Tanzania is located close to the equator, and temperatures remain fairly constant throughout the year. Highest temperatures are in December, January and February. Humidity increases in March before the country’s main rainy season in April and May.
There is also a short rainy season in November, although this tends to be a dump of refreshing rain, followed by blue skies once again, so does not negatively impact upon either a safari or beach holiday.
The best time to experience the wildebeest migration in the Serengeti is from May to July – when the vast herds move from the short grass plains in the south to the long grasslands of the Serengeti’s western corridor, and then on to the Mara River.
The short summer rains in November call the vast herds south once more, and the wildebeest return to the southern Serengeti to calve. January to March is also an excellent game viewing time.
The dry months of June to October are hot, with low humidity, and provide excellent game viewing throughout the Northern and Southern Circuits.