Visit Tanzania – The Best Time To Go

Best time to visit Tanzania

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When is the best time to visit Tanzania?

We believe Tanzania is a beautiful country to visit all year round. It is important to make sure you travel at the right time of year in order to make your visit as special as you can.  Your holiday should be full of fun and excitement, as well as exhilarating and restful.

The best way to find the answer to all your questions about visiting Tanzania is to call us.  We dont have a hard sell approach promise.

Call Christine on +44(0)1524 242018.  Email us

The weather in Tanzania

To make the most of your exciting holiday escape, it’s important to understand the general weather pattern in Tanzania and how it affects the animal movements.

The short rains in Tanzania usually start at the end of the year, November/December.  This time of year brings sharp down pours, followed by glorious sunshine.

The wettest time of year is April and early May, when you will get long spells or rain but again the sun usually comes out.  For us the best time to visit Tanzania is May and we call this the Green Season.  Less people visit Tanzania at this time of year and, you can drive for miles and not see anybody else.  Game viewing is excellent.  You just need to be prepared for a shower or two.

The long dry season usually falls between June and October.  At this time of year you will experience long dry days, the ground becomes dry and arid and animals congregate around permanent sources of water.

If you can look out of the box there is a lot to be said for travelling during a less popular time, such November or May.

So, when is the best time to visit Tanzania?

We often ask our guests, when is it best for you to travel? And when can you travel?

We dont tell you when you should go to Tanzania, instead we tell you what you can see at the different times of the year.  As an example when is the best time to see the flamingos on Lake Natron, or when can you see the whale sharks off Mafia Island.

Safaris in Tanzania are created by us for you and need to be comfortable for you.  Holiday planning is in many ways the best part, as it becomes full of anticipation and excitement.

If you have already chosen the wildlife area of Tanzania you would like to visit,  we can advise on the best times to go again get  in touch or phone us on +44(0)1524 242018.

Watch this space for the next update on the best time to Go2Tanzania to see the Serengeti Migration.


The Top 5 Holiday Experiences in Tanzania

Tanzania is regularly selected by holiday experts as one of the top holiday destinations on the planet. It is widely regarded not only as one of the very best holiday destinations in Africa, but also across the globe.

Top 5 Holiday Experiences in Tanzania

To find out what makes Tanzania such a highly regarded holiday destination, we spoke with the experts at Go2Tanzania, the UK’s leading Tanzanian holiday provider:

What makes Tanzania so unique and so highly regarded amongst the international travel community is the incredible diversity which this spectacular East African county has to offer. The range of natural beauty in Tanzania offers unrivalled opportunities to explore and experience a holiday quite unlike any other.

Here are just some of the most popular and awe inspiring types of holiday experience offered by

Tanzania Safari Holidays

When most people think of a holiday in Africa their thoughts immediately turn to safaris. Viewing the exotic and spectacular wildlife of Africa draws international tourists from all over the world to Africa, especially to Tanzania.

The “Northern Circuit” in Tanzania offers some of the very best opportunities to experience Africa’s incredible wildlife in Tanzania and Africa as a whole. The Ngorongoro Crater, the lakes of Manyara, The Tarangire and Arusha National Parks, as well as the immense Serengeti plains make up this region of breath taking natural beauty.

Each area is quite diverse from the next, with its own spectacular natural surroundings and wildlife spotting opportunities. The Northern Circuit offers unrivalled opportunities to see some of Africa’s most infamous wildlife in their natural surroundings.

Trekking In Tanzania

At a stark contrast to the vast open plains of the Serengeti, Tanzania also has a range of spectacular mountainous regions which offer some of the most incredible climbing and trekking destinations on the planet.

Probably the most famous of Tanzania’s trekking destinations is Africa’s highest mountain- Kilimanjaro.

Mount Kilimanjaro offers incredible trekking opportunities for both experienced and novice trekkers to experience the majesty of this incredible mountain.

With a variety of routes and camps up to the summit of Kilimanjaro, even this mountain offers a diverse range of possibilities.

Go2Tanzania have experience in organising both trekking and mountaineering experiences across Tanzania, not just to Kilimanjaro. To find out more about the range of destinations on offer speak with one of their advisors today.

Tanzania Beach and Spa Holidays

Tanzania’s geographical location means that as well as incredible natural beauty inland, the shores of this country are also amongst the most beautiful anywhere on the planet.

Tanzania’s beautiful white sandy beaches are lapped by the clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean- the world’s warmest ocean.

Tanzania’s coast makes for a phenomenally relaxing holiday, especially if you are staying at one of the regions many spa locations. The luxurious spas allow for pampering and relaxation on an inconceivable scale.

The beauty of this coastal region also makes it a prime location for Honeymoons and Weddings in Tanzania.

Photographic and Birding Safaris in Tanzania

With such diverse and beautiful natural habitats, Tanzania offers the chance to see and photograph some of the world’s most spectacular wildlife.

Whether an ornithologist or keen wildlife enthusiast, Tanzania’s incredibly diverse ecosystems make for some of the finest chances to spot rare and exotic wildlife on the whole planet.

For many people, the concept of trophy hunting lives on in the form of photographic safaris. Rather than hunting the majestic animals for sport, you can get the same thrill of stalking and hunting an animal by tracking it down and photographing it in its natural habitat.

Tanzania offers truly unrivalled birding and photographic safari holidays.

Family Holidays

Tanzania is a fantastic holiday destination for the whole family. With such a wide range of things to see and do, the whole family can experience the wonders of this spectacular country no matter what their age.

With lodges and hotels which specially cater to the needs of children, the facilities and friendly staff are more than capable of accommodating the needs of children and can help to make for a truly once in a lifetime experience no matter what your age.

Tanzania is one of the most diverse and exciting destinations on the planet. The facilities on offer coupled with outstanding natural beauty make for a once in a lifetime holiday experience.