Best Time to Visit – Saadani 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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The best time for watching wildlife in Saadani is after the rains, in January and February, and from June to August, when there is still plenty of water on the plains and wildlife stays within the park. As a general bush/beach break destination Sadaani is good to visit most of the year, except during the peak of the rains from April to May.

Best Time January and February and June to August (Animals are attracted to water in the park)
High Season June to October (Park rarely gets crowded at any time)
Low Season April and May (Access roads might be impassable)
Best Weather June to September (Little rainfall)
Worst Weather March, April & May (Peak of Wet season)

June to September Dry Season

  • Animal densities are higher from June to August after the rains
  • Sun is prevalent while rain is rare
  • Mosquitoes are fewer, so the risk of malaria is lower
  • Animals move out of the park at the end of the Dry season when the water on the plains has dried out

October to May Wet Season

  • Animal densities are higher from January and February after the rains
  • The scenery is rich and full
  • April and May is a slow time for tourism and rates might be less
  • Birding is at its finest with the presence of migratory birds
  • Navigation of roads may be harder
  • It is very wet from March through May

Wildlife Photos

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