Tanzania Weather


Seasonal Variation in Tanzania

Looking for an adventure-filled vacation in Tanzania? Make sure to pack the right clothes and gear by learning about Tanzania Weather patterns. From the sunny beaches of Zanzibar to the chilly mountain peaks of Kilimanjaro, Tanzania's climate can vary greatly depending on the region and time of year.
In this guide, we'll give you an overview of Tanzania's weather patterns and what to expect during each season, so you can plan your Tanzania Safari Tours accordingly. Get ready to experience the best of Tanzania's natural beauty, no matter what the weather throws your way!

Seasonal Variation in Tanzania
Tanzania’s weather patterns vary greatly depending on the region and time of year. Generally, Tanzania has two main seasons: a dry season and a wet season.

Dry season (June to October): This is Tanzania’s peak tourism season and for good reason.

The weather is generally dry and sunny, with cool temperatures in the highlands and warm temperatures along the coast.

Wildlife viewing is excellent during this time, as animals gather around water sources.

This is also a great time for mountain climbing, as visibility is clear and the trails are dry.

Wet season (November to May): The wet season is characterized by heavy rainfall, which can make some areas inaccessible.

However, this is also the best time to see the Great Migration in the Serengeti.

The weather is generally warm and humid, with occasional thunderstorms.

Shoulder season (March to May, November to December): These months are considered shoulder season, as they fall in between the dry and wet seasons.

This is a good time to visit if you want to avoid crowds and take advantage of lower prices.

The weather can be unpredictable, with occasional rain showers.
Average Temperature And Rainfall in Tanzania
Tanzania has a tropical climate with hot and humid weather along the coast and dry, cooler temperatures in the highlands.

The average temperature ranges from 25°C to 30°C (77°F to 86°F) along the coast and 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F) in the highlands. The rainy season typically runs from November to May, with the heaviest rainfall occurring between March and May.

Time of Year Average Temperature (°C) Average Rainfall (mm)
January 23-28°C 70-200 mm
February 23-28°C 50-150 mm
March 23-28°C 100-300 mm
April 21-26°C 150-400 mm
May 19-24°C 150-400 mm
June 18-22°C 10-50 mm
July 18-22°C 10-50 mm
August 18-23°C 10-50 mm
September 19-24°C 10-50 mm
October 20-26°C 20-100 mm
November 21-27°C 100-200 mm
December 22-28°C 100-200 mm
How Tanzania Weather Affects Safari Activities
Weather in Tanzania is a crucial factor in determining the best time to go on a safari. The type of Tanzania Safari Activities you want to engage in can also impact the timing of your Tanzania Safari Trip. Here’s a breakdown of how Tanzania’s weather affects safari activities:

Safari Activities Best Time to go
Game Drives Year-round, but June to October for easier animal spotting
Walking Safaris June to October
Hot Air Balloon Safaris Year-round, but June to October for clear weather
Great Wildebeest Migration Safari January to March and June to August

Plan your perfect safari adventure in Tanzania by considering the country’s weather patterns. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to witness incredible wildlife and landscapes by choosing the Best Time To visit Tanzania.
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