Best time to visit Tanzania (A Safari Guide) Month by Month

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Planning to go on a safari in Tanzania? Or perhaps, you’re wondering when is the best time of the year to get the best deals through an ideal travel source? Or, you want to avoid the crowd of other tourists on the same mission?

Maybe, you want to visit at the time of the year when you got to have Serengeti all to yourself?If you answer yes to any of the questions, then read on as you will learn about the ideal months of the year to visit Tanzania.

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December to March

At this time of the year, the Wildebeest of the migration have their young ones. It’s often a period for game viewing – that is if you don’t mind watching predators tear into young naïve Wildebeest calves.The Ndutu region of the Serengeti is an excellent spot to catch these spectacular sights. You might even get a chance to watch as the Wildebeests make the great migration. Hotels and lodging might be a tad challenging to find during the season – it’s Christmas and New Year after all. Plus, high accommodation fares might make visiting at this time a bit more expensive.

However, the thought of seeing the Wildebeest calving and slow tourist traffic makes it a great time to visit.

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April and May

Tanzania in these months are well into the rainy season – though, it’s nothing like what you’d see in New York in July/August. At first glance, these months might seem like a bad idea to visit; however, when you consider the smaller number of tourists around; plus enticing reduced rates from most luxury lodges make going at this time of the year a bargain. One drawback though, you may not get to camp out during the wet season.

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June to September

These are unarguably the best time to go on a safari in Tanzania. It’s the ideal time to catch the Wildebeest Migration from the southern Serengeti region way up across the Maasai Mara in Kenya. The temperature during these months is cooler with fewer rains. And as the vegetation thins as a result of lack of rains, animals such as the big 5 become easier to spot. As the peak season, you’ll be sharing game viewing space with hundreds of other tourists; in addition, to contending with higher prices.

However, you can take consolation in the fact that what you lacked in privacy and pain of higher costs can be counterbalanced by the incredibly exotic sights you’d enjoy.

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October and November

October and November are probably the only two months in the year when you’re not likely to see any Wildebeest migration in Tanzania. That’s not to say though; you can’t still enjoy a refreshing exploration of the wild. Thankfully, it’s the off-peak season, which means you get to explore whole swats of nature without seeing any human. Plus, it offers better weather than the long raining season.

Take your time to explore Lake Manyara, Serengeti, and Tarangire all by yourself.

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