Tanzania, the largest country of East Africa and best known for its vast wilderness areas, is a land of geographical extremes. Boasting a number of natural wonders Tanzania will leave no one indifferent. Experience the magnificence of the Great Migration in the Serengeti National Park, the nation’s haven for the ultimate safari experience, take on the challenge of climbing the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, take a cruise on the expansive waters of Lake Victoria, the largest lake shared with Uganda and Kenya and hike along the lake bed of Lake Tanganyika, the lowest point on the African continent and longest fresh water lake.
Not wanting to be out shined, Tanzania boasts some of Africa’s best powdery white beaches, found along its archipelago islands. Explore the wondrous marine life and breathe taking reefs of Zanzibar, the biggest and most well-known of the archipelagos and Mafia Marine Park on Mafia island.
July to September: Fully dependent on the rains, this is one of the more spectacular moments of the great movement as herds gather to cross Tanzania’s Grumeti River and Kenya’s Mara River.
January to March & June to October: Due to mountain weather being naturally unpredictable, it is strongly recommended to avoid the rainy sesasons when planning a trek up the great mountain.
December to March: The Serengeti plains and Ngorongoro conservation areas of Northern Tanzania are where you want to be to immortalise spectacular lion kills. This is the calving season, with a key 3 week window period, usually around February where thousands of Wildebeest calves are born, attracting numerous predators to this area, including the mighty lion.
June to October:This is the tail-end of the long rainy season and the weather is at its best, with stunningly sunny weather and cool evenings to enjoy the ocean breeze.
December to March: This is the time when you would have missed the short rains that may stretch into January. This time of the year affords especially striking sunsets, perfectly clear nights to gaze at the starlit African skies and the opportunity to dip yourself in the India Ocean, day or night.