The best time to visit Tanzania is August
Summer temperatures in Dodoma, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Tanzania, can reach a maximum of 33℃ (92℉). In the colder months such as July, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 14℃ (57℉). Temperatures often differ in other areas of Tanzania though so you can find out more information about this below.
The sun stays up the longest in Tanzania in August, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. The wet season in Tanzania usually falls during the months surrounding December each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.For more information about when to travel to Tanzania, the monthly weather breakdown for the top travel destinations, and the best information and tools to book your trip, continue reading below.
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Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Tanzania is in the Southern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:
|Summer||December to February|
|Autumn/fall||March to May|
|Winter||June to August|
|Spring||September to November|
Best time to visit the top destinations in Tanzania
We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.
|City||Best time to visit||Jan||Feb||Mar||Apr||May||Jun||Jul||Aug||Sep||Oct||Nov||Dec|
|Dar Es Salaam||August||↑↓||31℃25℃||31℃25℃||31℃25℃||30℃24℃||29℃23℃||28℃22℃||28℃21℃||28℃22℃||29℃22℃||30℃23℃||30℃24℃||31℃25℃|
Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in Tanzania: