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.