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When to go to Tanzania

  • January – March
  • April – May
  • June – September
  • October – December
  • January – March

Visiting Tanzania between January & March

Serengeti, TanzaniaBetween January and March, the Great Migration takes place in the southern Serengeti. With the rains on the horizon, this is also calving season for the herds, with zebra giving birth in January and wildebeest in February. All this activity attracts a lot of predators, making this an excellent time to witness the migration.

Due to the scarcity of water, Tarangire National Park is a fantastic area to view wildlife - its permanent marshes and pools attract animals of all sizes.

This is also the best time to trek Mount Kilimanjaro. Typically, early mornings on the mountain are sunny and dry, with clouds forming by noon. It’s possible to hike Mount Kilimanjaro at any time of year, but it can become more difficult during the rainy season.

Music fans should head to Zanzibar in February. This is when Sauti za Busara, a popular African music festival takes place, with street carnivals and live music events happening across the island.

  • April – May
  • June – September
  • October – December

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