The Maasai dubbed this park ‘Siringet,’ which means ‘endless plains.’ The Serengeti speaks for itself, with over 1 million wildebeest migrating over its plains and forests, as well as distinctive scenery and other fantastic fauna. Wildebeest, Zebra, Cape Eland, Lion,...
Perhaps combining its intrinsically synchronous wildness with the eccentricity of a sophisticated cultural history distinguishes Tanzania’s peculiar environment. Just one word. Wildlife. Tanzania’s ecosystem is dominated by the most extraordinary creatures on the planet. Tanzania is rich with nature, whether it’s zebras and giraffes, deer and buffalo herds, or feline lions and tigers. Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater have the most extensive areas and the most significant wildebeest migration. Furthermore, these places are great for birdwatching since the nation is home to over 1400 kinds of birds! These birding locations are among the top visitor destinations in Tanzania.
You’ll visit these attractions – and much more – on a tailor-made Tanzania safari with NPE. We’ll work with you to create your ideal vacation, taking into account your hobbies, travel style, and budget. Our Tanzania safari experts know the country inside and out and will direct you to experiences you won’t find in a guidebook. Contact an expedition advisor email@example.com and start planning your next dream safari now.
- Explore the most important National Parks in Tanzania: Arusha NP, Manyara NP, Ngorongoro Crater NP, and Serengeti NP.
- Africa’s iconic species, including the Big Five, can be encountered in Tanzania!
- Experience the most impressive wildlife event: The Great Migration.
- Incredible landscapes and superior views of Mt. Meru and Kilimanjaro.
- Cultural experience with the Maasai tribe.
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Time and Weather
The dry season in Tanzania is from June to October. There is very little rain during this time, and the humidity is relatively low. It cools off at night; bring warm clothing for morning game drives in open cars, especially in the northern parks. June, July, August, September, and October — Afternoon temperatures range from 20 °C (68 °F) to 30 °C (86 °F) and fluctuate significantly depending on height and location. The sky is clear most of the time, and the weather is sunny during these four months. The rainy season starts from early November to mid-May. Daytime temperatures are generally hot (a few degrees above or below 30°C/86°F), although it is cooler above 1,300m/4,265ft. Because of the high altitude, most northern parks have chilly mornings. From November to February, small rains may occur frequently, and in March, April, and May, almost every day, it rains severely, albeit not always for the entire day. Humidity levels are often high, particularly in the hotter southern and western parks.
The best time to visit
The optimum time to visit Tanzania is determined by the type of wildlife you want to see. The rainfall determines the seasons and wildlife populations in the nation, so you’ll have a slightly varied experience depending on when you come.
Tanzania’s main draw is the Great Migration, which takes place all year over the Serengeti. Many visitors come here between July and September to see large herds of wildebeest and zebra cross the Mara River, where they struggle to dodge the jaws of crocodiles and other predators ready to pounce. However, there will be a lot of automobiles in the park this time of year.
Tanzania’s ‘green season,’ which lasts from November to March, is significantly quieter. While there is a risk of rain showers, it is an excellent time for birding as migrating birds come in droves. There will also be Great Migration herds with freshly born calves.
Tanzania has some of the best wildlife viewings in the world. The wildebeest migration is Africa’s most spectacular animal display, and the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem is home to at least two million ungulates, mostly wildebeest but also zebra and gazelle. The calving season for wildebeest is also a spectacular time to visit; because of the enormous concentrations of wildebeest and their calves, many opportunistic predators are attracted, and it is a fantastic time to watch some activity.
Tanzania is one of the most fantastic places for birdwatchers in Africa. It boasts one of the most diverse species lists of any African country, with over 1,100 species, over 800 of which are resident and over 200 of which are frequent migratory. There are 22 endemic species unique to Tanzania, and 43 near-endemic species, which are only found in Tanzania and surrounding countries.
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