The best times to visit Tanzania for ideal weather are
May 14th to October 7th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Tanzania Travel Guide
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Weather in Tanzania
Average temperatures in Tanzania vary very little. 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 somewhat temperate — in the 45th 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 Tanzania, the hottest months are January, November, and then October. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late January where highs are regularly around 86°F (30°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 68.7°F (20.4°C) at night.
Tanzania Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Tanzania Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Tanzania Perceived Temperature (F)
Tanzania Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Tanzania 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Tanzania 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 late March with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of March 26th.
When can you find snow in Tanzania? 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 Tanzania.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Tanzania (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Tanzania has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is August (55% relative humidity), and the most humid month is April (71.5%).
Wind in Tanzania is usually calm. The windiest month is August, followed by October and September. August’s average wind speed of around 6.7 knots (7.7 MPH or 12.3 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 October where average top sustained speeds reach 15.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Tanzania.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||6.2||Light breeze||13||Significant breeze|
|Feb||4.9||Light breeze||12.4||Significant breeze|
|Mar||4.8||Light breeze||12.6||Significant breeze|
|Apr||5.1||Light breeze||12.5||Significant breeze|
|May||5.6||Light breeze||12.4||Significant breeze|
|Jun||6||Light breeze||13.1||Significant breeze|
|Jul||6.1||Light breeze||14.1||Significant breeze|
|Aug||6.7||Light breeze||14.6||Significant breeze|
|Sep||6.5||Light breeze||14.3||Significant breeze|
|Oct||6.6||Light breeze||14.4||Significant breeze|
|Nov||6||Light breeze||13.6||Significant breeze|
|Dec||5.3||Light breeze||12.9||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Tanzania?
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 Tanzania is August, followed by December and February. 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 Tanzania in April. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Tanzania Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 84.8°F (29.3°C) and 81.1°F (27.3°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 9 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the slowest 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 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Tanzania, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 86°F (30°C) and 82.8°F (28.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 6 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.
Summer (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Tanzania to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 85.1°F (29.5°C) and 83.4°F (28.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 8 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.
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