Location: Tanzania

Weather

Because Tanzania lies below the equator, the coolest months occur during the northern hemisphere's summer; however, all year round the weather remains pleasant and comfortable.

Between June and October, temperatures range from around 50F in the northern highlands to 90F on the coast, on the plains and the lower altitude game reserves, the temperatures from June to October are warm and mild. On the coast these months are some of the most pleasant to visit with balmy sunny weather in the day and Cool Ocean breezes at night.

From December to March, the days are hot and sunny with often not a cloud in the sky. Temperatures range from 80F to 90F making it ideal for the beaches but very warm for game viewing.

Tanzania's equatorial climate brings two seasons of rain each year. The "misaka", or long rains that fall from mid March to the end of May and the "Mvuli", or short rains throughout November and parts of December. During the long rains heavy showers fall in the mornings but usually clear up by midday, with the weather clear and sunny until late afternoon. By evening impressive cloud formations form and it will often rain all night. During the short rains, light showers in the mornings and late afternoons are punctuated by stretches of clear weather and perfect sunlight.