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When to go to Serengeti

When to go to Serengeti

When to go to Serengeti |  Serengeti Safaris and tours | Top Serengeti Safari  | Tanzania National Patks | Serengeti Migration  | Serengeti Lodges and Camps | Hotels in Serengeti| Where to Stay in Serengeti  |  Tanzania Travel Guide 

When to go to Serengeti

The best times to visit Serengeti National Park are from January to February or from June through September, although you should plan your trip around the movement of The Great Migration. For example, winter is the best time to see the herd in Southern Serengeti, while the Western Corridor and Northern Serengeti are the best places to spend the summer and autumn months. 

Most safari operators will have a good idea of where the animals are headed and when, and most will adjust their itineraries based on the herd’s movement. Temperatures remain relatively constant with daytime highs resting in the 80s. You’ll find cooler weather in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area due to its higher elevation. April and May see the most rainfall, and many lodges and camps close for this slower season.

"Top Serengeti Safaris and tours"

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Accomodation in Central Serengeti #2 November and october
Accomodation in Grumeti - western corridor - Serengeti
Best time to Obseve great migration

The Great Migration is the largest migration of animals in the world. 

  • #1. The best time to visit the Serengeti for the Great Migration is from December to March: Visitors will witness about 1.7 million wildebeest, and hundreds of thousands of zebras and gazelles in southern Serengeti in search of new places to graze. The wildebeest give birth in February, then cross the Grumeti and Mara rivers in July. 
  • #2. By late July or August, many of these animals will be in the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, so if you want to see wildebeest or zebra, consider a Kenya and Tanzania safari.
Serengeti Migration map
When is the climate and weather best in Serengeti

The weather in Serengeti is fairly consistent throughout the year, with average lows of about 15 degrees Celsius and highs of about 27 degrees Celsius. 

  • #1. During the dry season (June-October) visitors will experience perfect weather conditions with bright, blue skies. Dry season is usually the best time to visit Serengeti and Zanzibar for a beach safari or a Big Five safari.
  • #2. The rainy seasons are from March to May (the “long rains”) and from November to December (the “short rains”). Travellers might experience cloudy skies and some rain during the day (sometimes even a thunderstorm) but the wet seasons don’t mean all-day rain.
Pro tip: Travellers visiting Serengeti during the wet season might have a very pleasant time due to the fact that the park has fewer visitors and accommodations usually have lower prices.  

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