tanzania weather

Tanzania’s Weather

Tanzania's Weather

Tanzania is very close to the equator, so the weather here is fairly stable, with a pleasant and balanced climate. The temperature never gets too hot or too cold. The average annual temperature varies from +25°C in the south of the country to +27°C in the north.

In places like Kilimanjaro and Ngorongoro Crater, temperatures can drop below freezing, especially at night. Warm clothing is required for safaris and treks to Ngorongoro Crater. Many people try to avoid Tanzania’s rainy season. The rainy season he falls from March to May (long rains) and from late October to early December (short rains). Interestingly, his December weather in Tanzania is hot and rainy at the same time, making for a very warm and tropical safari experience. The rainy season is characterized by a lot of rain, but there is usually a sunny period every day. The table below provides approximate annual estimates.

Average Annual Precipitation for Tanzania (mm):

Many travelers try to avoid Tanzania’s rainy season when booking safaris, but be aware that major TV companies like Discovery and National Geographic all choose the rainy season to film their stories. During the rainy season, the local nature is at its most colorful, the grass is lush, and above all, there are few other groups around, making for great photo opportunities. What are the benefits of a wet season safari in Tanzania?

average rainfall in tanzania

Tanzania’s dry season means sun and dust guaranteed. Tourists visiting Tanzania during the dry season should be aware of the heat and dust, especially when driving on bad roads. Most of the dust comes from the jeeps you drive during the safari. On the other hand, there is almost no dust during the rainy season!

Another advantage of traveling during the rainy season is the lower cost of accommodation and safaris. Accommodation is one of the main reasons why safari tours in Tanzania are expensive, but prices drop during the off-season when it rains, so you can save a lot of money while enjoying the comfort of a nice hotel.

I can only think of one negative aspect of the low season. Due to poor road conditions, remote areas of Serengeti National Park are not accessible. On the other hand, these areas are so remote that they are rarely visited even in high season. During the rainy season, especially in Zanzibar, many hotels in Tanzania are closed for annual maintenance. However, we also partner with hotels that are open 24/7.

Want to know more about Tanzania adventures?

Contact our team! We have been to all of the top destinations in this land. Our Arusha-based adventure consultants will gladly share our travel tips and help you plan the trip.

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