The Best Time to Visit Tanzania and Zanzibar

When to Visit Tanzania and Zanzibar? It’s an excellent question – yet, like most good questions, a difficult one to answer, owing to the fact that different parts of Tanzania provide different attractions at different seasons of the year. There is no right or wrong time to visit this well-loved nation, although the dry season (late June to October) is the busiest for a Tanzania safari with all the frills.

The majority of Tanzania’s safari locations have warm days and chilly evenings throughout year. While temperatures on Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru plunge below zero, the country’s Indian Ocean coast and lakeside regions are warm and humid.

When is the ideal time to go on a Tanzania safari? It depends on where you want to travel and what you want to see in Tanzania. The ideal time to get there is typically during the dry season for first time safari visitors since wildlife is more easily observed and observed. Whether you are visiting Tanzania for the first time, it is an excellent starting point to grasp the difference between high and low season safari.

The Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, and Tarangire National Parks provide excellent year-round wildlife watching, although tourist numbers peak from June to October.

If you wish to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the ideal time to visit Tanzania is between July and October, or January and March.

If you’re looking for a tropical beach vacation, the ideal time to visit Tanzania’s coast, Zanzibar, and other islands is between June and March. If you want to gamble during the long rains (April to May), you could get a week of sunshine or a week of rain – but you’ll receive low season prices.

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