Discover Tanzania's Dynamic Weather - African Heart Expeditions

Arusha, Tanzania


Discover Tanzania's Dynamic Weather

with African Heart Expeditions

Understanding Tanzania’s Weather for an Unforgettable Safari Experience

1. Dry Season (June to October):

  • Temperature: Experience mild to warm temperatures, ranging from 20°C to 30°C (68°F to 86°F).
  • Wildlife Viewing: This is prime safari time. Witness the iconic Great Wildebeest Migration in the Serengeti and explore the diverse Ngorongoro Crater. Tarangire National Park also shines with its concentration of wildlife around waterholes.

2. Short Rainy Season (November to December):

  • Temperature: Enjoy pleasant weather, with temperatures around 15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F).
  • Rainfall: Brief afternoon showers bring a touch of green to the landscape. This is an ideal time for budget-conscious travelers, and the newborn wildlife adds a unique charm to the experience.

3. Long Rainy Season (March to May):

  • Temperature: Cooler temperatures prevail, ranging from 15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F).
  • Rainfall: Heavier and more prolonged rains characterize this season. While some lodges may close temporarily, the lush landscapes offer a green, vibrant backdrop. Birdwatchers will delight in the increased avian activity.

4. Hot and Humid (January to February):

  • Temperature: Experience higher temperatures, with highs ranging from 30°C to 35°C (86°F to 95°F).
  • Rainfall: Low precipitation makes this an excellent time for a beach escape to Zanzibar. The dry weather also ensures optimal wildlife viewing in most parks.


Best Advice for Weather-Ready Safari Travelers:

  1. Clothing Essentials:

    • Dry Season: Light, breathable clothing for warm days and a jacket for cooler evenings.
    • Rainy Season: Pack a waterproof jacket, sturdy boots, and quick-dry clothing. Don’t forget insect repellent.
  2. Photography Enthusiasts:

    • Dry Season: Clear skies and optimum lighting conditions make it perfect for photography. Capture the awe-inspiring moments of the wildlife and landscapes.
  3. Migratory Marvels:

    • Migration Season (June to September): Witness the awe-inspiring Great Wildebeest Migration. Plan your safari around this period for an unforgettable spectacle.
  4. Expert-Guided Safaris with African Heart Expeditions:

    • Tailor-Made Experiences: Our seasoned guides curate personalized safaris, taking into account your preferences and the nuances of each season.
    • Versatile Adventures: Whether it’s tracking wildlife, immersing in local culture, or enjoying a serene beach getaway, our expertise ensures a seamless and remarkable journey.

Embark on Your Unique Safari Journey: Contact African Heart Expeditions today to begin crafting your dream safari adventure. Discover the wonders of Tanzania in every season with our dedicated team, committed to making your safari experience truly exceptional.

Your adventure awaits – let’s make it extraordinary!

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