Tanzania is regularly voted as one of the best safari destinations in Africa and is a year-round safari destination. There is no bad time to travel as each season offers something special with both the dry season and the wet season offering vastly different experiences.
During the dry season the skies are clear, the days are sunny and you will see the harsh sun suck the moisture from the landscape, baking the earth a dusty red while the wet season brings dense bush, high grasses and luscious scenery. This is also when the migratory birds are present and bird watching is at its best.
The best chance of seeing the wildebeest migration in the Central Serengeti is from December to April with February being the calving season and an excellent time to see predator action. During the month of August you are likely to see the migration in the Northern Serengeti near the Mara River.
Overall, the best wildlife viewing months are during the dry season from January to February and June to October as there is less vegetation and the animals concentrate around the waterholes and rivers. There are also fewer mosquitoes as there is little to no rain.
The northern safari circuit is the most popular safari circuit in Tanzania and in most cases you will fly into Kilimanjaro International Airport with alternatives being Arusha Airport, Dar es Salaam International Airport or Nairobi International Airport in Kenya and we are able to book internal flights on your behalf. Our safaris range from 4 to 10 days in duration and we can also create a tailor-made itinerary, just for you.