Tanzania is without a doubt one of the most activity-packed destinations in Southern Africa. From the white sand beaches of Zanzibar to Kilimanjaro and of course the Serengeti, this is one country that shouldn’t be missed.
Recent Tanzania Blog Posts
Below you’ll find all of our blog posts about traveling in Tanzania. We spent weeks traveling around this country and absolutely loved it. Hopefully, by reading about our travel experiences, and by following the advice of our expert Tanzania writers, you’ll be able to better plan your trip.
Best Time To Visit Tanzania
Best Time Overall: July-September
If you’ve ever seen a BBC documentary of Africa or dreamed of seeing Africa at its most wild and primal, then you’ll want to be in Tanzania for the annual wildebeest migration which occurs sometime between July and September each year.
Millions of wildebeest make their way up to Tanzania and cross the rivers that dissect the Serengeti, and that’s when absolute chaos ensues. The wildebeest risk their lives crossing the rivers and try to avoid the waiting jaws of massive crocodiles.
While this is definitely the most action-packed time of the year to visit, and likely the most adrenaline-pumping thing you can do in Tanzania, you can actually visit the country year-round.
During the wet season between November and March, there are far fewer tourists in Tanzania and the country becomes a vibrant green with the rains helping to turn the Savanah and all of the diverse landscapes a vivid green.
Even though you can technically visit Tanzania at any time, the months of April and May tend to be the rainiest. You may want to try to avoid those months as heavy rains can flood the grasslands and disrupt proper wildlife viewing.
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