There is more wildlife per square kilometre here than anywhere else in the world, so it’s no surprise that safaris in Tanzania are amongst the most rewarding holidays in Africa. In fact, national parks and game reserves cover over 35% of the country, and this unbeatable variety of wilderness habitats and animal species, combined with a staggering choice of luxury safari camps and family-friendly lodges, makes tailor-made Tanzania holidays hard to beat for both wildlife and adventure.
When to go
Tanzania’s dry season typically occurs from June to October. During these months, animals concentrate around permanent water sources making them easier to find. This is also the best time to visit Tanzania’s islands of Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia for a beach holiday. The Great Migration usually occurs in Tanzania from mid-October to mid-July and it’s a good idea to book well in advance during this popular time.
Between the months of November and March wildlife viewing across Tanzania is still good, with less crowded parks and the chance of short rains bringing life to the plains.
The months of April and May are Tanzania’s wet season when wildlife viewing is more difficult and travel can become trickier.
To see our month by month guide on the best times to visit Tanzania, click here.
How to Book a Tanzania Safari Holiday
Take a look at our recommended Tanzania safari itineraries and hand-picked Tanzania lodges, camps and hotels for a bit of inspiration to get you started.
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