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Tanzania in June


June is the beginning of dry season, with clear skies, plenty of sunshine, chilly mornings and evenings – and a lot of wildlife highlights, not least the crossing of the River Grumeti by the Great Migration herds.

  • Day time maximum temperature = 27°C
  • Night time minimum temperature = 15°C
  • Average rainfall = 30mm
  • Average daylight = 12 hours

What's the weather going to be like in Tanzania in June?

  • Mornings and evenings can be chilly, but days are consistently warm
  • It’s the start of the long, dry season, with clear skies and sunshine – the best time to visit Tanzania
  • Temperatures usually reach the high 20s to early 30s, both on the coast and inland
  • As it’s chilly in the mornings, we recommend packing plenty of layers for early game drives
  • The ‘Kuzi’ trade winds bring in a cool breeze from the south, making the air feel clear and fresh in Zanzibar

What are the highlights visiting Tanzania in June?

  • The national parks of Katavi and Mahale become accessible again
  • Both safari and beach holidays are superb weather-wise
  • There is little to no rain, which means fewer mosquitoes
  • Game viewing is excellent across the whole of the Serengeti
  • This is an excellent time to see big cats and wild dog in the Selous Game Reserve
  • It’s one of the best months to see the Great Migration – the first of the wildebeest herds arrives at the Grumeti river, waiting to build up numbers before attempting the famous river crossings
  • Wildlife is easier to spot, as the bush is thinning and animals congregate around dwindling water sources
  • Safari areas are full of migratory birds, particularly the southern parks
  • Landscapes are beautifully green, with many flowers in bloom
  • The Zanzibar International Film Festival takes place in June
  • There are ample opportunities for wildlife photography

Any lowlights?

  • Availability of properties is low, as around 60–70 per cent of tourists travelling to Tanzania visit between June and October
  • Prices rise significantly in June
  • The Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Seronera region in the Serengeti can feel particularly crowded
  • Ramadan takes place this month, so some island restaurants are closed

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