Jan-Feb Travel Treasures in Tanzania.

When to Travel in Tanzania, a captivating East African gem, offers an unparalleled range of natural beauty, wildlife, and cultural experiences. With its diverse landscapes, abundant wildlife, and idyllic coastline, Tanzania is a year-round destination that beckons adventurers, wildlife enthusiasts, and beach lovers alike. Let’s delve into the unique offerings of the Northern Circuit, Southern Circuit, and Zanzibar, showcasing their distinct attractions, wildlife, weather, and more.

Serengeti National Park

Season | Dry Season | Avearage Temperature | 20-30°C (68-86°F)

  • Temperature: Average temperature of 20-30°C (68-86°F)
  • Season: Best during the Great Migration (December – July), calving season (January – February)
  • What to Do: Experience the Great Migration, hot air balloon safaris, game drives
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,400 meters
  • Accommodation: Luxury lodges and tented camps

The Serengeti’s Great Migration, a natural spectacle of wildebeest and zebras traversing the plains, is a highlight. The park’s vast landscapes, rich in wildlife, provide endless opportunities for game viewing and witnessing Africa’s raw beauty.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Season | Peak Summer | Avearage Temperature | 10°C (50°F)

  • Temperature: Average temperature of 10°C (50°F) at the crater rim
  • Season: Year-round, with drier conditions from June to October
  • What to Do: Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, witness the Big Five, visit Olduvai Gorge
  • Maximum Altitude: 3,202 meters (crater rim)
  • Accommodation: Lodges and camps around the crater rim

The Ngorongoro Crater, a natural wonder, offers a unique safari experience within its self-contained ecosystem. Witness the interactions between predators and prey in this UNESCO World Heritage Site, and explore the nearby Olduvai Gorge to trace the footsteps of early human ancestors.


Season | Dry Season | Average Temperature | 25°C (77°F)

  • Temperature: Average temperature of 25°C (77°F)
  • Season: Dry season (June – October) for best wildlife viewing
  • What to Do: Witness elephant migration, game drives, guided walks
  • Maximum Altitude: 1,100 meters
  • Accommodation: Safari lodges and tented camps

Tarangire’s iconic baobab-dotted landscapes and large elephant herds set the stage for unforgettable safaris. The dry season draws wildlife to the Tarangire River, creating an oasis for animals and excellent game viewing opportunities.

Lake Manyara National Park

Season | Dry Season | Average Temperature |

  • Temperature: Average temperature of 20-30°C (68-86°F)
  • Season: Year-round, best wildlife viewing during the dry season (June – October)
  • What to Do: Birdwatching, see tree-climbing lions, game drives, visit alkaline Lake Manyara
  • Maximum Altitude: Approximately 1,400 meters
  • Accommodation: Lodges and tented camps

Lake Manyara National Park is a birder’s paradise, home to a diverse range of bird species, including flamingos and pelicans. The park’s unique tree-climbing lions are a fascinating sight, and the scenic landscapes around Lake Manyara offer excellent game viewing opportunities.


Season | Dry Season | Average Temperature | 24°C to 34°C (75°F to 93°F)

  • December Average Temperature: 24°C to 34°C (75°F to 93°F)
  • Season: Short Dry Season (shoulder season)
  • Wildlife: Elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos, hippos, crocodiles, and a wide array of bird species.
  • Activities: Boat safaris, game drives, walking safaris, and birdwatching.
  • Maximum Altitude: Not Applicable (Lowland destination)

Selous Game Reserve, Africa’s largest game reserve, remains an enchanting destination in December. With fewer visitors during the shoulder season, it offers an exclusive safari experience. Boat safaris along the Rufiji River present opportunities to observe hippos, crocodiles, and diverse birdlife. Game drives offer sightings of elephants, lions, leopards, and buffalos. Walking safaris provide a thrilling experience, getting you closer to nature in this pristine wilderness.


Season | Dry Season | Average Temperature | 20°C to 32°C (68°F to 90°F)

  • December Average Temperature: 20°C to 32°C (68°F to 90°F)
  • Season: Short Dry Season (shoulder season)
  • Wildlife: Elephants, lions, leopards, giraffes, wild dogs, and a variety of antelope species.
  • Activities: Game drives, walking safaris, and birdwatching.
  • Maximum Altitude: Not Applicable (Lowland destination)

Ruaha National Park, Tanzania’s largest national park, boasts remarkable biodiversity in December. Encounter herds of elephants, prides of lions, and elusive leopards during game drives. Witness giraffes gracefully wandering the savannah and spot wild dogs, an endangered species. Engage in walking safaris to explore the rugged terrain and discover the park’s fascinating birdlife.

Mount Kilimanjaro

Season | Dry Season | Average Temperature |

  • Temperature: Varies significantly with altitude, ranging from tropical to Arctic
  • Season: Dry season (June – October, January – February) for best trekking conditions
  • What to Do: Trekking, climbing, witness the diverse ecosystems on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Maximum Altitude: Uhuru Peak, at 5,895 meters (highest point in Africa)
  • Accommodation: Huts and camps along trekking routes

Kilimanjaro National Park is home to the iconic Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest free-standing mountain in the world. Trekking to its summit offers a remarkable journey through various climate zones, from rainforests to glaciers, and rewards climbers with breathtaking panoramic views.


Season | Dry Season | Average Temperature | 26-31°C (79-88°F)

  • Temperature: Average temperature of 26-31°C (79-88°F)
  • Season: Dry season (June – October) for pleasant beach experiences
  • What to Do: Explore Stone Town, relax on pristine beaches, dive and snorkel
  • Maximum Altitude: Low elevation
  • Accommodation: Beachfront resorts and boutique hotels

Zanzibar captivates with its rich history in Stone Town and stunning beaches. Embark on spice tours, indulge in water sports, and revel in the island’s cultural blend. The coral reefs surrounding Zanzibar are a haven for divers and snorkelers.

Exploring Tanzania's Safari Gems

Your Safari Dream, Our Guiding Passion

Experience the allure of Tanzania’s safari gems with JM Tours. Journey to the vast plains of the Serengeti and the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater, where Africa’s iconic wildlife awaits. Our knowledgeable guides ensure thrilling game drives, offering unforgettable encounters with majestic lions, elephants, and more. Immerse yourself in the rich biodiversity, dramatic landscapes, and vibrant culture that define Tanzania. With JM Tours, enjoy a perfect blend of adventure, comfort, and personalized service. Unleash your inner explorer and create cherished memories as you explore Tanzania’s untamed beauty on our exceptional safari expeditions. Let us be your trusted guide to extraordinary discoveries.