TANZANIA, AFRICA — Giraffes, Lions, and the Serengeti… Austin Adventures Tanzania safari tours allow you to experience some of Africa’s most game-rich areas first-hand.
Marvel at Mt. Kilimanjaro, discover yourself amongst herds of giraffes, zebras, and wildebeest, and find out how majestic lions really are. After breathtaking game drives, return to your luxurious tent-camps to relax and prepare for your next day of adventure. Join us and feel the excitement of the African wild on a luxury safari in Tanzania.
Tanzania’s proximity to the Equator causes it to have two seasons – a dry season, and a wet season. Both seasons are hot – the wet season usually having higher temperatures – and in order to decide when to travel to Tanzania, the first question you should ask yourself is what do you want to see/do? Below is some basic information about the seasons – but keep in mind that Tanzania is quite large (twice the size of California), so conditions vary depending on location.
Dry Season (June – October)
During these months, count on clear skies and lots of sun. It rarely rains, and in general, it’s a fine time to visit Tanzania-especially if you’re hoping to catch the wildebeest migration which occurs during June and July. Overall, most animals are easier to spot since they congregate around the limited sources of water and what little vegetation is able to grow during the dry season. Mosquitoes are not a problem during this season, so that’s another plus to traveling to Tanzania during the dry season!
Temperature-wise, you’ll obviously encounter much cooler temperatures if you’re climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro than if you’re in the capital city of Dar es Salaam or on the islands of Zanzibar. The average high in Dar es Salaam in the middle of dry season, early August, is 74°F and the average low is 63°F. August and September are the most popular months for climbing Kilimanjaro, and meanwhile, in Zanzibar you can expect August and September to have average daily highs in the low 80°s.
Wet Season (November – May)
The benefits of traveling during these months are that prices will be lower, the landscape is lush and green and the migratory birds will be around. If you’re worried about getting wet, visit sometime between November and February (January and February are great months for catching the wildebeest calving season) because by March, the short afternoon showers will become longer and more like downpours. The rainiest months are March and April, so if possible, try to avoid traveling to Tanzania in those months especially if you plan on hitting up the islands!
January and February are the warmest months of the year in Zanzibar, and the average daily high is 84°F. February is the warmest month in Dar es Salaam with an average daily high of 86°F. Mornings and evenings are slightly cooler, but seldom do the temperatures dip below 70°F unless you’re at an unusually high elevation.
For more information on visiting Tanzania, please visit https://www.austinadventures.com/destinations/africa/tanzania/