Best Time to Visit Tanzania

The best time to visit Tanzania is dependent on what wildlife you’d like to see. As with all safari countries, wildlife numbers and experiences are dictated by the rains. Tanzania’s main event tends to be the Great Wildebeest Migration, which actually happens year-round through the Serengeti ecosystem. Most travellers aiming to see the migration will visit between July and September in the hopes of witnessing a river crossing. Certainly, a sight to behold, but note that this time of year is quite busy.

Best time to visit

An often-overlooked time to travel to Tanzania is November through March, often referred to as the ‘green’ or ‘secret’ season. With a small chance of rain in November and into December, the secret season affords visitors a much quieter experience. Envision dramatic and moody skies, bright and fluid migratory birds, and the great migration settled, grazing with their newly born calves. We would avoid travel in April and May, when heavy rains typically fall and wildlife viewing coming to a halt.

Climate guide for Tanzania

, Tanzania

Average temperatures (Celsius) and rainfall (mm)

Jan
34°C 8mm
Feb
34°C 18mm
Mar
34°C 17mm
Apr
31°C 24mm
May
29°C 10mm
Jun
28°C 4mm
Jul
28°C 2mm
Aug
29°C 3mm
Sep
30°C 2mm
Oct
33°C 4mm
Nov
32°C 8mm
Dec
32°C 10mm
Jan
28°C 15mm
Feb
29°C 16mm
Mar
29°C 22mm
Apr
28°C 16mm
May
28°C 5mm
Jun
29°C 0mm
Jul
28°C 0mm
Aug
29°C 1mm
Sep
30°C 2mm
Oct
30°C 8mm
Nov
29°C 15mm
Dec
27°C 18mm
Jan
28°C 16mm
Feb
28°C 17mm
Mar
28°C 24mm
Apr
27°C 16mm
May
27°C 3mm
Jun
27°C 1mm
Jul
27°C 2mm
Aug
29°C 1mm
Sep
31°C 1mm
Oct
31°C 2mm
Nov
32°C 7mm
Dec
28°C 14mm
Jan
29°C 9mm
Feb
31°C 10mm
Mar
31°C 17mm
Apr
30°C 27mm
May
29°C 14mm
Jun
28°C 5mm
Jul
28°C 2mm
Aug
30°C 3mm
Sep
30°C 7mm
Oct
30°C 9mm
Nov
30°C 15mm
Dec
28°C 13mm
Jan
33°C 6mm
Feb
33°C 4mm
Mar
34°C 35mm
Apr
33°C 42mm
May
31°C 10mm
Jun
30°C 4mm
Jul
30°C 2mm
Aug
30°C 2mm
Sep
30°C 3mm
Oct
30°C 7mm
Nov
31°C 12mm
Dec
32°C 8mm
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