Tanzania Wildlife Safaris
Tanzania Wildlife Safaris




The Must-go-to Tanzania Wildlife Safari National Parks 



The ideal time for Tanzania Wildlife Safaris is during the season from late June to October. The best time for witnessing the wildebeest migration within the Serengeti is during June and July. Wildebeest calving is best seen from late January to February.

The favoured northern circuit parks of Wildlife Safaris Tanzania are Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara, and Tarangire National Parks, often visited year-round. Tarangire is the only exception since its wildlife viewing is considerably better within the season also.


Best Time: For all Wildlife Safari Tanzania is from June to October; June-July for the wildebeest migration and January-February for the calving, both in the Serengeti National Park.

High Season: July to March - parks in the northern circuit get crowded.

Low Season: April and May is the low season though the northern circuit parks still have quite a few visitors.

Best Weather: June to October when there is hardly any rainfall.

Worst Weather: March and April is the peak of the wet (rainy) season.


June to October – Dry Season:

1. June and July are the best months to witness the wildebeest migration.

2. August and September is the best time to see the wildebeest river crossings in northern Serengeti.

3. In the Tanzania Wildlife Safari National Park animals are easier to identify since they concentrate around waterholes and rivers and there's less vegetation.

4. There are fewer mosquitoes because there's little to no rain; skies are clear and most days are sunny.

5. Although most tourists visit during the season. The parks are not that crowded, apart from the Seronera area within the Serengeti and also the Ngorongoro Crater.

6. Mornings and nights get cold. You should bring warm clothing to wear for morning game drives in open vehicles during June, July, and August.

November to May – Wet Season:

1. Late January to February is the time to witness the calving within the southern Serengeti and a superb time to watch predator action.

2. The scenery is green and beautiful; it's low season, meaning lower rates and fewer crowded parks.

3. During the Wildlife Safari in Tanzania, it is easier to identify the animals within the season. You will still see plenty of animals and most northern circuit parks offer good year-round wildlife viewing.

4. Bird watching is at its best as you will see many birds that migrate from various countries.

5. Except in March, April, and May, rains are mostly short afternoon showers and rarely harm your trip.

6. March to May is the peak of the wet (rainy) season.


The Serengeti National Park Tours and the Ngorongoro Crater offer good wildlife viewing throughout the year. June and July are the months for seeing the migration, and February is that the best month for the wildebeest calving.

The dry season in the Tanzania Wildlife Safari Holidays offers good wildlife viewing throughout Tanzania. Tarangire Park is best visited within the season, from June to October.

Ngorongoro Crater Area – Excellent Time Throughout the Year.

Serengeti Park – June to October Excellent Time; November to February Good Time; March to May Fair Time.

Tarangire Park – July to October Excellent Time; June & November Good Time; December to May Fair Time.

Lake Manyara Park – June to October Excellent Time; November to February Good Time; March to May Fair Time.

Tanzania Wildlife Safaris



The Serengeti Park in Tanzania is part of the Serengeti ecosystem of the Mara and Simiyu regions. It is popular for its annual migration of over 1.5 million wildebeest and 250,000 zebra and its numerous Nile crocodiles. Seen in abundance are Masai giraffe, waterbuck, impala, warthog, and hippo. Serengeti is also known for its big 5 sightings.


Ngorongoro Area is about 180 km west of Arusha in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania. It has a large volcanic caldera within the area.

You can spot Black Rhinos, Buffalo, Hippos, Blue Wildebeest, Grant's Zebra, Eland, Grant's and Thomson's gazelles, Waterbucks. Giraffe, impala, topi, oribi, the crocodile is absent. Cheetah, East African wild dog, and African leopard are not seen often.


The name of the Tarangire National Park originates from Lake Tarangire in the dry season, thousands of animals concentrate in the park from the surrounding wet-season and calving areas. The park is famous for its high concentration of elephants and baobab trees. From June to November is the dry season visitors can expect to see large herds of thousands of zebra, wildebeest and cape buffalo.

Waterbuck, giraffe, dik-dik, impala, eland, Grant's gazelle, lion, leopard, cheetah, caracal, honey badger, and African wild dog are the common inhabitants of the park. Tarangire National Park is home to more than 550 bird species, the park is a haven for bird enthusiasts.


Lake Manyara National Park is located between Lake Manyara & the Great Rift Valley. Known for droves of thousands of flamingos that feed along the edge of the lake in the wet season. The park is a renowned breeding site for thousands of Pink-backed pelican and yellow-billed stork.

You see myriads of Wildebeest, Zebra, Thomson's Gazelle, and Grant's Gazelle, Impala, Cape Buffalo, Giraffe, Hippopotamus, Baboon, Warthog, and African Bush Elephant, Lion, Leopard, African wild cat, spotted hyena, black-backed jackal, bat-eared fox, etc. Cheetah and African golden cat are sighted occasionally.

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