The months of July and August mark the beginning of the much-anticipated holidays for many and coincide in Tanzania with the best time of the year to go on a safari. It’s the best in terms of climate and for viewing wildlife in abundance.
We are in the Tanzanian winter and the temperatures are ideal: warm, but not scorching, during the day and cool in the morning and evening.
ANIMALS SEARCHING FOR WATER
It’s the dry season, so spotting animals is made easier by the fact that they are looking for waterholes to drink from, and the grasses are low, offering little concealment.
LIONS AND MORE
Under the acacia trees, lions rest while lionesses roam around seemingly calm in search of the right prey.
Herds of impalas grazing or watchful buffaloes create moving patches, and even smaller animals emerge: a pair of cautious dik-diks, a family of warthogs, or a small leopard tortoise venturing across a track at its slowest pace.Back to top
STUNNING COLORS AND INCREDIBLE VIEWS
Everything is parched and the savannah looks like a vast golden expanse.
The sunset is one of the most spectacular features of the African savannahs, an emotional experience, brief, but very intense.
THE DANGERS OF MIGRATING WILDEBEEST
The Great Serengeti Migration is heading north, towards water and fresh pastures. They will reach the Mara river in August, which they will have to cross at the risk of their lives.Back to top
HIGH TOURIST SEASON
It’s definitely a wonderful time to visit the parks of Tanzania, although the concentration of tourists is very high and accommodations are harder to find. If you want to travel during this period, it’s advisable to plan well in advance.Back to top
EXTRAS FOR YOUR SAFARI
A hot-air balloon safari is particularly recommended during these months, and even a lunch in the savannah can be an unforgettable experience.
ISLANDS AND LOCAL CULTURE
As always, a detour to the islands is the perfect ending for a trip to Tanzania and the months of July and August are magnificent in Zanzibar. The island offers numerous accommodations and interesting excursions. So, not just the sea, but also culture, cuisine, water activities, and incredible beaches.
Mafia, smaller and with a dreamy marine park, is suitable for all water sports enthusiasts, and offers exciting trips to the other tiny islands of the archipelago where time seems to have stood still.
The concentration of tourists is also very high on the islands during this period, so the advice to plan ahead applies here too.
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