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.
Late June to October is the prime time for watching wildlife in Mkomazi National Park. This is the Dry season; vegetation is thinner and animals gather near water. 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 TimeJune to October (Animals are more easily found)
High SeasonThis park doesn't really have a high season as it gets very few visitors
Low SeasonMarch to May
Best WeatherJune to October (Little rainfall)
Worst WeatherMarch, April (Peak of Wet season)
June to October–Dry Season
Animal spotting is easier as wildlife stays near water and vegetation thins out
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