One of the top countries to see African wildlife, Tanzania is known for ‘The Great Migration,’ a phenomena that is on the ‘Must see before you die’ list. But Tanzania offers more than just that.
One of the top countries to see African wildlife, Tanzania is known for ‘The Great Migration,’ a phenomena that is on the ‘Must see before you die’ list. But Tanzania offers more than just that. There are the beaches of Zanzibar and colorful Stone Town and Mt. Kilimanjaro, which is the tallest peak in Africa and also one of the ‘the’ tallest 7 peaks in the world but easy enough for a beginner to climb! Now for a country that offers so many diverse attractions when is the best time to you would ask- June!
June is the beginning of the dry season. May sees the heaviest rainfall in Tanzania so when you visit in June the country is dry but green. They say the best time to see the Great Migration is June to September.
Well firstly the Great Migration is the migration of mammals like zebra, wildebeest and gazelles in search of grasslands to feed on and water. Truth is the great migration can be seen year round in Serengeti National Parks, the most famous park in Tanzania. June is when you will see the animal herds, gather by the banks of Grumeti River readying to cross the river and avoid the jaws of predators like crocodiles hoping the strength of numbers to be their savior. The many riverside camps here offer amazing sightings of these brave river crossings and the occasional attacks, showcasing the circle of life.
June offers great sighting but lower prices compared to latter dry months. It is also a great time for beaches in Zanzibar and for scuba diving. The dry season also is ideal to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, which requires a minimum of 5 nights but hey, you can say you climbed one of the highest free standing peak in the world!
June is the beginning of the dry season in Tanzania which lasts till October. Afternoon temperatures are usually between 20°C and 30°C and vary greatly according to altitude and location. Most days have a fine, clear sky and sunny weather.
Zanzibar Island offers white powder sands and marine life rich oceans to explore. Stay in one of the many sprawling luxury resorts or the eclectic Stone Town. Zanzibar is Tanzania’s answer to Maldives and Mauritius.
Be it the super luxe tents or the charming bush dinners. Camps in Tanzania set the standard high for wildlife accommodation. Intimate camps with a small number of tents cater to every creature comfort while offering a rustic and raw access to the wildlife.
No technical skill or climbing equipment needed, all you need is good fitness levels and the will to be able to conquer this 5895mts high peak counted amongst the tallest free standing mountain in the world! On the top you will see glaciers and snow so pack accordingly. The most important is to gain altitude correctly for which you need a good guide, 50% attempts to climb Kilimanjaro fail because of this rookie mistake.
You have to see it to believe it. It feels like looking into a big bowl filled with the most exotic animals, flora and fauna when one stands on the top of the crater and looks down. Anyone and everyone who has been here rates Ngorongoro Crater as their favorite wildlife experience. Make sure you stay towards the west of the crater which offers the height and the views compared to the east which is relatively much lower.