Best time to travel to Tanzania - When to plan a safari in Tanzania

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When is the best time to travel to Tanzania?

Tanzania is a Country of great nature, one of the best known tourist destinations in Africa, its main attractions include Mount Kilimanjaro, Lake Victoria as well as the many wild animals that live in freedom on its great plains.
But also safaris Tanzania hides many attractions that increasingly call more tourists such as paradisiacal beaches and water sports.

Tanzania in Africa is known as the country of the largest: the largest lake, the highest peak, the highest concentration of animals, the largest number of world heritage sites, but also offers more discoveries.

If you are considering a trip to Tanzania, surely you already know all this and what really interests you is knowing what is the best time to go to Tanzania. Here are our suggestions to plan your trip in the right month! 

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The best time to visit Tanzania

Let's confess something to you, any time is good to travel to Tanzania. 
As there is no ideal time for everyone, each person has their own tastes and interests and is looking for a certain adventure on the African continent.

But what is important to get the most out of your visit is that you know a little about its weather, so you can choose beforehand knowing what you can find.

The country has a tropical climate, but with different variations that depend mainly on factors such as altitude or region.

Since it is very close to the Ecuador, it does not have great differences between summer and winter, although what is well distinguished is between the dry and rainy seasons.

We are going to offer you some recommendations so that you do not miss anything you had dreamed of. 

Tanzania during the rainy season

Tanzania really has two rainy seasons: a longer one, from March to May, and a shorter one with less abundant rainfall, which occurs between November and mid-December.

It is clear that if you want to spend a few days on the beach they are not the right dates, but it is also true that at this time tourism is much less.

Also, in the short rainy season, the colors of the landscapes are beautiful, and there is lush vegetation and that is when you can see the wildebeest and zebra in the Serengeti National Park and Ndutu Area. 

Traveling in the long rainy season is a little more risky, especially since sometimes there are torrential rains that make some areas and roads impassable.

But, as we have already seen, traveling in the rainy season also has its advantages to which we must add that the safaris are much more exclusive and, of course, the adventure will be even more unforgettable!

Tanzania during the dry season

The dry season is preferred by many who do not want to meet the abundant rains that may occur at other times of the year and the ones that wish to see the Great Migration happening in Northern Serengeti, the world-famous Maasai River Crossing (usually happing in August and September).
The short dry season runs from January to March and the long one runs from June to October.

This time is ideal to enjoy the good weather without rain problems, although if you do not want to feel too hot, it is best to avoid the months of January and February.

The short dry season has milder temperatures and is perfect for visiting the northern part of the country.
An ideal option is to go on a safari through the Serengeti National Park, where you will see animals such as lions, elephants, leopards, buffalo, rhinos, zebras and many other species.
If you want to make the ascent to Kilimanjaro do not hesitate to do it during this season, since the temperatures will help you to climb to the top (in the high season they can drop a lot, reaching the top at -20 °).
Normally it is advisable not to do this route in the rainy season because the roads can become muddy and in some sections it would be almost impossible to continue.

Stop imagining yourself on vacation in Tanzania and make your dreams come true. Pack your bags and get ready to make the most exciting trip of your life. Now that you know that the best time to travel to Tanzania is always the one you choose, you just have to make your reservation with us.
Adventure awaits you on the African continent!

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