When is the best time to go to Tanzania?

When is the best time to go to Tanzania? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Tanzania, the weather is good everywhere in June, July, August and September
  • The best months to go to Dodoma are February, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
  • On average, the warmest months in Dodoma are August, September, October, November and December
  • The rainiest months in this city are January, March and December
  • The cities with the best climate are Dodoma, Kilimandjaro, Arusha, Arusha National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tabora, Tarangire National Park, Babati and Moshi, with good weather at least 9 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Dar Es Salaam are January, February, March, April, May, June, October, November and December

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Tanzania for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 68°F to 88°F
February 68°F to 88°F
March 68°F to 88°F
April 68°F to 86°F
May 67°F to 83°F
June 65°F to 81°F
July 65°F to 81°F
August 68°F to 81°F
September 72°F to 83°F
October 74°F to 83°F
November 74°F to 85°F
December 68°F to 88°F
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Tanzania by cities


Best time to go to Dodoma

The best months to go to Dodoma are february, april, may, june, july, august, september, october and november.

Dar Es Salaam

Best time to go to Dar Es Salaam

The best months to go to Dar Es Salaam are january, february, june, july, august, september and october.


Best time to go to Kilimandjaro

The best months to go to Kilimandjaro are january, february, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

See full list of cities

Temperatures and rainfall in Tanzania

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Tanzania and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Dodoma, Dar Es Salaam, Kilimandjaro, Zanzibar and Arusha, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

Where to go in Tanzania?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Dar Es Salaam88°F88°F90°F86°F85°F85°F83°F85°F85°F86°F88°F88°F
Arusha National Park85°F85°F85°F81°F77°F76°F76°F79°F83°F85°F83°F83°F
Katavi National Park72°F74°F74°F74°F76°F76°F76°F81°F85°F83°F79°F74°F
Kilindoni (Mafia Island)88°F88°F90°F86°F85°F85°F83°F85°F85°F86°F88°F88°F
Kilwa Masoko86°F86°F86°F86°F85°F83°F83°F83°F85°F85°F86°F88°F
Lake Manyara National Park85°F85°F85°F81°F77°F76°F76°F79°F83°F85°F83°F83°F
Mahale Mountain National Park77°F79°F79°F79°F79°F77°F79°F81°F83°F81°F79°F77°F
Mikumi National Park86°F86°F86°F83°F81°F81°F81°F83°F85°F86°F86°F86°F
Ngorongoro Conservation Area85°F85°F85°F81°F77°F76°F76°F79°F83°F85°F83°F83°F
Ruaha National Park76°F76°F76°F76°F74°F74°F74°F77°F81°F83°F83°F79°F
Serengeti National Park81°F85°F83°F81°F81°F83°F85°F86°F88°F86°F85°F81°F
Tarangire National Park85°F85°F85°F81°F77°F76°F76°F79°F83°F85°F83°F83°F


perfect weather

good weather

tolerable weather

bad weather

Map of Tanzania

Click over cities for information about the weather.

Chargement en cours
Legend: cities in Tanzania

About Tanzania

What can I do in Tanzania?

Beaches / swimming

Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage


Family travel

Crafts / shopping



Is this weather information for Tanzania reliable?

Climate data for Tanzania has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Tanzania allows us to determine the average for each month in Dodoma, Dar Es Salaam, Kilimandjaro, Zanzibar, Arusha, Arusha National Park, Katavi National Park, Kilindoni (Mafia Island), and 27 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

Change units