When is the best time to go to Arusha?

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

  • The weather is good all year round in Arusha
  • On average, the warmest months are January, February, March, September, October, November and December
  • Arusha has dry periods in July, August and September
  • The coldest months are June, July and August
  • April is the rainiest month

Annual weather in Arusha

For full information about the climate and weather in Arusha a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 63°F/83°F
February 63°F/85°F
March 65°F/85°F
April 63°F/79°F
May 61°F/76°F
June 58°F/76°F
July 58°F/76°F
August 58°F/79°F
September 59°F/83°F
October 63°F/83°F
November 65°F/83°F
December 63°F/83°F

Weather and climate in Arusha

Arusha enjoys a subtropical highland climate (with dry winter) in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Arusha is 81°F (ranging from 76°F in june to 85°F in february). Annual rainfall is 37.2in, with a minimum of 0.2in in august and a maximum of 8.1in in april.
  • Between january and february the climate is good. At lunchtime, it's 83°F in average and it rains about 3.9in each month.
  • From march to april the climate is okay. It is for example 79°F as maximum temperature in april and you can expect to have 8.1in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • From may to july the climate is favorable. The temperature rises to 76°F and, in july, 0 days of rain are expected.
  • Between the months of august and september the climate is perfect. the thermometer goes up to 83°F°C and you can expect to have 0.2in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • In october the climate is good. The temperature rises to 83°F and you can expect to have 1.5in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • Between the months of november and december the climate is passable, but still OK. The record temperature this month is 90°F and, in december, 9 days of rain are expected.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Arusha

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Arusha: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Arusha

Find out when Arusha has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Arusha

  • Very low season in Arusha
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: March, April, May and November.
  • Low season in Arusha
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, June and October.
  • High season in Arusha
    The number of visitors to Arusha is high in: September.
  • Peek season in Arusha
    The largest number of tourists visiting Arusha is during: July, August and December.

Figure: Visitor index for Arusha month by month

Best time for low prices in Arusha

Average prices of hotels in Arusha month by month

Generally, May is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Arusha. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, September is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

Find the best price for your hotel room

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