When To Go Tanzania
It is easiest to talk about when not to go to
Tanzania. The major rainy season is from early April
to late May, and the short rains are in November.
These months have the fewest visitors. Rain or snow
can be expected every day, but not the entire day.
July and August are the busiest months.
The best time to see the migration in Tanzania is
often January-March and June-August. In the Kenya,
it is often best September-October. You will see an
abundance of wildlife all year round.
Kilimanjaro is climbable all year round. The best
months to climb are December-March, and
September-October, which are the warmest and driest
months. The next best are July and August, but they
are colder. Rain and snow may be encountered any
time of the year!
Temperatures range from 25 to 30 degrees Celsius at
the foot of the mountain and -15 to -20 degrees
Celsius on top plus wind chill. Lower down, it can
be wet and humid, but higher up, there can be snow.
The mountain is most picturesque right after the
main rainy season with the snow still visible.
It is usually clear in the mornings and in the
evenings, but clouds move in late morning sometimes
bringing rain or snow in the afternoon.
Views of the summit can be seen earlier in the
morning and also at sunset. At nighttime, you will
see the lights of Moshi and Arusha below you, and,
of course, the spectacular Southern Cross
constellation in the sky. Mt. Meru can be seen in
At the equator, the time of sunrise and sunset do
not vary significantly from one season to another.
Sunrise will be around 6:30am and sunset will be
around 6:30pm. This is the land of "early to bed and
early to rise".