Overview for Tanzania
Tanzania is a kaleidoscope of landscapes and diversity with a balmy climate, offering a rich tapestry of culture and fantastic game viewing. Mount Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, Dar es Salaam, and Zanzibar all conjure up exotic images of this country.
Best Time to Travel
One of the most famous reserves is the Masai Mara Reserve. Game concentrations are at their greatest from around July to October when the migrating herds filter across the Mara River from the Serengeti. Tanzania’s Serengeti is a spectacular game park where millions of wildebeest congregate annually. Every year after the south’s short November rains, wildebeest, zebra, and hartebeest gather in their thousands on the Serengeti’s southern plains and the Ngorongoro Highlands. Then around April they head towards the western corridor of the Serengeti, where many overflow into the Masai Mara around July/August. In late October/November they move south again.
When to go
Tanzania can be a year round destination with excellent game viewing. Peak season is generally January to March when the weather is hot and dry and animals congregate at waterholes. April to June and October to December are less popular due to the rain and floods however this does not usually hinder game viewing or getting about.