Tanzania - a country of contrasts with endless savannahs, dense rainforest, islands with palm trees, a gorgeous animal kingdom and hospitable people. A country where Africa's highest mountain and its deepest sea are situated. A country where you can experience the wild and romantic Africa of your dreams.
Due to the different forms of landscape Tanzania offers very different climate zones: At the coastal area it is hot with average day temperatures between 26,5 and 30 degrees and there is a high humidity. At the central plateau it is hot during the day and very cool during night, in the lake areas there is a higher humidity. The Usambara Mountains near the Kilimanjaro region offer a moderate climate.
From mid-October to the beginning of December, the Northeast monsoon "Kazkazi" is responsible for the short rain season with many showers and thunderstorms. From mid-March to the end of May, the Southeast monsoon "Kuzi" brings the long rain season where it isn't raining constantly but the concentrated rain falls in some regions lead to flooding and impassable streets. In the southwest part of the country, the shortly succeeding rain seasons often merge to a long one.
The best months for travelling are the months of June and November but also the migration in the northern part of the Serengeti in July/August is known as high season. During this time it can become susceptible cold in the highlands. The months of January to mid-March are well suited for travelling the north.
Excellent conditions for watching the animals due to the dry season as the animals can be found near the waterholes. Gnus and Zebras give birth to their babies at Serengeti.
Hindered conditions for watching the animals as the rainy season causes the grass to spring which constricts the view. May is predestined for bird watchers as the birds not only have enough food and brood but also build their nests. You may possibly watch: Gnus and zebras with their babies try to cross the Grumeti River with crocodiles.
You may probably watch: Gnus and zebras with their babies try to cross the Grumeti River with crocodiles.
You may possibly watch: Gnus and zebras with their babies try to cross the Grumeti River with crocodiles.
Excellent conditions for watching the animals. Over a million of gnus and zebras migrate from northern Serengeti in Tanzania to the neighboured Masai Mara in Kenya.
Good conditions for watching the animals. Huge herds of thousands and thousands of gnus and zebras have migrated from northern Serengeti in Tanzania to Masai Mara in Kenya. Now it is time for the dangerous crossing of the Mara River. Huge herds of elephants can be watched as well.
Fantastic conditions for watching the animals
Good conditions for watching the animals
Excellent conditions for watching the animals. Due to the short rainy season in the previous month, the grass springs again which drives the herds of millions of gnus and zebras to come back into the southern part of the Serengeti.