Best Time to Visit Serengeti National park : You can visit Serengeti National Park all year around though the best time to visit Serengeti National Park starts from January to February and June to September. Serengeti National Park should also be planned for a trip around the movement of the Great Migration. Still you can travel to Tanzanian Safaris in low season which is another option that occurs Mid-March to Mid –May ‘’long rains’’ and Mid-November and Mid-December ‘’short rains’’ and the last two weeks in the month of January. Accommodation facility becomes low in prices and the park can be out of crowd visitors.
June to October –Dry Season
It can be thick bush thins out and wildlife is easier to spot.
Animal gather around the rivers and waterholes.
You expect bright days and lots of sunshine with afternoon temperature around 25 degrees Celsius.
This period it experiences chance of malaria since there can be fewer mosquitoes.
During this period grass can be short thus making it easy to spot the Great Migration.
During day time it can be relatively cold at night and early in the morning with minimum temperatures at around 14 degrees Celsius.
Occasional cold fronts are possible with low temperatures close to freezing.
November to May –Wet Season
From later January to February best time to see the calving in the southern Serengeti. The perfect time to see predator action.
A lush and green landscape.
Fewer visitors and lower rates, especially in April and May.
It can be the best time for birdwatching because fruits can be in plenty.
From November to February can be a short rain season where you can still go for the trip.
March to May
This can be serious wet season tending to rain most days, although seldom for the whole day.
January to March can be busy months crowded visitors around the Seronera area.
Weather and Climates –Serengeti National Park
The park is a vast ecosystem with various seasonal differences in terms of weather and climates.
Serengeti National Park usually experiences cool and dry season from May to August. A dry and warmer season in September and October and a wetter and hot season from November to April.
Temperature in Serengeti National Park
In Serengeti National Park the minimum and maximum temperatures vary with the seasons and the wet season being the warmest. More about Seronera area normally exceeds 37 degrees Celsius on a hot afternoon in the rainy season and hardly ever dips below 13 degrees Celsius during cold hours in the dry seasons.
The average maximum daily temperature can change with elevation. Meaning from 15 degrees Celsius near the crater highlands to about 30 degrees Celsius near Lake Victoria. Because the park sits in cool Island and so much in warmer region.
Visit Serengeti National Park on your next visit and boost into huge herds of wild animals such as gazelles, wildebeest and zebras among others. More so, the only place in Africa where vast land animal migrations still take place thus rewarding it one of the top international tourist attraction. Still it’s a UNSECO World Heritage since 1981.
Activities to do in the Serengeti National Park
There are a lot of amazing attractions and activities to do on visit here including; game drives, Hot Air balloon safari, Visiting Olduvai Gorge, Visiting the Ngorongoro Crater, Bush meals, Observing the wildebeest Migration, Camping, Hike to Lobo Valley, Exploring the Bologonja Springs, Visiting the Maasai among others.
Getting to Serengeti National Park
All arriving visitors to Serengeti National Park lands through different Airports in Tanzania either Kilimanjaro International Airport or Arusha Airport. From here, you can be picked up by the safari drive guide to drive you to the park –lodge or by means of a short transfer flight. It is very possible to combine the two and enjoy the best of both on safari.
Another option, you can book a one way Serengeti overland trip and then fly back to Arusha.