Are you ready to travel?




When is the best opportunity to visit Tanzania?

Where could this be?

Inflatable over the Serengeti Public Park

  • Serengeti Public Park

The best opportunity to visit Tanzania relies upon what untamed life you might want to recognize. The nation’s seasons and untamed life numbers are directed by the downpours, so you’ll have a marginally unique encounter contingent upon when you decide to visit.

Tanzania’s title fascination is the Incomparable Movement, which happens all year across the Serengeti. Many individuals run here among July and September for an opportunity to observe immense groups of wildebeest and zebra crossing the Mara Waterway — alarm follows as they attempt to stay away from the jaws of crocodiles and different hunters holding back to jump. However, you’ll see heaps of vehicles in the recreation area during this season.

Tanzania’s ‘green season’, among November and Walk, is a lot calmer. While there’s an opportunity of downpour showers, it’s a fabulous time for bird watching as transitory species show up in their thousands. You’ll likewise see Incredible Movement groups with their recently conceived calves.

The main time we will generally keep away from Tanzania is among April and May, when weighty downpours can disturb untamed life seeing.

Making tailor-made visits for north of 25 years Amazing 4.8 | 3219 surveys


The best chance to visit Tanzania is from July to October when the nation is at its driest. This harmonizes with the movement stream intersections, in any case, every one of the parks offer astonishing natural life sightings as of now as the grasses and shrubbery are basically thick.

Erin, Africa Safari Trained professional

Month-by-month guide for going in Tanzania


Visiting Tanzania in February

Movement is as yet happening in Ndutu. The weather conditions are warm and muggy with an opportunity of downpours.

Occasions and Celebrations

  • Green Season (November to spring): Tanzania’s Green Season offers magnificent bird watching open doors, with transient birds showing up in their thousands.

Tanzania Environment Guide

More decision for your safari

  • Motivation across the entirety of our African objections
  • Trip ideas in light of your inclinations
  • Guidance on where to safari, when
  • Meet our group of safari specialists

View more safari thoughts

Travel Guidance

For what reason do wildebeest move?

The 800 kilometer trip of the massive wildebeest crowd is the biggest vertebrate movement on the planet. The planning of the movement harmonizes with greening of nutritious

grasses on the short-grass fields during the wet season. These regions are more secure since hunters can be effortlessly spotted making it an optimal spot for calving. Nonetheless, The fields dry and the wildebeest are compelled to move looking for greener fields in The western hallway, the northern expansion of the environment has the most elevated precipitation; however the grasses are least nutritious. This is the dry season retreat for the wildebeest, essentially until the south becomes green once more. The result is a clockwise development from the south, west, north, and back toward the south.

The Incomparable Movement in short

A superior portrayal of the circle of life presumably can’t be found elsewhere in the World. The excursion begins in Southern Serengeti when wildebeest calves are being

Conceived Hunters like lions and hyenas are continually chasing after children, and thousands What’s more, a large number of calves are brought into the world a long time of one another – a gala for the eyes of genuine natural life fans.

At the point when the dry spell comes in May , the group moves north, towards the Masai Mara in Kenya, eating down the high green grass, immediately followed by the gazelles and zebras. The movement isn’t without risk: crossing streams implies looking around 3,000 crocodiles, persistently hanging tight for a kill. Also the popular Serengeti lion populace: by a long shot the biggest in Africa. In spite of the wealth of hoofed meat around here, life is difficult for these large felines in this unforgiving scene. However, seeing a gathering of lions teaming up to chase down a Wildebeest is an extraordinary sight.

Then, with the start of the short rains in late October, the movement advances once again into the Serengeti. By December, the crowds journey past Seronera – a little settlement in focal Serengeti where the authority Serengeti Guests’ Middle is found – to get back to their calving grounds once more, and the circle is finished.

The Incomparable Movement exhaustively

While arranging your Serengeti safari you likely need to incorporate seeing the Incomparable Movement, so how would you guarantee to be there when it works out? The bottom line is that you can’t. It is vital to understand that the choice of when to visit the Serengeti generally implies a component of hazard. We have point by point the Incomparable Relocation beneath, and this generally occurs, however remember that there are no certifications.

The yearly movement of 2,000,000 ungulates, wildebeest yet additionally gigantic gatherings of zebra and Thomson’s gazelle, Award’s gazelle and eland, through Serengeti Public Park is the best untamed life exhibition of its sort in Africa, and maybe the world. In spite of the fact that varieties happen from one year to another, the Serengeti movement understands an actually unsurprising yearly cycle, directed by neighborhood precipitation designs. The Incomparable Relocation cycle separates into the accompanying time frames:


We can find the principal calving grounds in the space southeast of Seronera: ordinary Serengeti fields stretch the whole way to the Ndutu region close to Ngorongoro. Setting off their transition to this region are the short rains in November and December. The wildebeest keep close by this region for the rest of the long rains, end of April, early May. The wonderful news is that this part of Serengeti Public Park is effectively available and that in this period the scene becomes lavish. February is normally calving season in the Ndutu region and the southeastern fields: the absolute best chance to visit this region. As wildebeest, zebra and different ungulates are so many, and bring forth such countless calves, the exhibition fills in as a magnet for hunters. As soon as spring or April the group might move again looking for greener fields. Seeing the real relocation in this period is more troublesome, however odds are you will experience extremely enormous crowds progressing.


This is the period that the wildebeest, in the wake of having devoured the short green grasses of the southeastern Serengeti and subsequent to having bringing forth their posterity, begin preparing for their 800 kilometer long journey. The genuine beginning date might be whenever between late April and early June. This is the chance to you might have the honor to see quite possibly of the best regular peculiarity on the planet: in excess of 1,000,000 walking creatures in a section as much as 40 kilometers in length. During the relocation, the group will move towards the Western Passageway, where they will confront the main significant snag: crossing the Grumeti Waterway. Numerous creatures don’t endure the intersection as they are being anticipated by the area’s populace of curiously large crocodiles prepared to eat. The group might gather on the southern bank of the stream and remain there for as long as about fourteen days prior to crossing the waterway.


At the point when the Grumeti Stream hindrance has been taken, the group moves further north and starts crossing the following enormous obstacle, the Mara Waterway, in July or August. The Mara Waterway

Crossing is where so many notorious Extraordinary Relocation photographs have been taken. After this Crossing the crowd rushes toward the northwest fields and Masai Mara Public Save in Kenya. The August – September period is considered being a terrible opportunity to visit Serengeti Public Park and see the Incomparable Relocation as the group moves into the Masai Mara in Kenya. In any case, movement designs show that about portion of the group stays on the Tanzanian side, in the Mara Serengeti region. In this period, more modest groups of wildebeest (well think about little… crowds might count up to somewhere in the range of 500 and thousands of people) regularly cross the Mara Waterway, to and fro, for reasons unknown. This is a superb opportunity to remain at one of the Serengeti Mara camps.


Crossing the Mara Stream northward intends that, at a certain point, the crowd needs to cross the waterway once again prior to starting the trip back in a southerly heading. This typically occurs in October, yet entirely now and again prior. In this period the crowd will cross the northern fields and Lobo region. This part of Serengeti Public Park is little-visited, so assuming you are hoping to see the movement in relative quietness, this would be the time. The wildebeest return to the short-grass fields and calving ground around Ndutu in late November. Furthermore, from here, the Incomparable Relocation starts from the very beginning once more.


As referenced before, the timings framed on this page concern rules as special cases happen habitually. In November 2013, the wildebeest previously began traveling back toward the southern Serengeti short-grass fields when out of nowhere it began coming down north of the Mara Stream. Nature is as nature does and the group pivoted, once more into the Masai Mara in Kenya. The group remained there for around three weeks prior to continuing their southward process. After a year, in 2014, freak downpours in the southern Serengeti made a large part of the crowd stay behind and not make the northward excursion towards the Western Hall up to July.

When to visit?

It involves decision whether you might want to design your Serengeti safari around the Incredible Relocation. We have referenced before that the Serengeti is an all year

Objective as it covers a huge region and offers unrivaled untamed life seeing possibilities that you will be at the specific spot of the Incomparable Movement crowd crossing a waterway (either at the Grumeti or Mara Stream) are extremely thin. Likewise, the planning of crowd developments can’t be ensured. In any case, assuming you pick the right piece of the Serengeti: the southeast and Ndutu from December through to May, the Western Passageway from May to July, the Serengeti Mara region from July box to October, and the northern Serengeti and Lobo region in October and November, enormous groups of wildebeest and their company ought to b