When is the best time to go to Kigoma?

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

  • The best months for good weather in Kigoma are June, July, August, September and October
  • On average, it is hot all year round
  • Kigoma has dry periods in July and August
  • The rainiest months are March and April

Annual weather in Kigoma

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

January 72°F/77°F
February 72°F/79°F
March 72°F/79°F
April 72°F/77°F
May 72°F/77°F
June 72°F/77°F
July 72°F/77°F
August 74°F/79°F
September 74°F/81°F
October 74°F/81°F
November 74°F/79°F
December 72°F/77°F

Weather and climate in Kigoma

Kigoma enjoys a tropical savanna climate (with dry winter) in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Kigoma is 79°F (ranging from 77°F in december to 81°F in september). Annual rainfall is 96.2in, with a minimum of 0.3in in july and a maximum of 16.6in in april.
  • In the month of january the climate is favorable. The temperature rises to 77°F and you can expect to have 10.6in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • From february to may the climate is not good, but still OK. It is for example 77°F as maximum temperature in may and you can expect to have 11.2in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • Between june and august the climate is perfect. At lunchtime, it's 79°F in average and you can expect to have 0.4in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • Between the months of september and october the climate is beautiful. It is for example 81°F as maximum temperature in october and, in october, 11 days of rain are expected.
  • Between november and december the climate is correct. the thermometer goes up to 77°F°C and it rains in december about 12in.

Charts: temperature and rainfall in Kigoma

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Kigoma: 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 Kigoma

Find out when Kigoma 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 Kigoma

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

Figure: Visitor index for Kigoma month by month

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