Best Time to Visit – Tarangire 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 middle and end of the Dry season, from late June to October, is the best time for wildlife viewing in Tarangire National Park. Most of the animals migrate out of the park during the Wet season, and wildlife viewing is considerably less good. However, in recent years more elephants appear to be staying inside the park throughout the Wet season, possibly because of their knowledge of the increase in poaching outside.

Best Time June to October (Animals congregate around the Tarangire River)
High Season June to October (The park is full of tourists)
Low Season April and May (Rates might be lower)
Best Weather June to October (Little rainfall)
Worst Weather March and April (Peak of Wet season)

June to October Dry Season

  • Animals migrate into the park from surrounding areas
  • Wildlife is easier to spot because vegetation thins out and animals gather around rivers and waterholes
  • The weather is beautiful and sunny
  • There are fewer mosquitos and malaria risks are lower
  • The abundance of animals in the beginning or end of the Dry season can vary greatly and is very dependent on the timing of the rains
  • Warm clothing is essential from June to August since morning game drives are cold

November to May Wet Season

  • The vegetation is lovely and full
  • Rates may be lower because it is low season
  • It is prime bird watching time since migratory birds are present
  • Most animals migrate out of the park and wildlife viewing is not as good as the Dry season
  • March to May is the peak of the Wet season

Wildlife Photos

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