Tanzania Wildlife Safaris
Tanzania Wildlife Safaris



Tanzania Wildlife Safaris National Parks

The Best Time for Tanzania Wildlife Safaris is during the season from late June to October. The ideal time for witnessing the wildebeest migration in the Serengeti is during June and July. A good time to witness wildebeest calving is from late January to February.

The favoured northern circuit parks of Wildlife Safari 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 Tanzania Wildlife Safaris

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

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

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

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

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


Tanzania Wildlife Safaris

Tanzania Wildlife Safaris Seasons

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 Parks 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; the 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 Safaris 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 the best month for the wildebeest calving.

The dry season in the Tanzania Wildlife Safaris 2022 offers good wildlife viewing throughout Tanzania. Tarangire Park is best visited within the season, from June to October.

Best Time for Tanzania Wildlife Safaris Parks

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.

Wildlife Safaris Tanzania National Parks


The Serengeti Park in Tanzania is part of the Serengeti ecosystem of the Mara and Simiyu regions. World-famous and most popular for the Great Migration of over 1.5 million wildebeest and 250,000 zebra, and numerous Nile crocodiles. Seen in abundance are the 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, and Waterbucks. Giraffe, impala, topi, oribi, and the crocodile are 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 and is 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 pelicans and yellow-billed stork.

Myriads of Wildebeest, Zebra, Thomson's Gazelle, 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 cats are sighted occasionally.

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