When to go to Tarangire

Best Time To Go To Tarangire National Park; When To Go To Tarangire


When going on holiday to Tanzania the chances are the aim of the trip is to either go for a safari, or to the beach or both. As a general rule of thumb, the best time to be in Tanzania on safari is in the dry season from July – October when the weather is dry and sunny. As the parks dry out, the bushes become less dense and the animals are easier to spot because of this, but also because they are forced to congregate to the remaining water holes. There are short rains in November (which sometimes trickle through into December, January and March) before the long rains which come in April and May. However, this is not to say December, January and February are not still excellent times to be in Tanzania…

Tarangire’s temperatures average out at the late 20’s throughout the year and so it never really gets too cold or too hot. It is primarily a dry season park – not because the animals are impossible to spot in the rains, but because the animals actually migrate out of the park in the lower season months. The high season, dry season and best time to go is undoubtedly in between June and November – this is where you can get the elephant migration which is really amazing to see if you are lucky enough to catch it. There are fabulous amounts of other grazers and varieties of animals which flock to the river beds in these months too. Outside this time, regardless of getting rained on which happens from November and steadily increases maybe with the exception of January, all the way into the end of May, the tsetse flies can be truly unbearable in the more humid months like February… So with Tarangire, the general rule is to stick with dry season unless you want low rates, have a close sided vehicle and want to explore this huge park without other vehicles around…
NumberNRainyNDays Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max Temp Day Time (°C) 293029272524242528292929
Min Temp Night Time (°C) 161717181614141415161717
Hours of Sunshine Hrs 888667778988
Hours of Daylight Hrs 121212121212121212121212
Number Rainy Days 1311151912433251115
Rainfall (mm) 8597130166465001147199


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