Tanzania's climate varies greatly from the tropical coastline to the temperate highlands. The range of temperatures is fairly limited, running warmest on the coast between 25 - 30°C, coolest in the highlands between 13 - 19 °C and 22 - 27°C throughout the rest of the country on average.
October - March are the hottest months which tie in with the rains. Within this, January & February are known as the "short dry season" with a gap in expected rainfall.
Mid May - end October is usually absent of rain. May starts cool with each month becoming warmer climaxing at the peak in October heat.
Mid Feb - April: Long rains. More predictable, heavier showers. Humidity is high and the rain brings relief. November & December: Short rains. Much needed after no rain since April.
Dates for the diary
Wildebeest Migration - Throughout the year
Most people know the Northern Migration. 1.2 million wildebeest & 300,000 zebra arrive in Northern Serengeti to make the often fatal journey across the Mara River. The migration itself is a constant cycle between the Serengeti & Mara Ecosystems as the wildlife follows the fresh grasses left by the preceding rains.
Tanzania COVID Protocols
Tanzania COVID-19 Travel Protocols
Updated: 23 January 2023
- It is recommended that all travellers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19
- COVID-19 vaccination certificates are NOT required
- Thermal and Physical screening will be undertaken
Dependent on airline / transit point / final destination
Useful links and documents