The best times to visit Serengeti National Park for ideal weather are

May 28th to September 30th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Serengeti National Park Travel Info

Weather in Serengeti National Park


Average temperatures in Serengeti National Park vary barely at all. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 39th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Serengeti National Park, the hottest months are March, February, and then October. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early March where highs are regularly around 85.6°F (29.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 66.1°F (18.9°C) at night.

Serengeti National Park Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Serengeti National Park Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Serengeti National Park Perceived Temperature (F)


Serengeti National Park Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Serengeti National Park Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 83.2 75.1 65.1
Feb 84.2 75.6 65.3
Mar 84.6 75.7 65.6
Apr 82.8 74.5 65.1
May 83.3 74.3 64.6
Jun 82.7 73.8 63.6
Jul 82.9 73.4 62.4
Aug 83 73.9 63.8
Sep 82.9 74.7 65
Oct 84 75.2 65.4
Nov 82.7 74.2 65.2
Dec 81.8 74 65

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 28.4 23.9 18.4
Feb 29 24.2 18.5
Mar 29.2 24.3 18.7
Apr 28.2 23.6 18.4
May 28.5 23.5 18.1
Jun 28.2 23.2 17.6
Jul 28.3 23 16.9
Aug 28.3 23.3 17.7
Sep 28.3 23.7 18.3
Oct 28.9 24 18.6
Nov 28.2 23.4 18.4
Dec 27.7 23.3 18.3



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Serengeti National Park are July, June, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid July. For example, on the week of July 9th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid April with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of April 16th.

When can you find snow in Serengeti National Park? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Serengeti National Park.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Serengeti National Park (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 15% 0 1.8
Feb 12% 0 1.8
Mar 29% 0 5.2
Apr 39% 0 6.3
May 26% 0 3.8
Jun 7% 0 0.9
Jul 4% 0 0.7
Aug 7% 0 0.8
Sep 11% 0 1.5
Oct 18% 0 2.9
Nov 31% 0 4.9
Dec 20% 0 3.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 15 0 4.6
Feb 12 0 4.6
Mar 29 0 13.2
Apr 39 0 16
May 26 0 9.7
Jun 7 0 2.3
Jul 4 0 1.8
Aug 7 0 2
Sep 11 0 3.8
Oct 18 0 7.4
Nov 31 0 12.4
Dec 20 0 7.9


Humidity and Wind

Serengeti National Park has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is July (57% relative humidity), and the most humid month is April (67%).

Wind in Serengeti National Park is usually calm. The windiest month is September, followed by October and August. September’s average wind speed of around 5 knots (5.8 MPH or 9.3 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid to late August where average top sustained speeds reach 14.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Serengeti National Park.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 4.5 Light breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Feb 4.5 Light breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Mar 4.7 Light breeze 13.1 Significant breeze
Apr 4 Light breeze 11.7 Significant breeze
May 3.5 Barely noticeable 10.9 Significant breeze
Jun 3.6 Barely noticeable 11.2 Significant breeze
Jul 4.3 Light breeze 12.1 Significant breeze
Aug 4.9 Light breeze 13.1 Significant breeze
Sep 5 Light breeze 13.1 Significant breeze
Oct 4.9 Light breeze 13.6 Significant breeze
Nov 4.4 Light breeze 12.9 Significant breeze
Dec 4.1 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 62.3%
Feb 60%
Mar 61.5%
Apr 67%
May 65.6%
Jun 61.4%
Jul 57%
Aug 58%
Sep 60%
Oct 61.1%
Nov 66.2%
Dec 66.4%


Is it Safe to Travel to Serengeti National Park?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for Tanzania; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 19, 2019.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania is December, followed by August and March. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Serengeti National Park in September. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 54 in September means 54% of the tourists vs. December.



Overall Serengeti National Park Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 85.6°F (29.8°C) and 82.2°F (27.9°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 8 to 12 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Winter (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 1 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Serengeti National Park, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 84.8°F (29.3°C) and 81.7°F (27.6°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 9 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Serengeti National Park to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 84.5°F (29.2°C) and 81°F (27.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 6 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.


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