We are open year-round but depending on your safari objectives and personal desires, a certain time might be better for you.
Some things to keep in mind - The peak tourist season is December to March, when the Great Migration is in the Serengeti National Park, therefore the northern circuit is more crowded. June to August will see another tourist surge with the vacation timing of visitors from Europe and North America .
Tarangire National Park is a haven for wildlife during the dry months of July – October.
The seasons in northern Tanzania are as follows:
January - March is summer, and one of the dry seasons (although rains can start in March). Dry seasons are the best time to see animals, since they will be clustered around the water holes and the vegetation is often leafless. The grass is shorter and offers less cover the longer you extend into dry season (after the rains, grasses are lush and tall, providing more cover for animals). Temperatures are warm in the daytime and can be cool at night.
April - May is the wettest season, called the “long rains”. Roads can be very muddy and access in some places very restricted if not impassable. Insects can be very active.
June - July is winter, and very green just after the long rains (making vegetation a bit more thick and harder to see animals in, but very scenic); however, it is the start of the dry season.
August - September is late winter, also part of the dry season.
September - October is hotter and can be very dry. This is usually an excellent game viewing time in Tarangire.
November - December is our short rainy season.
The temperatures can be quite chilly in June until mid September.
This is just a guideline - weather is always unpredictable! Each season has special features, which may appeal (or not!) depending on your interests. In the long dry season of July-November the wildlife is very concentrated in Tarangire National Park .