When to go for safari in Tanzania?

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When planning your dream safari in Tanzania, one of the most important factors to consider is the best time to go. The timing of your safari can greatly affect your overall experience, as different times of the year offer unique advantages for viewing wildlife and enjoying the natural beauty of the parks.

June to October

Generally, Tanzania’s dry season from June to October is considered the best time to go for a safari. During this time, the weather is dry and sunny, which makes it easier to spot wildlife as they gather around water sources. Moreover, the vegetation is less dense, which further increases the visibility of animals. This period is also known as the high season, and it tends to be the busiest time of the year in terms of tourist numbers.

January to Februay

Another good time to go for a safari is during Tanzania’s short dry season, which runs from January to February. The weather is still dry and sunny, and the parks are less crowded than during the high season. This period is ideal for those who want to avoid the crowds and enjoy the tranquility of the parks.

The Great Migration

If you are interested in seeing the Great Migration, which is a natural phenomenon where millions of wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles migrate across the Serengeti, then the best time to visit Tanzania is between July and September. During this time, the herds are crossing the Mara River, providing an incredible spectacle of wildlife.

Wet Season

On the other hand, Tanzania’s rainy season, which runs from March to May, is generally considered the low season for safaris. During this period, the parks are less crowded, and the prices are generally lower than during the high season. However, the rainy season can make wildlife spotting more difficult due to the dense vegetation and muddy roads.

In conclusion, the best time to go for a safari in Tanzania depends on your preferences and priorities. The dry season is ideal for wildlife spotting, while the rainy season is great for avoiding crowds and saving money. Whatever time you choose to go, Kalala Tours will provide an unforgettable safari experience that you will cherish for a lifetime.


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