climbing Mt Kilimanjaro going on a Big Five safari visiting the beaches of Zanzibar
Best time of year for climbing Mt Kilimanjaro
Generally speaking, the clearest skies and best trekking conditions for Mt Kilimanjaro occur between mid December and mid March, and between mid June and October.
Kilimanjaro has two rainy seasons: a long rainy season between mid March and mid June, and a short rainy season between November and mid December.
Expect the unexpected
Best time to visit Tanzania for mini adventures near Kilimanjaro
Best time to visit Tanzania for a Big Five safari
You can experience a phenomenal safari in Tanzania all year round!
Best time to visit Tanzania's Northern Circuit
January and February
Peak season Pro: Calving season, so you see baby animals! Con: Most popular parks can be crowded in places
March to May
Off-peak season Pros: Lush vegetation and quiet, uncrowded parks Cons: Lots of rain, and animals are harder to spot
June to October
Peak season Pros: Sunny weather and the animals are easy to spot! Con: Large crowds, especially in Serengeti Off-peak season Pros: Fantastic birdwatching and smaller crowds Con: Tends to be hot and humid
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Best time of year to visit Zanzibar
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