents. These tents are specifically designed with the African Bush in mind. Camping Safaris generally appeal to active clients wishing to experience Africa in its most pure form.




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