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best month to visit Tanzania

best month to visit tanzania

The best month to visit Tanzania is generally during the long dry season from July to September. These months are renowned for offering the best conditions for safaris, witnessing the Great Migration, trekking, and enjoying beach holidays in Zanzibar beaches. 

Another excellent time to plan your visit to Tanzania is from December to mid-March, particularly if you’re interested in exploring the Southern Serengeti Ndutu area. During this period, you can witness unique wildlife experiences and enjoy the natural beauty of the region.

This time frame coincides with the calving season for wildebeest and other herbivores, making it an extraordinary opportunity to observe the circle of life in the animal kingdom. The lush landscapes and vibrant atmosphere during these months contribute to a memorable and distinct safari experience in the southern part of the Serengeti.

It’s important to note that this period is considered peak travel season, resulting in higher rates and increased tourist activity. For a more serene experience, you might want to consider the short rainy season from the end of October to December.

However, if you’re looking to avoid potential disruptions due to heavy and sudden rains, it’s advisable to steer clear of the long rainy season in April and May. This can help ensure a more enjoyable and hassle-free visit to Tanzania.

Lastly, for those considering the short rainy season, it’s essential to note that this time of year brings lush green landscapes, creating a beautiful backdrop for your adventures. Despite the occasional rain, the benefits of fewer crowds and lower rates may outweigh the weather considerations for some travelers.

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