A safari in Tanzania is possible all year round although it is true that each month has its own peculiarities.
JANUARY AND FEBRUARY, THE BIRTH OF PUPPIES
January and February are crucial months for the Great Migration in the Serengeti, one of the natural wonders of the world. During these months, the plains to the south of the region witness the birth of wildebeest cubs.
The wildebeest, or white-tailed wildebeest, is a large antelope that forms huge herds that migrate through the Serengeti in search of fresh and abundant pasture. The migration is a natural spectacle, with thousands of wildebeest moving en masse, accompanied by other species such as zebras and antelopes.
Female wildebeest choose January and February to give birth to their cubs, as food resources are abundant and temperatures are relatively warmer at this time. Giving birth during this period allows the females to benefit from a greater availability of fresh, nutritious grass to produce breast milk and ensure the survival of the cubs.
MARCH, APRIL AND MAY, RAIN AND LUSH LANDSCAPES
March, April and May cover the heavy rainy season and some accommodation facilities close taking advantage of this to do renovations, but in reality it is a wonderful season to visit the parks of the north and to enjoy the green landscapes at lower prices compared to the high season and with little concentration of vehicles. A unique opportunity to add a visit to the Arusha National Park to the 4 main parks and enjoy the best that northern Tanzania can offer.
JUNE, CROSSING THE GRUMETI RIVER
June sees the herds of Serengeti ungulates move westwards, where they will make their first challenging crossing, that of the Grumeti River. Given the distances that characterize the various parts of this immense park, three nights are perfect to follow the migration and enjoy incredible landscapes.
JULY AND AUGUST, INCREDIBLE WILDLIFE AND CROSSING THE MARA RIVER
July and August are the months of the highest tourist season because, being the dry season, it is possible to spot excellent fauna found in the few pools of water available for drinking.
Furthermore, in August there is the most exciting moment of the Great Migration, the spectacular crossing of the Mara river infested with ferocious crocodiles. To be able to reach the north of the park and witness this spectacle you need to start with a night in the central Serengeti, continue with a night in the north and then return to Seronera.
OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER: A FLORAL OF FLOWERS AND NON-CROWDED SAFARI
During the month of October there is a flowering of the Jacaranda trees which, with its lilac flowers, gives a splash of color to the entire north of the country, including the city of Arusha.
This month, like the month of November, are excellent months to visit Tanzania, even if the small rains are approaching: the climate is still cool, the mangoes are in season, the parks are not crowded and the facilities have attractive prices.
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