Best Time For Safari in Tanzania

Best Time To Visit Tanzania for Safari

The question of what is the best time to visit Tanzania for safari is hard to answer as there is really no bad time to visit Tanzania for safari & beach holidays. However, from the months of Middle November to Middle August the Wildebeest Migration herds are expected to be in Tanzania before crossing Mara River on their way to Masai Mara in Kenya.

Middle December to middle March we expected them to be at Southern Serengeti Ndutu Area for Calving & nursing season. Please see our package for calving season. April & May is our rain season & this can be the best time to travel at low prices as hotels, lodges & Tented camps are lowering their prices to encourage traveling around this time & The Migration of herds will be moving towards central Serengeti.

June, July & August is our peak season with perfect weather & it is usually busy & sometime hard to find accommodation as most people place their bookings as early as a year before & so on. At this time The Great Wildebeest Migration can be found in Central Serengeti, Western Corridor or Northern Serengeti. (This time is regarded by many to be the best time to visit Tanzania for Tanzania safari). Though generally the driest time from July to October is the best time to visit Tanzania.

Middle August to Middle September we expect them to be crossing Mara River on their way to Masai Mara in Kenya. The crossing can be seen by a sheer lack (finger crossing) as no one knows which day they will cross & so forth. All in all their movement has become irregular as they can sometime move from places to places regardless of where we expected them to be & they can as well crossing Mara River as early as Middle July.

Ngorongoro Crater “The wild nature wonder” which is among the outstanding attraction in Tanzania, its landscapes & the 600 meters high walls are magnificent. The Crater floor with about 12 mails diameter is home to thousands of wild animals which include the rare black rhino.

It is very much possible to spot the Tanzanian big 5 at the Crater floor which includes lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino & the African elephant.

Tarangire National Park & the ever green park Lake Manyara National Park located at the base of The Great East African Rift Valley can be added to your Tanzania safari package. Cultural tours of Bushmen visit at Lake Eyasi & the famous Ramsa site which is the breeding site for colorful flamingos “Lake Natron” can also be included in your package.

If you wish you can do a mid-night hiking at Ol doinyo Lengai Mountain (The wholly Mountain of God) by Masai tribe who lives around Lake Natron.

After your fabulous Safari in Tanzania mainland we take you to our pristine beaches of Zanzibar Island which is among the best beaches in Africa. Please read more about Zanzibar on Zanzibar Island Tours

Please contact our safari expert for a tailor made safari package based on your ideas & preferences & for more information or clarifications of anything please feel free to contact us.

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