Understand something about tour safari in Tanzania

Understand something about tour safari in Tanzania

Tanzania is an East African country known for its vast wilderness areas. They include the plains of Serengeti National Park, a safari mecca populated by the “big five” game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino), and Kilimanjaro National Park, home to Africa’s highest mountain. Offshore lie the tropical islands of Zanzibar and Mafia Marine Park, where whale sharks swim through reefs.

Climatic Conditions: Tanzania has a tropical climate but has regional variations due to topography. In the highlands, temperatures range between 10 and 20 °C (50 and 68 °F) during cold and hot seasons respectively. The rest of the country has temperatures rarely falling lower than 20 °C (68 °F).

December– February:This is the hot dry season. Excellent for birds and animal viewing, though long grass may make some smaller species hard to see. Early February is the peak of the calving season for the wildebeest on the Serengeti Plains.

March:Intermittent rains start at this time. Game viewing is excellent over short new grass of the plains. Wildebeest are gathering in large numbers to the South of Serengeti National Park in the Ndutu area. Spring-like conditions are moderated by cool nights.

April – May:This is the heavier rainy season, and road conditions can become difficult. There’s great biological activity in the reserves, beautiful green landscapes and panoramas, and wildebeest densely congregating in the Serengeti.

June – October: This is the cooler dry season. Peak tourist season is July-August. Excellent viewing conditions, though many roads are dusty. Wildebeest are normally encountered in the Western and Northern Serengeti in large numbers in June and then again in mid-late October. This is an excellent time of year for climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro.

November: Here begin the short rains. There’s nice greening of plants, and birds begin arriving from Eurasia. Expect intermittent showers and some flash flooding. Wildebeest are migrating back into the Serengeti at this time

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