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Tanzania in April


Come April, the long rains have really set in and travel to many areas is impossible – but Great Migration viewing is possible in the Serengeti, and there are many migratory birds about.

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

  • There’s plenty of heavy rain throughout the whole month
  • April is peak wet season
  • Daytime temperatures average around 77 degrees
  • It’s the wettest month of the year, so waterproofs are essential
  • Zanzibar is very wet and windy in April

What are the highlights of visiting Tanzania in April?

  • Property prices are a fraction of their costs in high season, sometimes even half, so it’s a good time to travel if you’re on a tight budget
  • There are very few tourists at this time of year
  • Game viewing is still good in the Serengeti – if you’re lucky, you might see the Great Migration herds starting to move north to the central and western regions of the park
  • Migratory birds are present in many areas
  • April–September is hatching season for green turtles, especially along the shores of the Mafia Archipelago
  • You might have the chance to take some amazing photos of the migration herds with their young

Any lowlights?

  • All properties in the southern and western parks are closed, as they are inaccessible
  • The high humidity can feel uncomfortable
  • High humidity attracts mosquitoes and can make it a trying time to travel
  • The national parks of Katavi and Mahale Mountains are still difficult to access, so it isn’t a good time for chimp treks
  • Wildlife is often hidden behind the thick foliage and most big game has migrated out of Tarangire National Park
  • Rain, mud, ice, and fog can make for an unpleasant and sometimes risky time to climb Mount Kilimanjaro

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