When to Visit Tanzania: A Guide to the Best Time for Your Safari

Best time to visit Tanzania

Tanzania is an incredible destination for wildlife enthusiasts, with world-renowned national parks like the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. But when is the best time to visit? It depends on what you want to see and do.


High Season (June to October)


The high season in Tanzania runs from June to October, and this is the best time to visit for game viewing. The dry season from June to August is particularly good for spotting wildlife, as the animals congregate around water sources. This is also the time of year when the wildebeest migration takes place in the Serengeti, which is an incredible sight to see.


However, the high season is also the busiest time of year, so expect crowds and higher prices for accommodations and activities. If you plan to visit during this time, it’s important to book well in advance.


Shoulder Season (November to March)


The shoulder season in Tanzania runs from November to March, and this is a great time to visit if you want to avoid the crowds but still enjoy good game viewing. This is the time of year when the short rains occur, but they don’t usually have a significant impact on travel plans.


The shoulder season is a good time to see baby animals, as this is the time when many species give birth. It’s also a good time to visit the coast, as the weather is hot and dry.


Low Season (April to May)


The low season in Tanzania runs from April to May, and this is the time of year when most lodges and camps close. The long rains can make travel difficult, but it’s also the best time to see the country’s stunning landscapes, as everything is green and lush.


If you’re on a budget, the low season is a good time to visit, as prices are lower and there are fewer tourists. However, some lodges and camps may not be open, and some roads may be impassable.




Choosing the best time to visit Tanzania depends on your priorities. If you want to see the wildebeest migration or enjoy the best game viewing, the high season is the best time to visit. If you’re on a budget, the low season is a good time to go, but be prepared for rain and limited availability. The shoulder season offers a good compromise, with fewer crowds and good game viewing. Whatever time of year you choose to visit, Tanzania is sure to offer an unforgettable adventure.


25 February 2023 Destination News
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