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Best Time to Visit Africa

Best time for safaris in Kenya & tanzania

The best time to visit Africa to see the beautiful savannah grasslands, wildlife, and culture is from January to April and June to November, during the drier hot months. The vegetation thins out and wildlife congregates around remaining water sources, and these seasons offer beautiful sightings due to the short grass.

Our Kenya Safaris are scheduled all through the year, but we best customize and tailor-make it for you. You will be lucky to visit Kenya during these seasons, and indulge in wildlife sightings, cultural experiences, and city tours. 

The best time to visit Africa for wildebeest migration is from June to October of every year, and the best time to see the wildebeest calving is from January to April. Where more than 8000 calves are born daily, and also marks the start of the Wildebeest Migration. Stay in Ndutu Conservation Area, or the Southern part of the Serengeti National Park. You will be welcomed with an abundance of big cats and scavengers that hunt and scavenge for the rich food available in the region.

Uganda and Rwanda offer incredible sightings of the Silverback Gorillas and chimpanzees. The best time to visit Africa for gorilla trekking safaris is from Jan to April and August to October, during the dry seasons. 

Overall, Africa is a year-round destination. Its varying climates provide good conditions for a visit to one region or another at every time of year.

Best Time To Visit Kenya for safaris

When Is the Best time for a kenya safari?

Deciding when to go to Kenya is a common question for tourists visiting Africa. There’s no simple ‘best time to visit Kenya’ as good conditions vary across the country since they differ with different persons’ interests and preferences.

Kenya is a year-round safari destination. It is busy during the dry season from June to October, when the sparse vegetation and limited water cause wildlife to gather around the water sources, making them easy to find and view. However, this is the most crowded and busy time to go on safari, especially in the Masai Mara National Reserve from the latter half of August to October, when the Great Migration usually arrives.

Safaris cost a premium during this time and the whole of Kenya is busy as guests do full safari circuits. 

During the rest of the year, higher rainfall makes the vegetation thick, green, and lush. The wildlife areas are uncrowded and most animals give birth to their young during this time. Safari rates this season are lower and affordable, if you are looking for an intimate private yet long safari, these are the best month for Kenya safaris. However, when the rains really get heavy, usually between April and May, roads and airstrips become unusable and some lodges close until things dry out.

Best Time To Visit Tanzania for safaris

When Is the Best time for a Tanzania safari?

The best time to visit Tanzania for safaris is during the long dry season, which is from June to October  These are considered the best months for Tours & Safaris, the Great Migration, trekking, and beach holidays on Kenyan Beaches and Zanzibar. Of course, these months are peak safari seasons. They are busy, with lots of guests traveling to different sections of the country for holidays, and hotels, camps, and lodges have high rates available.

If you prefer a more secluded and intimate experience, consider visiting during the short rainy season from the end of October to December or January to AprilIf possible, you’ll want to avoid visiting during the long rainy season from March to May. The rains are often heavy and sudden, which can result in canceling your safari holidays suddenly. 

The best time for a Tanzania safari will depend on where you want to go and what you want to see. For first-time safari goers, the best time to go to Tanzania is usually during the dry season, as wildlife is easier to track and spot. Whether you’re visiting Tanzania for the first time, understanding the difference between the safari high season vs low season is a great place to start.

The Serengeti National Park contains the exceptional game in high densities year-round, although peak time is during the dry season from June to September. Easy to witness the great wildebeest migration and the wildebeest river crossings in the Nothern region of Serengeti National Park.

Ngorongoro’s dry season (June to October) is usually considered the best time to visit as temperatures are cooler and there is little chance of rain. The lack of rain means that the vegetation is thinner and animals, such as the shy black rhino, are easier to spot. The flip side of unbelievable game viewing in “Africa’s Eden”? Expect more than a few vehicles in the main sections of the crater…

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Best Time To Witness Wildebeest Migration

When is the wildebeest migration & Crossings

Generally, Kenya & Tanzania are best to visit in the dry-season months of July – October when the parks are dry and wildebeest herds are in plenty, viewing is dramatic, easy and action packed. 

LOW SEASON:

1st April to June 15th and 15th Nov to 15th Dec

During this Season, the herds are in Central & North Serengeti in April to June. The grass are tall and better time to spend with them. 

In Nov, they wll have Migrated from the Masai Mara down back to the Serengeti National Park.

high SEASON:

Jan 10th to 1st April and 1st Nov to 15th Dec

The best time to witness the calving  of wildebeest calves in the Southern Serengeti. Ndutu Conservation area offers the best ground for calving of more than 8000+ Calves.

In April, they start moving up to Northern serengeti, and in Nov, they start moving down to Serengeti from Masai Mara.

PEAK SEASON:

15th June to 30th Oct, 15th Dec to 10th Jan

These are the best month to witness the dramatic migration and crossings in Serengeti and Masai mara with over 1.5 Million wildebeests crossing the Mara River. 

It’s easier to spot them in Masai Mara Kenya and Northern Serengeti in Tanzania.

Kenya & Tanzania Safaris FAQs

Best Time to travel to africa Q&A

If you have any questions regarding the Best Time to travel to Africa, that is Kenya and Tanzania for Safaris, you may find your answer below in our most frequently asked questions. However, don’t be afraid to get in touch if your query is not included in order for our experts to help you design your best Kenya & Tanzania Safaris. 

Our team is happy to help discuss any of our safari packages, destinations, or general information, so you have peace of mind! Get in touch with us now.

What’s the Best Time to Visit Kenya?

To be precise, the best month to visit Kenya for Safaris is between July and October of every Month. Wildlife is in abundance, and the weather is hot during this period, offering a spectacular moment of wildlife sightings. It’s also the best time to visit Masai Mara National Reserve for wildebeest migration and crossings. 

What’s the Best Time to Visit Tanzania?

Tanzania has no difference from Kenya. The best time to visit Tanzania is from July to October. Although it’s a busy season in Kenya and Tanzania, most safaris and accommodations are expensive. It’s also the best time to visit Serengeti National Park for wildebeest migration and crossings. 

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