Best Time to Visit – Mkomazi NP

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Bradt guidebooks to African destinations, including the guide to Tanzania.

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Bradt guidebook to Tanzania.

Philip is the author of the Bradt guidebook to Tanzania.

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Late June to October is the prime time for watching wildlife in Mkomazi National Park. It is the Dry season and at this time animals are more easily seen because vegetation is thinner, and wildlife gathers around rivers and waterholes. However, elephants and some other herbivores migrate to the park from neighboring Tsavo NP during the Wet season months from November to May. The general scenery and mountain views are better at this time as well.

Best Time June to October (Animals are more easily found)
High Season This park doesn't really have a high season as it gets very few visitors
Low Season March to May
Best Weather June to October (Little rainfall)
Worst Weather March, April (Peak of Wet season)

June to October Dry Season

  • Wildlife stays near to water sources and vegetation thins out making animals easier to spot
  • Sun-filled days with little chance of rain
  • Mosquitoes are fewer, so catching malaria is less of a risk
  • It tends to be hazy, and the surrounding mountains are less visible

November to May Wet Season

  • The land is beautiful and green
  • The view of the mountains is clearer
  • March to May is low season, so prices might be less
  • Migratory birds have arrived, so it is a great time for bird watching
  • Elephants migrate into the park
  • Some roads become impassable during the rains
  • The grass is very long so wildlife is more difficult to spot

Wildlife Photos

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