Weather and Best Time to Come

Tanzania is located near the equator and so enjoys a mild tropical climate nearly year-round.  One might think that being on the equator would make for hot humid weather, but elevated altitudes keep it balmy and pleasant during the days,  and cool enough during the evenings and mornings to require sweaters and jackets.

The best time to come on safari is typically the cooler months of May to September, when the average temperature during the day is a perfect 70 degrees Fahrenheit.  January and February are also nice, albeit slightly warmer.  The long rains are from March to May, and the short rains from October to November, and it is best to avoid those time frames when you plan a safari.