Tanzania’s best timing for safaris


Tanzania’s climate is predominantly tropical. Nevertheless, you might be the one who plans your trip to Tanzania, but you never know which is the perfect season for Tanzania’s best safaris due to it’s huge variation of weather changes based on altitude and locations,. If so, then you should never lose hope. Jumia Travel shares the facts about Tanzania’s climatic changes that you should use as your calendar for tour in Tanzania.


Tanzania has two distinct rainy seasons. The Long rains from March to June and the short rains from November to December

The Long dry season starts from June, July, August, September and October (High season), when it is also the best timing for many safari destinations at Mikumi National Park, Ruaha, Katavi, Selous game reserve and many other destinations at the coastal areas. June to July is also the best months to see the wildebeest migration at Serengeti National park.

If it has rained during the short rainy season, then January and February is usually a dry season before the heavy rainy season in March, which is also the best timing to see the wildebeest calving.


Don’t forget Tanzania has the hottest season from December to March before the rainy season starts; this is also a good time for swimming and enjoying water sport.

However, Tanzania’s coastal areas are usually hot and humid but you will definitely enjoy the coolest fresh air from the beaches.
Therefore, you will either choose to go in the Dry season from June to October (high season) which is the best time to go, due to fewer mosquitoes,  less rainy fall, easy to spot Animals and  the skies are clear  and most days are sunny . Or you can also visit during the Wet season from November to May (low season) which is best timing to see calving in the Northern Serengeti but this is not a most preferable season because most of the wild animals have migrated out of their usual parks.


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