Amazing Attractions And Places To Visit In Tanzania, Month By Month : Tanzania has all of these things—wildlife, beaches, hospitable people, the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Mount Kilimanjaro, the Zanzibar Archipelago, and more—all bundled up in one exciting, welcoming package.
The country is home to wonderful wildlife parks and a thriving safari industry. There are many opportunities to learn about Tanzanians wherever you go, and it’s simple to locate cultural tourism programs to get to know the Maasai and Chagga tribes. Here are the best times to visit Tanzania and a month-by-month guide to the most exciting events, including the ideal time to go on safari and the best time to climb Kilimanjaro.
Almost everywhere has hot weather, but the coast is especially hot. The majority of the country, including Kilimanjaro, is dry during this warm, dry season from December to February, making it a good time to climb the mountain.
Although it’s still hot outside, some areas of the country are experiencing rain, which results in lush vegetation, beautiful flowers, and a variety of birds. Here are the amazing place to visit and things to do in Tanzania in February:
Sauti Za Busara: This three-day music and dance festival, which takes place at various times and locations, is focused on everything Swahili. Every year, it takes place on the island of Zanzibar in February.
Calving Season: In the southern Serengeti, over 8,000 wildebeest calves are born every day, creating one of nature’s most amazing spectacles. However, about 40% of these calves will not survive past the age of four months.
Orchids, Kitulo National Park: The Kitulo Plateau in Tanzania’s Southern Highlands is covered in the blooms of orchids (over 40 species have been identified), as well as irises, geraniums, and many other wildflowers. Here, it’s a rainy and muddy season, but tenacious, well-prepared hikers will be rewarded.
Kilimanjaro Marathon: This marathon, which is held in February or March and starts and ends in Moshi and offers a half-marathon and a 5km fun run as well, is something to do in the foothills of Kilimanjaro in case scaling the mountain’s peak isn’t enough.
Even though it rarely rains all day or every day, the long rains are currently in full force. Certain hotels close. If you stay somewhere that doesn’t have low-season discounts, you’ll have a lot of the place to yourself.
Although much of the country is still wet, some areas are starting to dry up. If you can stay out of the mud, this is a lovely time to travel due to the lush landscapes, wildflowers, and birds, as well as the continued low season prices. Here are the amazing place to visit and things to do in Tanzania in March:
Wildebeest Migration: The wildebeest, which were previously dispersed over a large area of the southern Serengeti and the western portion of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, start to gather into herds of thousands that begin to migrate north and west in search of food.
The rains are over, the air is clear, and the landscapes are gradually starting to dry out. Additionally, it is significantly cooler. Here are the amazing place to visit and things to do in Tanzania in June:
Serengeti Wildebeest Migration: Huge herds of wildebeest continue to migrate northwest in search of food as the southern Serengeti dries up, crossing the Grumeti River en route. Depending on the year, the crossing can occur anytime between May and July and last about a week.
Cool and dry. The peak travel period, which begins in July, is characterized by increased costs (and crowds) for safaris and lodges. With sparse vegetation and animals congregating at diminishing water sources, this month is ideal for wildlife viewing. Here are the amazing place to visit and things to do in Tanzania in July:
The Dhow Country Festival: The Zanzibar International Film Festival which takes place over a two-week period, is the focal point of this extravaganza of dance, music, film, and literature from Tanzania and other Indian Ocean nations. It takes place in the Zanzibar Archipelago at various locations in early July.
Dry Season Wildlife Watching: Large herds of elephants and other animals frequently congregate around the remaining water sources as rivers and streams dry up. Particularly noteworthy for wildlife viewing during the dry season in July and August are Katavi and Tarangire parks.
Mwaka Kogwa: This four-day, occasionally boisterous celebration in late July celebrates Nairuzim (the Shirazi New Year). The best celebrations take place in Makunduchi, Zanzibar.
The wildebeest migration through the Serengeti continues, as does the dry weather. Almost everywhere is at its best for wildlife viewing. Here are the amazing place to visit and things to do in Tanzania in August:
Mara River Crossing: The wildebeest make their spectacular crossing of the Mara River into Kenya’s Masai Mara by August, though they frequently do so earlier, after which they wander south once more in anticipation of the rains.
The majority of the country experiences dry weather, with some rain and an abundance of lavender jacaranda blossoms in higher-lying towns. Without the crowds of July and August, it’s still a great time to observe wildlife. Here are the amazing place to visit and things to do in Tanzania In October:
Makuya Cultural Arts Festival: The Makonde, Makua, and Yao tribes of southern Tanzania showcase their traditional dances and drumming during this exciting two-day festival. It can happen at any time, but it usually takes place in September or October.
Arts Festival in Bagamoyo: The Bagamoyo College of Arts is hosting this interesting, if disjointed, week of traditional music, dance, drama, acrobatics, poetry reading, and more. Local and regional ensembles will be performing. The dates change.
Ruaha Marathon: The Southern Highlands can be seen while putting your fitness to the test during this marathon in and around Iringa. Additionally, there are events for athletes with disabilities. The dates change.
The beginning of mango season and the recent short rains that are occurring in many areas help to moderate the rising temperatures. Prior to the busy holiday travel period, it’s still a pleasant time to travel.
Holidays in December and warm but dry weather attract a lot of tourists. It’s a great time to see the wildebeest in the southern Serengeti and climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Here are the amazing place to visit and things to do in Tanzania In December:
Swahili Fashion Week: This annual event, which has varying dates in December, is the biggest display of East African fashion.
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